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Thursday's Metro roundup

By Star Tribune staff reports, 02/24/11, 11:25PM CST


Minnetonka gets Hopkins this time

MINNETONKA 74, HOPKINS 71: Following a blowout 84-52 loss to Class 4A, No. 1 ranked Hopkins on Feb. 8, a pair of Minnetonka seniors were determined to reverse their fortunes Thursday night. Senior guard Ali McArthur broke a 71-71 tie with her made basket and free throw with 3.6 seconds remaining, while fellow senior Cassidy Smith blocked a Royals three-point attempt at the buzzer to cap an improbable victory. The Skippers committed 14 first-half turnovers and trailed by eight at halftime, but only turned the ball over twice in the second half. McArthur led Minnetonka with 19 points. Senior guard Brianna Williams poured in a season-high 21 points for Hopkins.

CAMBRIDGE-ISANTI 64, COON RAPIDS 61: The Bluejackets overcame a 12-point halftime deficit thanks impart to a game-high 23 points from Whitney Olson — 15 of which came in the second half.

NEW LIFE ACADEMY 56, MINNEHAHA ACADEMY 55 (OT): The Eagles bested Minnehaha in overtime thanks to a cluth performance at the close of regulation. New Life Academy senior forward Cara Lutes hit three straight free throws with three seconds remaining to force overtime. Lutes finished with a team-high 17 points.

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