AUSTIN EDITION -- L/P 3rd seed, Southland 4th in West
The Section One, Class A, West Sub-section girls basketball tournament gets underway tonight with three pigtail games among the lower seeds and the action will continue on Friday and Saturday at Austin High School.
The Southland Rebels, seeded fourth, will play Faribault Bethlehem Academy in the late game at Competition Gym on Friday night. Top-seeded Trinity at River Ridge, from Bloomington, will tip-off in the quarterfinals opener at 6:30 p.m.
Lyle/Austin Pacelli gets started in tournament play on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Third-seeded Lyle/Pacelli will play the winner of tonight's game between Medford and the Minnesota Academy for the Deaf.
On the the side of the lower bracket from the L/P Athletics are the Blooming Prairie Blossoms. The late game on Saturday at AHS will feature second-seeded Blooming Prairie against the winner of tonight's Goodhue versus Randolph game.
Also tonight, Bethany Academy of Bloomington plays at Glenville-Emmons.
After the set of games this weekend in Austin, the tournament moves to Rochester and the Mayo Civic Auditorium for the final two rounds.
W-K 55, D-E 49
Wabasha-Kellogg posted its fourth win of the boys basketball season Monday night, surprising Three Rivers Conference rival Dover-Eyota 55-49 in a game at W-K.
A.J. Kohn scored 23 points, including a pair of three-pointers.
Wabasha-Kellogg is now 4-14 overall, 3-12 in the conference. Dover-Eyota slips to 12-9 and 7-8.
Kingsland 63, Cotter 49
Amy Mahlum scored 27 points -- 19 in the first half -- as Kingsland won its final pre-tourney tuneup, a 63-49 non-conference victory over Winona Cotter.
The Knights are seeded third in the rugged West Sub-section of Section One, Class AA and play Pine Island at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Stewartville in their tournament opener.