Cambridge-Isanti rolls after break
• SECTION 7: Cambridge-Isanti claimed a 59-31 victory over Duluth East in the first round of the section tournament Thursday night. Cambridge-Isanti outscored the Greyhounds 31-9 in the second half. Justine Larson led the Bluejackets with 15 points while Lily Porta added 14. Mia Anderson led Duluth East with 11 points. … Forest Lake’s Anna Eckert was perfect from the free-throw line, going 8-for-8, and finished with 16 points as the Rangers downed St. Francis 69-36. Bailey Norby added 14 points and five assists for the Rangers.
• SECTION 5: Osseo prevailed 55-53 in overtime over fourth-seeded Cooper. Kiara Russell led the Orioles with 16 points, and Lemia Ntor-Ue added 12. Laurie Bohler scored 18 points for the Hawks. … Champlin Park scored 53 first-half points to cruise past Irondale 76-42. Alexis Alexander and Hanna Crymble each scored 13 points to lead the Rebels. Delaney Kohler scored a game-high 16 points for the Knights … Maple Grove shrugged off a second-half Mounds View run to win 69-58. Kaela Jones and Mackenzie Barta each scored a team-high 16 points to lead the Crimson. Jacky Volkert scored 16 points for the Mustangs.
• SECTION 3: Andrayah Adams finished with 32 points for St. Paul Como Park as the Cougars rode a 17-point halftime lead to hold off fifth-seeded St. Anthony 59-41. Kelly Lawson led the Huskies with 15 points. … Top-seeded Park Center scored 59 points in the first half and saw four players finish in double figures in an 89-48 victory over eighth-seeded St. Paul Johnson. Wisconsin recruit Cayla McMorris finished with 24 points for the Pirates. Lauryn Smith scored 21 points for Johnson. … Nine players scored for Totino-Grace as the Eagles routed their intracity rival Fridley 70-50. Sydney Borys finished with 19 points for the Eagles while Gabby Eisfelder added 15. Brooke Teff and Suzanne Gilreath each scored 20 points for the Tigers.
• SECTION 4: Simley ran out to a 14-point halftime lead and held off South St. Paul to win 44-31 in the first round of the section tournament. … Hill-Murray made quick work of St. Paul Highland Park, winning 76-31. Lindsey Malecha scored 19 points and Ellie Schwartz added 16 for the Pioneers. Seven players scored for the Scots, none of whom finished in double figures.
• SECTION 4: Rashonna Thomas scored 25 points and was the only player for Columbia Heights in double figures as the Hylanders took down Minneapolis Roosevelt 65-47 in the first round. Lazhanique Bryant led the 11th-seeded Teddies with 23 points. … St. Paul Humboldt made it to the free-throw line 30 times and knocked down 22, sending the Hawks to a 70-55 victory over St. Croix Prep. Shay Akis scored 16 points to lead Humboldt.
• SECTION 4: Jordyn Stromback scored 18 points to lead West Lutheran over Cristo Rey Jesuit 66-34 in the first round of the section tournament. Kasaundra Lyons led Cristo Rey with 12 points.
Buffalo prevails in five overtimes
• SECTION 8: It took five overtimes, but Buffalo reached the state tournament with an 83-75 victory over St. Cloud Tech at Monticello High School. Buffalo was led by Chris Ortmann and Levi Bean, who each finished with 22 points. Andy Foley scored a game-high 29 points for St. Cloud Tech.