The Zimmerman boys are seeded fifth in the Section 7AAA tournament and will open Friday at No. 4 Cloquet, against whom the Thunder won a thriller early in the season.
The Thunder beat the Lumberjacks 80-79 in four overtimes at home on Dec. 7, but the two teams’ seasons have gone in different directions. The Thunder are 8-17 and have lost 11 of 12, and the Lumberjacks are 17-9.
Hermantown is the No. 1 seed.