Spring Lake Park beat top-seeded Park Center 67-59 in the semifinals of the Class 4A, Section 5 girls' basketball tournament on Saturday in Blaine.

The fourth-seeded Panthers took a 49-46 lead with just over six minutes left and pulled away.

Jocelyn Talso led the Panthers with 18 points. Adalia McKenzie had 23 points for the Pirates, ranked No. 8.

The Panthers face second-seeded Centennial in the section final. The Cougars got 18 points from Taylor McAulay and beat third-seeded Roseville 57-30.

Class 4A, Section 2: Third-seeded Shakopee built a big first half lead and cruised past second-seeded Chaska 47-37 in a semifinal at Eden Prairie. Kelley Brennan led the Sabers with 15 points. … Shakopee will play top-seeded Eden Prairie, a 68-57 winner over Prior Lake, in the final. Kemara Watson led the Eagles with 15 points.

Class 4A, Section 8: Second-seeded Maple Grove made 12 free throws in the second half to defeat third-seeded Elk River 43-42 in a semifinal in St. Cloud. Jordyn Lamker led the Crimson with 14 points. … The Crimson will face top-seeded St. Michael-Albertville in the final after the Knights defeated fifth-seeded Buffalo 76-38.

Class 3A, Section 3: Third-seeded St. Croix Lutheran defeated second-seeded and host Simley 52-45 in a semifinal. Clara Avery led the Crusaders with 14 points. ... In the other semifinal, Holy Angels defeated fourth-seeded Richfield 57-41. Francesca Vascellaro led the Stars with 20 points.

Class 3A, Section 1: Emma Dudycha made a pair of free throws in the final seconds to clinch a 73-70 victory for fourth-seeded Austin over top-seeded Red Wing in Rochester. The Packers will face No. 2 seed Northfield, which beat third-seeded Kasson-Mantorville 56-53.

Class 2A, Section 4: Fifth-seeded St. Agnes defeated fourth-seeded St. Paul Humboldt 57-53 in triple overtime in a quarterfinal at St. Paul Humboldt. The Hawks finished regulation with a 14-8 run. Maria Galush led the Aggies with 23 points and Brigid Boyle had 18. Piper Flemming's 19 points led the Hawks.

Class 2A, Section 5: Fifth-seeded Providence Academy pulled away from No. 4 seed Minneapolis North, winning 51-32 in the quarterfinals in St. Michael. Hailey Hohenecker led the Lions with 23 points. Jasmine Jackson led the Polars with 16.

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