The Eden Prairie boys basketball team moves on to the section playoffs after closing the book on their regular season Friday night against Minnetonka.
The Eagles dropped an 89-65 decision to fourth-ranked Skippers on their home court at Eden Prairie High School.
Eagles sophomore wing Max Lorenson led Eden Prairie with 21 points in a back-and-forth Lake Conference battle.
Minnetonka (20-6) led by two at the half, but pulled away after the intermission behind 18 points from junior guard Andy Stefonowicz and 16 from junior Jordan Cain.
Backing Lorenson for Eden Prairie was freshman guard Nolen Anderson with 11 points, senior wing Quincy Oriwa added 10, and senior guard Luke Rapp put up seven.
The Eagles finish the regular season with a record of 11-13, going 3-3 in their final six games, highlighted by a 92-86 upset of third-ranked Wayzata on Feb 16. Eden Prairie handed the third-ranked Trojans their only loss in Lake Conference play.
Turning their attention to the Section 2AAAA playoffs, the fourth-seeded Eagles will host fifth-seed Prior Lake in the opening round.
The Eagles defeated Prior Lake 63-62 on Jan. 18, at the heels of a dramatic buzzer-beating three-point field goal from Rapp.
The Eagles and the Lakers section quarterfinal showdown tips off Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the main gym at Eden Prairie High School.
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