Cooper Girls Basketball Advances to State Championship Game
The Cooper girls basketball team advanced to the state class AAA championship game Thursday, beating Willmar 65-54 in the semifinals at Target Center. The Hawks jumped out to a quick 8-0 lead before the Cardinals responded with eight straight points of their own. The first half was a back and forth battle, with Cooper’s Kiara Coops hitting a three-pointer to give the Hawks a 34-32 lead at the half. They came out firing in the second half, knocking down back-to-back three’s to extend the lead. Cooper kept the lead throughout the second half on the way to the win. Cooper will face Northfield for the class AAA title Saturday night at 6:00 at Target Center.