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Posted On: 01/24/21 10:11 AM

It was eerie how different it felt. The mostly empty gym. The lack of college recruiters. And no Paige BueckersPaigeBueckers5'11" | CGHopkins | 2020StateMN. Hopkins vs Wayzata circa 2021 just wasn’t the same. Yet even though it was a blowout, even though it lacked the usual drama, even though the result was a 50-point win completely devoid of suspense, it was still the highlight of The Week That Was #2. Welcome to our second seven-day recap of the 2021 high school basketball season where we tell you what we watched, who we liked, what stood out and what to expect in the week to come.

FYI, most of the awards we hand out on a weekly basis are given to players who performed in games that we watched, either in person or online. Sometimes other performances are so obviously exceptional – like Gianna KneepkensGiannaKneepkens5'11" | CGDuluth Marshall | 2021State#86NationMN’ recent 51-point game, for example – that we bend the ‘rules’ just a little. Here goes.

What we watched

  • Monday – Mountain-Iron Buhl defeated Cass Lake-Bena 74-64 (online)
  • Tuesday – Hopkins 102 at Wayzata 52
  • Wednesday – Centennial 73 at Andover 37
  • Thursday – St. Croix Lutheran beat DeLaSalle 76-55
  • Friday – Elk River 69

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