Posted On: 09/18/17 7:00 PM

So who is the best three-point shooter in Minnesota girls basketball? Chelsea Mason of Mountain Iron-Buhl led the state high school league last winter with 91 threes, but she has moved on to college ball. McKenna Hofschild of Prior Lake has certainly put up some impressive numbers. Sophomore Paige Bueckers of Hopkins can definitely knock it down. Sophomore Mia Curtis of Minnehaha Academy is terrific from the outside. But among players returning to high school competition this year, Makayla Van Nett of St. Paul Como Park led the way with 83 triples last winter, an average of more than three per game. Saturday night at the Nickle Dickle 3-point contest in Waconia, Van Nett offered a pretty strong indication of why she may be the best in the state from beyond the arc.

Makayla garnered 42 of a possible 60 points – eight more than any other player – to defeat an impressive field that included Bueckers, the defending champion Hofschild, and seven other high school sharpshooters. Van Nett scored 22 of a possible 30 points in the championship round to win by three over senior Kali Grimm of Norwood-Young America. Bueckers, Curtis and freshman Kaylee Van Eps of Chaska (the

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