Hopkins pulled away from host Minnehaha Academy in the final four minutes for a 66-59 nonconference victory in boys’ basketball. The Royals, ranked second in Class 4A, held a three-point lead at that point, but scored 10 of the final 16 points.

The Redhawks, the top-ranked Class 2A team, had a 30-27 lead with three minutes left in the first half, but were on the wrong end of an 8-2 run to close the half. They never led again.

Kerwin Walton had 21 points and Andy Stafford 17 to lead the Royals in scoring while one teammate had a double-double and another came close. Zeke Nnaji had 13 points, 12 rebounds and five assists, and Dane Zimmer had nine points, 11 rebounds and five assists.

Jalen Suggs had 25 points, six rebounds and four assists for the Redhawks and teammate Chet Holmgren nearly had a triple double with 18 points, 10 rebounds and nine blocks.

Blaine 67, Forest Lake 57: The Bengals overcame a three-point halftime deficit to defeat the host Rangers. Lucas Larson led the Bengals with 26 points, Tony Strand had 14 and Jason Kaul 12. Galvy Ngimukua, Dorell Young and Hunter Damon had 12 points each for the Rangers.

Brooklyn Center 65, Blake 62: Quayvant Douglas scored 21 points to lead the Centaurs past the visiting Bears. Roland Russ and Maxsamus Wilson had 12 points each and Qentrell Douglas 11 for Brooklyn Center. Robert Grace IV led the Bears with 21 points, Gabe Ganz had 19 and Eli Kilpatrick 12.

Bloomington Kennedy 83, South St. Paul 71: Jaylen Williams scored 38 points to lead the Eagles past the host Packers. South St. Paul rallied in the second half, but could not overcome their 17-point halftime deficit. Marquise Gleb led the Packers with 20 points, Alonzo Dodd had 15 and Marcus Brown 14.

Chanhassen 66, New Prague 61: Carson Hollowaty scored 26 to lead the Storm past the host Trojans. The Storm overcame a four-point halftime deficit to get the win. Tyson Hanseth had 13 points for the Storm. Tyler Kemp led the Trojans with 18 points, Hunter Nielsen had 17 and Nathan Brusseau 10.

Eagan 72, Hastings 68: The Wildcats built a nine-point halftime lead and held off a rally from the host Raiders. Kurt Ohlhues led the Wildcats with 17 points, Cam House had 14 and Jack Carlson 11. Isaac Rabaey led the Raiders with 25 points and Colby Zak and Matt Schlottman had 15 each.

Minnetonka 69, Farmington 62: The Skippers overcame a five-point halftime deficit to defeat the visiting Tigers. Cameron Steele led the Skippers with 18 points, Marvin Lee had 16 and Lyric Radford and Gavin Patton had 10 each. Jameson Shrum and Miles Mendes led the Tigers with 10 points each.

Cretin-Derham Hall 80, North St. Paul 76: The Class 4A, No. 8 Raiders rallied to defeat the visiting Polars. Jaeden King led the Raiders with 30 points, Curtis Jones had 19 and Amari Carter 13. Dajuan Carter led the Polars with 33 points, Shaheed Muhammad had 15 and Brenden Lankford-Johnson had 11.

Armstrong 71, St. Louis Park 68: Jake Breitbach scored 27 points to lead the Falcons past the host Orioles. Cole Priem had 14 points and Adam Biewen 13 for the Falcons. Anthony Rayson led the Orioles with 19 points and Keyshon Howard and Paris Johnson had 10 each.

St. Michael-Albertville 67, Maple Grove 60: Judson Chea scored 18 points to lead the Knights past the host Crimson. Austin Jentzen had 15 points and Kale Hoselton 11 for the Knights. Nate Adams led the Crimson with 24 points and Jared Rainey had 15.

Waconia 85, Buffalo 77: PJ Hayes scored 26 points to lead the Wildcats past the host Bison. Connor Schwob had 19 points and Ryan Blehn had 14 for the Wildcats. Matthew Willert led the Bison with 24 points, Aidan Bouman had 14, Tony Dahl 13 and Brandon Maatz 12.


Girls’ basketball

Minnetonka 65, Chaska 60: The Skippers overcame an eight-point deficit at halftime to defeat the host Class 4A, No. 10 Hawks. The Hawks lost top player Mallory Heyer, who finished with 14 points, early in the second because of a broken nose. She did not return and the Skippers took advantage. Desiree Ware led the Skippers with 18 points, Kate Leisen had 14, Sophie Haydon 13 and Piper Terry 11. Kaylee VanEps led the Hawks with 18 points.

Forest Lake 53, White Bear Lake 51: Lexi Goeken scored with one second left in the game to give the Class 4A, No. 7 Rangers the victory over the host Bears. Kenzie Stumne led the Rangers with 11 points, Abby Leach had 10 and Goeken seven. Ella Janicki led the Bears with 13 points, Courtney Crouch had 12 and Anna Sanders 10.

Totino-Grace 59, Anoka 57 (OT): Carla Meyer scored 31 points to led the Eagles past the visiting Tornadoes. Brianna Glynn had 11 points and Anna Caspers 10 for the Eagles. Olivia Anderson had 23 points to lead the Tornadoes and Beth Torgerson 12.

Osseo 63, Blaine 57: The Orioles took a six-point lead into halftime and held off the visiting Bengals for the win. Jaiden Kline led the Orioles with 16 points, Jasmine Choi had 14, Hajaysen Kwateh 11 and Maggie Bauer 10. Kayla Bohr led the Bengals with 20 points and Anna Garfield had 13.

Brooklyn Center 57, St. Paul Academy 50 (OT): The Centaurs pulled away in overtime for the victory over the host Spartans. Maleah Confair led the Centaurs with 14 points, Rachel Sulonteh had 12 and Shamia Hudson 10. Pilar Saaverda led the Spartans with 19 points and Rashmi Raveendran had 10.


Boys’ hockey

Gentry Academy 4, Austin 0: The Stars picked up the program’s first win by shutting out the host Packers. Nate Furuseth scored two goals and Damon Furuseth and JP Johnson had one goal each.

Bloomington Jefferson 5, Park of Cottage Grove 4: Carter Eha scored three goals to lead the Jaguars past the host Wolfpack. Cole Jungwirth scored the eventual game-winning goal for the Jaguars with 4:25 left in the third period. Eha and Justin Johnson helped the Jaguars build a 4-1 lead after two periods. The Wolfpack scored three goals in the third period. Matthew Thompson scored his second goal of the game to start the rally. Anthony Brings and Jackson Weidner also scored for the Wolfpack in the third. Ryan Maney and Martin Olson had two assists each and Basil Kamsheh had 25 saves for the Jaguars. Michael Gille stopped 33 shots, Ryan Lucas had three assists and Colin Jungwirth two assists for the Wolfpack.

Farmington 4, Shakopee 3: Zach Willis scored two goals to lead the Tigers past the host Sabers. Mason Enright had a goal and an assist for the Tigers. Ryan Gruber scored the eventual winning goal with 1:28 left in the third period. Shakopee’s Luke Schmitz scored his second goal of the game with 1:43 left the game and Austin McNeil got the Sabers to within a goal with 18 seconds left. Dylan Modjeski stopped 22 shots for the Tigers and Soren Pederson 28 for the Sabers.

Red Wing 6, Sibley 4: Gavin Lampe scored two goals to lead the Wingers past the host Warriors. Cam Blue, Barrent Blaney, Will Wooden and Layne Bjorngaard also scored for the Wingers. Michael Scherer scored two goals, Jack Greeley had a goal and an assist and Jackson Rohleder one goal for the Warriors. Aidan Coyle stopped 23 shots for the Wingers and Keaton Woolsey had 27 saves for the Warriors.

Prior Lake 3, Rosemount 2: Jackson Jutting scored two goals and had an assist to lead the Lakers past the host Irish. Nick Speltz had one goal and one assist and Charlie Kashmark had two assists for the Lakers. Jackson Sabo and Luke Levandowski scored for the Irish. Sam Shopbell stopped 26 shots for the Lakers and William Tollefson had 31 saves for the Irish.


Girls’ hockey

North Wright County 3, Buffalo 2 (OT): The River Hawks scored three unanswered goals to defeat the host Bison. Sydney Lemke led the River Hawks’ comeback with two goals. She got the rally started with 10:09 left in the second period and then scored the game-winning goal with 5:49 left in overtime on the power play. Sydney Petersen tied the game for the River Hawks 2:40 into the third period. Jada Habisch and Morgan Wurm scored 4:16 apart to give the Bison a 2-0 lead early in the second period. Anna LaRose stopped 40 shots for the River Hawks and Kennedy Sohler made 39 saves for the Bison.

Centennial 2, Blaine 1: Sydni Griefenhagen scored two goals to give the Cougars the victory over the host Bengals. She broke the 1-1 tie with 9:45 left in the game. She scored her first goal of the game 1:35 into the second period. Ramsey Parent got the Bengals on the board first with a power play tally six seconds into the second period. Mackenna Stoterau made 32 saves for the Cougars and Hailey Hansen had 14 for the Bengals.

Mound Westonka 2, Holy Family 1: Taylor Smith stopped 32 shots, including 11 in each of the second and third periods, to lead the Class 1A, No. 4 Whitehawks past the visiting Fire. Taylor Koeppl got the Fire on the board 2:25 into the game. Syndey Hules tied the game on the power play for the Whitehawks 1:35 later. Grace Peterson put the Whitehawks ahead for good nine minutes into the second period. Alex Pellicci made 32 saves for the Fire.

Osseo/Park Center 1, Spring Lake Park 1 (OT): Sophie Almquist made seven saves in overtime to preserve the tie for visiting Osseo/Park Center. Almquist finished the game with 25 saves. Katie Thomas also had 25 saves, including four in overtime, for the Panthers. Syndey Symynkywicz sent the game to overtime for the Panthers with 2:46 left in regulation. Presley Kraemer got Osseo/Park Center on the board 9:54 into the third period.

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