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Woodbury's Diallo Powell hoists the Section 4AAAA trophy while Royals teammates celebrate their win Wednesday over Stillwater, which sends Woodbury to state. Bulletin photo by Mike Longaecker

Woodbury gains No. 4 seed in state tourney, will face Eden Prairie

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The Woodbury Royals on Saturday learned their quarterfinal opponent in the state 4A basketball tournament will be Section 2AAAA champion Eden Prairie.

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The No. 4-seeded Royals will face the No. 5-seeded Eagles at noon Wednesday, March 20, at Target Center. Woodbury enters the game with a 25-4 record after topping Stillwater in the Section 4AAAA title game. Eden Prairie (21-8) gained a state berth after defeating section opponent Bloomington Jefferson.

The winner of the quarterfinal match faces either No. 1-seed Apple Valley (28-1) or its opponent, unseeded Brainerd (28-1) on Thursday, March 20, at 6 p.m.

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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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