Kimball entered the sub-section 5 AA North half with a three seed and a home playoff game for the first time since the 2002-2003 season. Kimball matched up with the Foley Falcons, coming in with the six seed. The Cubs were fired up from the tip resulting in an 11-2 run in the game's opening six minutes. Foley would not go away however, as they fought hard for their playoff lives, while the Cubs held a 24-17 halftime lead. In the second half, Kimball was led by guards Tesslynn Callander and Rachel Arnold (5 steals each) as they turned up the defensive heat and helped Kimball secure the team's first playoff win in seven years, closing out a 52-39 victory. Arnold also led the offense, as she finished an excellent performance, scoring a game-high 16 points, followed by Mandy Wittenberg with 13 points and 8 rebounds.
Callander's strong game also provided 12 points offensively, while Shannon Donnay stepped up in a big way, grabbing five boards, scoring 6 points, and blocking two shots off the bench. After Megan Garding's minutes were limited because of foul trouble concerns, Donnay shut down Foley's leading scorer and best player Kiah Dahlquist, holding her to only 6 points on the night. Garding would finish with 2 points, Natalie Stein 2 points, and Kelsey Vigoren made one of two freethrows to round out the scoring.
Next, Kimball advanced to play the number two seed Eden Valley-Watkins in Howard Lake on Saturday, March 6. Kimball would be looking for the upset and some revenge for two earlier season losses to the Eagles. Ten minutes into the game, Kimball was hanging on only down by two, 11-9, but the Eagles would make the one run in the game that would be the difference as they outscored the Cubs 16-2 to enter the locker room at halftime with a 27-11 lead. Kimball fought hard in the second half to try to match the intensity that the Eagles play with, even closing the Eagle lead to under 10 points, but the shots down the stretch would not fall often enough and Kimball's season would come to an end with a 51-39 loss.
The Eagles aggressive defense would result in many fouls and free-throw opportunites for the Cubs, but poor shooting would haunt Kimball, as there were enough free throws missed (14 for 29) to close the EV-W advantage and even win the game, ironically this was true in all three games against the Eagles this year.
Kimball's scoring line finished as follows: Megan Garding 10 points and seven rebounds, Natalie Stein 7 points and five steals, Tesslynn Callander 6 points, Mandy Wittenberg 5 points and 11 rebounds, Rachel Arnold 3 points and three steals, Liz Kastanek 3 points, Kelsey Vigoren 2 points and two steals, Brooke Merten 2 points, and Shannon Donnay 1 point. EV-W advances to the sub-section championship game against St. Cloud Cathedral while the Lady Cubs finish with a 13-13 record. There were many bright spots for the Cubs and many things to be proud of as these girls have brought competitive basketball back and took Kimball Girls' Basketball to the next level providing an optimistic and exciting future for Kimball Girls' Basketball. Go Big Blue!