Brett Miller, KMRS/KKOK Sports Director

BENSON – The Morris/Benson Area Bantams hockey team defeated Alexandria 7-5 in the boys District 15 championship from the Benson Civic Center on Sunday.

The Storm earned the no. 1 seed and a first round bye in the tournament which began on Friday, before defeating Detroit Lakes 7-1 in the semifinals.

Morris/Benson Area (21-15-3) advances to regionals, where they face Crookston in the West Region quarterfinals on Friday, March 1st at 10:00 a.m. The tournament will be held at the Runestone Community Center in Alexandria.

In other area tournaments, the Storm PeeWees (15-10) took fourth at the District 15 tournament in Morris.

After falling 5-4 to Brainerd in the quarterfinals, the Storm took down Park Rapids 5-1 and Prairie Centre 7-0 in the consolation bracket before losing to Moorhead Orange 6-4.

The Morris/Benson Area girls 12U went 0-2 in district tournament action, losing to Northern Lakes 11-0 in the quarterfinals, and 11-0 to Brainerd/Little Falls in the consolation bracket.

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