Brett Miller, KMRS/KKOK Sports Director

West Central Area is the no. 8 ranked team in class A boys basketball, Pheasant Conference champions at 11-0, and have now received the no. 1 seed in the section 6A-South playoffs with a record of 24-2 on the season.

The Knights will face the winner of Monday night’s Play-In round game between no. 8 Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg (8-16) and no. 9 Ortonville (6-15).

The other Play-In game on Monday is a rivalry matchup with no. 7 Wheaton/Herman-Norcross (10-14) hosting no. 10 Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley (1-22).

Whoever wins between the Warriors and Wolverines will travel to Parkers Prairie to face the no. 2 seeded Panthers (20-6) in the subsection quarterfinals.

Hancock received the no. 3 seed and the Owls (18-8) will host no. 6 Battle Lake (12-12), while no. 4 Ashby (18-8) is at home to face no. 5 Brandon-Evansville (18-8).

All quarterfinal round games will be on Thursday, March 5th.

Henning is the no. 1 seed in the North sub-section and will face the winner of the Rothsay and Underwood game on Monday.

No. 2 NCE/UH faces Park Christian, no. 3 Mahnomen/Waubun hosts Hillcrest Lutheran, and no. 4 New York Mills will face Lake Park-Audubon.

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