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The Old Two Twelve Conference Boys and Girls Holiday Basketball Tournaments are down to the final day. Central Minnesota Christian and Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City will meet in the boys' championship at 7 p.m. today in Granite Falls. Yellow Medicine East and Renville County West will square off the girls' final at 7 p.m. today in Renville. The eight teams that comprised the former Two Twelve Conference regrouped for the holidays.
The Willmar Cardinals boys' basketball team hosts Litchfield in a non-conference game today at 7:30 p.m. Willmar (1-2) is coming off a 59-49 loss to St. Cloud Tech. Litchfield is still looking for its first win of the season after starting with a pair of losses. Willmar won 58-50 last season in Litchfield.
The Willmar girls and boys hockey teams are both at home today for non-conference games. The Cardinal girls (0-7) host Morris/Benson Area (3-2) at 3 p.m. at the Civic Center. The Cardinals boys (0-3)will host Wadena-Deer Creek at 7:30 p.m.
Central Minnesota Christian and Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City will face off for the championship of the Old Two Twelve Conference Boys Basketball Tournament tonight in Granite Falls. CMCS tooped Tracy-Milroy-Balaton and ACGC sank Renville County West. Semifinals CMCS 66, TMB 40 (At Prinsburg) -- CMCS held TMB to 13 points on two field goals in the second half. Brian Nelson scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds to pace the Bluejays (4-0).
BENSON -- With four players scoring in double figures, Benson advanced to the championship game of the Case IH Holiday Tournament by upending Chokio-Alberta 63-52 Friday. Daniel Fragodt scored a game-high 21 points for the unbeaten Braves, who will face Paynesville in the final. Paynesville held off Hancock 47-43 in the first game Friday evening. Hancock and Chokio-Alberta play for third today. Benson 63, Chokio-Alb. 52 Joey Fragodt had 14 points and Tyler Guest and Aaron Hagen each had 10 for Benson.
Megan Groen's double-double of 21 points and 10 rebounds paced Renville County West to a 49-32 triumph over BOLD Friday night in the semifinals of trhe Old Two Twelve Conference Girls' Basketball Tournament. The Jaguars, now playing the Camden North Conference, will face Yellow Medicine East, now in the West Central South Conference, at 7 p.m. today in the championship in Renville. YME defeated MACCRAY 45-35. No details were available at press time. Semifinals RCW 49, BOLD 32 (At Grove City) -- Megan Groen's double-double of 21 points and 10 rebounds led the Jaguars (4-2).
NEW LONDON -- New London-Spicer won the first two and the lasd seven matches to upend Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 52-18 in a non-conference dual Friday night. After the Wildcats won the first two matches by technical fall, the Jaguars won the next five, including a pin by Travis Rath at 140 pounds, to lead 18-10. The Wildcats won the next seven, including five by fall and two by forfeit. NL-S 52, BBE 18 103: Shawn Hatlestad, N, tcfl Matt Gregory 16-0 112: Chad Henle, N, tcfl Anthony Rooney 21-6 119: Cole Tensen, BBE, dec Luke Reiter 5-0 125: Tyler Rath, BBE, dec Billy Dean 6-1 130: Danny B
Non-Conference Hutchinson 5, LDC 3 Jordan Lecher, Charlie Hamm and Mike Dvorak all scored in a five minute span early in the first period to give Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato (0-7) a 3-0 lead. Hutchinson (3-3) then scored the game's last five goals. Litchfield/DC (0-7).................3 0 0 -- 3 Hutchinson (3-3)....................1 1 3 -- 5 FIRST PERIOD - LDC: Jordan Lecher (Mitch Loge, Keaton Danielson) 4:25 ... LDC: Charlie Hamm (Alex Sundin, John Barrick) 7:44 ... LDC: Mike Dvorak (Andy Gilbertson) 9:22 ...
(All events 7:30 p.m. unless noted) Boys Basketball NON-CONFERENCE Litchfield at Willmar Benson Invite Third place, 6 p.m. Championship, 8 p.m. Wahpeton Invite Third place, 6:30 p.m. Championship, 8 p.m. Montevideo Invite Third place: ECHO Charter vs. Montevideo B, 3 p.m. Championship: Montevideo vs. Clinton-Graceville/Beardsley, 7:45 p.m. Old Two Twelve Conference Tournament at Granite Falls 7th place: BOLD vs. MACCRAY, 1 p.m. 5th place: KMS vs. YME, 3 p.m. 3rd place: TMB vs. RCW, 5 p.m. Final: CMCS vs.