Saturday, March 16, 2013
The girls beat Bloomington Kennedy 68-45 Saturday at the Target Center.
For the third year in a row, the Hopkins girls are the class AAAA basketball champions. The Royals claimed the title in convincing fashion, beating No. 2 seed Bloomington Kennedy Eagles 68-45 Saturday at the Target Center. Echoing their performance against Osseo in the semifinal, the Royals’ missed shots allowed Bloomington Kennedy to keep it close in the first half. Hopkins finished the half up 28-26—hitting just seven of 29 shots field goals, or 24.1 percent of their shots from the court. That allowed for some swings in the early part of the game, with the Eagles up by as much as five at one point. But the Royals dominated the second half, during which Hopkins outscored Bloomington Kennedy 40-19. That’s partly because of Hopkins’ strong …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The Royals beat Osseo 72-50.
The Hopkins girls will once again be playing for a state basketball championship. The No. 1-ranked Royals advanced to the state tournament class AAAA final by beating No. 4 Osseo 72-50. Missed shots by the Royals allowed Osseo to keep it close through most of the first period. The normally reliable Nia Coffey scored just seven points—hitting two for 12 from the court, including zero for two three pointers. Erin O'Toole, on the other hand, sank 12 points total to beat her 10 points per game average. Nonetheless, Hopkins pulled ahead to 31-25 in the last five minutes of the first half by the half. From there, the Royals ran away with it. Hopkins scored 41 points in the second half. The Royals’ shooting percentage climbed from 33 percent in …
Friday, March 23, 2012
The Royals lost 86-87 in triple overtime.
No. 1-seeded Hopkins lost a heartbreaking triple overtime match 86-87 against Osseo in Thursday’s state basketball tournament semifinal. Hopkins guard Siyani Chambers—an all-metro first team nominee and Mr. Basketball finalist—scored a game-high 31 points. But the effort wasn’t enough to secure a win in a match that saw miraculous shots from all sides. Osseo guard Bridge Tusler tied it up at the end of regulation with a layup that left the score 64-64. The teams didn’t add any points to the scoreboard during the first overtime. Osseo appeared set to win it at the end of second overtime, but Hopkins guard Jacob Wright hit a dramatic three-pointer to tie the game as the clock expired. The Royals couldn’t hang on, though, and Osseo pulled …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
The No. 1-seeded Royals beat unseeded Woodbury 82-75 Wednesday.
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Hopkins had a rocky run through Wednesday morning’s quarterfinal match, but accurate shooting from the line allowed the No. 1-seeded Royals to hang on for an 82-75 overtime win against unseeded Woodbury. Hopkins guard Siyani Chambers shot a tournament record 22 of 24 free throws, according to the Minnesota State High School League. Overall, Hopkins made 32 of 39 free throws—an 82 percent success rate compared to Woodbury’s 50 percent. But that was the good news in a game that saw the three-time defending champions unexpectedly tied at 65 at the end of regulation in the first round of the tournament. Chambers, who scored a game-high 25 points, sank just one of nine shots from the field. The Royals as whole hit just 38 percent of their field…
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Live coverage of the game starts at 8 p.m. Saturday.
Hopkins and Osseo will battle it out for the girls basketball championship at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tune in here to catch all the excitement live from the Target Center. No.1-seeded Hopkins comes into the final following a 55-31 semifinal victory over Eastview. Osseo, which was unseeded, upset No. 2-seed Edina in a 57-47 win to advance to the championship.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
The Royals defeated Eastview 55-31 in Thursday's semifinal game.
The Royals girls basketball team is headed to the state championship to defend its title. Hopkins knocked off Eastview in Thursday's semifinal match with a dominant 55-31 performance at the Target Center. The No. 1-seeded Royals were up 33-13 at halftime and maintained their lead throughout the game. They led by a game-high 33 points with 12 minutes left in the second half, and they shot 41 percent compared to Eastview's 26 percent. Hopkins' Sydney Coffey put up 15 points against Eastview, while her sister, Nia Coffey, had 10. Taylor Anderson also had 10 points for the Royals. Twenty-four of Hopkins' points came from three-points shots. Eastview's Madison Guebert led the Lightning in scoring, with seven points. Hopkins will now defend its …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Check out the live blog replay of the Royals' 51-29 victory.
(UPDATED 4:28 p.m. March 14) Hopkins ran over Lakeville North on its way to a 51-29 victory in Wednesday’s State Girls Basketball Tournament quarterfinal match. Junior Nia Coffey lit up the court on both offense and defense—scoring 18 points, grabbing nine rebounds and blocking seven shots, all team highs for the game. The No.1-seeded Royals jumped out to a 7-0 lead early, but Lakeville North kept it tight through the first part of the game. The teams left the court at the half with the scoreboards showing 17-12 Hopkins, thanks to a late jumper from Royals freshman TT Starks. Lakeville North then went on a 5-0 run to tie the game. But Hopkins responded with an 11-0 streak the Panthers could never surmount. Hopkins’ next match up of the …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
The Royals defeated Wayzata 71-44.
The Hopkins girls basketball team is in the state tournament once again. On Wednesday, the Royals defeated No. 2 seed Wayzata by a whopping 71-44 to win the Section 6AAAA title. Hopkins’ only blemish of the season was a 66-58 loss to Wayzata on Feb. 21. But the Royals rebounded from that black mark in a big way with Wednesday's victory in Osseo. Junior Nia Coffey put up a game-high 24 points. Senior Sydney Coffey, her sister, tallied 17 points. The state tournament kicks off March 14 at the Target Center.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Henry Wolfbauer, Trey Goeman and Romar Daniel all competed in this weekend's state tournament.
All three Hopkins wrestlers in this week’s state tournament were knocked out with successive losses. Henry Wolfbauer, Trey Goeman and Romar Daniel put on strong showings in the section tournaments—with Wolfbauer and Goeman winning the 126-pound and 182-pound classes, respectively. But Goeman and Daniel lost their first match in the individual portion of the state tournament that took place Friday and Saturday at the Xcel Energy Center and then lost in the first round of the consolation finals. Wolfbauer defeated Philip Anderson of Rogers 15-5 to advance to the quarterfinals but lost his next two matches. CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that Wolfbauer lost his first match.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
The Royals won their third straight Class AAAA championship Saturday with a 64-52 win over Eden Prairie
Marvin Singleton wasted little time. With seconds remaining in Saturday’s Class AAAA championship game, the Hopkins boys basketball senior raised three fingers to the crowd and let his emotions known. “Three of them,” he said to the Royals faithful. Hopkins solidified its place in school history Saturday at Target Center, earning its third straight state championship in a 64-52 win over Eden Prairie in Minneapolis. It is the school’s sixth title since 2002 and eighth overall, but it’s the first time in three chances the Royals were able to claim a third consecutive championship. Hopkins won two straight in 1952-53 and 2005-06. “A bunch of Hopkins alumni come to practice sometimes and they said go get it,” Singleton said. “They had a chance…