The Kenyon-Wanamingo girls basketball team goes to Winona Cotter to begin the Section 1 Class 2A playoffs Thursday.  The Knights (7-16) are the #13 seed and Cotter (20-4) is #4.  The top seed Lake City Tigers (18-5) play either Cannon Falls or Chatfield in their first game.  The Bombers and Gophers have a play-in game Tuesday.   #2 seed Caledonia (20-4) hosts #15 Lewiston-Altura (10-16).  #3 seed Rochester Lourdes (18-7) faces #14 LaCrescent-Hokah (7-18).

The Winona Cotter Ramblers are ranked #15 in the latest Minnesota Basketball News girls basketball rankings.  To show you how tough this section is, Stewartville (16-8) is the #6 seed and ranked #12 in the state.  The Tigers will play #11 Triton (12-13) on Thursday.

Zumbrota-Mazeppa (19-6) received the #5 seed and is rated #16 in the state.  The Cougars host #12 Byron (6-17) Thursday.  #10 Pine Island (10-16) goes to #7 Dover-Eyota (17-8).   #8 St. Charles (15-9) has #9 Plainview-Elgin-Millville (12-13) in their gym.

Rochester Lourdes is ranked #9 in the latest Minnesota Basketball News poll.  Caledonia #13, Lake City #18.

Twelve of the seventeen teams in the section had double digit wins during the regular season.  There are six state ranked teams in the section.

Lake City is the highest scoring team (70.7).   The best defensive team in terms of points allowed per game is Winona Cotter (45.3).

Seven teams average over 60 points a game.  Stewartville (67.3), Rochester Lourdes (65.5), Caledonia (64.7), St. Charles (64.1), Zumbrota-Mazeppa (62.8), Cotter (60.8), and Triton (60.8).

Four teams allowed less than 50 points per game during the regular season.  Cotter (45.3), Zumbrota-Mazeppa (45.4), Dover-Eyota (48.3), and Caledonia (48.4).