Posted On: 09/26/17 6:00 PM

It was the first game of the Minnesota Stars Fall Shootout exposure event September 23 at Hopkins and there was a large contingent of Division I coaches lining one end of the court. It was pretty obvious who they were there to watch: 5'10" combo guard Sara Scalia of Stillwater. The junior did not disappoint, knocking down 6 of 7 threes in the first half. She finished the game with 31 points, putting on a display that had the coaches furiously scribbling in their notebooks as Stillwater knocked off Rogers 70-49. Freshman guard Alexis Pratt, a transfer from North St. Paul and the #15-ranked player in the class of 2021, was also impressive with 16 points, offering a sneak preview of Willie Taylor's potent 1-2 combination for the Ponies.

Scalia is the 9th-ranked player in the class of 2019, up three spots since spring. She has always been very good; this summer Scalia became great. Running the show for Melissa Guebert's North Tartan 2019 Elite squad, Scalia demonstrated her growing maturity, much-improved decision making, and better shot selection. She also looks bigger and stronger and continues to score from distance at an impressive rate. Scalia is apparently garnering major-league college

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