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(Tribune photo by Tom Larson) Members of the Litchfield Dragons boys basketball team celebrate as they hoist up the Section 6AA championship plaque after beating top-ranked Melrose 73-59 Friday at Halenbeck Hall on the campus of St. Cloud State University.

Boys basketball: Litchfield calmly secures another reservation for state tournament


St. Cloud State’s Halenbeck Hall was bedlam Friday night in the closing minutes of the Section 6AA boys basketball championship game.

The Melrose side was freaking out. The surging Dutchmen needed just a couple more buckets to cap a comeback from a 19-point halftime deficit.

The Litchfield side was nervously biting nails, imploring their defending section champ Dragons to hang on for just a few more minutes.

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Tom Larson

Tom Larson is the sports editor of the West Central Tribune.

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