Posted On: 11/24/19 6:34 PM
It’s time to invoke the *asterisk* clause. That, you’ll recall, is my personal methodology for having to avoid repeating ad infinitum what anyone who follows girls basketball in America already knows: Paige Bueckers is freaking amazing. Reporter Jace Frederick has a great piece running in the Twin Cities Pioneer Press about Ms. Bueckers and all of her awesomeness, which you can find at twincities.com. Although the accomplishments of the world’s best high school senior may be new information to mainstream newspaper readers, they most certainly aren’t breaking news to loyal readers of Prep Girls Hoops.
To save time and space – and more importantly to shine a brighter spotlight on other players, too – I’ll invoke the *asterisk* clause here as a way of saying in the briefest possible manner that Becker – the school team – couldn’t handle Bueckers – the all-everything point guard – at the Breakdown. Kudos to Julia Bengtson, Megan Gamble, Courtney Nuest and company for giving it their best shot but Paige, Maya Nnaji, Nunu Agara and the rest of the star-studded Hopkins lineup were just too much as the Royals knocked off the Bulldogs by a score of 77-39.
Now on to the