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Alex 7th graders take second at state

Members of the Alexandria 7th grade girls’ basketball team that took second at the tournament include (left to right) Emily Jones, McKenzie Duwenhoegger, Niki Botzet, Alycia Stotesbery, Addison Rodel, Kennedy Quinn, Callie Craig, Kaye Paschka and coach Andrew Wiener.

The Alexandria Youth Basketball Association’s 7th-grade girls’ team recently placed second in the MYAS Grade State Championship tournament at St. Francis High School.

The local team competed against a field that was primarily made up of teams from the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs. They earned second place by getting wins against Tartan, Chisago Lake and Hastings before falling to Orono in the state championship game.