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GIRLS BASKETBALL Alex at St. Cloud Apollo, 7:30 p.m. Osakis vs. Upsala, 7:30 p.m. Brandon-Evansville vs. Ashby, 7:15 p.m. Parkers Prairie vs. Battle Lake, 7:15 p.m. Minnewaska vs. Morris Area,...
The Alexandria boys basketball team couldn't keep up with a 6-1 Rocori team on Tuesday night as the Spartans made an early statement in the Central Lakes Conference with a 57-32 win. Jaran Roste led Alexandria with seven points, but John Olson scored 19 and Derek Thompson added 14 for the Spartans. Rocori improved to 2-0 in the CLC after the win and knocked the Cardinals to 1-2 in league play.
The West Central Area boys basketball team put up 32 points in each half on its way to a 4-0 record and a 64-47 win against Osakis on Tuesday night. Ethan Chalmers was the only Osakis (1-3) player in double figures as he finished with 11. Haden Hendricks, John Boogaard and Preston Graham each had nine as the Silverstreaks shot 39 percent from the field (18-46). "We got beat on the boards tonight as we struggled to match their physicality," Osakis head coach Matt Hoelscher said.
The Alexandria boys hockey team traveled to St. Cloud to face defending section champion Apollo on Tuesday night and came home after a 4-2 loss. The Cardinals held an early lead at 1-0 after freshman Ben Doherty scored off a Mack Strong assist at 9:46 in the first. Apollo answered with two goals from Tanner Breidenbach before the end of the period to take a lead it never did relinquish. The Eagles scored first in the second when Brandon Bissett put one in unassisted at 5:59. Senior Noah Hittle answered for Alexandria less than three minutes later to make it 3-2.
Another triangular, another sweep for the West Central Area-Ashby-Brandon-Evansville wrestling team on Tuesday night. The Knights (6-0) traveled to Pelican Rapids and came home with a 57-16 win over Ottertail Central and a 49-12 win over Pelican Rapids. "We came into tonight's dual with two goals in mind," head coach Brandon Gruchow said. "Goal one, leave it all out on the mat and wrestle to our full ability. Goal two, have fun while wrestling. These goals were set knowing that we had some individual matches that were not in our favor, but we set them anyway.
The Alexandria wrestling team traveled to Moorhead to face the defending section champions and battled with the Spuds through much of the night before falling in a 46-31 match. The Cardinals held a lead before Moorhead used the strength of its lineup to secure the win. The Spuds rattled off six straight wins to close out the night once they reached the 160-pound weight class.
The Alexandria girls hockey team's tendency to find ways to finish off games came into play again on Tuesday night as the Cardinals scored three third-period goals to secure a 4-1 win at St. Cloud. The Icebreakers led 1-0 after Allie Cornelius scored at 16:22 in the first period. Things were tied 1-1 after two before McKenzie Revering got a pass from Lauren Niska and took it to the net. She beat the defense wide and got one past St. Cloud's Emily Musielewicz for what turned out to be the game winner.
GIRLS HOCKEY Alexandria 4, St. Cloud Icebreakers 1 The Alexandria girls hockey team’s tendency to find ways to finish off games came into play against on Tuesday night as the...
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