Seeded no. 2, Spring Grove begins sub-section play on Thursday, Feb. 21 with a quarterfinal home game at 7 p.m. versus the winner of the Feb. 19 opening round game between no. 7 Fillmore Central and no. 10 Houston.

In the regular season, the Lions defeated the Falcons 65-50 and have twice handled the Hurricanes 59-38 and 87-32.

Rushford-Peterson (13-12) received the top seed, not having lost to any other sub-section squad. The Trojans defeated two-time defending champion SG 52-41 in late December. Seeded in descending order were R-P, SG, GM, LeRoy-Ostrander, Hope Lutheran, M-C, Fillmore Central, Lanesboro, Schaeffer Academy and Houston.

In Sub-section 1A West. Defending champion Bethlehem Academy and Goodhue received the top two seeds.