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Boys Basketball: Litchfield moves on to Crusader Classic semis

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ST. CLOUD — Riley Pater scored 17 and Zach Whitchurch had 15 as Litchfield defeated Concordia Academy 60-46 in the first game of the Crusader Christmas Classic on Friday at St. Cloud Cathedral High School.

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The Dragons, ranked No. 5 in Class AA, improved to 4-1 overall, and they play in the tournament semifinals at 7 p.m. today in St. Cloud.

The Beacons fell to 3-4 overall and play in the tournament consolation bracket at 3:30 p.m. today.

Litchfield opened a 23-17 halftime lead and built on its advantage in the second half, scoring 37 points after halftime.

Whitchurch and Kinny both had 6 rebounds and Kinny added a couple of assists.

Jared Schneidermann scored 17 points for the Concordia Academy, located in Roseville.

Litchfield 60,

Concordia Academy 46

Concordia Acad. (3-4)........16 30 — 46

Litchfield (4-1).....................23 37 — 60

CONCORDIA ACADEMY – 15-41 FG (6-21 3-pt); 7-8 FT; 16 rebounds; 16 fouls … Scoring: Alex Galloway 6, Austin Moldenhauer 3, Charlie Kennelly 8, Roger Moore 10, Jared Schneidermann 17, Will Preble 2 … 3-point shots: Moldenhauer 1, Kennelly 1, Moore 2, Schneidermann 2 … Rebound leaders: Kennelly 5 … Assist leaders: NA … Steal leaders: Galloway 5

LITCHFIELD – 23-39 FG (5-17 3-pt); 6-7 FT; 26 rebounds; 13 fouls … Scoring: Zach Whitchurch 15, Dylan Koll 1, Cameron Sundmark 4, Zach Kinny 9, Alex Hendricks 2, Riley Pater 17 … 3-point shots: Whitchurch 3, Koll 2 … Rebound leaders: Whitchurch 6, Kinny 6 … Assist leaders: Kinny 2 … Steal leaders: None

LQPV Tournament

LQPV 67, CGB 42

Dylan Erickson scored 23 points and Dazhown Coleman had 10 points, 14 rebounds and 3 assists to lead Lac qui Parle Valley over Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley on Thursday and into today’s championship game of the Eagles’ own tournament.

LQPV, now 3-5, plays Ortonville, a winner over Minneota on Thursday, for the tournament title at 7 p.m. today.

Minneota and CGB play for third place.

Against CGB, the Eagles opened a 10-point halftime lead and ratcheted up the defense in the second half, allowing just 18 points.

LQPV shot almost 50 percent from the 3-point line, pulled down 40 rebounds and also were clutch at the free throw line, hitting 9 of 12.

Eric Smith, recently back after missing time with an injury, scored 11 points and had 7 rebounds for the Eagles. Teammate Garrett Olson added 7 points and 8 boards.

John Connelly led CGB with 16 points and Cade Karsky had 13 points and 6 rebounds.

Clinton-G-B (2-4)................24 18 — 42

Lac qui Parle V.(3-5)...........34 33 — 67

CLINTON-GRACEVILLE-BEARDSLEY – 18 FG (3 3-pt); 3-4 FT; NA rebounds; 15 fouls … Scoring: Jason Montonye 2, John Connelly 16, Keane Turner 3, Zak Adelman 5, Cade Karsky 13, Nate Bauer 3 … 3-point shots: Turner 1, Adelman 1, Karsky 1 … Rebound leaders: Bauer 8, Karsky 6 … Assist leaders: None … Steal leaders: Montonye 5

LAC QUI PARLE VALLEY – 26-61 FG (6-13 3-pt); 9-12 FT; 40 rebounds; 10 fouls … Scoring: Jon Nielsen 5, Dylan Erickson 23, Garrett Olson 7, Austin Haas 2, Sawyer Bohn 5, Jacob Halldorson 2, Colby Siegert 2, Dazhown Coleman 10, Eric Smith 11 … 3-point shots: Erickson 2, Smith 2, Nielsen 1, Bohn 1 … Rebound leaders: Coleman 14, Olson 8, Smith 7 … Assist leaders: Coleman 3 … Steal leaders: Haas 4, Siegert 3

St. James Tournament

Morris/CA 60,

Belle Plaine 40

Logan Manska canned a trio of treys on the way to scoring 17 points to lead Morris/Chokio-Alberta.

MCA has won six straight since losing on opening night to BBE.

Jake Torgerson added 13 points. He made a pair of three-pointers as the Tigers were 6 of 12 at the arc.

Belle Plaine (2-3)................21 19 — 40

Morris/Chok-Alb (6-1)........31  29 — 60

BELLE PLAINE – 15-49 FG (1-8 3-pt); 9-14 FT; 20 rebounds; 21 fouls … Scoring: Colton Hentges 2, Jack Winders 5, Sam Karl 2, Alex Koepp 7, Jake Meger 9, Zach Oestreich 13, Luke Narveson 2 … 3-point shots: Meger 1 … Rebound leaders: Oestreich 6

MORRIS/CHOKIO-ALBERTA – 20-43 FG (6-12 3-pt); 14-21 FT; 23 rebounds; 18 fouls … Scoring: Tom Holland 2, Jake Torgerson 13, Chandler Erickson 2, Nic Vipond 5, Tyler Henrichs 7, Lincoln Berget 3, Logan Manska 17, Austin Dierks 7, Jon Tiernan 4 … 3-point shots: Torgerson 2, Henrichs 1, Manska 3… Rebound leaders: Berget… Assist leaders: Erickson 5 … Steal leaders: Erickson 3

Cougar Holiday Shootout

Cedar Mtn 71, BOLD 58

The Cougars outscored the Warriors at Morgan 34-23 post-intermission to break open a two-point game at halftime.

Cedar Mountain/Comfrey won its fourth straight after losing the curtainraiser to Redwood Falls. The Cougars play Dawson-Boyd tonight for the championship.

BOLD will play Mayer Lutheran at 6 p.m. for third place.

Tyler Rock scored 16 points and Nick Kubesh 13 to lead the BOLD offense.

BOLD (4-3)    35   23 — 58

Cedar-Mtn/Comfrey (4-1)    37  34 — 71

BOLD – 23-60 FG (5-20 3-pt); 7-12 FT; 26 rebounds; 14 fouls … Scoring: Austin Weis 6, Trent Athmann 9, Tyler Rock 16, Lucas Wertish 3, Tyler Slagter 2, Nick Kubesh 13, Tyler Lothert 5, Jason Rothmeier 4 … 3-point shots: Athmann, Rock 3, Lothert … Rebound leaders: Kubesh 8, Rock 5, Weis 4, Wertish 3… Assist leaders: Weis 3, Rock 3 … Steal leaders: Rock 5

CEDAR MTN/COMFREY – no statistics available.

Dawson-Boyd 67,

Mayer Lutheran 61

MORGAN — Nathaniel Huot hit eight 3-pointers and scored 29 points to lead the Blackjacks to a semifinals win Thursday at the Cougar Holiday Shootout.

Huot also pulled down 8 rebounds.

Michael Lee scored 18 points and Joey Lee had 16 points for the Blackjacks, who hit 10 of 17 3-pointers but helped keep the game close by making just 9 of 23 free throws.

Mayer Lutheran...................27 34 — 61

Dawson-Boyd......................33 34 — 67

MAYER LUTHERAN – 25-41 FG (3-13 3-pt); 8-11 FT; NA rebounds; 17 fouls … Scoring: Joel Burfiend 2, Tanner Luebke 11, Cole Buttenhoff 5, Phil Burfiend 7, Anthony Gruenhagen 13, Taylor Otterstatter 2, Mason Diedrick 7, Sam Schlueter 14 … 3-point shots: Luebke 1, Buttenhoff 1, Gruenhage 1 … Rebound leaders: NA … Assist leaders: NA … Steal leaders: NA

DAWSON-BOYD – 24-44 FG (10-17 3-pt); 9-23 FT; 20 rebounds; 12 fouls … Scoring: Nathaniel Huot 29, Joey Lee 16, Kyler Collins 3, Michael Lee 18, Cody Aafedt 1 … 3-point shots: Huot 8, J.Lee 1, M.Lee 1 … Rebound leaders: Huot 8, Aafedt 5 … Assist leaders: J.Lee 3 … Steal leaders: Aafedt 2, J.Lee 2

Marshall Invitational

Montevideo 53, TMB 52

Montevideo’s Ryan Maroney took a charge with Tracy-Milroy-Balaton trying for the go-ahead basket in the closing moments at Southwest Minnesota State.

 The Thunder Hawks led at halftime 27-23 but it was back and forth the entire game.

Jesse Brace led a balanced offense with 13 points and Jordan Thompson put in 9 points on a trio of treys.

Beside getting the key turnover, Maroney contributed 7 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists.

Parker Lanoue led the Panthers with 15 points.

The Hawks play Mankato East at 6:15 today at Marshall High School

Tracy-Milroy-Bal. (2-4)........23 29 — 52

Montevideo (3-3).................27 26 — 53

TRACY-MILROY-BALATON – 21-44 FG (4-11 3-pt); 6-12 FT; 33 rebounds; 13 fouls … Scoring: Justin LeClaire 5, Mason Van Essen 5, Alec Swan 6, Parker Lanoue 15, Brian Fultz 7, Matt LaVoy 7, Brett Swenhaugen 5 … 3-point shots: LeClaire 1, Swan, Lanoue 1, Fultz 1 … Rebound leaders: LaVoy 6, Lanoue 4 … Assist leaders: Swan 3 … Steal leaders: Swan 2, Lanoue 2

MONTEVIDEO – 21-55 FG (7-23 3-pt); 4-12 FT; 28 rebounds; 12 fouls … Scoring: Ryan Maroney 7, Jesse Brace 13, Jordan Thompson 9, Austin Hansen 8, Troy Diggins 5, Tanner Rood 2, Spencer Hildahl 9 … 3-point shots: Maroney 1, Brace 1, Thompson 3, Hansen 1, Diggins 1 … Rebound leaders: Maroney 6, Hildahl 5, Hansen 5 … Assist leaders: Maroney 5 … Steal leaders: Brace 3

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