's state girls basketball championship dreams ended Wednesday morning at the hands of No. 1 ranked Hopkins. The Royals used a monster second half to .
North used a stifling defense and offensive ball control in the first half to keep the game close, going to the locker room for halftime only down 5, 17-12.
And North looked strong early in the second half, briefly tying the game at 17 before Hopkins went on a huge 34-12 run to close out the game.
Lakeville North's season comes to an end while Hopkins moves on the the semifinals to play the winner of the St. Michael Albertville and Eastview game at 6 p.m. tomorrow night.