Chippewa Falls McDonell, a third-place finisher in the Western Cloverbelt, received the No. 1 seed in its Division 5 bracket. The Macks will host No. 16 Gilmanton on March 6. The Macks handled the Panthers, 65-26, in their season opener Nov. 28. Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran, the Small Dairyland Conference co-leader, scored the bracket's No. 3 seed and hosts No. 14 Cochrane-Fountain City on March 6. The Lancers beat the Pirates, 46-43, on Jan. 17 and face them again tonight in a postseason preview.
Also included in that bracket are No. 5 Alma/Pepin, No. 6 Elmwood, No. 7 Augusta, No. 8 Independence, No. 10 Eleva-Strum, No. 13 Plum City and No. 15 Alma Center Lincoln.