Minnetonka Knocks Off Undefeated Hopkins

Anthony Tucker scored a game-high 35 points to lead Minnetonka (21-3) to a 93-79 win over previously undefeated Hopkins (24-1) on the road Monday night. It was the second matchup of the two Classic Lake teams, with Hopkins winning the first meeting 79-75. Hopkins had not lost a home game in the past four years. See which NCAA were in attendance and who performed well.

Anthony Tucker scored 18 points in the first half as the Skippers jumped out to a 47-37 halftime lead. Minnetonka had a double-digit lead most of the second half, but the Royals cut the lead to 82-75 with 2:35 left.

However, Tucker scored back-to-back buckets and Hopkins could never get any closer.

Senior frontcourt players Tyler Schilling, Sedrick McBounds and C.J. Erickson all had 13 points for Minnetonka. Andrew Latzke added 10 points.

Junior forward Trent Lockett, who committed to Arizona State, led Hopkins with 21 points. Ray Cowels had 17 points and point guard Marcus Williams added 10. Freshman Marvin Singleton had nine points and Anthony DiLoreto and Moses Sundufu added eight points each. Mike Broghammer, who shined in the first meeting, was held to just four points.

The game attracted Minnesota head coach Tubby Smith and assitant Vince Taylor along with Iowa State assistant Jeff Rutter.

Minnetonka and Hopkins could meet for the third time this season in the Class 4A, Section 6 title game March 18.

Gopher Illustrated Top Stories