Semifinals Set for Both Section 1A, 1AA Girls Basketball

(KAALTV) – Start of March means the March Madness feeling is in the air and there are bound to be upsets.

Tuesday’s games at the Mayo Civic Center however did not produce any upsets as the top seeds all got victories.

With the exception of the Grand Meadow/Rushford-Peterson game, all margins of victory were in the double digits.

In Section 1A action, the No. 2 seeded Kingsland avenged an early season to Fillmore Central and beat them 66-54. Audrey Webster led the team with 14 points, Shelby Beck had 12 points and Alexys Harwood has 11. They will face No. 3 Grand Meadow who trailed 24-18 at halftime to No. 6 Rushford Peterson but rallied and got the 47-45 win, their seventh straight victory.

Lexy Foster had 15 points for Grand Meadow, knocking down three 3-pointers. McKenna Hendrickson added 10 points and Kendyl Queensland had 8.

Grand Meadow will meet Kingsland at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the section semifinals.

In Section 1AA action, No. 2 Lourdes continued their dominant run as they routed No. 7 Caledonia 52-35. Vivica Bretton scored 20 points, CJ Adamson had 12, and Emily Bowron and Ella Hopkins each had nine. The Eagles have now won nine straight games.

They will play No. 3 Cotter who beat No. 6 Plainview-Elgin-Millville 66-52. It was a tightly contested game early but the Ramblers settled down and took control behind Ava Killian’s sharpshooting skills.

Lourdes will face Cotter at 1:30 pm Saturday in the Auditorium of the Mayo Civic Center.

In Section 2AA, it was just the beginning of the girl’s tournament and NRHEG cruised past Medford 67-50 behind Sophie Stork’s 19 points. They will face W.E.M. on Thursday at Mankato East High School.

March Madness is known for its play-in tournament, and on the boy’s side, it was No. 15 Schaeffer Academy hosting and defeating No. 18 Houston 60-24.