The WIAA released playoff brackets Sunday for the upcoming 2017 Girls Basketball Tournament with few surprises regarding top seeds.
La Crosse Aquinas received a #1 seed for sectional #3 in division 4. The Blugolds (19-0) are the top-ranked team in the state according to the wissports.net coaches poll, and are closing in on a third straight MVC title.
Melrose-Mindoro (20-0), ranked 4th in division 4, received a #2 seed in the sectional, while Dairyland Conference rival C-FC (16-2) received a #3 seed. Only one of the three teams will advance to the sectional finals.
Onalaska (16-5) received a #1 seed for sectional #1 in division 2. Two of the Hilltoppers' losses have come to Aquinas. Holmen received a #3 seed, while La Crosse Logan received a #7 seed and La Crosse Central a #8 seed.
In division 3, Coulee Conference leader G-E-T received a #1 seed for sectional #1. The Red Hawks own a .5 game lead over West Salem in the Coulee standings. West Salem received a #3 seed.
In division 5, Scenic Bluffs champion Bangor (18-3) received a #1 seed for sectional #3. The Cardinals are ranked 4th in the latest wissports.net coaches poll.
Regional tournament action begins February 21 with sectionals scheduled for March 2 and 4. The state tournament is March 9-11 at the Resch Center in Green Bay.
The WIAA state boys and girls basketball and hockey tournaments will be televised live on WXOW. You can also watch the games online at wxow.com