The Trojans (11-1-0) used a combination of stifling defense and outside shooting on offense to defeat previously unbeaten STMA (12-1-0) by a score of 54-44.
The Knights used a 2-3 zone defensively throughout the game, and lead 24-23 at the half as Wayzata struggled to adapt to the scheme.
Wayzata was able to keep phenom Tessa Johnson in check with help defense and always seemed to have a hand in her face.
Towards the middle of the 2nd half, things began to Wayzata’s way as the Trojans were able to secure defensive stops, get easy buckets on fast breaks, and shoot well from outside.
Wayzata’s execution was too much for the Knights, and late in the 2nd half with STMA trailing it became obvious the Trojans were destined to win this one.
Sophie Hawkinson scored 15 points with three field goals and three 3-pointers. Brynn Senden (Minnesota commit) had 11 points including two 3-pointers. Abby Krzewinski had 10 points, Kate Amelotte had 7 points, Jessica Oberlander has 4 points, and Ella Goodnature had 2.
For STMA, Tessa Johnson (South Carolina commit) had 15 points, Ja’Kahla Craft had 14 points including four 3-pointers, Abby Hoselton had 6 points, Kylie Diaz had 5 points, and Ava Haus had 2 points.
It’s a signature win for Head Coach Julie Stewart‘s club.
The Trojans travel to #1 ranked Hopkins (10-0) next Tuesday, January 17th at 7pm.
During the first meeting of 2023, the City of Wayzata swore in Molly MacDonald and Jeff Parkhill to serve 4 year terms.
MacDonald won re-election after being appointed to Johanna Mouton’s seat when she won the Mayor’s race. Parkhill most recently served as Planning Commission Chair. Jeff Buchanan did not seek re-election.
Plymouth resident Norm Okerstrom trains people on how to perform CPR and use an AED and is part of the Heart Safe Plymouth program. His passion for training people to learn lifesaving techniques comes after his son, Teddy, suffered cardiac arrest as a 16-year-old at a Wayzata football practice 13 years ago. Teddy survived. To date Okerstrom has helped train more than 7,000 residents in lifesaving techniques.
Ringing in the new year in Wayzata is going to be accompanied by saying farewell to several well known business entities.
Gerring’s Car Wash closed sometime around Christmas. The following notice was found posted on the door:
After 60 years of serving the Wayzata community, Gerring’s Carwash has decided to close. We thank all of our loyal customers for their support over the years. We are excited to announce that Crew Carwash, a family-owned business since 1948, will be opening at this location in Summer 2023.
Crew is known for their Clean, Fast and Friendly service and providing the Ultimate exterior-only washing experience. They look forward to serving you and will honor any pre-paid Gerring’s Carwash tickets in exchange for their best wash, the Ultimate wash. Again, it has been an Honor and a Privilege to serve you.
Thank You, The Gerring’s
Caribou closes after denial on Wayzata Boulevard
Caribou Coffee in Wayzata will also close it’s doors. The last day of operations will be January 9th, 2023 according to multiple sources.
Caribou has been a staple of the Wayzata Community for many years, a local favorite gathering hot spot.
Additionally, Caribou Coffee had hoped to follow competitor Starbucks by building a drive-thru store on Wayzata Boulevard. Starbucks announced it was closing it’s Lake Street Location in 2020 after it built a modern store with a drive-thru on the more heavily traveled corridor.
Maple Grove boys’ hockey team skated past top-ranked Wayzata to win a 4-3 thriller in the third round of the Premiere Holiday Classic in the Grove tournament at Maple Grove Community Center. Maple Grove scored a pair of goals in the latter part of the second period to break a scoreless tie and take a 2-0 lead into the third period. The final period was a wild one.
Wayzata scored twice in 25 seconds midway through the period to tie the game 2-2. Just over a minute later, Maple Grove’s Blake Steenerson tallied twice in 16 seconds to restore a two-goal advantage for the Crimson at 4-2. Brooks Gengler scored with 3:24 to play to pull the Trojans within 4-3 but they couldn’t get the equalizer and Maple Grove held on for the win.
Maple Grove won all three of its games at the Classic in the Grove event to improve to 9-2-0 this season. Wayzata is now 8-1-1.
“The top-ranked Wayzata boys hockey team survived a big challenge from Eden Prairie Wednesday, beating the Eagles 2-1 in overtime. Brooks Gengler scored the game-winner on an assist from Brittan Alstead. It was the Lake Conference opener for the Trojans, who improved to 6-0-1 this season. The Trojans play in the Maple Grove holiday tournament this coming week.” From CCX Media.
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