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Nevis girls open playoffs by hosting Northland

     Nevis received the No. 7 seed in the north and will open the Section 5A girls basketball tournament by hosting No. 10 Northland Monday night at 7.

     Nevis defeated Northland 66-58 during the regular season and carried a 10-12 overall record into Friday night’s regular-season finale at Verndale. Northland is 5-17.

     The winner of Monday night’s playoff game travels to No. 2 Verndale Thursday night at 7. The winner of that game plays the winner of Thursday night’s game between No. 3 Pine River-Backus and No. 6 Menahga next Saturday night at 7:45 at Wadena. Browerville is the No. 1 seed in the north.

     The north championship game is set for March 11 at Wadena while Crosby will host the Section 5A title game March 14.