Apollo Eagles girls basketball coach Jill Lipp was named the Section 5AAA Coach of the Year Wednesday afternoon. Lipp has led the Eagles to a 17-10 record so far this season, including a 5-3 mark in 5AAA.

Led by seniors Lariah Washington, Ashley Koepp and Jessica Timpane, the Eagles have posted a five-win improvement over last year's 12-14 finish.

The fourth-seeded Eagles topped #5 Monticello 62-40 Tuesday night in the opening round of the section playoffs. Apollo will take on Willmar Saturday night in Buffalo.