Here comes the state girls basketball tournament installment of Ten Tournament Tidbits.
1. There were two unbeaten teams. Braham and Fergus Falls.
2. Three teams made their first state tournament appearance. BOLD, Upsala and Pine Island. All three lost in the quarterfinals.
3. The two schools that played in both the state girls hockey and basketball tournaments were Hill-Murray and Red Wing.
3. The two schools to play in both the boys hockey and girls basketball tournaments were Hill-Murray and Eastview.
4. Providence Academy's third place win over Minneapolis Washburn was the final game for head coach Ray Finley. He's retiring after 23 on the sidelines.
5. Best scoring performance from a player besides Carlie Wagner, Rebekah Dahlman of Braham netting 40 in the Class AA quarterfinals against BOLD.
6. The team with the most number of trips to state was Hill-Murray with 13.
7. After losing in the Class AAAA quarterfinals to Osseo, St. Paul Central head coach Willie Taylor is stepping down to pursue collegiate opportunities.
8. Minneapolis Washburn had the longest tournament drought. Their last trip was in 1984 under then had coach Judy Dockendorf.
9. When Ada-Borup faced Win-E-Mac in the Class A semifinals. Five towns were represented. Ada, Borup, Winger, Macintosh and Erskine.
10. The only game to feature two teams with the same nickname was Upsala and Bethlehem Academy in the Class A quarterfinals. Both were nicknamed the Cardinals.