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Willmar girls look for another upset today

After expelling No. 3-seed Worthington from the girls basketball Section 2AAA playoffs, No. 6-seed Willmar (14-13) meets No. 2-seed Hutchinson (17-9) on Saturday on Gus Young Court at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter.

The game follows a No. 4-seed Mankato East (14-12) vs. No. 1-seed Marshall (26-1) 6 p.m. tipoff.

Willmar, which has won four in a row, fell at Hutchinson 65-53, on Dec. 14. The Cardinals had lost to Worthington earlier but in Tuesday’s playoff game subdued the Trojans 63-56.

Lakeville North tips

Eden Prairie in 2 OT

Nick Poehling’s power play goal in the second overtime period lifted No. 2 seed Lakeville North past No. 3 Eden Prairie 5-4 Friday evening in the Class AA boys hockey semifinal round. In the delayed second game, No. 1 Edina was leading No. 5 Eagan 2-0 after two periods.

No. 1 East Grand Forks will play No. 2 Hermantown for the Class A crown at noon. The AA championship is at 7 p.m.