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Tribune photo by Tom Larson Litchfield’s Zach Kinny makes a pass to teammate Joel Madsen (23) during the Dragons’ win over Melrose in the Section 6AA championship game Friday in St. Cloud.

Boys basketball: Litchfield knocks off Melrose, heads to state


ST. CLOUD — The stunned looks on the faces of Melrose’s faithful at halftime spoke volumes.

Wow. And not in a good way.

Litchfield played exactly the kind of game it wanted and played it to near perfection, taking a 19-point lead into the break and weathering the Dutchmen’s furious second half rally to defend its Section 6AA title, 73-59, before a packed house at St. Cloud State University’s Halenbeck Hall.

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Tom Larson

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

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