KK Adams, Hopkins (5'7" Junior Guard)
-Adams put Hopkins up double-figures for the first time, a margin they would never relinquish when she hit back to back 3s and then finished off an and 1 during an 11-2 run that made it 24-14 Royals. All 9 of her points came during that key run as Adams continues to be a go-to player for Hopkins.
Amaya Battle, Hopkins (5'10 Freshman Guard)
-Last year Battle was a key reserve, and she's expanded her role into the starting lineup this year and is thriving for the #1 team in AAAA. Finished with 14 points, scoring on drives, jumpers and getting to the free throw line and hitting 5 times. With her ability to handle the ball or slide to the shooting guard spot as a scorer, her versatility pairs beautifully with Paige Bueckers in the back court.
Paige Bueckers, Hopkins (6'0" Junior Guard)
-Bueckers' torrid start to the season continued with 25 points against rival Eastview. She attacked offensively early, scoring from all levels with sensational drives, flashing her great touch in mid-range and three point shooting. She also continually finds ways to create for others, ensuring a balanced scoring lineup. In this one she created easy chances for Dlayla Chakolis and KK Adams, assuring Eastview's defense couldn't shift their focus to stop her scoring.
Dlayla Chakolis, Hopkins (5'7" Senior Guard)
-In a rematch of last years AAAA State Championship, Hopkins and Chakolis extracted some revenge, with Chakolis one of three Royals in double-figures with 13. The powerful Guard converted tough shots in traffic, and was a key on the boards, where Hopkins had the edge, particularly early, as they built a lead. Hampton is getting a hard-nosed warrior with Chakolis, she will do whatever it takes for her team to win.
Lauren Glas, Eastview (5'9" Senior Forward)
-When your best sport is Soccer (playing it collegiately) and you score 18 points against the #1 ranked team, even in defeat, you had a special day. Glas has become the do-everything player for Eastview. The Lightning trailed most of the game, but Glas has 9 of the 11 points early when they led 11-10. What a bonus to have such a great athlete available who can fill any role her team needs!