The 7th grade girls MN Stars team walked onto the NDSU basketball court(s) and took charge. The girls were crowned champions on Sunday. The girls won all four games and walked away with 1st place in their division beating the returning champions the Mandan Haulers.
In the championship game with one minute left Dlayla Chakolis block one shot, deflected a pass, and sunk two keys free throws with 58 seconds left to hold on to the victory. The Stars won the game 42-40 upsetting the Haulers in front of a loud North Dakota crowd. These girls are from all parts of Minnesota (Prior Lake, Forest Lake, Big Lake, Minneapolis, Lakeville, Burnsville, Richfield.) The MN Star's are coached by Jamal Guy, W.H. Nelson, and Tiffany Anderson.
Crystal McCrary, director of the film 'Little Ballers'. Carmen Robles, associate editor for Afrodescendientes in Insight News. Mohamud Noor, interim director of the Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota.