Posted On: 12/25/17 8:00 PM

There's no question that the place to be on Friday will be the Skoglund Center on the campus of St. Olaf College. That will be the site of the premiere game of the week – the annual showdown in Northfield between 9-0 Hopkins (#1 in 4A) and 7-0 Eastview (#3). Any time these two teams meet, there is significant buzz surrounding the game, and this year is no different. During last year's St. Olaf tournament, the contest marked the return of Paige Bueckers from an ankle injury. She was also battling the flu and struggling with her shot but, as is often the case, she still found a way to get her team the W. If memory serves me well (that's always a question mark!), then-7th grader Amaya Battle of Hopkins played just four minutes but dropped a three-point bomb from the corner that was a difference-maker in a 65-60 overtime win.

Marc and I have split this week's tournament duty and he drew the lucky straw on this game. He will no doubt provide blow-by-blow coverage in his St. Olaf report. The official Game of the Week may or may not even take place. That's because it is a

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