Maple Grove Boys Basketball Wins Section Tournament Opener
The Maple Grove boys’ basketball team jumped out to a 35-17 halftime lead on the way to a 68-44 victory over Champlin Park in the quarterfinal round of the Section 5AAAA tournament.
Lincoln Palbicki and Raoul Vaidya each scored 12 points to lead a balanced Maple Grove scoring attack.
Mason Thielke netted 17 to lead the Rebels in scoring.
The Rebels finish the season with a 10-16 record, 0-3 against Maple Grove.
The Crimson (20-6) are the number two seed in the tournament and host third-seeded Osseo in the semifinals Tuesday.
Park Center plays Mounds View in the other 5AAAA semifinal.