Girls basketball continues to dominate

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June 2, 2016

The HHS girls basketball team is back on top.

After losing to St. Michael-Albertville on Dec. 8, the girls have won nine straight games, improving their season record to 11-1. This weekend the Royals played against the Washburn Millers, winning the game 82-17.

The Star Tribune declared the Hopkins Royals as the number one team in their class 4AAAA state rankings.

The girls basketball team has beaten their opponents by an average of 25 points, racking up the scoreboard with an average of 74 points per game in this nine game stretch.

Next up for the Royals is Lake Conference opponent, the Eden Prairie Eagles.

The Royals will be going on a stretch of ten games littered with Lake Conference opponents. Seven out of ten of the games are against Lake Conference teams with the Royals already 1-0 for their conference record.

“We need to get better defensively in order to defend our Lake Conference record. I know we have the ability to do so we just need to work harder,” said Nia Hollie, senior.

The only conference girls’ basketball game so far has come in a convincing 67-44 win at Edina.

Eden Prairie has had a disappointing season so far with a 2-14 record but is coming off of a 65-50 win against Sioux Falls Roosevelt.

The girls team will host the Eagles this Friday at the Lindbergh Center at 7 pm.