Tigers head to Hibbing for hoops playoff opener

Princeton boys basketball was seeded No. 9 for this week’s Section 7AAA playoffs, sending the Tigers to No. 8 Hibbing for a Tuesday, March 5 play-in game (7 p.m.). The winner will then travel to top-seed Hermantown (23-3) for the March 8 quarterfinal game (7 p.m.).

The Tigers closed the regular season with a 5-21 mark after Mora just got past them 81-78 in the March 1 finale. The Mustangs (21-5) are the No. 1 seeded team in the Section 7AA South Subsection which includes Braham and Esko.

Five-time defending section champ Grand Rapids (17-9) is the No. 2 seed in 7AAA, and Chisago Lakes (10-16) is the No. 3 seed.