Basketball: Elk girls face Moorhead, Rogers faces Buffalo in section

The Elk River girls face Moorhead while Rogers will meet Buffalo in the first round of Section 8AAAA on Tuesday.

Unlike recent seasons when all high seeds had a home game in the first round, the openers this year will be held at the top two seeds.

In the top bracket at St. Michael-Albertville, No. 5 Rogers (14-12) faces No. 4 Buffalo (16-10) at 6 p.m., and top-seeded STMA (20-4) faces No. 8 Bemidji (5-20) in the second game.

In the bottom bracket at St. Cloud Tech, No. 3 Elk River (11-15) duels No. 6 Moorhead (10-15) at 6 p.m., followed by No. 2 St. Cloud Tech (22-3) against No. 7 Brainerd (9-17).

Semifinals will be held Saturday at the highest remaining seed, tip-off at 6 p.m. for the first game. Finals will be held Friday, March 14, at 7 p.m.