Sunday, December 2, 2012
The girls beat Kansas team Olathe Northwest 65-51. The boys beat Centennial 73-62.
Both Hopkins boys’ and girls’ teams came away with wins Saturday at the Ninth-Annual Breakdown Sports USA Tip Off Classic at the Lindbergh Center. In what Breakdown Sports USA called “arguably the most physical game of the day” the Royals’ girls’ team defeated Kansas team Olathe Northwest 65-51. Hopkins led by just five points at the end of the first half but surged ahead in the second. Hopkins senior Nia Coffey, whom Breakdown Sports USA ranked second in its preseason rankings, led the game with 19 points. Freshman Nia Hollie was second for the Royals with 12 points. With the win, the Hopkins girls remain unbeaten. For their next game, they’ll travel to Lakeville South on Dec. 4. In one of two boys games at this weekend’s girls’ Tip Off …
Thursday, March 15, 2012
The Royals defeated Eastview 55-31 in Thursday's semifinal game.
The Royals girls basketball team is headed to the state championship to defend its title. Hopkins knocked off Eastview in Thursday's semifinal match with a dominant 55-31 performance at the Target Center. The No. 1-seeded Royals were up 33-13 at halftime and maintained their lead throughout the game. They led by a game-high 33 points with 12 minutes left in the second half, and they shot 41 percent compared to Eastview's 26 percent. Hopkins' Sydney Coffey put up 15 points against Eastview, while her sister, Nia Coffey, had 10. Taylor Anderson also had 10 points for the Royals. Twenty-four of Hopkins' points came from three-points shots. Eastview's Madison Guebert led the Lightning in scoring, with seven points. Hopkins will now defend its …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Sydney Coffey, her sister, was named to the All-Metro Third Team.
Hopkins guard Nia Coffey has been named to the Star Tribune’s 2011-12 All-Metro First Team, a list released Monday night. The newspaper praised Coffey’s athleticism, saying the junior “is perhaps the most athletic player on the (all-metro) first team.” Coffey is joined by her sister Sydney Coffey, a senior guard who was named to the All-Metro Third team. The duo will next put their skills on display when they take on Lakeville North in the Class AAAA State Girls Basketball Tournament quarterfinals at 10 a.m. at the Target Center. Stay up to date on all your local news. Sign up for the Hopkins Patch newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Editor James Warden's Pinterest boards.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Girl Basketball coach Brian Cosgriff says the senior Hopkins center is 'the best defensive post player I have ever coached.'
Hopkins girls basketball coach Brian Cosgriff has seen more then a few good players comes through the doors in his 14 seasons as the head of one of the best teams—not only in Minnesota, but in the country. Even among that elite group, though, Royals starting center Gracia Hutson stands out. “Gracia is the best defensive post player I have ever coached,” Cosgriff said. Hutson is talented enough to have earned a scholarship to play next year at Division I University of Vermont after being recruited by schools such as Northern Iowa, New Mexico and North Dakota State. “I love playing defense”, the second-year starter said. “You can’t be lazy and play good defense. You have to work at it and learn that one of the keys is to use your feet and …
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Hawks girls basketball is starting strong as they enter challenging conference season
Robbinsdale Cooper Hawks coach Jennifer Rademacher wants her team on the fast track to March. "We want to be competitive and get better in each game, so we are playing our best basketball in March for the playoffs," Rademacher said. The Hawks have speed and quickness with returning players Lay-Lay Rich, Chelsey McGee, Ashli Lee and Jazmyn Lee. They will also look to fill the shoes of graduates Kwanisha Patterson and Caitlin Stifter-Hennen. Rademacher has seen positive strides for her team early on, particularly on defense. Yet, she sees needs for improvment on the offensive end. "We need to shoot the ball more consistently," Rademacher said. She also anticipates a challenging North Suburban Conference season for the Hawks. Benilde-Saint …
Monday, December 5, 2011
The Falcons start this season with a rugged schedule.
Robbinsdale Armstrong has a strong mix of players returning and they will have plenty of early-season tests to see what they're made of. "We return a number of girls that played significant minutes for us last year," said Falcons Coach Antiwan Easley. All-conference senior center Kari Fossum returns to the lineup and so does senior guard Ally Gove. Easley saw Gove making good strides on the court in the final stretch of last season and he said she had a strong offseason of preparation. Those two seniors will need to fill the shoes of four graduated seniors, two of which were all-conference honorable mentions. Last year the Falcons went 10-17 overall and 6-14 in coference play. Fossum, Gove and company had a tough loss in their first …
Friday, February 11, 2011
Hawks notch 40-point win over Fridley, extend win streak to 9 games.
The Robbinsdale Cooper girls basketball team's winning streak reached nine on Thursday, as the Hawks defeated the Fridley Tigers 78-38 in Robbinsdale. The win improved Cooper's record to 13-9 overall and 11-1 in North Suburban Conference play. The Hawks got off to a quick start by playing strong team defense and forcing turnovers which led to several points on fastbreaks. Sophomore guard Chelsey McGee scored 17 of her 24 points in the first half, sparking Cooper's quick start. Mcgee's 17 point first half matched the entire offensive production of Fridley as the Hawks led 41-17 at the break. Cooper continued to play with the same focus and defensive intensity in the second half leading to even more points off of turnovers. Even as the …
Thursday, February 3, 2011
We're covering a busy night of sports for Golden Valley students at Hopkins, Robbinsdale Cooper and Armstrong and Breck.
Undefeated no more are the Hopkins girls and boys basketball teams. Both lost their Lake Conference matchups to punctuate a busy Tuesday night in the area sports schedule. Hopkins Girls Basketball: Eden Prairie 71, Royals 65 The Hopkins girls basketball team lost 71-65 to Eden Prairie to fall to 17-1 on the season. Taylor Anderson led the Royals with 14 points in the loss. Hopkins travels to Wayzata on Friday night at 7 p.m. Hopkins Boys Basketball: Eden Prairie 75, Royals 71 Eden Prairie beat the Hopkins boys basketball team, 75-71, in the Lake Conference opener to drop the Royals to 15-1 on the season. Marvin Singleton led the hosts with 24 points in the defeat. The Royals host Wayzata at 7 p.m. Friday night. Breck Girls Basketball: …
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Breck boys, Armstrong girls and boys win Friday night basketball match-ups.
Boys and girls basketball teams from both Breck and Robbinsdale Armstrong hit the court with largely successful results on Friday night. Armstrong Boys Basketball: Falcons 80, Anoka 60 An 80-60 home victory against Anoka improved the Robbinsdale Armstong basketball team to 14-2 on the season and 9-2 in the Northwest Suburban Conference. The Falcons led by a slim 34-31 margin at halftime, before out-scoring the Tornadoes, 46-29, in the final 18 minutes. Four Armstrong players scored in double digits, led by K.J. Bluford's game high of 24 points; Marquel Curtis scored 21 points, with Willard Addo and Mike Willman chipping in 12 and 10 points, respectively. Next up for the Falcons is a trip to Blaine at 7 p.m. Tuesday night. Breck Boys …