Road back to state will feature familiar foes for the Warriors

Ryan Pitts/The Caledonia Argus<br /> Senior Thomas Jergenson.
Ryan Pitts/The Caledonia Argus
Senior Thomas Jergenson.

By Daniel E. McGonigle

General Manager

The Caledonia Argus

The Warrior boys basketball team earned the #1 seed in Section 1AA following an 22-4 regular season run.

On Thursday, Mar. 2, the Warriors will host the #16 seeded La Crescent Lancers at 7 p.m.

The Warriors defeated the Lancers 93-36 to close out the regular season on Feb. 23.

The Lancers have a record of 1-25.

If the Warriors defeat La Crescent, they will travel to Rochester to the  Mayo Civic Center where they will play the winner of the 8/9 matchup, #8 Hayfield and #9 Lewiston-Altura.

The Warriors did not play Hayfield this season but defeated Lewiston-Altura 83-55 on Feb. 14.

On our side of the bracket, the #4 seeded Pine Island Panthers and #5 seed Rochester Lourdes come into tournament play with 21-4 and 17-7 records respectively.

In the bottom half of the bracket, the #2 seed St. Charles Saints and #3 Lake City are two teams who have been common opponents to the Warriors come tournament time.

The Tigers are 19-6 overall and the Saints come into tournament play with a 19-6 record.