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Senior guard Jess Syvrud (back) consoled junior Amanda Christianson with a hug after Christianson was unable to get a shot off before the buzzer sounded on Alexandria's one-point loss in the secion finals. (Eric Morken, Echo Press)

Section 8AAA girls' basketball: Alexandria so close to state

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The look of frustration mixed with sadness on junior Amanda Christianson's face said it all as Alexandria's upset bid fell just short in the Section 8-AAA title game on Friday at St. John's University.

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Christianson gave the Cardinals exactly what they wanted coming into the night - a chance in the closing seconds against undefeated Fergus Falls. Alexandria trailed by just one after a couple missed free throws by Otters' star guard Brianna Rasmusson with 5.8 seconds left.

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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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