Southwest, Luverne are top seeds in sections 3A, 3AA girls basketball


Southwest Minnesota Christian and Luverne have earned top seeds in the upcoming Section 3A and Section 3AA high school girls basketball tournaments.

Action in Section 3A South begins Thursday with a play-in game between eighth-seeded Murray County Central and ninth-seeded Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda at Slayton beginning at 7 p.m.

South bracket teams open quarterfinal action on Saturday, Feb. 25 with four games at Worthington High School. Southwest Minnesota Christian (1) plays MCC or HL-O/F at 11 a.m., Tracy-Milroy-Balaton (4) plays Hills-Beaver Creek (5) at 12:30 p.m., Edgerton (3) plays Red Rock Central (6) at 2:30, and Adrian/Ellsworth (7) takes on Westbrook-Walnut Grove (2) at 4 p.m.

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Marenono Opiew was a key factor on a deep Trojans basketball squad. His work ethic and attitude helped guide WHS to a memorable season.
WCFC will play its first game Saturday, April 29 on the road in Maple Grove, Minnesota at 7 p.m.
Lady Jays fans are invited to the Center for Health and Wellness on the Worthington campus of Minnesota West on Wednesday, March 29 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Semifinals are Feb. 28, also at Worthington High School, with finals at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall March 3, and the section championship March 10 at SMSU.

Lac qui Parle Valley is the No. 1 seed from the north.


In Section 3AA South, quarterfinals begin Feb. 25 with Luverne hosting Minnesota Valley Lutheran (8) at 7 p.m., St. James Area (4) hosting Windom Area (5) at 7 p.m., Fairmont (3) hosting Jackson County Central (6) at 7 p.m., and Pipestone Area (2) hosting Redwood Valley (7) at 7 p.m.

Semifinals are Feb. 28 at a location to be announced, with finals March 2 at SMSU. The section championship is 5 p.m. March 10 at SMSU.

New London-Spicer is the top-seeded team from the north.

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