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State Girls Basketball: Montevideo opens with Providence Academy

Thunder Hawks will start state with top seed in Class AA tournament Wednesday at the U of M

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The Montevideo Thunder Hawks talk out on the court while playing the Fairmont Cardinals during the Section 3AA Girls' Basketball Tournament Championship at Southwest Minnesota State University on Friday, March 11, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune

BROOKLYN CENTER — The Montevideo girls basketball team's first trip to the state tournament will begin against the top seed.

The Thunder Hawks (25-3) are unseeded and will open the Class AA state tournament against No. 1 seed Providence Academy (26-4). Seeds were announced by the Minnesota State High School League on Saturday morning.

Montevideo and Providence Academy will play at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Williams Arena on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis.

The Lions advanced to state after beating Holy Family Catholic 95-81 on Friday to win the Section 5AA championship.

The Thunder Hawks are state bound after winning the Section 3AA championship Friday with a 43-32 win against Fairmont.

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Other first-round games in the Class AA tournament:

  • No. 2 Fergus Falls (24-5) vs. Pequot Lakes (29-1), 6 p.m. at Maturi Pavilion.
  • No. 4 Albany (23-5) vs. No. 5 Rochester Lourdes (21-7), 8 p.m. at Williams Arena.
  • No. 3 Minnehaha Academy (24-5) vs. Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial (26-4), 8 p.m. at Maturi Pavilion.

The Class AA state championship is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, March 19 at Williams Arena.

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