VIP: WIAA BOYS BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS REGIONAL BREAKDOWN


Marshfield senior Chase Hinson helped lead the Tigers to a Wisconsin Valley Conference title and a No. 4 seed in the upcoming WIAA playoffs. (Paul Lecker file photo)



By Paul Lecker

Zaleski Sports


The WIAA boys basketball playoffs tip off Tuesday with eyes on a trip to the state tournament, which returns to the Kohl Center for the first time since 2019.


Play begins with regional quarterfinals in five divisions on Tuesday. Regional semifinals will be played Friday and regional finals Saturday, with sectionals set for March 10 and March 12. The 20 sectional champions qualify for the 2022 WIAA State Girls Basketball Tournament, which will be March 17-19 in Green Bay.


Here’s a breakdown on what’s in store for regional play this week:


DIVISION 1

SECTIONAL 1

Regional semifinals on Friday, March 4, involving local teams in Sectional 1: No. 9 Stevens Point (14-10) at No. 8 Appleton North (15-9); No. 13 D.C. Everest (11-13) at No. 4 Marshfield (18-4); No. 15 Wisconsin Rapids (5-19) at No. 2 Eau Claire Memorial (19-4).

Notes: The top three seeds...


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