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 …