LA CROSSE CENTRAL SECTIONALDefending champion: River Ridge.
Top seeds: Chippewa McDonell (16-6), No. 3 Seneca (22-0).
Other top teams: New Lisbon (17-4), Belmont (19-3), Potosi (16-6), Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran (17-5), Alma/Pepin (15-5).
Lowdown: Seneca, the Ridge and Valley champion, has won all but three games by double digits. Senior forward Kalli Boland leads the team with 18.1 ppg. McDonell, the other No. 1 seed, tied for third in the Cloverbelt West behind Eau Claire Regis and Osseo Fairchild. New Lisbon, which won the Scenic Bluffs, received the No. 2 seed on McDonell's side of the bracket. Two other teams in the top half of the bracket are Dairyland Small co-champs Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran and Alma/Pepin. Immanuel Lutheran junior guard Abbie Hein led the league with 20.4 ppg.