Weather Forecast


Moorhead drops Cardinals in third place game of holiday tournament

Email Sign up for Breaking News Alerts
sports Alexandria,Minnesota 56308
Echo Press
(320) 763-3258 customer support
Moorhead drops Cardinals in third place game of holiday tournament
Alexandria Minnesota 225 7th Ave E
P.O. Box 549

The Alexandria girls’ basketball team held a three-point halftime lead over Moorhead Saturday, but it was unable to hold the advantage in the second half in a 44-34 loss to the Spuds.

0 Talk about it

The loss dropped the Cardinals to 0-2 in its home holiday tournament. Amanda Christianson scored eight points down the stretch in the second half, but her 11 total points was not enough to help the Cardinals pull out third place in the tournament. Brooke Heggie was second in scoring for Alexandria with eight.

After the game, Christianson said the two games are a learning opportunity for the team to get back to its winning ways. The Cardinals had won the first four games of the season before playing in the tournament.

Head coach Wendy Kohler said the Cardinals will get back to work in practice this week to play the kind of basketball it did in the first four games.

“We got off to a great start this season and we kind of got knocked off our high horse a little bit,” Kohler said. “But we’re going to get back to the practice floor on Monday and get back to work.”

Blaze Fugina
Blaze Fugina is the sports editor at the Pierce County Herald. Before working at the Herald, Blaze was a sports reporter at the Alexandria Echo Press for one year and 10 months. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in May of 2011. You can follow Blaze on Twitter at @BlazeFugina.
(715) 273-4334