Gopher signee Spencer Tollackson has 29 points

Minnetonka (MN) Hopkins upset #2 Chaska (MN) High 79-75 in a season opener for both teams. Hopkins was led by 6-1 Furman signee Jadee Jones, who scored 28 points, including four three-pointers. Jones sank seven of eight free throw attempts in the final 1:42 to seal the victory for the Royals. 6-6 Mitch Henke, who signed with Santa Clara in the early signing period, added 20 points and ten caroms in the victory. Minnesota signee Spencer Tollackson led Chaska with 29 points and 14 rebounds.

Hopkins jumped out to a 24-21 lead after one period as Jadee Jones scored 12 points and Mitch Henke added nine. The Royals expanded the lead to 43-32 at hafltime as Andrew Henke, Mitch's younger brother, scored six points in the period. Spencer Tollackson led the Hawks with 10 points at intermission, despite sitting out time due to drawing two fouls.

Tollackson scored seven early third-period points to cut into the margin, but the Royals expanded the lead to 56-44 as Mitch Henke and Jones each scored five points. However, 6-2 senior Nick Burns hit a two-point shot and two three-pointers to cut the lead to 56-52 with 1:25 left in the third period. Tollackson tied the score at 56-56 before Henke stopped the Royals' scoring drought.

Tollackson's three-point play with 3:23 left in the game cut the margin to 65-62. However, 6-0 senior guard Andy Rosenberg hit two straight three-pointers to build the lead back to 71-64 with 2:18 to go. Jones hit four straight free throws to expand the margin to 75-66 with 1:19 left.

Tollackson countered with an inside bucket and three-point shot to cut the lead to 75-71. Jones made one of two free throws to put the Royals up by five, but 6-6 senior Josh Korth hit a three-pointer to cut the lead to two with 25 seconds to go. Mitch Henke made one of two free throws to make the score 77-74 left with 15 seconds left. Chaska was unable to get a three-pointer off and Burns was fouled with two seconds left. He missed the first attempt from the charity stripe and made the second, making the score77-75. Jones was fouled and nailed both free throws for the final margin.

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