The Mankato West boys basketball team needed overtime to beat Mankato East in the opening round of the section 2-3A tournament.
The Scarlets were looking to continue that momentum tonight, but they would be the underdog going into the semifinal with 3rd ranked Marshall.
Mankato West jumped out to a 10-2 lead with a couple of buckets from freshman Jake Dale, and two threes from Austin Majeski and Alex Knutson. The Tigers would claw their way back and advance to the section championship in the end 66-61 to eliminate the Scarlets. Marshall will meet Waconia Thursday at MSU.