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Blooming Prairie starts postseason with a big win

The No. 1 Blooming Prairie boys basketball team beat United Christian Academy of Bloomington (16-11 overall) 70-30 in a Section 1A Tournament opener in BP Thursday.

Kaden Thomas had 17 points for BP (22-3 overall).

The Awesome Blossoms will play No. 8 Southland in Mayo Civic Center at 6 p.m. on March 4.

UCA 16  14    30

BP 52  18    70

BP scoring: Kaden Thomas, 17; Gabe Hagen, 14; Parker Vaith, 8; Zach Weber, 6; Zach Archer, 6; Drew Kittelson, 5; Isaac Ille, 5; Alex Miller, 4; Mitchell Fiebiger, 2; Jacob Naatz, 2; Boone Carlson, 1; free throws: 64 percent (7-for-11)