Little did Meghan Lorence know when she stepped on the ice Saturday for the NCAA Division I women's hockey national quarterfinal against Rochester Institute of Technology that her playing time would come to an end after the first period.
With seven of the eight teams with between 11 and 18 wins in the regular season, there was a good chance the Section 5AAAA girls basketball playoffs would provide some close games. Mounds View was involved in a pair of them last week.
As the seventh seed in the Section 5AAAA boys basketball playoffs, Irondale avoids having to face the top-ranked team in the state, Champlin Park. Instead, the Knights take on third-ranked Maple Grove in the first round.