Boys state basketball roundup: Class 3A quarterfinals filled with thrills

21 March 2024


Totino Grace 57, Stewartville 48: Totino-Grace took another step toward its potential three-peat Wednesday, fending off the third-ranked team in the state in a high-powered quarterfinal matchup.

The Tigers were game for the challenge, building a five-point second-half lead. But the Eagles held Stewartville to just seven points over the game’s final 11 minutes. Isaiah Johnson and Chace Watley each had 13 points for the Eagles.

DeLaSalle 70, Orono 64: Jaeden Udean scored 23 points in just 20 minutes to lead the Islanders into the state semifinals. Fifth-seeded DeLaSalle will meet top-seeded Totino-Grace in the semifinals at noon Thursday.

Orono stayed close throughout the contest, getting as close as two in the closing minutes, but DeLaSalle put the game away at the free-throw line, where it went 16 for 17.

Alexandria Area 72, Minneapolis South 70: Gophers commit Grayson Grove scored 28 points as third-seeded Alexandria Area survived a stiff test from the Tigers.

Poet Davis had 23 points and six assists from Minneapolis South.

Davis hit a pair of free throws to bring Minneapolis South to within one with a minute to play. The Tigers had a chance to take the lead in the closing 10 seconds, but Grove blocked the potential go-ahead shot.

Minneapolis South was making its first state tournament appearance since 1992.

Alexandria Area will meet second-seeded Mankato East at 2 p.m. Thursday. Mankato East beat Chisago Lakes 80-41 in the quarterfinals.

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