Basketball playoffs start next week

By: 
Jay Schneider

Post-season action for the WEM boys and girls basketball teams will start soon for both teams. The girls are the No. 2 seed in the Section 2AA South Sub-Section with a 19-5 record. They will host No. 7 seed Fairmont (8-15 overall) Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. The No. 1 seed is undefeated Medford, who defeated the Bucs Thursday, Feb. 21 for the second time this season. If WEM wins their opener, they will play either No. 3 seed Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial (21-2) or No. 6 seed Maple River (16-10) Friday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. at Mankato East. WEM defeated LCWM earlier this season. The Sub-Section Championship is scheduled for Tuesday March 5 at 6 p.m. at MSU-Mankato.

The WEM boys hoops team received the No. 1 seed in the Section 2A South Sub-Section. The Bucs are currently 21-1 and have won 18 straight games after a 66-31 win over Medford Thursday, Feb. 21. The Bucs will host the winner of the St. Clair (8-14) vs. Alden-Conger (8-12) game on Monday, March 4 at 7 p.m. The Sub-Section Semifinals will be played Thursday, March 7 at Lake Crystal. If WEM wins its opener, they would play the winner of the USC (12-11) and Nicollet (16-7) game. Springfield (20-2) is the second seed and Mountain Lake/Comfrey (20-3) is the No. 3 seed in the South Sub-Section.

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