Boys basketball: WHA, Red Lake, CL-B earn top seeds in Section 8A; Bagley is seeded seventh in 8-2A
WALKER — The Section 8A boys basketball tournament begins Tuesday with play-in games at five sites, including Clearbrook, Northome and Mahnomen in the East Sub-Section.
Walker-Hackensack-Akeley received the top seed in the East and will open its section action 6 p.m. Thursday at BSU against the winner of Tuesday’s game between No. 9 Laporte and No. 8 Clearbrook-Gonvick.
In Thursday’s second game at BSU, fifth-seeded Blackduck will tackle No. 4 Fosston at 7:45 p.m.
The lower bracket sub-section quarterfinal games will be played at Bemidji High School. At 6 p.m. second-seeded Red Lake will face either No. 10 Lake of the Woods or No. 7 Mahnomen. Thursday’s second game at BHS will pit No. 3 Cass Lake-Bena against the winner of Tuesday’s game between Bug O Nay Ge Shig and Northome-Kelliher.The rest of the Section 8A tournament will be played at the REA in Thief River Falls. The East sub-section semifinals are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. on March 1 and the East title game will be 7:45 p.m. March 4. The Section 8A championship will be decided March 7 at 7 p.m., also at the REA.In Section 8-2A, Bagley earned the seventh seed and will begin its postseason 7 p.m. Thursday at No. 2 East Grand Forks. If the Flyers pull off the upset they will advance to the sub-section semifinals and a 7:45 game on March 1 at BSU against either Crookston or Roseau.The sub-section championship game will be 7 p.m. March 4 at BSU. The Section 8-2A title game is March 7 at BSU and will start at 7 p.m.
Boys Basketball TournamentsSub-Section 8A EastTuesday, Feb. 25Play-in Games, 7 p.m.Game 1: No. 9 Laporte at No. 8 Clearbrook-GonvickGame 2: No. 11 Bug O Nay Ge Shig at No. 6 Northome-KelliherGame 3: No. 10 Lake of the Woods at No. 7 MahnomenThursday, Feb. 27QuarterfinalsGame 4: Game 1 winner vs. No. 1 Walker-Hackensack-Akeley, 6 p.m., BSUGame 5: No. 4 Fosston vs. No. 5 Blackduck, 7:45 p.m., BSUGame 6: Game 3 winner vs. No. 2 Red Lake, 6 p.m., Bemidji High SchoolGame 7: Game 2 winner vs. No. 3 Cass Lake-Bena, 7:45 p.m., Bemidji High SchoolSaturday, March 1Semifinals, REAGame 8: Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 3:30 p.m.Game 9: Game 6 winner vs. Game 7 winner, 5:15 p.m.Tuesday, March 4Sub-Section Championship, REAGame 10: Game 8 winner vs. Game 9 winner, 7:45 p.m.Friday, March 7Section 8A Championship, REAEast champion vs. West champion, 7 p.m.
Sub-Section 8-2A EastMonday, Feb. 24Play-in Game, 7 p.m.Game 1; No. 9 Warroad at No. 8 BGMRThursday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m.QuarterfinalsGame 2: Game 1 winner at No. 1 Crosby-IrontonGame 3: No. 5 Pequot Lakes at No. 4 Park RapidsGame 4: No. 7 Bagley at No. 2 East Grand ForksGame 5: No. 6 Roseau at No. 3 CrookstonSaturday, March 1Semifinals, BSUGame 6: Game 2 winner vs. Game 3 winner, 6 p.m.Game 7: Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 7:45 p.m.Tuesday, March 4Sub-Section Championship, BSUGame 6 winner vs. Game 7 winner, 7 p.m.Section 8-2A Championship, BSUGame 9: East Champion vs. West Champion, 7 p.m.