Believe it or not, this game between Lakeville North and Centennial is one of only two games in the Breakdown Tip-Off Classic that pits two teams from the same class. These two powerful Class AAAA programs will do battle in what should be a very competitive game.
Lakeville North is led by Illinois State signee Taylor Stewart and Simone Kolander. The Panther program has continually sent players on to play in college, but always reloads to field competitive teams.
Centennial returns five players who averaged between 7 and 12 points per game last year, including Jill Conrad and Paige Waytashek.
Taylor Stewart vs. Paige Waytashek
These two guards will both be headed to college programs on scholarship next year, but both have some unfinished business on their high school teams first. Stewart is at her best when she is driving to the basket, while Waytashek is a more gifted three-point shooter.
Why Lakeville North will win:
Why Centennial will win:
Our Prediction: Centennial