Pioneer Staff Report

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MINNEAPOLIS - Red Lake was seeded fifth in the Minnesota Class A high school boys basketball tournament and will meet fourth-seeded Browerville-Eagle Valley at 1 p.m. Thursday in a quarterfinal game at Williams Arena.

The Warriors are 26-4 after winning their third straight Section 8A championship Friday night. Browerville-Eagle Valley is 26-2.

The Warriors will have a pep rally to send the team off to the state tournament at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the gymnasium at Red Lake High School, the team will leave for the Twin Cities following the rally.

Other quarterfinal games Thursday match No. 1-seeded Minneapolis North (26-5) against St. Clair (22-7) at 11 a.m., No. 2-seeded Central Minnesota Christian (26-3) against Mountain Iron-Buhl (24-6) at 3 p.m. and No. 3 Goodhue (22-9) against Lake Park-Audubon (26-4) at 5 p.m.

Losers of the quarterfinal games are eliminated from the tournament, while the winners move on to Friday’s semifinals at noon and 2 p.m. The third-place game will be at 9:30 Saturday morning and the championship at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Quarterfinals

Thursday, March 10

Williams Arena, Minneapolis

No.1 Minneapolis North vs. St. Clair, 11 a.m.

No. 4 Browerville-Eagle Valley vs. No. 5 Red Lake, 1 p.m.

No. 2 Central Minnesota Christian vs. Mountain Iron-Buhl, 3 p.m.

No. 3 Goodhue vs. Lake Park-Audubon, 5 p.m.

Semifinals

Friday, March 11

Target Center, Minneapolis

North/St. Clair vs. Red Lake/Browerville, Noon

Cent. MN Christian/MIB vs. Goodhue/LPA, 2 p.m.

Finals

Target Center

Semifinal Winners, 11 a.m.

Third Place Game

Concordia University, St. Paul

Semifinal losers, 9:30 a.m.