The #5AA Maple River boys hammered #3AA Fairmont 83-72, while the #6A Parkers Prairie girls edged the #9A Upsala girls 59-56 as the high school regular season drew to a close.
Last week Maple River had won at #4AA St. Peter 62-61 in 2OT--a game in which St. Peter coach Kelly Raymond earned an ejection and a 2-game suspension. Now the Eagles under coach Chad Ostermann (star of their 1993 state champs) have closed out the regular season with 2 straight wins against higher rated opponents. Maple River and St. Peter are expected to be seeded #1 in the southern and northern halves of section 2AA but we shall see. Fairmont, meanwhile, is still expected to be seeded #1 in the southern half of section 3AA.
Mitch Pfingsten of Fairmont scored 31 points against Maple River but it wasn't enough.
Meanwhile both Parkers Prairie in 6A South and Upsala in 5A West have #1 seeds.
Player of the Day: Mitch Pfingsten, Fairmont boys
Coach of the Day: Chad Ostermann, Maple River boys