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Associated Press, Published March 23 2013

Minnehaha beats Litchfield for Class 2A title

MINNEAPOLIS — Marcellous Hazzard led Minnehaha Academy with 14 points and John Pryor added 12 as the Redhawks beat Litchfield 56-54 on Saturday for their first Class 2A state title.

Kaharri Carter added 11 points for the top-seeded Redhawks (26-6), including three crucial free throws in the final two minutes that helped seal the victory.

Down by two with 12 sec-onds left, Litchfield (26-6) had one final chance to tie or win the game. But Zach Whitchurch's final attempt missed off the backboard and Minnehaha Academy celebrated its first title in four state tournament appearances.

Riley Pater led second-seeded Litchfield with 16 points. The Dragons fin-ished runner up for the second consecutive year.