Minneapolis (Northland's NewsCenter) - The Chisholm Bluestreaks was just seconds away from advancing to the Class A championship title game. But Springfield tied the game on free throws to force overtime. In the extra session, Chisholm was held to 4 points, and fell in overtime, 63-55 in the semifinals on Friday.
Chisholm held a 27-26 lead at halftime, in the game played at Target Center. The game was tied at 51-all at the end of regulation. The game featured 16 lead changes and 12 times the game was tied. Fate would have the game go into overtime and that’s when Springfield finally got the upper hand.
Springfield (25-3) scored all but two of its 12 overtime points from the free throw line. The Tigers took only one shot and made it during the extra four minutes. All of Chisholm’s points, but only four, were also made at the free throw line in OT, and the Bluestreaks took and missed all six shots. Springfield senior Alex Fink had game-highs in points, rebounds and assists, 21, 12 and 5, respectively. Senior Jesse Kieper added 15 points for the Tigers. Chisholm (28-4) had three players in double figures – senior Tyler Simonson with 14, junior Aden Casey with 13 and senior Adam Vake with 13.
Chisholm will face MACCRAY for the Class A third place trophy Saturday at at 10am from Concordia University in St. Paul.
Courtesy: Minnesota State High School League
Posted by Joe Dufek