Brock Bertram finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Tre Jones scored 12 more to help Apple Valley hold off Champlin Park 64-61 and claim its second 4A boys state championship in the last three years on Saturday night.
This time, Tyus Jones has to share the honor. The Apple Valley junior point guard was named Monday the co-winner of the Minnesota Associated Press Player of the Year award for high school boys basketball, with DeLaSalle junior power forward Reid Travis. Jones was the sole recipient his sophomore season.
Highly recruited Tyus Jones had 28 points and 11 rebounds to lead Apple Valley past Park Center 74-57 to win the Class 4A state boys basketball championship Saturday night.
Hopkins will play for a third straight Class 4A state girls basketball title. The Royals will face Bloomington Kennedy in the championship on Saturday at Target Center.
Hopkins used a balance attack in reaching the Class 4A state girls basketball tournament and Royals coach Brian Cosgriff knows he can count on any of several players to step forward when needed.