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Trojans draw New Prague in tourney

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Worthington Minnesota 300 11th Street / P.O. Box 639 56187

WORTHINGTON -- The Worthington Trojan girls' basketball team was a little unlucky Sunday.

Not only did the Trojans not earn one of the top four seeds, but Worthington received the toughest possible opponent.

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After the top four teams were put in the brackets, a random draw was used to decide their opponents.

Worthington drew top-seeded New Prague, and the two Trojan teams will square off Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. at Williams Areana on the campus of the University of Minnesota.

Totino-Grace, which is looking to defend its Class AAA title, was the second seed, followed by third-seeded Minnehaha Academy.

Minneapolis North, which defeated Worthington 79-78 Feb. 21, earned the fourth seed in the tournament.

While Worthington begins its tournament play Wednesday, another Southwest Conference team does the same.

Pipestone Area, which advanced to state with a 63-48 victory against Redwood Valley, will face Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Wednesday at 8 p.m. at Williams Arena.

The Lakers enter with a 27-3 record and are making their second consecutive appearance.

The Adrian Dragons, who are making their first appearance, also have a tough first-round draw.

Adrian will face undefeated Barnum (30-0) Thursday at 5 p.m. at Williams Arena.

Barnum finished second in 2008 and finished No. 1 in this year's final poll.

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