Posted On: 08/6/17 7:15 AM

David vs Goliath: That's the premise behind Pacesetter's Sweet 16 tournament, a fun event that provides smaller high schools the opportunity to face some of Minnesota's big 3A and 4A powers in a two-day extravaganza that began Saturday at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph. The tournament features plenty of marquee programs – Hopkins, De la Salle, Maranatha and St. Michael-Albertville for example – along with some high quality small schools such as La Qui Parle Valley, Bigfork and Eden Valley-Watkins. So, inquiring minds want to know, were there any Davids who knocked off any Goliaths in the round of 16? The answer is… Almost.

David in this case was Lac Qui Parle Valley, a 1A school from Southwestern Minnesota with an official Minnesota State High School League enrollment of 61. Goliath was STMA – enrollment 1,618 – which had to face the upstart Eagles without the services of its two best young starters, point guard Kenzie Kramer (#2 in the Class of 2020) and Kendal Cox, who will surely be near the top of the list when the first 2021 rankings come out soon. With the game a dead heat at halftime, word spread quickly that there

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