The #5-seeded West Central Area Knights boys basketball team posted its 15th win of the season with a double-digit win at neighboring rival Minnewaska Area 67-55.
The Knights advance to the Sub-Section 6AA-West semi-finals, coming Saturday night at 6:00pm at the University of Minnesota-Morris P.E. Center. In the nightcap, #2-seed Staples-Motley will take on #3-seed Breckenridge.
Other boys basketball games in Sub-Section 6AA-West:
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 72, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 42
Breckenridge 67, Osakis 55
Staples-Motley 80, Benson 58
Results out of Sub-Section 6AA-East:
Albany 78, Holdingford 37
Melrose 56, Sauk Centre 53
New London-Spicer 61, St. John's Prep 25
Pierz 64, Paynesville Area 50
Results out of Section 6A:
Ada-Borup 80, Waubun 54
Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 63, Henning 37
Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 45, Battle Lake 35
Hillcrest Lutheran Academy 67, Brandon-Evansville 45
Norman County East 72, Lake Park-Audubon 59
Norman County West 45, Barnesville 43
Park Christian 76, Ulen-Hitterdal 48
Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 58, Hancock 36
In a Sub-Section 6A-South semi-final game, #4-seed Wheaton-Herman/Norcross will take on #1-seed Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa on Saturday at 1:00pm at UM-Morris. It will be the first 6A-South semi-final game of the day at UMM, with Hillcrest Lutheran Academy facing Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley in the 3:00pm game.
Late in the game against Minnewaska, Knights' head coach Kraig Hunter talks strategy with junior Beau Kashmark. Check out that huge WCA crowd in the background! Photo by Tribune sports reporter, Kris Beuckens.
Here's a clip taken in the final moments of the Knights' playoff win.
Kashmark and Richards give their thoughts on the game.