Hopkins 59, Chaska 54: Tuesday’s win over Chaska (5-1) marks Hopkins coach Ken Novak Jr.’s 900th career win as a head coach, making him third all-time in state history behind Bob Brink and Bob McDonald.
Hopkins (5-1) trailed by five at halftime, but came back after the break and forced overtime, where they would eventually go on to win. Tristan Lee, Jaelen Treml and Jarrett Brenlynd were all in double figures for the Royals with 14, 13 and 11 points respectively.
Park 53, Forest Lake 49: Park’s balanced offense paved the way for a bounce-back win on Tuesday at Forest Lake Area High School.
Pharrel Payne leads Park (4-2) in scoring with 18.2 points per game and added 10 in Tuesday’s victory. Payne has scored at least 10 points in each of Park’s six games this season. Forest Lake (2-3) had a pair of 15-point outings from Nick Bartlett and Carter Theisfeld.
Woodbury 55, Cretin-Derham Hall 51: Woodbury (3-3) jumped out to a 10-point lead at home and held on to earn its second straight victory.
Devin Padelford and Blake Rohrer had 15 apiece for the Royals, while Tre Holloman led Cretin-Derham Hall (3-3) with 18 points.
Eagan 54, Apple Valley 45: Eagan’s Emmanuel Schmitter is heating up. Coming off a 21-point performance against Burnsville and an 18-point performance against Lakeville North, the sophomore guard dropped 21 in Tuesday’s win over Apple Valley (0-6) at Eagan High School.
Kelly Omweno led Apple Valley with 16 points, while Eagan (2-4) also saw a pair of 11-point performances from Emmet Gustafson and Logan Schmidt.
East Ridge 70, Irondale 44: Drew Adams scored a season-high 21 points as East Ridge (4-1) notched its second straight victory.
The Raptors jumped out to a 20-point lead at halftime and carried the early momentum until the final buzzer at Irondale High School. Forward Rodrick Payne added 16 points and guard Kendall Blue contributed 12.
Central 54, Highland Park 44: Anna Rykienwich’s 17 points helped Central (3-0) stay undefeated in a 10-point victory at home.
Highland Park (1-1) had only played one game prior to Tuesday’s loss, but looked dominant in its 43-9 win over Washington on Thursday. Coming off a 22-point performance in that win, Central’s BreYana Turner added 17 for the Minutemen on Tuesday.
Farmington 69, Prior Lake 51: Farmington (6-0) looks poised for another state tournament run, winning its first six games on average by 24 points per game.
The team’s core of Paige Kindseth, Sophie Hart and Peyton Blandin led the way with 18, 17 and 16 points respectively. For Prior Lake (3-2), Kate Trachsel led the team with 15 points.
Lakeville South 2, Farmington 2: Lakeville South (4-1-1) was riding a four-game win streak coming into Tuesday’s game against Farmington (2-3-1), but after three periods and an extra, neither team could come out with a win at Farmington High School.
Lakeville South’s Taylor Otremba scored her 16th point of the season with an assist to Ryann Wright, while Farmington’s Sadie Long scored her eighth goal of the season for the game’s opening goal.
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