Hopkins has seemed nearly unstoppable this season. Can No. 3-4A Wayzata do the improbable and defeat the top-ranked team in Class 4A?
When the teams met on Jan. 21 for their first Lake Conference matchup of the season, Wayzata had a three-point lead at halftime before Hopkins pulled away late to notch an 87-77 victory. The Trojans (19-3, 6-2) will look to replicate the formula for success they had early in the last meeting, and find an extra jolt to come away with a win on Friday.
Hopkins, the defending state champion in Class 4A, has stayed unblemished this season while averaging more than 85 points per game. The Royals (20-0, 8-0) have scored less than 70 points in a game just once this season, which came in a 69-34 victory over Buffalo last Friday.