Despite 17 points from senior Kate Thompson and 15 points from senior Alexa Clausen, the Wayzata girls basketball team saw its season come to a close on Saturday afternoon with a 69-51 loss to top seeded Hopkins in the section 6AAAA semifinals.
The Trojans kept the game within reach in a defensive-minded first half. The Royals led 23-13 late in the first half until the Trojans scored the final five points on a three pointer by Clausen and a lay-up by Thompson to cut the Royals’ lead to 23-18 at the intermission.
Clausen made a trio of three pointers early in the second half, as the Trojans came back to tie the game at 30.
But the Royals started to pull away around the ten minute mark of the second half as Jenna Lillemoe, Bri Williams, and Hanna Potter made key contributions during a crucial stretch.
When Williams hit a three-pointer with 8:43 remaining, it put the Royals up 49-37. The Trojans never got back within ten points after that point.
The game was the final game in a Trojans’ uniform for seniors Thompson, Clausen, Teresa Thour, Missi Crees, Jordan Risberg, Christina Keup, and Micaela Olson.