The Park Rapids girls basketball team will attempt to make it three wins against Crosby-Ironton this season when the Section 8AA playoffs begin Thursday night.

     The Panthers received the No. 4 seed in the north and will host No. 5 Crosby-Ironton Thursday night at 7 at the Area High School gym. Park Rapids defeated the Rangers 42-41 in overtime in the season opener and 58-49 during the regular season.

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     In Thursday night’s other quarterfinal games in the north half of the section, No. 1 Crookston (19-7) hosts either No. 8 Warroad (8-17) or No. 9 Bagley (4-22), No. 2 Pequot Lakes (17-8) hosts No. 7 East Grand Forks (5-21), and No. 3 Roseau (20-6) hosts No. 6 Badger (14-12).

     Bemidji State University will host the north semifinals Saturday afternoon at 1 and 2:45 and the north title game next Tuesday (March 10) at 7 p.m.

     Hawley is the No. 1 seed in the south half of the bracket. The Section 8AA title game is set for Friday, March 13, at 7 p.m. at BSU.