St. Anthony says hello to new holiday tournaments

 

St. Anthony Village girls basketball

St. Anthony Village tournament

Location: St. Anthony Village High School

Dates: Dec. 27-29

Times: 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

Participating teams: Tartan, St. Anthony Village, St. Croix Prep, Richfield

 

St. Anthony Village boys basketball

South St. Paul tournament

Location: South St. Paul High School

Dates: Dec. 28-29

Times: 5 p.m., 7 p.m.

Participating teams: St. Anthony Village, South St. Paul, Park-Cottage Grove, St. Paul Humboldt

The basketball teams at St. Anthony Village High School are both headed to new holiday tournaments this year. 

The Huskies’ boys team skipped the holiday tournament fun last year but gets back into it next week at an event at South St. Paul High School. The girls’ squad, after playing in a tournament at Roseville Area High School the past five years, is hosting its own extravaganza.

St. Anthony’s boys team has bounced around the past four seasons, forgoing tournaments in 2012 and 2015 and going to Princeton and Rochester in 2013 and 2014, respectively.

Joining the Huskies and the host Packers are Park-Cottage Grove and St. Paul Humboldt. St. Anthony entered this week with the best record of the four teams at 4-1. Park was 2-1 and South St. Paul and Humboldt were both 0-4.

Park and Humboldt play semifinal No. 1 at 5 p.m. on Dec. 28 and St. Anthony and South St. Paul follow with the second semi. The third-place and championship games are set for Dec. 29.

The St. Anthony girls basketball team is hosting four teams in a three-day, round-robin format event on Dec. 27-29. Game times are 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. each day.

Day one features Tartan against St. Croix Prep in the early game and St. Anthony against Richfield in game two. The Huskies face St. Croix Prep in game one and Tartan and Richfield tangle in game two on day two. On the final day, St. Croix Prep and Richfield play in game one while St. Anthony and Tartan close out the tournament.

In five trips to the Roseville tournament, St. Anthony posted a record of 3-11 and its highest finish was fifth, which it achieved in 2011. The Huskies went 0-3 in each of the past two seasons.

 

Brian Meyers can be reached at bmeyers@lillienews.com or 651-748-7819. Follow him on Twitter @BMeyersNews.

 

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