The Tech Tigers and Cathedral Crusaders are the last two metro teams alive in the boys basketball section playoffs after weekend losses by Apollo and Sartell-St. Stephen.

The Tigers improved to 24-3 with a 64-52 win over St. Michael-Albertville on Saturday night at St. Cloud State University. On Thursday Tech will travel to Monticello High School to play against the Buffalo Bison (22-6). The Tigers beat the Bison 68-53 on December 27 at the STMA/Buffalo invitational.

Meanwhile, the Crusaders topped Mora 80-66 on Saturday night to improve to 23-5 and advance to the Section 5AA semifinal against Annandale (21-6) Tuesday night at 8:30 PM. Cathedral beat the Cardinals 75-69 in the Crusaders' first game of the season on November 26.