HOPKINS 98, MINNEAPOLIS NORTH 96: Amir Coffey's long three-pointer in the final minute gave Hopkins the lead for good in a matchup of top-ranked teams. North (No. 1, 1A) cut the lead on a single point, but could not get any closer. The undefeated Royals (18-0, No. 1, 4A) went into the game ranked No. 19 in the USA Today Super 25. Ishmael El-Amin (son of former Minneapolis North superstar Khalid El-Amin) had a game-high 26 points, followed by Coffey and Vinnie Shahid, who scored 23 points each. North was led by Patrick Dembley’s 24 points and Jamil Jackson’s 22 points. Tyler Johnson added a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds.
MINNEHAHA ACADEMY 70, ST. PAUL ACADEMY 60: Eighth-grade guard Jalen Suggs scored a game-high 26 points, 20 in the second half, to lead the Redhawks to victory. He also grabbed eight rebounds. Six-foot-six sophomore Javonni Bickham scored another 14 points for Minnehaha. Kent Hanson led St. Paul Academy with 17 points and 9 rebounds.
NORTH ST. PAUL 90, SOUTH ST. PAUL 48: The Polars continued their undefeated Metro East Conference run with a convincing victory over the Packers. Thomas Acquoi and Kimari Suggs-Moran each had 16 points to lead North St. Paul in scoring. Zachary Taylor had 14 for South St. Paul.
ANDOVER 69, IRONDALE 56: Logan Rezac’s double-double led the Huskies to victory over Irondale in a Northwest Suburban matchup. The junior guard had 24 points and 10 rebounds. Corbin Johnson added another 16 points. Sonam Paichang and Kevin Schramm each had 13 points to lead the Knights.
TARTAN 88, SIMLEY 73: Junior guard Jordan Horn led the Titans with 23 points. Joveon Walker added 16. Jack Stensgard led the Spartans with 34 points and Jake Binley had 24 points.
BENILDE-ST. MARGARET’S 87, RICHFIELD 73: Senior Sam Baker had 30 points to lead the Knights offense, he also had 6 steals. Eli Cave had a double-double with 24 points and 11 rebounds, he also had six blocks. Antonio Maddox scored 17 to lead Richfield.
TOTINO-GRACE 85, COON RAPIDS 80: Totino-Grace took a 1-point lead into the locker room at halftime and outscored the Cardinals by 4 in the second half to get the win. Rocky Kreuser had a game-high 35 points to lead the Eagles. The Cardinals’ Nik Keller was close behind with 32 points.
ST. ANTHONY 67, CONCORDIA ACADEMY 48: After dropping the last three games, the Huskies snapped the streak convincingly. Rhys Langums had 17 points to lead St. Anthony. Grant Harbo scored 16 for the Beacons.