Posted On: 02/11/19 6:48 PM
The Lake Conference is as competitive as this decade has seen. Four of the five teams have top ten resumes. The fifth is likely still in the top 20-25 in AAAA. Two of the most consistent programs met for a second go-around as Hopkins defeated Eden Prairie 78-71 on Friday.
The Rundown: Out of the gate, Hopkins was active defensively and Eden Prairie couldn’t find space to create. Credit the Royals defense led by Andy Stafford and Jalen Dearring locking down ballhandlers. Zeke Nnaji went to work right away down low drawing fouls and Hopkins led by a handful throughout most of half one. But then Drake Dobbs and Connor Christensen found their groove in transition and attacking bad closeouts to storm back and take a