Posted On: 06/27/17 6:00 AM

If you watch a lot of AAU basketball then you are accustomed to seeing the Minnesota Stars. It’s just that sometimes it’s a little hard to figure out exactly which Stars team you are watching. Wait a minute, is that Bjorgaard or Buerman or Blascziek or Borowicz? Did we mention there are two Buermans and two Bjorgaards? Confusion is inevitable, I suppose, given that Mark Smith’s club has 26 teams. While marquee squads like Hersch and Nelson draw plenty of attention, two of the lesser-known Stars teams had their moment in the sun on Sunday in Menomonie, Wisc. That’s where Stars Cosgriff 9 defeated Stars Zabel 9 by a score of 35-34 to win the Silver Division at the Great Lakes Shootout.

Claire Binnicker of Hopkins led the Cosgriffs with 12 points while Audrey Stark of Lakeville North had 8. Ashley Erickson of Eagan and Sese Burks of Henry Sibley grabbed 7 rebounds apiece. For the Zabels, Amanda Drake of Lakeville South and Alainah Erickson of Maranatha led the way as they often do. The game was a reunion of sorts. Last year, the same two squads met in the same championship game and Zabel (then known as Amundson if

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