Posted On: 05/20/17 8:30 AM

Some things, they say, are well worth waiting for. On most opening nights at the AAU State Girls Basketball Championships, you can wait a long time for a close matchup that never comes. After all, you have a lot of high vs. low, top dogs vs underdogs, type of games and blowouts are far too common. On this Friday night at Bloomington Kennedy High School, however, the last game was the best game, a 2018 matchup between the #6 seed North Tartan Nike Elite and the #11 seed Minnesota Stars Walters.

On paper, you would have to favor the girls from North Tartan. With 6-foot-2-inch leaper Angie Hammond of Hopkins (rated 13th in the latest 2018 Northstar rankings) and 6-4 shot blocker Annika Hoff of Northfield, it’s advantage NT. Of course, they don’t play the games on paper and the Stars can counter with 6-3 post Lizzy Karp of Andover. On this night, however, it was the speedy waterbugs of Stars Walters that turned the game into a dog fight. We’re talking, of course, about the dynamic duo from St. Agnes High School – guards Adaya Sandifer and K’Lynn Lewis – and their just-as-quick teammate, 5-7

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