The top four seeds all came away with wins as the first round of the YMCA men’s league basketball playoffs began Wednesday.
Ameriprise beat BlackRidge BANK 71-44 as Mike Zauhar scored 13 points and Tucker Sheley 12 for Ameriprise. BlackRidge was led by George Washington’s 16 points.
Shep’s defeated The Pines 65-60 behind 23 points from Eric Nelson and 14 from Aaron Otteson 14. The Pines’ Jesse Nelson scored 22 and Tim Johnson 12.
Pecarich Marketing beat Elite Underground 64-53 with Matt Pecarich scoring 14 and Joel Clough 13. Elite was led by Scott Huber with 17 and Eli Mackereth with 13.
Lakes State Bank defeated Garrett 47-40 as Luke Schramm scored 20 and Cody Nelson added 10. Garrett was led by Landon Hamilton with 18.
Monday, Feb. 13
6 p.m., Lakes State Bank vs. Ameriprise
7 p.m., Pecarich Marketing vs. Shep’s
Wednesday, Feb. 15
6 p.m., Elite Underground vs. The Pines
7 p.m., BlackRidge BANK vs. Garrett