Alexandria boys' basketball: Cardinals edge Rocori
By: Eric Morken, Alexandria Echo Press
The Alexandria boys’ basketball team used 25 points from junior guard John Vogeler to edge Rocori 55-53 on Tuesday night.
Vogeler said he was still working his way back into game shape after a loss to Willmar last Thursday. It seems he found that with 22 second-half points against the Spartans on Tuesday. Logan Doyle helped him out with 11 points and Brandon Bistodeau added seven as well.
That helped the Cardinals overcome a two-point deficit at the half and a strong game from Rocori’s Jonah Eisenschenk. The senior finished with 23 points, while Zach Templin added 12.
Neither team led by more than five points in a game that was tight from start to finish. It was a much-needed win for Alexandria as the Cardinals snapped a three-game losing streak to move to 4-7 overall and to 2-4 in the Central Lakes Conference.
They had a chance to build on that as they traveled to Fergus Falls last night, Thursday. Alexandria will welcome in St. Cloud Tech for a 3 p.m. tip on Saturday before St. Cloud Apollo comes to town next Tuesday.
ALEXANDRIA 23 22 – 55
ROCORI 25 18 – 53
ALEXANDRIA – Vogeler – 25; Doyle – 11; Bistodeau – 7; Chase Kohler – 4; David Krivanek – 3; Kevin Setterstrom – 3; Travis Krueger – 2
ROCORI – Eisenschenk – 23; Templin – 12; Mack Mueller – 6; Brad Fabel – 5; Zach Schneider – 4; Jeron Terres – 3