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Alexandria girls burn the nets at Apollo

The Alexandria girls’ basketball team got contributions from all over the court last Friday night as the Cardinals rolled past St. Cloud Apollo 81-28 on the road.

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Eleven different players scored for Alexandria on a night when the Cardinals hit 50 percent of their shots and 45 percent from three.

“We were crisp on offense, moving the ball at a tempo that produced 24 assisted baskets out of our 24 field goals made,” head coach Wendy Kohler said. “We got out and ran the floor in transition, and unselfish passing set the tone for the night.”

Alexandria also dominated on defense, forcing 24 steals. That helped the Cardinals build a big lead and give big minutes to almost everyone on the team.

Amanda Gould had a career-high 18 points to lead five players with at least eight points. Brooke Heggie added 13 points and five steals. Kendall Kohler added 12 points and four steals. Macy Hatlestad had nine points, nine assists and seven steals, while Karly Betterman added eight points and six assists.

The win was the third straight for Alexandria and improved the Cardinals to 15-4 overall and 11-2 in the Central Lakes Conference. That’s good for third in the league entering this week, with Fergus Falls still unbeaten at 12-0 in the CLC and St. Cloud Tech sitting at 11-1.

Alexandria was in for a busy week with three games on the schedule. The Cardinals welcomed in Moorhead on Monday night before Detroit Lakes came to town on Tuesday and Rocori comes to Alexandria tomorrow, Thursday. That leads up to a rematch with the top-ranked Otters at home next Monday night.


Alexandria 81,

St. Cloud Apollo 28

ALEXANDRIA – Gould – 18 points, 5 rebounds; Heggie – 13 points, 5 steals; Kohler – 12 points, 4 steals; Hatlestad – 9 points, 9 assists, 7 steals; Betterman – 8 points, assists, 4 steals; Emily Thul – 5 points; Cheyenne Hendrickson – 5 points; Sarah Bruzek – 4 points; Gretchen Revering – 3 points; Sam Fredrick – 2 points, 6 rebounds; Alyssa Freiderick – 2 points

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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