Posted On: 10/30/17 9:45 AM

Section 2A has been the kind of section you gotta love in recent years—that is, competitive. Mankato Loyola won a couple of section championships in 2013 and 2014, then succumbed to upsets 3 straight years as Springfield, then Sleepy Eye, then GHEC-TML (seriously, that’s Granada-Huntley-East Chain-Truman-Martin Luther) made it to state the past 3 seasons. Out of that whole crowd, only Sleepy Eye has a shot this year but they’ll have to get through Alden-Conger and BOLD to do it, and Section 2A has not been kind of favorites. Our picks:

1. Sleepy Eye 21-8 last year

Okay, look for Sleepy Eye to be the 1st 3-time winner in 2A this decade, adding a 2018 section title to ones in 2012 and 2016. If this happens, it will be thanks to 3 very different senior guards. Madi Heiderscheidt, 5-7 lefty point guard, runs the show and hits the 3. Sarah Ibarra is a tough 5-8 battler who scores and defends and does all the things you need and can reasonably expect of a 5-8 player in the lane. And, Brianna Polesky is a 5-9 spot-up shooter. Among them, they score about 35 ppg, though they’ll probably need even a few

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