There were 9 section finals Thursday night but the obvious Big Game was Braham's win over Esko in 2OT. The final was 68-58.
Braham led 21-13 and 23-15 early, and later at 37-32. But the game was tied at 32, 37, 41, 43 and 46 (at the end of regulation). Marisa Shady had 23 and Becca Dahlman 17 in regulation.
Esko led 49-46 and then 54-51 in OT. Esko's 6-8 post Savanna Trapp fouled out at 2:54 of the OT, but Esko had a 3-point lead and the ball inside of 1 minute, but missed a pair of FT and Dahlman hit a 3 to tie it up at 54.
In the 2nd OT, Dahlman opened with a FT and then a 2 + 1, and the Bombers pulled away form there. Dahlman scored 16 points in the 2 OT periods for a total of 33, while Shady finished with 23, adding nothing in the OT.
Dahlman's 33 gives her the single season scoring record for Minnesota, breaking that of Tayler Hill's senior season.
Hutchinson 46 Mankato East 43
White Bear Lake 43 St. Paul Central 30
Eastview 52 Park 47
Player of the Day
Coach of the Day
Bill Carlson, Hutchinson