Park girls basketball: ‘Pack’s six game win streak stopped by Chisago LakesThe Park girls basketball team split a pair of games at the South St. Paul Tournament on Tuesday, Dec. 27, and Wednesday, Dec. 28.
By: Patrick Johnson, Sports Editor, South Washington County Bulletin
The Park girls basketball team split a pair of games at the South St. Paul Tournament on Tuesday, Dec. 27, and Wednesday, Dec. 28.
Park (8-3) opened tournament play with a 64-55 loss to Chisago Lakes on Tuesday, before rebounding with a 68-20 thrashing of Prescott, Wis. On Wednesday.
The loss to Chisago Lakes, which is ranked seventh in Class AAA, ended the Wolfpack’s six game win streak.
Park fell behind 32-28 to the Wildcats (7-2) and Chisago Lakes held on for the win, outscoring the Wolfpack 32-27 in the second half.
Chisago Lakes star guard Whitney Tinjum scored a game-high 37 points in the loss. Tinjum, a senior, is scoring 27.7 points per game and had 40 points the game before in a win over Mahtomedi.
For the Wolfpack, sophomore guard Sydney Lamberty scored a team-high 25 points. Junior guard Larissa Lurken netted nine points and senior center Jenna Joswiak chipped in seven points.
In the tournament’s third-place game, Park opened up a 44-11 first-half lead on Prescott, then held the Cardinals to nine points in the second half.
Lurken had a team-high 21 points in the win. Also, Lamberty netted 11 points and junior forward Courtney Waldo scored eight points.
On the year, Lamberty leads the Wolfpack in scoring at 19.5 points per game, followed by Lurken at 18.4 points per game and Joswiak at 6.1 points per game.
Park, which is z3-0 in Suburban East Conference play this year, began a string of 15 conference games against Hastings (2-7; 0-3 SEC) on Tuesday, Jan. 4, after the Bulletin went to print. Next, the Wolfpack travels to Forest Lake (5-5; 0-3 SEC) on Friday, Jan. 6.