The Alexandria girls basketball team made easy work of another Section 8AAA opponent on Thursday night with a road win in Detroit Lakes.
It was the third straight win for Alexandria after the Cardinals (11-3) came home with a 54-30 victory over the Lakers (5-7).
“(We) came out sluggish and out of sync but pulled together as a team to bury the Lakers in the second half,” Alexandria head coach Wendy Kohler said.
Alexandria continues to spread things out offensively. Mia McGrane had a team-high 12 points. Ella Grove added 10. Mataya Hoelscher finished with seven and Lilly Horn and Cate Bloom added six and five points, respectively.
The Cardinals are 7-0 against Section 8AAA opponents now to climb up to the top seed in the section through Minnesota-scores.net’s QRF. Bemidji is close behind at 9-4 overall. The Lumberjacks have lost three of their last four games to Eagan (5-8), Fergus Falls (11-1) and Becker (8-2).
The Cardinals will host a 1-9 Tartan team on Friday night at 7 p.m.
ALEXANDRIA 54, DETROIT LAKES 30
ALEXANDRIA - Mia McGrane - 12 points, 6 steals; Ella Grove - 10 points, 4 steals; Mataya Hoelscher - 7 points, 6 rebounds; Lilly Horn - 6 points, 3 assists; Cate Bloom - 5 points; Summer Gerhardt - 4 points; Myah Kremer - 3 points; Jaya Hatlestad - 2 points; Alayna Strand - 2 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 blocks; Maggie Anderson - 2 points