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State boys basketball championship. Schedule, results, where to watch.

State boys basketball championship.  Schedule, results, where to watch.

Class 4A quarterfinals

Wednesday

In the center of the target

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[1] Wayzata 77, Rogers 64

[5] Cretin-Derham Hall 57, [4] Farmington 56

egan 73, [2] Park Center 70

[3] Minnetonka 83, Coon Rapids 36

Class 3A quarterfinals

Wednesday

At Williams Arena

[1] Totino Grace 57, Stewartville 48

[5] delasalle 70, [4] Orono 64

[2]East Mankato 80, Chisago Lakes 41

[3] Alexandria 72, Minneapolis South 70

Class 2A quarterfinals

Wednesday

At Williams Arena

Waseca (20-10) vs. [1] Brick (28-1), 6 p.m

[5] Minhaha Academy (14-14) vs. [4] Pequot Lakes (26-4), 8 p.m

In the center of the target

Jackson County Central (21-7) vs. [2] Al-Albani (28-2), 6 AD

[3] Lake City (24-5) vs. Pelican Rapids (24-5) at 8 p.m

5:26 pm

Alexandria stands very tall against Minneapolis South

Poet Davis brings a lot of drive and self-motivation to the field. He embodies what coach Joe Heiser strives for for the Minneapolis South program.

The senior guard and his fellow Tigers couldn't match Alexandria's distinct height advantage — 6-9 senior forward Grayson Grove, who signed with the Gophers, and 6-8 junior forward Chase Thompson.

The Twin Towers scored 23 points in the second half and Grove came up with a blocked shot with seven seconds remaining, leading the No. 7-seeded Cardinals to a 72-70 win in the Class 3A quarterfinals Wednesday at Williams Arena.

Davis scored 15 of his 23 points in an electric first half in which the No. 4-ranked Tigers matched the Cardinals 40-40. Davis also finished with six assists and four steals.

Grove and Thompson took over the paint and scored the Cardinals' first 17 points of the second half. They each recorded a double-double, as Grove scored 26 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, while Thompson scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds.

Tigers' senior guards Jomarion Weah (18 points), James Underwood (12 points) and Kevaughn Fields (11 points) also scored in double figures.

Ron Hagstrom

4:05 pm

Eagan knocks out second seed Park Center

Escape did not come.

Park Center, the No. 2 seed in the Class 4A field, was the favorite in the quarterfinals against Eagan, a team that finished barely above .500 during the regular season.

But Egan withstood everything Park Center had to offer. The Wildcats made eight of 10 free throws in the final minute and survived an offensive play from Kazmir Chavez to come away with a 73-70 win.

This was systematic, deliberate, and absolutely no one expected it.

Park Center led comfortably 36-26 at halftime, but a sluggish effort in the early stages of the second half allowed Egan to get back into the game, cutting the Buccaneers' lead to two, 48-46, with a 3-pointer. By Max Bosley at 8:53 of 1st period.

A minute later, two free throws from Alex Schroepfer tied the game for Eagan. What was expected to be a tour, became a battle.

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Egan was unfazed by Park Center's rushing attack and stared down the Buccaneers' attempts to apply pressure. Eagan's zone defense made things difficult for Park Center's offense.

The Wildcats limited Park Center's chances. Eagan built the lead to 59-52 with about three minutes left. Chaves took a 5-0 lead, but Egan responded with a 3-pointer and layup to restore the advantage.

Chavis finished with 36 points, but turned the ball over with four seconds left, ending Park Center's hopes.

Jim Paulsen

3:20 pm

East Mankato wins over Chisago Lakes

Patrick Rowe was overwhelmed.

Mankato East used a stifling defense to shut down Chisago Lakes' one-man show, earning an 80-41 win in the Class 3A quarterfinals at Williams Arena.

“We liked our defensive intensity,” Mankato East coach Joe Madson said.

Rowe, a 6-7 senior forward who was a second-team All-Metro selection, was held scoreless in the first half, when the No. 2-ranked Cougars (27-2) built a 40-15 lead. He went 0-for-4 from the floor, turned the ball over eight times and committed three fouls. Rowe finally made his first basket for the Wildcats (22-8) about four minutes into the second half.

“It was tough,” said Rowe, who finished with six points on 2-for-16 shooting, along with seven rebounds, five assists and nine turnovers.

Junior guard Brogan Madson, the coach's son, scored 15 points and frustrated Rowe.

“When he was first charged, I could see he didn't like what was happening,” Brogan said. “It puts pressure on the other players.”

Brogan, on the other hand, had a lot of help. The Cougars had five players in double figures.

“We had a lot of guys who contributed,” Madson said. “We can play with everyone.”

Ron Hagstrom

1:51 pm

Cretin-Derham Hall defeats Farmington by late 3-pointer

Cretin-Derham Hall beat Farmington 57-56 in the Class 4A Division II quarterfinals Wednesday at Target Center.

Myles Bollinger's 3-pointer with 40 seconds left provided the Raiders didn't give up the lead.

Questionable shot selection added to Cretin-Derham Hall's woes down the stretch, and Bollinger's trend of unsuccessful forced shots seemed likely to continue. He faltered as he was released.

“I was kind of falling to my left, but I was in a rhythm and I was kind of feeling it, so I let it go,” Bollinger said.

A defensive stop sealed the victory.

“We've been battle-tested because we've played in a lot of games like this,” Bollinger said. “We hung out on defense while our guys were digging in.”

No. 5 seed Cretin-Derham Hall (25-4) advances to the semifinals Thursday at 6 p.m. at Williams Arena and will face Wayzata, the defending Class 4A champion.

Cretin Derham Hall led 31-28 at halftime. No. 4 seed Farmington (23-7), in the state tournament for the first time since 1937, led 52-51 with 3:44 remaining in the second half.

Joseph Mitchell III, a Star Tribune All-Metro third-team selection of the Raiders, fouled out with 1:10 remaining and a game-high 23 points.

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David La Vac

1:29 pm

The freshman pushes DeLaSalle beyond Orono

DeLaSalle's Jaeden Udean is a freshman. He doesn't play like that.

The 6-2 guard went out and buried a 3-pointer from between the college 3-point line and the big “M” at midcourt with 6 minutes, 14 seconds remaining. And he didn't celebrate. He calmly ran to a defensive position, although not very far.

Udean's 23 points carried No. 5-seeded DeLaSalle to a 70-64 win over Orono in the Class 3A quarterfinals on Wednesday at Williams Arena.

“He made some shots that lit a fire under us,” DeLaSalle coach Todd Anderson said. “His threes are like dunks. They go in.”

Udean finished 5-for-8 from beyond the arc.

Junior guard Richard Abiajeyi added 10 points for the Islanders (21-9). Five other teammates scored between six and eight points.

“We like to share the ball,” said Islander senior Ray James Jr., who finished with six points, nine rebounds, five assists and four steals. “When one person calms down, another player steps up.”

The Islanders didn't have to worry about that at the free throw line. They went 16-for-17, all but one of them coming in the second half.

“They hit some big free throws at the end,” Orono coach Barry Fuller said.

Junior guard Nolan Groves scored 18 points against the Islanders' ever-changing man-to-man defense, outscoring four Spartans (19-11) by double figures.

“We missed some shots that we would normally take,” Fuller said. “We had some good chances in the second half that we missed. We came up short, but it wasn't for lack of effort.”

Ron Hagstrom

10:43 pm

Wayzata sends Rogers

After quick action in the Class 4A boys basketball tournament quarterfinals on Wednesday, top-seeded Wayzata escaped for a 77-64 win over Rogers at Target Center.

Jackson McAndrew, the Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year, tied Isaac Olmstead for the team lead with 17 points. Olmstead had six assists.

Christian Wagner-Walthall led Rogers (21-9) with 14 points.

Wayzata (28-1) shot 59.2 percent, going 29-for-49 overall and 7-for-16 on 3-pointers. The Trojans outshot the Royals 32-25.

Wayzata, the defending 4A state champion, led 38-27 at halftime. The Trojans advance to the semifinals on Thursday at 6pm at Williams Arena to face Cretin-Derham Hall.

David La Vac

10:29 am

Totino Grace makes a late lead from Stewartville

discipline. region.

Two words that could pose problems for Totino Grace.

Senior Isaiah Johnson-Arrigo used his experience to save the Eagles on Wednesday. The 6-7 forward scored seven points and had an assist, sparking a late 11-point run over seven minutes as the two-time state champion Eagles beat Stewartville 57-48 in the Class 3A quarterfinals at Williams Arena. .

“Once things settled down, I focused on winning,” said Johnson-Arrigo, who finished with 13 points, including 11 in the second half. “It was our first game. We had to get used to the pressure.”

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The top-ranked Eagles (25-5) trailed 42-39 when junior goaltender Chase Whatley scored on a corner kick with just over eight minutes left in the game. Johnson-Arrigo, a first-team All-Metro selection who signed with Miami (Fla.), took over from that point on, scoring on an offensive rebound and a fast layup, passing to Dothan Ejadembola for a layup and a free layup. Throwing before ending the run by throwing the ball again.

“Our defense turned into offense,” Eagles coach Nick Carroll said. “We wanted to make the game faster.”

Totino-Grace's defense held the Tigers (26-4) without a field goal for nearly 10 minutes, from 11:02 remaining to 1:28 left.

“We hit a slump,” said Stewartville senior guard Henry Tschetter, who scored 15 points and is the only Tigers player in double figures. “We didn't move the ball like we did the whole game.”

The Tigers, ranked third in the state, used a well-executed game plan, a disciplined offensive attack and three defenses, to open a 41-36 lead on Tschetter's layup with 11:02 remaining. They alternated between a 2-3 boxed area, a 3-2 zone and a man-to-man defence.

“We were confused,” Johnson Arrigo said. “We got used to it during the game.”

Watley added 13 points and junior forward Tyler Wagner scored 12 points for the Eagles. Wagner scored his final eight points in the first half, finishing off the game with a stunning shot after a pass from Ejadimbula.

“These guys have been through the ringer,” Carroll said. “I don't care if we score eight or 85 points, a win is a win.”

Ron Hagstrom

Class 1A quarterfinals

Thursday

In the center of the target

Russell-Tyler-Rothton (23-7) vs. [1] Cherry (28-2), 11 a.m

[5] Nevis (23-7) vs. [4] Mountain Lake District-Comfrey (3-27), 1 p.m

Christian Heritage (21-7) vs. [2] West Central District (3-27), 3 p.m

Goodhue (18-13) vs. [3] Al-Khasib-Beltrami (25-6), 5 p.m

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TV and tickets

the chapter. 45 semifinals and championship matches will be broadcast starting Thursday. The quarterfinal and consolation round matches are Available for a fee On SBN. Tickets for the event range from $11 to $22 and are available at mshsl.org/tickets.

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Semi-finals

Thursday

At Williams Arena

Class 4A

Wayzata vs. Cretin-Derham Hall, 6 p.m

Eagan vs. Minnetonka, 8 p.m

Class 3A

Totino Grace vs. DeLaSalle, noon

Mankato East vs. Alexandria at 2 p.m

Friday

At Williams Arena

Class 2A: 6pm and 8pm

Row 1A: noon and 2 p.m

Championship matches

Saturday

At Williams Arena

Class 1A: 11 am

Third grade A: 1 p.m

Grade 2A: 5 p.m

Grade 4A: 8 p.m

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Championship brackets

Class 4A | Class 3A | Class 2A | Class 1A

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Star Tribune coverage

The Star Tribune will publish stories and other content related to the state championship games and more this week. Keep up by checking back startribune.com/preps every day. Thank you for reading and subscribing.

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Tournament information

* Download and print the tournament program

*The Star Tribune high school sports page