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Posted On: 03/13/17 2:15 AM

Tuesday March 14 Target Center

6 p.m. #1 seed #3 ranked Orono (24-4) vs. unseeded #22 Willmar (20-9)

Two upset winners, though we picked one of them—that being Willmar. Orono and #1 section seed Hutchinson split 2 regular season games, and tied for the Wright County East title at 9-1. So, obviously, that one could go either way. We picked Hutch, it went to Orono 66-62, due in large part to Hutchinson’s foul problems. Still, not a huge surprise.

Willmar defeated Zimmerman 62-51 in Section 7AAA. The margin was a surprise, but even with its 9 losses, that Willmar won was not (a surprise), because Zim lost its tallest player and one of its best in 5-10 junior forward Naomi Hagstrom about a month ago. And, it finally caught up to ‘em.

Willmar has an amazingly balanced attack, so they can take whatever you give. Senior forward Heidi Sellman scores 11 ppg, junior guard Cayle Hovland and sophomore guard Hannah Johnson 8, junior guard Jordyn Swoboda 7 and sophomore forward Carly Wedel 6. Johnson, Sellman, Hovland and senior guard Grace Sawyer all scored about 10-12 ppg in the sections. (Or, does this just mean that they don’t have a real

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