Paige Bueckers works her way past two Eastview defenders on Saturday. Photo by Cheryl Myers, SportsEngine
Games began more than a week ago, but the girls’ basketball season hit the gas Saturday, when many of the metro’s best teams took part in the Breakdown Tip-Off Classic at Hopkins’ Lindbergh Center.
The marquee matchup of the day was a rematch of this year’s Class 4A championship game, with defending champion and third-ranked Eastview taking on No. 1 Hopkins.
If Hopkins expressed any nerves about playing the team that beat it in the finals, it didn’t show it.