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Top games: Upstarts DeLaSalle and St. Paul Central duel in potential section playoff preview

By Paul Patane, SportsEngine, 05/21/19, 11:30AM CDT

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May 24: The Islanders and Minutemen, who both compete in Class 3A, Section 4, are fighting for a postseason boost as neither have won a section title this decade.

DeLaSalle won 13 of its first 14 games of the season but has struggled recently. The Islanders aim to close their regular season with a big win over section foe St. Paul Central. Photo by Cheryl Myers, SportsEngine

DeLaSalle won 13 of its first 14 games of the season but has struggled recently. The Islanders aim to close their regular season with a big win over section foe St. Paul Central. Photo by Cheryl Myers, SportsEngine






Other games to keep an eye on

Anoka vs. Blaine, 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 21. No. 7-4A Anoka (13-3, 10-2) and No. 3-4A Blaine (14-3, 10-2) clash as they enter the final week of the regular season tied atop the Northwest Suburban Conference standings. It's a three-team race with No. 6-4A Elk River (13-2, 9-2) to determine who will win this year's league hardware.

Mounds View vs. Centennial, 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 22. Class 4A, Section 5 rivals No. 5-4A Mounds View (13-5, 10-5) and No. 10-4A Centennial (10-7, 6-6) face each other in the final game of the regular season, which may serve as a preview of what's to come in the section playoffs. The Mustangs won the section to advance to state a year ago.


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