Basketball: 8AAAA girls openers moved to Thursday

The first round of Section 8AAAA girls basketball, including Elk River and Rogers, was postponed from Tuesday to Thursday due to inclement weather.

The pairings are No. 8 Brainerd (5-17) at No. 1 Buffalo (22-4), No. 5 Moorhead (9-15) at No. 4 Rogers (11-15), No. 7 Bemidji (11-14) at No. 2 St. Michael-Albertville (19-7), and No. 6 Elk River (7-19) at No. 3 St. Cloud Tech (16-10).

The winners will play in semifinals Saturday at St. Cloud State, upper bracket 1 p.m. and lower bracket to follow, with finals Friday, March 8, at St. John’s.