Hopkins, with its seven Class 4A titles, and DeLaSalle, with its seven titles from Class 2A and Class 3A combined, duel on Tuesday. Both teams are top-ranked in their respective class. Photo by Jeff Lawler, 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.
Mahtomedi vs. Tartan, 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 31. After No. 6-3A Mahtomedi (12-3, 7-0) held Tartan to its lowest point total of the season in a 57-51 victory on Jan. 3, Tartan (13-2, 6-1) is out for a little revenge. With a win, the Titans can return the favor and grab a share of the lead in the Metro East Conference standings with the Zephyrs.
Perham vs. Breckenridge, 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 1. A rivalry win against No. 3-2A Perham (14-1, 7-0) could be a big boost for Breckenridge (8-4, 3-2), which spent a couple of weeks in the Class 2A rankings before faltering.
East Ridge vs. Edina, 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 1. No. 8-4A Edina (10-6, 1-2) is just 1-6 against top 10-ranked teams in Class 4A this season and faces another in No. 4-4A East Ridge (13-2, 8-0). If nothing else, the Hornets will be battle-tested for the Section 2 tournament.
Tag(s): Home Heart O'Lakes Breckenridge Perham Lake Edina Hopkins Mahtomedi Tartan MCAA Maranatha St. Croix Prep Northwest Suburban Northwest Suburban - North Champlin Park Northwest Suburban - West Park Center South Suburban Prior Lake Shakopee Suburban East East Ridge Tri-Metro Tri-Metro West DeLaSalle West Central Melrose Area BOLD