Wednesday, March 16, 2011
The St. Thomas Academy boys basketball team was bounced out of the playoffs by Hill-Murray.
The 2010-11 boys basketball season came to an end for St. Thomas Academy on Tuesday night as the Cadets fell 57-50 to Hill-Murray in the Section 4AAA semifinals at St. Paul's Washington Middle School. "The season was so much fun, it's hard to see it come to an end," STA head coach Mike Sjoberg said. It was the third loss for STA in as many games against the Pioneers. Hill-Murray, seeded second in the section, also bested the third-seeded Cadets in both regular-season matchups this winter. The Cadets set out to a 5-3 lead after the first couple of possessions of the game. However, the Pioneers quickly knotted the score at 5-5, then moved ahead in points three minutes into the contest, never to relenquish their lead. Hill-Murray used a …
Friday, March 4, 2011
The seniors of the Henry Sibley basketball team were given special acknowledgment at the last home game of the season March 1.
The senior leaders of the Henry Sibley Warriors basketball squad were recognized Tuesday, March 1 in a ceremony before the start of the varsity game against Mahtomedi. The game marked the last home game of the regular season before section playoffs. Henry Sibley basketball's seniors: Chris Bultena (F), Brett Ward (F), Nate Schneider (C), Zach Varner (F), Jake Golberg (C), Bobby Wills (G), Dajoun Davis (G), and student managers Sebastian Beermann and Isaac Wenzel.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Junior guard Paddy Clancy hit a three-pointer with four seconds remaining to propel the Cadets over the no. 8-ranked Titans.
St. Thomas Academy (12-8 overall) beat Minnesota’s no. 8-ranked Tartan boys basketball team (19-3 overall) Friday night after junior guard Paddy Clancy hit a three-pointer with four seconds remaining. Although the 44-42 outcome fell in its favor, many in attendance would agree St. Thomas Academy won a game in which it was outplayed for much of the 40 minutes. Tartan jumped out to a 10-0 lead against a very tentative St. Thomas Academy. Streaky shooting plagued a Cadets team that failed to score its first points until five minutes into the contest. Owing to a shrewd defense and smart shot selection, the Cadets were able to come all the way back from its deficit to take a 20-17 lead with two minutes to go in the first half. “We just told the…
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
After a slow start, the visiting Warriors pull away in the second half for a 72-51 Classic Suburban Conference win.
After making three consecutive Class 4A state tournaments, Henry Sibley has struggled a bit this boys basketball season, winning just five times in 16 games. But against Simley, the Warriors have been stellar. Sibley won the first game Jan. 7 53-18 and made it a season sweep Tuesday. Henry Sibley led just 33-26 at the half, but outscored host Simley 16-6 to open the second half and cruised to a 72-51 win in a Classic Suburban Conference game at Inver Grove Heights. “We started flat,” said Henry Sibley head coach Lernell James. “In the second half our defense played with more energy.” The Warriors (5-11 on the season and 4-6 in conference games) switched defenses in the second half and got their running game going to pull away from the host…
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Timberwolves mascot Crunch helped create electricity within the crowd as Sibley went on to defeat St. Thomas Academy by one point.
The Mendota Heights intra-city rivalry between St. Thomas Academy and Henry Sibley High School can create an event out of any matchup. The addition of Timberwolves mascot Crunch at the boys basketball game Friday Feb. 4 helped create a festive, high-energy atmosphere for fans and players alike. The drama was intensified by the the close game—Sibley pulled ahead to win the game 45-44.
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Henry Sibley boys basketball team goes without scoring for over seven minutes during 86-62 loss at Richfield.
The Henry Sibley boys basketball team lost its fourth-straight game on Friday night in an 86-62 defeat at Classic Suburban Conference rival Richfield. Ten Sibley players scored on the night, led by guard Dajoun Davis' 15-point effort, with center Jake Golberg logging 10 points in the loss. While the evening started well with the Warriors claiming a prompt 9-2 lead on their hosts, coach Lernell James' club went without a basket for over seven minutes as Richfield went on a 25-0 run that put the game away by halftime. Sibley was tied 17-17 with 6:05 remaining in the first half before the Richfield Spartans logged five consecutive three-point field goals to hep run its lead to 37-17 at the break. The Spartans also scored the first five points…
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Class A Mustangs come from behind to beat Sibley in the Breakdown Sports Tip-Off Classic.
Don’t be fooled by Maranatha Christian Academy. They may be a small Class A school, but they’ve got one heck of a basketball program. The Henry Sibley Warriors learned that the hard way Saturday evening, losing to the Mustangs by a score of 71-66 during the Breakdown Sports Tip-Off Classic at Minnetonka High School. Sibley held the lead for much of the game, but in the second half, the Warriors sent Maranatha Christian to the free-throw line too many times. They paid a heavy price for it. The Mustangs Darian Pittman went 12-for-12 from the free-throw line and finished with 21 points to lead Maranatha. “The biggest thing is we just didn’t give up,” Pittman said. “We practice that and talk about that a lot, about playing the whole 36 minutes…
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Streaky outside shooting and tough Hill-Murray defense derail Warriors hopes.
The Henry Sibley's boys basketball team dropped to 2-3 in the Classic Suburban Conference after a 53-79 loss to Hill-Murray on Friday night. The Warriors knew they would have to play well against a Pioneers team who came into the game riding a wave of momentum after wins over Tartan and Mahtomedi in the last week. “Coach (Dick) Ghizoni is my mentor. He got me my start at Minneapolis Southwest. I was an assistant under him. In a lot of ways this game is like the father playing the son,” Henry Sibley head coach Lernell James said before the game. Owing to his unique history with the Hill-Murray head coach, James knew the Pioneers would bring some talent to the court on Friday night. “Hill-Murray has a lot of big, physical players,” James …
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Juniors Dante Grant, Alex Stafford and Jake Goldberg combined for 44 points on the night.
The Henry Sibley boys basketball team defeated South St. Paul 65-32 in a conference game that seemed out-of-hand from the opening tip off. The 2-2 Warriors came out determined to shake off a 12-point loss to conference stalwart Tartan earlier in the week. “We are in the process of growing up a little,” head coach Lernell James said after the game. “We've had some losses to quality teams lately but this was an important win for us.” Bolstered by 11 first-half points from junior guard Dante Grant, Henry Sibley led 35-15 at the half. The Warriors' junior big man Alex Stafford chipped in with nine points and five blocks in the half. The Warrior attack was at times relentless in the second half and the game took on a furious pace with ten …
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Streaky shooting and defensive mistakes hamper both STA and Sibley in Classic Suburban conference showdown.
Neither team shot particularly well in St. Thomas Academy's 59-49 home win over crosstown rival Henry Sibley on Tuesday night. The Cadets came out strong and jumped to a 20-6 lead early on despite missing several 3-point attempts in the first ten minutes of the game. The visiting Warriors used an effective combination of free throws and inside baskets to grind out a 10-0 run that brought them to within four points. The Cadets pulled to a 28-19 lead after finding their shooting form near the end of the first half. Henry Sibley did not help its cause with careless play and untimely first half turnovers. "We played sloppy, lackadaisical defense in the first half. One thing I pride myself on is that this team plays good defense. We just haven'…