Posted On: 12/10/17 5:15 PM

I saw 8 games on the East Court at Minnetonka Saturday as part of the 1st annual Breakdown invitational. (Grant saw the 8 games on the Main Court. We have both already posted game reports on the Breakdown Web site. We will have additional, expanded coverage of the event here at Northstar Girls Hoops today and tomorrow.)

For me, the best of the 8 games I saw was a possible state tournament preview—heck, maybe a state championship preview—between Class AAA DeLaSalle and Robbinsdale Cooper. Cooper dropped down from Class AAAA in the recent redistricting, just is time to send a deep and athletic squad under the cool, calm and collected coaching of Kiara Buford after a state title. Obviously they’re among the favorites, especially after their 52-48 win over the Islanders. Cooper was rated #1, De #3 coming in.

The game started out at a brisk pace with De scoring out of the halfcourt set and spreading the early scoring around among 6 different players. Cooper scored on the 3, off the glass and in transition. Cooper led 15-10 at 12:30 but De put a 13-0 run on the Hawks as, again, 5 different Islanders scored. It was 23-15 then

Minnesota All Access Pass

Subscribe to Prep Girls Hoops Minnesota to get access to all premium articles and prospect rankings for as little as $2 per week with an annual subscription!