The Eagles made enough free throws – and the Royals missed enough shots – to allow Totino-Grace to take this one comfortably. The Eagles were 7/15 over the last 4:20 of the game from the stripe. Rogers, 4/22 from the floor in the first half, didn’t fare much better in the second, shooting 11/31 and ending the game at 28% from the field. Veronica Scott led the Eagles with 14 points; Casey Mann had 18 for the Royals in the loss.
Totino-Grace moves on to play for the state championship, 6:00 on Saturday against DeLaSalle right here on this very floor.
That’ll do it for another day of basketball at the girls’ state tournament. Tomorrow, the Class 1A & 2A semifinals will be played, here at Target Center, starting at noon. From downtown Minneapolis: good night.