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Sports roundup from Monday, January 13

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BOYS’ BASKETBALL

Rothsay 58, Brandon-Evansville 52 (F/OT)

The Brandon-Evansville boys were down by 10 at the half and battled back only to have the game end in a tough loss in overtime against Rothsay on Monday night.

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The Chargers led by two with 10 seconds left, but the Tigers were able to get off three shots in those closing seconds. The final one fell as Brett Brenden’s bucket forced overtime, where Rothsay outscored the Chargers 10-4 to win 58-52.

Brenden finished with 16 points to lead the Tigers. Casey Backstrom added 15 points, as well. Skyler Quinn led the Chargers with 17 points and Tom Bosek had his first double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds.

The loss dropped Brandon-Evansville to 1-10 and 0-6 in the Little Eight Conference. Rothsay moved to 2-9 and 1-4 in league play.

Underwood 71, Ashby 68

The Ashby boys had a six-game winning streak snapped on Monday night as Underwood held on for a 71-68 win.

The Arrows’ Blake Ohren had a look at a deep three at the buzzer, but it didn’t go as the Rockets moved to 3-6 overall and 2-2 in the Little Eight Conference. Ashby fell to 6-5 and 2-3 in league play.

“This is a game we knew was going to be a tough one going in," Ashby head coach Jeremy Knick said. “Blake was not feeling well at all and was limited to what he was able to do. With him not on the floor, it takes away quite a bit of offense and size.”

Knick said other players stepped up well like Evan Anderson with his 13 points, six rebounds and three assists.

“Other factors leading to the loss were our rebounding and boxing out in the second half,” Knick said. “We gave them too many putbacks in the second half. We had a hard time finishing around the rim at times and our shot selection wasn't the greatest.”

Ashby shot 32 threes, connecting on nine of those. Morgan Wing had a big night for the Arrows with 26 points, four rebounds and three steals. Ohren finished with 11 points, five rebounds, four steals and three assists.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Wheaton-Herman-Norcross 54, Brandon-Evansville 48

The Brandon-Evansville girls fell to 5-3 overall on Monday night after losing a tight game to Wheaton-Herman-Norcross 54-48.

The Warriors improved to 5-3 with the win.

Eden Valley-Watkins 48, Minnewaska 46

The Minnewaska girls lost a close game with Eden Valley-Watkins, falling to 5-6 with a 48-46 loss.

Madi Phillips had a nice night in the losing effort with 17 points, five rebounds, three assists and a block. Bayley Pooler added 13 points and Carley Stewart finished with 11 points, but no other Lakers’ player had more than four points.

DANCE

The Alexandria dance team took first place in the kick and jazz competitions in the Melrose quad on Monday night.

The Cardinals competed against Fergus Falls (third place), Melrose (second place) and Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa (fourth place) as Alexandria came in 40 points better than Melrose in the kick.

“After a strong showing at the Rocori Invite on Saturday, the team’s confidence level was high and they had a better performance last night with fewer mistakes,” head coach Christine Reilly said.

The jazz team also beat Melrose by 28 points. Fergus Falls came in third.

GIRLS’ HOCKEY

St. Cloud 2, Alexandria 1

The Alexandria girls’ hockey team came up just short in a game against Central Lakes Conference leader St. Cloud on Monday night as the Cardinals fell 3-2 at the MAC.

Mari Wosepka gave Alexandria a 1-0 lead off an assist from Taylor Ellingson in the first period. That lasted until the start of the third period when the Icebreakers got a breakaway off the faceoff to start the final frame. They connected to tie the game at one apiece. St. Cloud added another goal not long after that and Alexandria couldn’t find the equalizer down the stretch.

The loss dropped the Cardinals to 8-6-1 overall and to 4-3 in the CLC. St. Cloud moved to 14-1-1 overall and to 8-0 in league play.

BOYS’ HOCKEY

Alexandria 3, St. Cloud Apollo 1

The Alexandria boys’ hockey team (10-3-1, 7-0 CLC) stayed unbeaten in the Central Lakes Conference behind a three-goal third period on the road against St. Cloud Apollo.

Gino Lucia’s goal at 8:59 in the first frame gave Apollo a lead that lasted until the final frame. That’s when Parker Revering got things going for Alexandria with a goal off an assist from Brady Bast at 5:40. Levi McFarlane scored less than a minute later to give the Cardinals the lead and Christian Canavati put the finishing touches on the win with a goal at 16:46. Canavati also assisted on McFarlane’s goal.

Sam Goetsch got the win in net with another solid performance. He stopped 33 shots and allowed just the one goal as the Eagles outshot Alexandria 34-24.

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