Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Lakeville North's girls basketball team lost in the quarterfinals of the state tournament on Wednesday, 51-29, to No. 1 Hopkins.
Lakeville North'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 drub the Panthers 51-29 in the Class AAAA tilt at the Target Center. 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.
The Minnesota Sports Broadcast Network will be offering a live broadcast of the Lakeville North girls basketball state quarterfinal game versus Hopkins.
Want a totally unique state girls high school basketball tournament experience? Want to just cheer on your Lakeville North girls basketball team? Maybe you're a Hopkins fan. Either way, Lakeville Patch has you covered. Not only can you listen to the big game via the Minnesota Sports Broadcast Network, but we're also offering a live blog where the community, Hopkins and out-state fans, or plain-old basketball lovers can chat with each other about the game in real time. Keep a browser window open to listen to the game, and then open another window and check out our live blog, hosted by Lakeville Patch local editor Derrick Williams, while chatting to other fans about the big game. Patch's live coverage will begin at 9:50 a.m. with tip-off …
Patch hosted a live blog of the Panthers' quarterfinal game versus Hopkins this morning.
Lakeville Patch hosted a live blog of the Lakeville North girls basketball quarterfinal game versus Hopkins at the state tournament today. North lost, 51-29. Lakeville North, which won the state title just three seasons ago, and finished third last year, returns for its fourth overall and third consecutive tournament appearance. Junior Taylor Stewart, who has over 800 career points and 300 career assists, averages 13.1 points per game. Senior McKenzie Hoelmenn, averaging 6.8 points and 7.0 rebounds per game, will attend Northern Illinois next year. Meanwhile, the defending champions from Hopkins return for their second consecutive and seventh overall appearance. In addition to last year, they also won titles in 2004 and 2006. The Hopkins’ …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
The third straight trip to the Target Center for the Panthers isn't going to be easy as they draw the No. 1 team in the state in the quarterfinals.
Lakeville North's girls basketball team is hoping to pull off what the Lakeville South boys hockey team accomplished last week at state: to shock the world. At 10 a.m. on Wednesday, the Section 1AAAA champion Lakeville North girls basketball team (21-8) will play Hopkins (27-1), the defending state champions who are also the No. 1 team in the state. While it's a tough draw, they have inspiration to lead them on a bid for the upset. Last week, the Cougar hockey team was given about as much chance to beat No. 1 Duluth East in the state quarterfinals as a snowman had to survive through June. But in what amounted to an historic upset, Lakeville South won. Lakeville North, which won the state title just three seasons ago, and finished third …
Saturday, January 7, 2012
With the loss, the Lakeville North girls are no longer atop the South Suburban Conference.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Hot shooting and tenacious defense deliver a convincing victory over the Blaze.
The Lakeville North girl’s basketball team defeated Burnsville handily, 76-28 on Tuesday night. The Panthers showed once again that they are one of the top teams in the state by shooting well from the field and playing tenacious defense. “I thought we did a good job defensively,” Lakeville North Head Coach Andy Berkvam said. “We like to create everything off our defense, and everyone played their role well.” The Panthers started the game in a full-court press and pressured a Burnsville team that struggled to get the ball up the floor without their starting point guard in the lineup. Forced turnovers on defense and accurate shooting on the offensive end gave the Panthers a 20-2 run to start the game. And the lead would only widen. With five…
Friday, January 14, 2011
Cougars claim bragging rights with 7-2 victory over Panthers at Ames Arena.
The eyes of Lakeville were on Ames Arena on as South topped North in the first of two cross-town boys hockey rivalry games, however, Panthers and Cougars hoopsters were also in action both home and away as the winter season rolled on Thrusday night. North/South Boys Hockey: Cougars 7, Panthers 2 Round No. 1 of this season's inter-city boys hockey derby went to Lakeville South after a 7-2 win against North. Forward Justin Kloos scored the first of his three goals to give the Cougars a lead they would not relinquish just over three minutes into the game before forward John Wiitala logged the initial tally of his eventual hat trick four minutes later. South held a 2-0 lead before defenseman Shaun Reinhardt answered for North late in the …
Friday, December 31, 2010
Lakeville North girls basketball tops White Bear Lake for tourney title.
Capping off a busy week of holiday week tournaments, the Lakeville North girls basketball team won the Rochester Rotary Classic as squads from around the area got in their final games of 2010. North Girls Basketball: Panthers 61, White Bear Lake 44 The Lakeville North girls basketball team completed a perfect 4-0 run in the Rochester Rotary Classic with a 61-44 defeat of White Bear Lake in the title game on Thursday to improve to 8-2 on the season on Thursday. After running out to a 33-16 halftime lead, the Panthers cruised to the victory as Rachel Banham led all scorers with 17 points withfellow Panthers Apiew Ojulu and Jaya Perkins recording 15 and 10 points, respectively. North had crushed Rochester Century, 65-27, to reach the …
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
North boys hockey loses in the Iron Range; South bests North in Lakeville holiday tournament.
Local basketball and hockey teams wasted little time coming off the short Christmas break as several Lakeville North and South teams were back in action on Tuesday. North Boys Hockey: Virginia/Mountain Iron-Buhl 4, Panthers 3 The Lakeville North boys hockey team was narrowly defeated in the first game of a northern Minnesota swing as the Panthers came up on the short end of a 4-3 decision in favor of Virginia/Mountain Iron-Buhl in the Perpich North-South Challenge at the Miners Memorial Arena in Virginia. Forward Tristan Hazlett gave North the initial advantage with a goal just 42 seconds into the game, yet the hosts tied the score at 1-1 before the first period ended and scored two goals to the Panthers one—recorded by forward Blake …
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Lakeville North girls basketball wins by 36 over visiting Rosemount; North beats South in cross-town swim meet.
Friday night was good to the Lakeville North girls basketball and boys swimming/diving teams as the Panthers closed out the week with wins on both the hardcourt and in the pool. North Girls Basketball: Panthers 66, Rosemount 30 Enough was enough for the defending Class AAAA state champion Lakeville North girls basketball team as the Panthers put a furious halt to a two-game losing streak by means of a 66-30 clobbering of South Suburban Conference rival Rosemount at home. North, which had fallen to 3-2 on the season after back-to-back losses to Hopkins and Eden Prairie, roared to a 37-10 halftime lead over the Irish en-route to the 36-point victory. Twelve Panthers players figured in the final scoring, led by Rachel Banham's 16-point night…