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Red Wing's Isaac Toivonen (right) goes for a layup as an Albert Lea defender comes in for a block attempt during the first half of Thursday's Section 1AAA quarterfinal game at Sonju Gymnasium. Toivonen had 13 points in the Wingers' 64-54 victory. (Republican Eagle photo by Joe Brown)

Boys Basketball: Wingers avoid upset in 1AAA opener

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Section seedings may make a matchup look like certain victory on paper, like with Thursday’s Section 1AAA opener between second-seeded Red Wing and seventh-seeded Albert Lea.


But after a hot first half that saw the Tigers trail by just two at halftime, the Wingers knew they had to refocus to avoid the upset.

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Joe Brown
Joe Brown is the sports editor for the Red Wing Republican Eagle. Previously, he worked at the Marshall Independent and the St. Cloud Times. For updates on local sports, follow Joe on Twitter at @RE_JBrown.
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