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Rails lone top seed to advance to semifinal


Rails lone top seed to advance to semifinal

The top seeded Rails advanced Saturday afternoon to play No. 3 Pequot Lakes in the semifinal Wednesday at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD). Tip off is set for 5:45 P.M.

For the second year in a row, the Virginia girls’ basketball team has been ousted from the 7AA tournament by top-seeded Proctor (22-6), as the Devils fell at UMD, 62-48.

And for the second year in a row Proctor will meet the Patriots (18-10). Pequot Lakes upset #2 Crosby-Ironton 733-52 in the earlier game at UMD. The winner will advance to face either No. 3 Marshall (21-7) or No. 4 Aitkin (17-10) in the title match.

Proctor's quarterfinal game was unique for the Section 7AA girls tournament. The Rails were the only team that did not suffer an upset. The other top seeds, #1 Esko, #2 Mesabi East and #2 Crosby-Ironton all were beaten by the lower seeds.

For the Rails it twas a tail of two half's against the Blue Devils.

In the first half Proctor was patient on offense and did a great job underneath the basket. At one point the rails had a 23 point lead with less than two-minutes left. As the clock wound down Payton Rodberg lofted a 3-point 30 footer at the buzzer that brought the Rails fans to their feet to put Proctor ahead 35-14.

In the second half Proctor had only three two-point field goals as Virginia out scored the Rails 34-27. Proctor's 21 of their 27 second half points came from 30 free throws. Three Blue Devil starters fouled out.

Virginia's Rian Aune lead all scores at18-points with 14 coming in the second half. Proctor's Rodberg followed at 16 with 12 in the first half. Others in double digets were Sam Pogatchnik 13 and Morgan Nylund 11.

Virginia had 17 turnovers in the first half and 12 in the second. Proctor had 6 in the first and 9 in the second. Virgina's free throws were 5 of 7 in the first and 4 of 4 in the second to finish 9 of 11. Proctor 8 of 14 in the first and 21 of 30 in the second which is where they won the game. The Rails scored 29 of 44 from the line.

The section championship will be Friday, March 8 at 7 p.m. at UMD.

Section 7AA Quarterfinals

Proctor 35-27 = 62

Virginia 14-34 = 48

Proctor — Sam Pogatchnik 13, Liz Frase 8, Sam Parendo 4, Morgan Nylund 11, Katelyn Marunich 9, Taylor Bradley 1, Payton Rodberg 16. Totals 14 29-44 62.

3-point goals — Nylund 3, Rodberg 2.

Virginia — Anna Fink 2, Rian Aune 18, Halee Zorman 1, Lexiss Trygg 11, Kelsey Knutson 2, Macy Westby 2, Kelsey Squires 2, Erin Haerer 2, Rylee Kelly 8. Totals 17 10-12 48.

3-point goals — Aune 4.

Other 7AA Scores:

#3 Duluth Marshall 68, #2 Mesabi East 56

# 4 Aitkin 59, # Esko 52


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