Class 4A, No. 6 Apple Valley overcame an early run by Class 1A, No. 1 Minneapolis North on Saturday to win 84-70 in the marquee matchup of the Tip Off Classic at Hopkins High School.

Tre Jones had a triple-double with 29 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists to lead the Eagles. Luke Martens had 15 points for the Eagles.

Isaac Johnson led the Polars with 21 points. Jaquan Sanders-Smith had 20 and Odell Wilson 19.

Hopkins 85, Cedar Falls (Iowa) 77: Ishmael El-Amin scored 18 points in the second half to lead the Class 4A, No. 3 Royals' come-from-behind victory over Cedar Falls (Iowa). El-Amin finished the game with 32 points as the Royals overcame a two-point deficit at halftime.

Champlin Park 113, Rochester John Marshall 74: Brian Smith scored 12 straight points to help the Class 4A, No. 1 Rebels pull away from the Rockets in the first half. Smith finished with 22 points, 20 of which came in the first half.

Girls basketball

East Ridge 55, Park Center 51: In an early matchup of ranked girls' basketball teams Saturday, the Class 4A, No. 6 Raptors defeated the No. 3 Pirates. Mariah Sexe led the Raptors with 15 points.

Apple Valley 68, St. Michael-Albertville 47: Sara Teske scored 21 points to lead the Eagles to an upset of Class 4A, No. 4 Knights. The Eagles broke the game open in the second half by holding the Knights to just 17 points. Rae Johnson had 15 points to lead the Knights

Anoka 68, Sauk Centre 64: The unranked Tornadoes survived a late second-half push to upset the Class 2A, No. 4 Mainstreeters. Brittany Bongartz led the scoring for the Tornadoes with 21 points.


The South team rallied for a 15-7 victory over the North in the Minnesota Football Showcase at U.S. Bank Stadium.

The South, which trailed 7-0 going into the fourth quarter, took an 8-7 lead on a 2-yard TD run by Grand Meadow's Christopher Bain and a two-point run by Eric Wilson of Benilde-St. Margaret's. Edina's Brock Boltmann returned an interception 40 yards for the South's second TD.

The North scored in the second quarter on a 7-yard TD pass from Alexandria's Jaran Roste to Andover's Michael Wandmaker.

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