Monday, March 19, 2012


The Hopkins Royals came into the state semifinal game with a record of 28-1. The Eastview Lighting came into the game with a record of 25-5.

The game got off to a quick start. The Royals got out to a quick 6-0 run as they were able to pick off passes and convert them into points.

The Lightning started the game in a man-to-man defense in an attempt to prevent Hopkins from getting into their offensives sets.

Hopkins took their time on the offensive end. They looked to pass the three-point line probing for openings. Even though Eastview started out cold they continued to put up a good effort.

Hopkins Sydney Coffey was all over the floor. Her teammates made a concerted effort to get her the ball often.

Hopkins kept on scoring at will. They were able to get everyone involved in the offense. Eastview threw multiple defensive looks at the Royals but Hopkins was able to counter any defensive sets that the opponent tried to utilize. Eastview’s offense was anemic which allowed Hopkins to take a 20 point lead into the locker room at halftime.

At halftime the score was Hopkins 33 and Eastview 13.

Eastview was not able to get into their offensive rhythm due to the Royals stifling defensive pressure. Hopkins was a step quicker in every aspect of the game. Despite being outplayed in the game the Lightnings put up a determined effort. This is a great game for fans to understand, good, coaching and effort still need good talent to attain victories.

More time in the gym and working out in the off season should help the Lightnings improve for next year.

At the first media timeout of the second half the score was Hopkins 41 and Eastview 13.

Hopkins continued their dominance on the scoring end. They looked like a polished group and they looked like a team.

Hopkins called off the dogs midway through the second half and ran a lot of time off the clock. Eastview was able to hit a few shots late in the contest.

Hopkins ran away with the 55-31 victory over Eastview. Eastview was led in scoring by Madison Guebert with 7 points and Hopkins was led in scoring by Sydney Coffee with 15 points and Nia Coffee and Taylor Anderson with 10 points.

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