Top-seeded Goodhue looked the part of the Class A favorite in a victory over No. 5 Wheaton/Herman-Norcross in the small-school semifinals Friday at Williams Arena.
The Wildcats led from the beginning and defense played a key role in the first half - Goodhue scored 32 points off of turnovers. Maddy Miller scored 24 points and Sydney Lodermeier added 18 to power the Wildcats into the Class A championship game for the first time since 2010.
Goodhue beat Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 74 to 35.
PEM took on a tough Roseau team in the Class AA semifinals at Williams Arena. The Bulldogs led for most of the game, by double-digit margins in some cases. Their biggest lead was 13 points with just under 14 minutes left in regulation. But Roseau came back and pulled to within two points, 76-74.
The top-seeded Bulldogs, though, used an 11-4 spree over the final minutes to secure a semifinal victory.
Hayley Dessner scored 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for Plainview-Elgin-Millville and Chloe Holtz added 20.
PEM took down Roseau with a final score of 87 to 78 to advance to the Class AA championship game.
Plainview-Elgin-Millville, a co-op formed 10 years ago, is making its first state tournament appearance.