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Otter Girls Receive Number 5 Seed, Play Holy Angels in Quarterfinals

By Craig Olson, 03/09/19, 2:00PM CST


The Fergus Falls girls basketball team received the number five seed in the Class 3 A State Tournament.  The Otters will play number four seed Holy Angels Academy at 12:00 noon on Wednesday at Maturi Pavilion on the campus of the University of Minnesota. 


Holy Angels won the Section 3AAA championship and brings a 21-7 overall record into the tournament.  They have won five in a row, including a 60-53 win over St. Croix Lutheran in the section title game.  They are averaging 66.3 points per game and allowing 54 points per game.


Fergus Falls will take a six game winning streak into the tournament and a record of 23-4.  They defeated Alexandria 43-42 in the championship game.  The Otters are averaging 62.1 points per game and allow 42.1 points per game to their opponents.


Holy Angels won their section title a year ago and finished as consolation champions in the 3A State Tournament, beating Alexandria 56-46 in the consolation final.  Two years ago they finished third in the state tournament, also beating Alexandria by a score of 76-66.  The Stars won the 2016 state title in 3AA, beating Winona 51-43 in the championship game.  This is their fourth consecutive state tournament appearance.


DeLaSalle (21-5) received the number one seed and will play Hibbing (27-2) at 10:00am Wednesday.  Number two went to Robbinsdale-Cooper (20-8) who will face Austin (20-8) at 2:00pm and number three is Becker (25-4) who will match up with Marshall (21-7) at 4:00pm Wednesday.


If the Otters win their quarterfinal round contest they will face the winner of the DeLaSalle versus Hibbing game at 12:00 noon on Thursday at Williams Arena.  A loss in the opening round would put them up against the loser of the game between DeLaSalle and Hibbing at 2:00pm Thursday at Concordia University in St. Paul.