View Dan Gustafson’s photo gallery here: Wayzata vs. Hopkins Basketball 2017
Your #2 ranked Wayzata Girls Basketball team came from behind to beat #3 Hopkins at the Trojan Fieldhouse 70-66 to move to 16-0. Hopkins got a big lead right out of the gate:
Trailing by 15 points at halftime, Head Coach Mike Shumacher made a number of adjustments including moving to a 2-3 zone defensive scheme. “The key was switching up, getting to a different defense in the second half,” stated Shumacher in an interview after the game:
Junior Mimi Schrader’s baseline jumper with 3:31 left in the 2nd half to make it Wayzata 65, Hopkins 64 put the Trojans up for good.
Schrader led all scorers with 20 points, Jenna Johnson scored 15, Kaalie Theisen and Jasmine Smiley each had 10 points, Annika Stewart had 8, Alivia Arnebeck scored 5, and Molly Thompson added 2 points.
“The Maple Grove and Wayzata boys basketball teams each reached the state tournament last season, but both have a lot of new faces in the lineup this season. One of the returning starters for Wayzata was key to their victory over the Crimson Wednesday. Junior guard Jacob Beninga scored 31 points as the Wayzata Trojans raced out to a lead. Later, Wayzata had to pull away late to beat Maple Grove 60-52.“
Park Center (3-1) rolled into the historic Trojan Fieldhouse Friday evening and proceeded to dismantle your 9th ranked Wayzata Trojans (2-2).
Dan Gustafson’s photo gallery here.
Park Center was led by senior Jarius Cook who scored 22 points including five 3-pointers in the effort. 6 foot 9 inch senior Dain Dainja added 15 points for the Pirates as they scored early and often over the Trojans.
Stat leaders for Wayzata included 15 points for Jacob Beeninga, and 9 points each for Luke Paulson and Drew Galinson.
The Trojans host Orono (3-2) on Thursday, December 21st and will look to rebound from this tough loss.
Your Wayzata Trojans Girls Basketball team (7-0) defeated Lake Conference rivals the Eden Prairie Eagles (3-4) 58-38 in a Friday night match-up at the Trojan Fieldhouse in Plymouth.
Check out Dan Gustafson’s photo gallery to this game here.
Jasmine Smiley and Annika Stewart lead the Trojans with 10 points each, Alivia Arnedbeck and Kallie Thiesen eached scored 8 points, Lydia Hay added 7, and Jenna Johnson added 5 points in a balanced scoring attack.
Head Coach Mike Schumacher commented on the effort after the game, “Tonight’s (game) was a very physical one, we perservered, we were pretty solid with the ball all night and we have been coming up on top.”
The Trojans will travel to Rogers (4-3) on December 19th and host Roseville (4-1) at the historic Trojan Fieldhouse on Thursday December 21st.