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Bemidji girls basketball all set for section playoffs

The Bemidji High School girls basketball team will begin its post-season 7 p.m. today at St. Michael-Albertville. The game was originally scheduled for Tuesday but was pushed back to today because of the winter storm. BHS is seeded No. 7 in the S...

The Bemidji High School girls basketball team will begin its post-season 7 p.m. today at St. Michael-Albertville.

The game was originally scheduled for Tuesday but was pushed back to today because of the winter storm.

BHS is seeded No. 7 in the Section 8-4A bracket and St. Michael-Albertville is seeded second.

The teams met on Dec. 10 in Bemidji and the Lumberjacks fell 65-45. SMA will take a 19-7 record into the contest while the Jacks, who lost 11 of their last 13 games, are 11-14.

If BHS can pull off the upset tonight it will advance to Saturday's 2:30 p.m. semifinals at St. Cloud State. The opponent would be either No. 3 St. Cloud Tech or No. 6 Elk River, who also meet tonight.

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In tonight's's other bracket No. 1 Buffalo will entertain No. 8 Brainerd and No. 5 Moorhead will visit No. 4 Rogers.

The Section 8-4A title game will be March 9 at St. John's University.

Cass Lake-Bena and Mahnomen prevailed in Tuesday's East Sub-Section 8A girls basketball play-in games and will return to action tonight in the quarterfinals.

The Panthers downed No. 10 Laporte 61-44 while No. 8 Mahnomen eliminated No. 9 Blackduck 60-38.

CL-B, the seventh seed, will battle No. 2 Red Lake County Central 6 p.m. today at Bemidji State. Following that contest No. 3 Kelliher-Northome will face No. 6 Fosston.

Tonight at Bagley top-ranked Clearbrook-Gonvick will meet Mahnomen and fourth-seeded Red Lake will play against No. 5 Lake of the Woods.

Tonight's winners will advance to Saturday's sub-section semifinals at the REA in Thief River Falls.

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