Skip to main content

State tourney: Litchfield, Minnehaha, Maranatha, Southwest Christian reach title games

  • Author:
  • Updated:

Top-seeded Maranatha Christian Academy is headed to the Class 1A boys' basketball championship game.

The Mustangs advanced with a 61-46 win over Rushford-Peterson today at Target Center.

They'll face Southwest Minnesota Christian, which knocked off undefeated Upsala, 71-62.

In Class 2A, top-seed Minnehaha Academy advanced to the title game with a 91-79 win over Annandale. Maranatha will play Litchfield, which defeated Esko, 72-47.

In Thursday's semifinals in 3A and 4A:

In Class 4A, Tyus Jones led Apple Valley to a 62-55 win over Eden Prairie. Jones finished with 23 points, 6 steals and 5 assists. The Eagles will play for the 4A state championship Saturday night against Park Center, which rolled over Edina, 66-44. North Dakota recruit Quinton Hooker paced Park Center with 14 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists.

In Class 3A, Reid Travis had his second-consecutive tournament double-double Thursday, scoring 30 points and grabbing 12 rebounds in DeLaSalle's 86-59 win over St. Paul Johnson. In the other 3A seminfal, Austin beat Marshall in overtime, 68-65 in overtime.

DeLaSalle will play Austin in the 3A championship game at 6:00 p.m. Saturday.

All semifinal and championship games will be televised live by KSTC-TV, Channel 45, and also streamed live and free on the Web at

Next Up


Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, January 28

The state is still in the process of catching up with 10,000 yet-to-be processed tests.

Bryan Acuna

Twins sign 16-year-old brother of Braves star Ronald Acuna Jr.

Bryan Acuna is one of the top international prospects, according to

Christopher Endicott

Authorities: Former principal who died in MN jail took his own life

He was found unresponsive in the jail last November.


Sheriff: 2 injured, drunk driver arrested after head-on crash

The allegedly drunk driver wasn't injured in the crash.


Newest 'Dirty Jobs' ep. has Mike Rowe scraping shmutz in MN

He'll scrape and clean a "special kind of shmutz" from the bottom of an escalator at a local hockey arena.

school, classroom

Here are the 77 nominees for the MN Teacher of the Year award

The nominees will be trimmed to a group of semifinalists and then a group of finalists.

crystal police department

2 women found dead in Crystal home, police investigating

Authorities investigating the incident as a murder-suicide.

Screen Shot 2022-01-27 at 9.15.45 PM

Buckeyes crash the glass, fend off Gophers

E.J. Liddell dominated in the paint to help No. 16 Ohio State.


Prep Football Tourney: State quarterfinals complete, semifinals set

The high school football State Tournament is well underway after a full slate of quarterfinal games Friday and Saturday around the state. Check out our recap of each tournament bracket, including Class 6A where Eden Prairie and Wayzata are set for a semifinal showdown.

Girls' basketball tournament: Hopkins, DeLaSalle, Maranatha Christian Academy defend titles; Providence Academy also wins

Hopkins defended its title against Osseo in the the Class AAAA championship game. In Class AAA, DeLaSalle powered past Richfield for its second state title. Maranatha Christian Academy won its second straight Class A title and Providence Academy took the Class AA championship at the State Girls' Basketball Tournament.

BMTN Prep Football Preview: Section finals to set state tourney brackets

The Minnesota high school football state tournament brackets will be set following section final games being played Friday and Saturday. Take a look at BMTN and KFAN's Joe Nelson's preview of classes 4A, 5A and 6A.