Hadley Thul's huge double-double not quite enough at Hutchinson

The now 8-4 Tigers rallied late for a 2-point win over the Cardinals despite 30 points and 13 rebounds from Alexandria freshman forward Hadley Thul.

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Alexandria's Hadley Thul puts up a layup against Rocori on Dec. 21, 2021. Thul had a huge game of 30 points and 13 rebounds at Hutchinson on Jan. 8, 2022, but Hutchinson rallied late to move to 8-4 with a 58-56 win. Eric Morken / Alexandria Echo Press

A young Alexandria girls basketball team has been right there with good opponents all season, and the Cardinals found themselves in that same situation on Saturday afternoon.

Alexandria (3-7) went on the road to Hutchinson (8-4) and played the Tigers to within two points before falling 58-56. All but one of the Cardinals' losses this season have come by single digits.

“(We) hit the road for the third time this week and turned in one of our best performances of the season,” Alexandria head coach Wendy Kohler said. “We were focused and sailed in as we led the entire contest until the stretch run where we didn’t execute on some key possessions.”

The Tigers are led by St. Cloud State University recruit Alyssa Stamer, along with 6-foot, 2-inch Brynn Biefert. Alexandria freshman Hadley Thul shined above everyone with 30 points and 13 rebounds.

“Our crew is putting in the work,” Kohler said. “Staying the course in the process is paying off as we tackle an extremely tough schedule.”



ALEXANDRIA - Hadley Thul - 30 points, 13 rebounds; Chloe Scholl - 8 points; Allie Haabala - 8 points; MaCee Linow - 6 points; Lauren Beyer - 4 points; Tessa McGrane - 2 points, 11 rebounds

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Eric Morken is a sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press Newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota, a property of the Forum News Service. Morken covers a variety of stories throughout the Douglas County area, as well as statewide outdoor issues.
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