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Mounds View through to section semifinals
The Mounds View High School boys basketball team took care of business in its playoff opener on Wednesday. The second-seeded Mustangs topped seventh-seeded Mahtomedi 81-62 in the Section 4AAAA quarterfinals.
Ryan Kaczynski was one of three Mustangs in double figures and led Mounds View with 19 points. Henry Morris added 16 and Nick Justin scored 15.
Mounds View held the Zephyrs to 27 points in the first half and led by 14 at the break.
Mahtomedi’s Sean Hjelle led all scorers with 23 points.
Next up for Mounds View is a neutral-site semifinal on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. The Mustangs take on third-seeded Tartan at East Ridge High School. The Titans edged sixth-seeded White Bear Lake 61-57 in the quarterfinals.
The other semifinal on Saturday features top-seeded Woodbury facing fifth-seeded Stillwater at 7:30 p.m. Woodbury trounced eighth-seeded North St. Paul 83-47 in the first round while Stillwater won 56-47 on the road at fourth-seeded Roseville.
Section 4AAAA boys basketball playoffs
Game 1 – Woodbury 83, North St. Paul 47
Game 2 – Stillwater 56, Roseville 47
Game 3 – Tartan 61, White Bear Lake 57
Game 4 – Mounds View 81, Mahtomedi 62
Semifinals, Saturday at East Ridge High School
Game 5 – Tartan vs. Mounds View, 5:30 p.m.
Game 6 – Stillwater vs. Woodbury, 7:30 p.m.
Championship game, March 5, 7 p.m. at East Ridge High School
Game 7 – Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner