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Eric Morken, Echo Press Alexandria's Lauren Trumm (left) was fouled by Willmar's Kayli Gimse during the first half of last Friday's game. Trumm had 18 points in the first half and went on to score a game-high 24 as the Cardinals got their sixth straight win.

Alex girls' basketball: Redbirds top Willmar

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The Cardinal girls proved once again last Friday night that when they can establish the pace they want, there are very few teams that can keep up.


Willmar found that out in a hurry as Alexandria ran up and down the court on its way to a 70-49 win. The visiting Cardinals came into the game winners in six of their last seven. Included in that was a win over fourth-ranked Sartell-St. Stephen on January 29.

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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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