Posted On: 01/10/18 2:45 PM

This is a game that has been circled on our calendar since the schedules came out last fall. It is a game Brian Cosgriff has been worrying about since March. It is Hopkins at Wayzata on Friday night, and it is the Northstar Girls Hoops Game of the Week. This is such an intriguing matchup, one that pits the speed, athleticism and pedigree of the Royals against the length and height of Wayzata. Last March, the two teams met in the section final and Wayzata had Hopkins down by 17 at the half. The Royals, of course, stormed back to get the win and earn another trip to the state tournament. Cosgriff and his Hopkins coaching staff spend as much time and energy scouting and preparing for upcoming opponents as anyone. They have no doubt been following Wayzata around for weeks, watching film, and tossing around every imaginable scenario. Here's what they know about the Trojans:

  • Wayzata is tall and long. The Trojans are led by 6'2" post Kallie Theisen, the premiere player in Minnesota's junior class. Although she may not look it, Theisen is strong. She's also shrewd, and can score the basketball in many ways. Kallie is a

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