• WAYZATA 71, HOPKINS 58: The Trojans, this week’s No. 6-ranked team in Class 4A, ended the No. 1 Royals’ undefeated season with a decisive road victory on Friday night. It was also Wayzata’s first win over Hopkins in 24 years, which added up to 55 straight losses. The first time these Lake Conference rivals met the Royals won by one point, 79-78. Johnny Beeninga had a game-high 23 points for Wayzata. Xavier Johnson led the Royals with 17 points off the bench. The Trojans defense held senior Amir Coffey to 15 points; the future Gopher is averaging 20.6 points per game. These two teams could meet again in the section playoffs.
• APPLE VALLEY 73, FARMINGTON 43: Gary Trent Jr. scored 28 points to lead the Eagles past the Tigers. He was 4-for-5 on three-pointers. Cameron Kirksey added 17 points, making all eight of his free throw attempts. Apple Valley held all Farmington scorers in single digits, while only allowing six points in the paint.
• COOPER 83, BENILDE-ST. MARGARET’S 79: The Hawks were down three with 1:40 left in the game but held the Knights scoreless in that stretch while scoring seven unanswered. The Newbern brothers combined to score 44 points. Beijan Newbern led Cooper with 23, while his older brother Melvin had 21. Sam Baker had 26 points for the Knights.
• BLAINE 61, ELK RIVER 55: The Elks held a 54-52 lead with about two minutes remaining. Senior Ben Scherer had a basket and two free throws in the last 90 seconds to secure the victory for the Bengals; he finished with 14 points. Matt Keller scored 21 for the Elks.
• SPRING LAKE PARK 64, TOTINO-GRACE 52: Senior Aaron Fink scored 20 of his 24 points to help the Panthers pull away in the second half. Zach Ojile contributed another 15 points. Nathan Kavolak led the Eagles with 17.
• MONTICELLO 77, ROGERS 73: Sophomore Matt Todd scored 38 points —35 in the second half — to lead the Magic. He made nine three-pointers. Allen Wilson scored 25 for the Royals.
• SHAKOPEE 80, PRIOR LAKE 57: The Sabres continued their undefeated season with a commanding win over South Suburban rival Prior Lake. Shakopee is ranked No. 1 in this week’s Class 4A poll. Senior Taylor Koenen led all scorers with 22. She is averaging 20.6 points per game. Senior Caleigh Rodning added 20 for the Sabres. Riley Wheatcraft led the Lakers offense with 14.
• ORONO 52, HUTCHINSON 50: Orono’s Meghan Mandel saved the Spartans’ victory when she blocked a Tigers three-pointer as time expired. The Wright County East rivals are both ranked in the top three of Class 3A. Tori Andrew led Orono with 12 points. Morgan Kurth had a game-high 15 points for Hutchinson.
• COLUMBIA HEIGHTS 72, ST. AGNES 69: Columbia Heights outscored the Aggies by 17 in the first half. St. Agnes then forced overtime by holding the Hylanders to 22 points in the second half. Pashia Scott led the Hylanders offense with 18 points. Shae Love added 17. K’Lynn Lewis, Adaya Sandifer and Maria Turch combined for 60 of the Aggies’ points.
• ST. MICHAEL-ALBERTVILLE 78, PRINCETON 31: Kitri Zezza had 10 of the Knights’ 21 steals to help shut down Princeton. Zezza also scored 17 points. Lizzy Heil led all scorers with 18 points and also grabbed a game-high nine rebounds.
• NORTHFIELD 54, AUSTIN 51: Northfield’s Grace Touchette drained a three-pointer with three seconds to play to win the game. The sophomore finished with 18 points.
• MAPLE GROVE 4, WAYZATA 2: Wayzata had a two-goal lead after the first period on goals from Meg Ransom and Natalie Heising, but the Crimson scored four unanswered goals to take the win in a matchup of two top-10 teams. Hailey Herdine, Tina Kampa, Maia Martinez and Taylor Wente scored Maple Grove’s goals. Coco Francis stopped 30 of 32 shots for the Crimson.
• BLAKE 4, EDINA 1: Blake, No. 2 in this week’s Class 1A poll, closed out the season with a win over the Hornets, No. 3 in Class 2A. It only took 16 seconds for the Bears to get on the board when Carly Bullock scored off an assist from Madeline Wethington. The senior scored a second goal in the third. The Princeton commit has 43 goals this season, which leads the metro. Sophomore Sara McClanahan had a goal and an assist. Lolita Fidler scored the Hornets’ lone goal.
• HILL-MURRAY 12, SOUTH ST. PAUL 1: Jac Kaasa scored four goals and added two assists to Hill-Murray. Kaasa has committed to play for Bemidji State next year. Sophomore Abigail Boreen contributed to the scoring with two goals and three assists. The No. 1 Class 2A Pioneers (22-0-1) look to finish an undefeated season Saturday against Benilde-St. Margaret’s.
• NORTH METRO 3, ARMSTRONG/COOPER 2 (OT): Leah Younkers claimed a hat trick and the Stars’ victory with her goal 7:29 into overtime. Sophie Almquist stopped 32 of 34 shots. Belle Reeve and Jessica Halverson scored for the Wings.
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