By Matt Thomas, Wayzata.com Sports Reporter
Photography by Jon Wright / J&K Creative
The Hopkins boys basketball team has been toying with its opponents all season long and Tuesday night turned out to be no different. The Trojans fell behind early and by halftime the writing was on the wall as the Royals led 50-28.
When it was all said and done the Royals improved to 18-0 on the season with an 89-62 victory. The loss snaps the Trojans’ five-game winning streak and drops their record to 15-3 overall and 1-1 in the Classic Lake Conference.
As has been the case all season, the Royals demonstrated that they do not have one or two superstars, but a roster full of players capable of putting the ball in the basket.
Five Royals scored in double figures, led by University of Minnesota recruit Royce White who led all scorers with 18 points. Senior Raymond Cowles added 13, while seniors Trent Lockett and Mike Broghammer added 12 points apiece. Sophomore reserve forward Marvin Singleton chipped in with ten points.
The Trojans were led by senior forward Nolan Odland who netted 12 points. Senior forward Kellen Taylor added 11, while seniors Jerrod Peterson and Eren Cur scored eight points apiece.
The Trojans will have to shake off the 27-point loss quickly, because they will be back in action Friday, Feb. 13 when they host Robbinsdale Armstrong. The Trojans will get one more chance during the regular season to upset the Royals when the two teams play at Wazyata on Friday, Feb. 27.