Minneota tops Redwood Valley in Sub-Section opener

Jumping out to a quick 13-0 lead, the visiting Minneota Vikings would cruise to a 68-51 victory over Redwood Valley Friday night in the opening round of the Section 3A-South playoffs.
Much like the latter part of the season in general, the Cardinals (10-17) came out flat in the first half and could not recover, finishing the year with seven straight losses.
The Vikings meanwhile would go on to face Pipestone Area in the semifinals and were defeated 51-39.
The Arrows will play TMB for the South title on Friday at 7 p.m.
Senior Nicole Bunting wrapped up a memorable career with 19 points and three rebounds.
Amanda Tersteeg finished with 16 points and seven rebounds and senior Marissa Mace added nine points and three boards.
Senior Frankee Ahrens chipped in with four points and three rebounds, Janessa Whitaker had three points and two rebounds and Lexi Klinkner grabbed three boards.
The Cards shot just 30 percent (13-of-43) compared to 53 percent for the Vikings (20-of-38).
Lydia Sussner paced the Vikings with 24 points as they had four girls reach double figures.

Section 3A-South Quarterfinals
Minneota                   68
Redwood Valley        51
Cardinal scoring - Bunting 19, Tersteeg 16, Mace 9, Ahrens 4, Whitaker 3
Viking scoring - Sussner 24, Josephson 13, Engels 10, Guttormson 10,  Herigon 6, Sorensen 2, Hennen 1