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Eric Morken, Echo Press Alexandria's Jolynn Warnes drew three defenders before finding an open teammate during the championship game against Marshall last week. Warnes had 15 points to help lead the Cardinals to their sixth straight win to start the season.

Card girls' basketball: Defense brings crown

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The Marshall girls' basketball team found out just how suffocating Alexandria's defense can be in a 70-55 loss in the championship game of the Cardinals' Holiday tournament last Thursday night.


The Tigers jumped out to a 5-0 lead but could not overcome the 30 turnovers Alexandria forced in the game. The Cardinals swarmed the ball and quickly turned that early deficit into a 29-22 lead by the break.

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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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