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Prep Girls Basketball Roundup: Litchfield advances to championship game

Dragons beat host St. Cloud Cathedral at Crusader Christmas Classic

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Girls Basketball

ST. CLOUD — The Litchfield girls basketball team moved into the championship game of the Crusader Christmas Classic on Wednesday.

The Dragons beat host St. Cloud Cathedral 62-48 to advance to the final at 6 p.m. Thursday. Litchfield plays Melrose for the title. The Dutchmen beat Concordia Academy 64-57 in Wednesday’s other semifinal.

Against Cathedral, the Dragons led 27-18 at halftime. They wound up getting 17 points from Izzy Pennertz, 13 from Maggie Boerema, 12 from Greta Hansen and 10 from Kylie Michels..

Eleanor Pelzel scored 21 points to lead the Crusaders, who also got 16 points from Kaitlyn Voth.

Cathedral tournament
Litchfield 62,
Cathedral 48

Litchfield (5-5) 27 35 — 62
Cathedral (4-3) 18 30 — 48
LITCHFIELD - Scoring: Ryanna Steinhaus 3, Kylie Michels 10, Greta Hansen 12, Izzy Pennertz 17, Maggie Boerema 13, Morgan Falling 5 … 3-point shots: Steinhaus 1, Michels 2, Hansen 2 … Rebound leader: n/a … Assist leader: n/a … Steal leader: n/a ... Block leader: n/a
ST. CLOUD CATHEDRAL - Scoring: Rachel Voit 3, Grace Sand 5, Eleanor Pelzel 21, Rachel Dingmann 2, Ella Voit 1, Kaitlyn Voth 16 … 3-point shots: R. Voit 1, Sand 1, Voth 1 … Rebound leader: n/a … Assist leader: n/a … Steal leader: n/a ... Block leader: n/a

Granite City Classic
Mountain Iron-Buhl 72,
BBE 18

Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa was beaten handily by Mountain Iron-Buhl at the Breakdown Granite City Classic at Claire Lynch Hall in St. Joseph.

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Both teams are in the top 10 in Class A, according to the Minnesota Basketball News. Mountain Iron-Buhl is No. 1. BBE is eighth.

The Rangers led 36-5 at halftime and were led by Sage Ganyo, who scored 22 points and reached the 1,000-point career milestone in the victory.

BBE plays Cass Lake-Bena at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Cloud Tech in Day 2 of the Classic. Cass Lake-Bena beat Holdingford 64-56 behind Taryn Frazer’s 30 points.

BBE (7-2) 5 13 — 18
Mountain Iron-Buhl (7-1) 36 36 — 72
BELGRADE-BROOTEN-ELROSA - Scoring: Brooklyn Fischer 7, Tiyanna Schwinghammer 2, Allison Dingmann 4, Kailey Fischer 5 … 3-point shots: Fischer 1, Dingmann 1 … Rebound leader: Schwinghammer 6 … Assist leader: n/a … Steal leaders: Schwinghammer 1, Bree Thieschafer 1 ... Block leader: Schwinghammer 2
MOUNTAIN IRON-BUHL - Stats not available

Windom tournament
KMS 63,
East Central 38

Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg built on a 26-19 halftime lead to put away East Central at the Windom tournament.

Hayley Demuth had 14 points, four steals and three blocks to lead KMS. Josie Gjerde had 11 points and six rebounds for the Fighting Saints. Also for KMS, Elsa Gjerde had 10 points and Emily Wagner had six points, five rebounds and eight assists.

Isabella Olson led East Central with 10 points.

KMS (3-6) 26 37 — 63
East Central (1-7) 19 19 — 38
KERKHOVEN-MURDOCK-SUNBURG - Scoring: Acelynn Hacker 5, Anissa Demuth 8, Elsa Gjerde 10, Emily Wagner 6, Josie Gjerde 11, Sophia Oerter 9, Hayley Demuth 14 … 3-point shots: A. Demuth 1, E. Gjerde 2, J. Gjerde 1 … Rebound leaders: J. Gjerde 6, A. Demuth 5, Wagner 5 … Assist leader: Wagner 8 … Steal leader: H. Demuth 4 ... Block leader: H. Demuth 3
EAST CENTRAL - Scoring: Carly Watrin 4, Raina Zaudtke 2, Elsie Laursen 9, Josephine Ford 4, Isabella Olson 10, Lillian Podlewski 2, Mason Belganer 3, Katelynn McAbee 4 … 3-point shots: Laursen 1, Ford 1 … Rebound leader: n/a … Assist leader: n/a … Steal leader: n/a ... Block leader: n/a
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