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Benson, Litchfield lose in third-place games

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SAUK RAPIDS -- Benson was unable to hang on to a slim halftime lead and succumbed to Rockford 87-74 in the third-place game at the Sauk Rapids Invitational this past weekend.

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Benson (6-3), which played the tournament without starting post Jesse Holm to an infraction, led 41-39 at intermission. Rockford, behind Nick Haugen's 22 points, eventually pulled ahead late in the game.

Daniel Fragodt had 24 points for the Braves. Aaron Lindahl chipped in with 14 points.

Rockford 87, Benson 74

Benson (6-3) 41 33 -- 74

Rockford 39 48 -- 87

BENSON - 30-57 FG (4-9 3 pt); 10-19 FT; 24 rebounds; 15 fouls ... Scoring: Mitch Enderson 6, Kyle Mikkelson 3, Aaron Lindahl 14, Brett Collins 7, Daniel Fragodt 24, John Chevalier 6, Mitchell Kent 4, Daniel Martin 2, Eric Lee 8 ... 3-point shots: Mikkelson 1, Lindahl 1, Collins 1, Fragodt 1 ... Rebound leaders: Fragodt 6, Collins 5, Lee 5 ... Assist leaders: Collins 4, Fragodt 4 ... Steal leaders: Fragodt 2, Enderson 2

ROCKFORD - 34-62 FG (8-20 3 pt); 10-11 FT; 19 fouls ... Scoring: Nathan Maher 16, Luke Mernon 9, Nick Haugen 22, Mike Mernon 11, Zach Wieberger 16, Chris Hanson 2, Seth Dorrell 2, Antoine Nelson 9 ... 3-point shots: Rieberger 4, M.Mernon 2, L.Mernon 1,. Haugen 1 ... Rebound, assist and steal leaders not available

SC Cathedral 67, Litchfield 55

The Dragons fell behind by 12 points at halftime and weren't able to make up the deficit in the third-place game.

Calvin Pehle had 16 points, Peter Zender 12 and Tyler Puckett 11 for Litchfield (3-4). Mike Bruesweitz was named to the all-tournament team.

Concordia Academy 38 29 -- 67

Litchfield (3-4) 26 29 -- 55

CONCORDIA ACADEMY - 24-49 FG (6-17 3 pt); 13-20 FT; 27 rebounds; 16 fouls ... Scoring: Kyle Hagen 13, Darrin Beekman 11, Zach Towle 19, Steve Halverson 9, Mike Masek 4, Ryan Nayler 11 ... 3-point shots: Towle 3, Beekman 2, Hagen 1 ... Rebound, assist and steal leaders not available

LITCHFIELD - 22-60 FG (6-21 3 pt); 5-12 FT; 27 rebounds; 21 fouls ... Scoring: Kent Johnson 7, Peter Zender 12, Steve Hendrickson 6, Mike Bruesewitz 3, Calvin Pehle 16, Tyler Puckett 11 ... 3-point shots: Zender 3, Pehle 2, Johnson 1 ... Rebound, assist and steal leaders not available

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