That big silence you heard last night was the absence of basketballs bouncing on basketball courts. There was no Timberwolves action, no Gophers, no Northern Sun, no MIAC and just a few high school games last night. Enough, however, to produce a few highlights.
Two games matched up rated teams--both in the Lake Conference.
Wayzata won at Edina 59-50 as Colin Nugent scored 23 points.
Visiting Hopkins hammered Minnetonka 94-76 as Siyani Chambers scored 25 and Zach Stahl 20.
There appear to be 4 games matching rated opponents. First, and also in the Lake:
Edina won at Wayzata 66-54 and Katybeth Biewen scored 22 for the winners. Marissa Grossfeld 20 for the losers.
Host Hopkins clobbered Tonka 68-40 as Nia Coffey scored 18.
Host Simley edged Richfield in a big Classic Suburban Conference game 61-58 as Abby Kain scored 21 for the winners, Jessica January 23 for the losers.
Finally, host Kennedy edged Lakeview North 45-43. It was 34-20 at the half, meaning that Kennedy managed just 11 points in the 2nd half, but held on for the win. Caroline Sjoberg of North led all scorers with 15.
Player of the Day
Coach of the Day
Tim Peper, Simley girls