Posted On: 05/20/18 7:03 AM

It was an entertaining Saturday at the AAU State Tournament, a great day of basketball that went largely according to form – except among the 8th graders. The freshmen-to-be offered up a pair of big upsets when #5-seeded Metro Stars 2022 knocked off #4 UVA Lady Rebels Ware in overtime, and #6-seed Ballin' Pretty from St. Paul eliminated the defending champs of #3 Stars 8th Kolden. As a result, here are Sunday's semifinal matchups in all four classes.

Junior Division

  • #1 North Tartan 11th EYBL vs. #5. Stars 11th Amundson
  • #2 Fury 2019 Gauntlet vs #3 Stars 11th Nelson

North Tartan crushed Stars 11th Bjorgaard by 46 points in the opening round and were equally dominant against their stablemates North Tartan 11th Elite, winning by a margin of 38. Olivia Lane of Pequot Lakes led North Tartan with 22 points over the two games, while Frannie Hottinger of Cretin-Derham Hall had 21. Stars Amundson, with point guard Kacie Borowicz of Roseau back at the controls, had a solid day with wins over Southern Minnesota 2019 Fury and Suns 2019 Keitzer. Breianna Smestad of Maranatha scored 28 points in two games for Greg Amundson's team.

The Fury opened their

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