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Top games: Mounds View puts muscle to test against Suburban East Conference rival East Ridge

By Mark Hvidsten, SportsEngine, 02/15/21, 1:30PM CST


Feb. 17: Size historically has been an issue Mounds View, but these Mustangs think they have the grit to compete with bigger lineups like the Raptors'.

Mounds View has climbed into the Class 4A rankings, in part because of an improved presence under the basket. The Mustangs look to see how they match up with rival East Ridge on Wednesday. Photo by Cheryl A. Myers, SportsEngine

We task our reporters with identifying several intriguing games throughout the state to assemble our Top Games of the Week. The matchups are presented in no particular order, and when there are additional games we want to highlight, we’ll include them with brief notes.

Other games to keep an eye on

Perham vs. Breckenridge, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 16. Breckenridge (6-2) sits atop the Heart O'Lakes Conference standings with an unblemished league record but rebuilding Perham (7-2), with two conference losses, is always a challenge.

Champlin Park vs. Park Center, 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18. A promising Park Center (7-2) faces No. 1-4A Champlin Park after the Rebels (9-0) dispatched No. 2-3A Totino-Grace 75-65 on Feb. 11.

Lakeville North vs. Lakeville South, 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18. Lakeville South (5-4) won 56-52 at Lakeville North on Jan. 22 but lost four of five matchups following that game and fell out of the Class 4A top-10 rankings. The No. 8-4A Panthers (5-4) get a chance for payback in this intracity rematch.

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