Posted On: 03/16/17 5:15 PM

18 of 32 state tournament teams are returning from last year, and at least 4 more were here in 2015. Who are the top performers in their 1st state tournament? (We're talking here about AAAA, AAA and AA, who completed their first rounds Tuesday and Wednesday. We have not seem A yet.)

Center—Monika Czinano, Watertown-Mayer, 6-1, junior. Scored 20 points with 16 boards vs. Rochester Lourdes. The Iowa recruit is way strong enough to dominate in Class AA, plus she’s quick for her size and moves around the court very well. She know what she can do and does it, doesn’t make mistakes. It will be interesting to see what happens at Iowa as she’s a little small for her skill set at that level.

Forward—Sidney Wentland, Elk River, 5-11, senior. The same is true of Sid who’s a little small for the 4-spot at the next level and is a prototype 4 here. She had a super 4-type game vs. White Bear Lake. She scored 13 points and had 6 boards, 4 steals and 4 blocked shots. Always an elite defender, she has also lifted her offensive game this year.

Point Guard—Gabi Haack, Elk River, 5-9, senior. Fresh off

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