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These Minnesota girls' basketball teams are on long winning streaks

Two teams have won 20 straight and aren't ranked No. 1 in their class.
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Paige Bueckers

Continuing our winter sports series about the hottest teams in high school sports, these Minnesota girls' basketball powers are rolling as they go down the stretch of the regular season, soon to be staring down the section playoffs and possibly the state tournament. 

Check the teams with the best active winning streaks entering play Wednesday. Check out our boys' basketball winning streaks story from Tuesday here

20 - Marshall

The Tigers are dominating southern Minnesota with an unbeaten 20-0 record, which includes a bevy of lopsided victories including one game in which they lit up the scoreboard with 101 points. Despite that, their schedule has them ranked only No. 4 in Class 3A. 

20 - Pelican Rapids

They're perfect. 20-0. Yet, they're only ranked No. 7 in Class 2A. 

19 - Hopkins

Led by McDonald's All-American Paige Bueckers, who was the cover athlete on last week's SLAM magazine, the defending 4A champs have only had two opponents come within 10 points of them. 

18 - Sauk Centre

The Mainstreeters' only defeat came Nov. 23 (season opener) in triple overtime to Minnehaha Academy. Since then, they're unbeaten with statement victories over Roseau and New London-Spicer. 

18 - Fergus Falls

Eighteen consecutive victories for the Otters, who are 18-1 overall. That's right, they lost to Wayzata by 39 points in the season opener and have been perfect since. They're ranked No. 2 in the state. 

14 - Becker

After losing two of five games (Hopkins, Hutchinson) to start the season, the No. 2 Bulldogs have turned into flowing lava with 14 straight wins, the majority of which are blowouts. 

14 - Simley 

The Spartans haven't lost since before Christmas and they are undefeated against 3A competition. Their only losses came against Chaska and Stillwater, who are both ranked in the top six of 4A. 

13 - New London-Spicer

At 19-1 overall, the No. 4-ranked Wildcats are on cruise control since their Dec. 19 loss to No. 1 Sauk Centre, which was a final score of 55-50. 

12 - Pine City

Outside of a 20-point loss to Hutchinson the day after Christmas, the Dragons are perfect, including 12 straight wins. They're second in 2A in scoring and fourth in points allowed, which creates the best scoring differential in the state at 35.3 points per game. 

12 - Albany

None of their last 12 have been very close. Couple that with the fact that they're two blemishes on a 17-2 record are losses to No. 2 Fergus Falls and No. 4 New London-Spicer. 

11 - Concordia Academy

This is turning into a great season for the Beacons, who started the season 1-8 and are now 12-8. 

11 - Minneapolis South

With 11 straight wins, Minneapolis South is 19-2 on the season with their only losses coming on back-to-back days at a holiday tournament against Rogers and Woodbury.

11 - Underwood

The Rockets were 3-7 entering the New Year but have rattled off 11 wins in a row in 2020. 

10 - Rochester Mayo

The Spartans opened the season with consecutive one-point losses to Rochester John Marshall and Mankato West but have since turned it on. They're in a loaded section (1AAAA) with Farmington and New Prague. Speaking of... 

10 - New Prague

The 17-5 Trojans are red-hot but still seeking more wins over a power 4A team. Their losses are to Shakopee, Chaska, Farmington, Minnetonka and Moorhead. 

10 - Lake City

The Tigers are rolling with 10 straight victories and 18 wins this season. Two of four losses are to 4A teams, Rosemount and John Marshall. 

10 - Roseau

Ten straight wins for the annual 2A power, who took No. 1 Sauk Centre to the wire two days after Christmas. 

10 - Henning

The Hornets haven't lost to a 1A team this season and are 19-1 overall and ranked No. 3. 

Notables 

– Farmington is 19-2 overall but isn't riding a win streak of double-digit length. They are however ranked No. 2 in Class 4A, with their only losses coming to No. 1 Hopkins and No. 9 Rosemount. 

– Chaska is riding a nice winning streak of eight and is clearly recognized among the best in the state with their No. 6 ranking. Their only losses are close and against top teams: Wayzata, Shakopee and Maple Grove. 

– Park Center is 18-3, with three losses coming in a tough four-game span during and after the school holiday break. They can beat anyone, as evidenced in wins over top-tier teams Wayzata and St. Michael-Albertville. 

– Rosemount is 18-3 but has dropped two of seven after rattling off 12 straight victories, including a win over Farmington. 

– Wayzata is 18-3 with their only losses to Hopkins (twice) and an Eden Prairie team that is probably the best 11-9 team in the state. 

– Forest Lake has won seven straight and is 17-3 overall. 

– Centennial has lost two of four after starting the season 15-2. 

– Maple Grove is 17-4 and if not for a couple of lopsided losses to Wayzata and St. Michael-Albertville, they would be ranked higher than No. 8. 

– Blaine is 16-4 but three of their losses are by a combined 10 points. 

– Stillwater has won seven straight and they've proved their toughness with a one-point loss to No. 4 Wayzata. They're ranked No. 5 for good reason. 

– Hermantown is 19-2 so despite not having a super long streak at the moment, that qualifies as red-hot. 

– Red Wing is ranked No. 6 in 3A at 19-2 overall. Their losses are both close against Austin and Rochester Mayo. 

– St. Peter (16-4) has won six straight and 10 of 11 overall. 

– DeLaSalle (13-4) is ranked No. 1 in 3A because their losses to two out-of-state teams, Hopkins (No. 1 in 4A) and St. Croix Lutheran. Other than that, they've dominated. 

– Goodhue, 21-2 overall, have won four straight after their 16-game win streak was snapped. 

– Providence Academy (18-4) has won seven in a row and 11 of 12 overall. 

– Sleepy Eye-St. Mary's has won eight straight and is 18-2 overall. 

– Springfield is rolling with seven consecutive victories and is 17-3 this season. 

– Minneota, ranked No. 1 in Class 1A, has won eight in a row and is 21-1 this season. The Vikings' only loss was Jan. 11 to the No. 6 team in 2A, Goodhue. 

– Hills-Beaver Creek is hot with seven straight wins and is 17-1 overall. 

– Cromwell-Wright, ranked No. 2 in 1A, is 18-2 with their losses by a combined four points. 

– Walker-Hackensack-Akeley sits at 18-2 overall and No. 4 in 1A, and they can brag about three wins by at least 50 points this season, including one victory by a ridiculous 87 points. 

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