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Alexandria's Joe Gorghuber goes up over the defense of St. Cloud Apollo's Michael Ashwill in the season opener on Tuesday night. (Eric Morken/Echo Press)

Alex boys score seven points in 40 seconds to shock Apollo

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The Alexandria boys’ basketball team was in a lot of close games last season only to come up short. It didn’t take the Cardinals long to reverse that trend this season.


Alexandria found itself down by six points in overtime to St. Cloud Apollo before John Vogeler hit a three with 36.9 seconds left that made it 71-68. The Cardinals’ defense took over from there, forcing three turnovers in a span of almost 15 seconds that led to a dramatic 72-71 win in the season opener.

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Eric Morken
Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.
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