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Hopkins Dominates Girls’ Tournament
March 2019

Two public and two private high schools dominated action at the 2019 State Girls’ Basketball Tournament to win championships in their respective sections.

Top-seeded Hopkins, led by the brilliant Paige Bueckers, swamped powerhouseNumber Two seed Stillwater, 74-45, for the Section AAAA title. The Royals previously won the championship game in 2004, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2015.

DeLaSalle, a Minneapolis city powerhouse, blew past Becker, 56-40, for the AAA championship. The Islanders had last won titles in 2011, 2012, and 2013.

Minnehaha Academy, in its 13th Girls’ State Tournament appearance, eliminated Caledonia, 72-63. Minneota, also a winner in 2013, won the Section A championship by besting Goodhue.

Tourney results:

Section A
Goodhue 50, Mountain Iron-Buhl 48
Heritage Christian 67, Ada-Borup 59
Menaga 65, BOLD 54
Minneota 66, Red Lake 46
Goodhue 47, Menaga 43
Minneota 55, Heritage Christian 50
Minneota 40, Goodhue 31

Section AA
Minnehaha Academy 56, St. Peter 37
Roseau 75, Redwood Valley 74
Caledonia 56, Proctor 44
Albany 60, Holy Family 49
Minneha Academy 70, Albany 67
Caledonia 65, Roseau 55
Minnehaha Academy 72, Caledonia 63

Section AAA
DeLaSalle 61, Hibbing 53
Holy Angels 58, Fergus Falls 57
Becker 68, Marshall 67
Cooper 72, Austin 40
DeLaSalle 61, Holy Angeles 59
Becker 68, Cooper 66
DeLaSalle 56, Becker 40

Section AAAA
Hopkins 68, Lakeville North 46
Centennial 74, Maple Grove 64
Stillwater 73, Shakopee 48
Eastview 48, Forest Lake 38
Hopkins 75, Centennial 51
Stillwater 65, Eastview 52
Hopkins 74, Stillwater 45

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