Alexandria boys' basketball: Cardinals rock Sauk, deny Spuds
Holding Sauk Rapids-Rice to just nine points in the second half, the Cardinal boys’ basketball team improved its win streak to three with a 62-25 trouncing of the Storm Thursday night.
The win, a Central Lakes Conference matchup, pushed the Cards to 4-8 in league play and 8-11 overall.
“The start of the game was played at the Storm’s tempo as they slowed the game down and stretched out their offensive possessions,” said head coach Forrest Witt. “Midway through the first half, the Cards were able to pick up the pace of the game with some defensive stops and improved efficiency on the offensive end.”
Alexandria led 25-16 at the half, but ratcheted up their offense in the second half to pour in 39.
Logan Doyle led the way in the game with 18, with John Vogeler adding 12 and David Krivanek 10.
“The second half was all Cardinals as they limited Sauk Rapids-Rice to nine total points, while forcing several turnovers in the half court that led to easy transition buckets,” said Witt.
The Cardinals will be at Willmar Friday.
ALEXANDRIA 62, SAUK RAPIDS 25
ALEXANDRIA 25 37 — 62
SAUK RAPIDS 16 9 — 25
ALEXANDRIA – Kevin Setterstrom 2, Kris Setterstrom 3, Brandon Bistodeau 4, John Vogeler 12, Joe Gorghuber 4, David Krivanek 10, Logan Doyle 18, Blake Stockert 3, Chase Kohler 2, Ted Deitz 4.
SAUK RAPIDS – Ben Kieke 5, Barcley Bates 1, Jared Krebs 6, Ben Riedeman 4, Riley Stockinger 9.
ALEXANDRIA 59, MOORHEAD 54
The Alexandria boys got what is probably their most impressive win of the season last Friday night with a 59-54 victory in Moorhead.
The Spuds jumped all over the Cardinals in a 69-42 win in the season opener on November 30. Alexandria made sure that didn’t happen again as they put three players in double figures and held Moorhead to its second lowest point total of the season.
“This was a quality win for our kids,” head coach Forrest Witt said. “Defensively, the kids executed our game plan very well in two critical areas, defending ball screens and cleaning up the defensive glass.”
John Vogeler led the way with 18 points for the Cardinals. Brandon Bistodeau added 15, while David Krivanek and Logan Doyle finished with 12 and eight points, respectively. Doyle also had 17 rebounds, while Moorhead’s Aaron Lien led all scorers with 31.
The win was the fourth straight for Alexandria as the Cardinals moved to 9-11 in the process. They were scheduled to be at St. Cloud Tech last night, Tuesday, before going to Willmar on Friday.
ALEXANDRIA 33 26 – 59
MOORHEAD 26 28 – 54
ALEXANDRIA – Vogeler – 18 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal; Bistodeau – 15 points, 3 assists, 1 rebound; Joe Gorghuber – 3 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds; Krivanek – 12 points, 1 assist, 7 rebounds; Doyle – 8 points, 2 assists, 2 blocks, 17 rebounds, 1 steal; Chase Kohler – 3 points, 2 assists, 3 rebounds
MOORHEAD – Lien – 31; Eidsness – 2; Dorow – 10; Kraiter – 3; Doeden – 2; Nelson – 6