Madison Guebert leads the Class 4A top-seed Lightning into the final prep championship tournament of the winter. Games begin Tuesday at Target Center, then shift to Mariucci and Williams arenas for the rest of the week.
Eastview and Park Center drew the top seeds Saturday in the girls’ basketball state tournament set to begin on Tuesday.
Eastview is the No. 1 seed in Class 4A. The Lightning will play St. Paul Central in the opening game at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Target Center. In Class 3A, top seed Park Center will play Simley at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Target Center.
Scheduling conflicts at local arenas prompted the Minnesota State High School League to start the tournament on Tuesday instead of Wednesday.
Among other changes: Quarterfinal games in Class 3A will be played on Tuesday and Wednesday. Some games will be played in Mariucci Arena, home of Gopher hockey, on Wednesday and Thursday. The tournament’s semifinal and championship games will be at Williams Arena rather than Target Center.
Here is the schedule for Class 4A, 3A and 1A.
CLASS 4A (all games Tuesday at Target Center)
#1 seed Eastview vs. St Paul Central, 10 a.m.
#4 seed Eden Prairie vs. #5 seed Anoka, noon
#2 seed Centennial vs. Lakeville North, 2 p.m.
#3 seed Bloomington Kennedy vs. St. Michael-Albertville, 4 p.m.
CLASS 3A (games Tuesday and Wednesday, two sites)
#1 seed Park Center vs. Simley, 6 p.m. Tuesday at Target Center
#4 seed Minneapolis Washburn vs. #5 seed Monticello, 8 p.m. Tuesday at Target Center
#2 seed Fergus Falls vs. Kasson-Mantorville, 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mariucci Arena
#3 seed Marshall vs. Chisago Lakes, noon Wednesday at Mariucci Arena
CLASS 1A (all games Thursday at Mariucci Arena)
#1 seed Minneota vs. Browerville, 11 a.m.
#4 seed Goodhue vs. #5 seed Ada-Borup, 1 p.m.
#2 seed Maranatha Christian vs. Mankato Loyola, 3 p.m.
#3 seed Mountain Iron-Buhl vs. Win-E-Mac, 5 p.m.
Class 2A pairings will be released Sunday after the last section final is played on Saturday. Class 2A games will be played Wednesday at Mariucci Arena.
Semifinal games begin with Class 3A on Thursday afternoon and Class 4A on Thursday evening. Semifinals in Class 1A will be Friday afternoon. The Class 2A semifinals will be Friday evening.
All four championship games will be played Saturday.