The Alexandria girls basketball team got another easy win in the Central Lakes Conference on Tuesday night as the Cardinals put up their second highest point total of the season in an 86-44 victory at Rocori.
The Spartans (6-7, 1-4 CLC) have lost five straight games, and they never had a chance against the Cardinals (14-4, 8-1 CLC) as Alexandria jumped out to a 62-21 lead at the half.
The Cardinals put four players in double figures, led by a huge night from senior guard Mia McGrane. She had 29 points and nine steals.
Ella Grove added 15 points. Lilly Horn finished with 13 points and six rebounds, and Mataya Hoelscher put in 11 points and dished out seven assists.
The win sets up a big match-up with first place in the CLC on the line on Friday night in Alexandria against Fergus Falls at 7:15. The Otters are 14-1 and 8-0 in the CLC. They have won 14 straight games since an 87-48 loss to Class AAAA’s Wayzata (14-2) in the season opener.
The game on Friday will serve as Alexandria’s youth night, where girls who wear their jersey or Alexandria basketball T-shirt will get in free. Varsity players will also sign autographs for the kids after the game.
ALEXANDRIA 86, ROCORI 44
ALEXANDRIA - Mia McGrane - 29 points, 9 steals; Ella Grove - 15 points; Lilly Horn - 13 points, 6 rebounds; Mataya Hoelscher - 11 points, 7 assists; Jaya Hatlestad - 6 points; Summer Gerhardt - 5 points; Myah Kremer - 4 points; Lilly Thul - 2 points; Morgan Jones - 1 point
Chargers drop first LEC game
Brandon-Evansville is unbeaten in the Little Eight Conference no longer after a cold shooting night against Underwood on Tuesday.
The Chargers (10-6, 6-1 LEC) shot just 31% (9-29), including 3-of-12 from three. The Rockets (10-5, 5-2 LEC) took advantage as they grabbed a 29-16 lead by the break and never looked back in a 49-34 win. A total of 31 turnovers doomed the Chargers throughout the night.
“Credit to Underwood in causing a multitude of problems for us offensively,” B-E head coach Zach Traphagen said. “We turned the ball over way too many times to give us a chance to win the game. Tomorrow is a new day for us to turn the page and get better so we can play to our standard on Thursday at Rothsay.”
Haddey Zastrow hit all three of the Chargers’ triples and tied Mikenna Pattrin with a team-high nine points. Brittany Korkowski had nine rebounds to lead B-E on the glass.
BRANDON-EVANSVILLE 16 18 - 34
UNDERWOOD 29 20 - 49
B-E TOTALS - FG - 9-29; Three-point FG - 3-12; FT - 13-21; Assists - 3; Blocks - 2; Rebounds - 25; Steals - 12; Turnovers - 31
B-E - Kristen Kokett - 1 point, 1 assist, 1 rebound; Bailey Schaefer - 6 points, 1 assist, 1 block, 1 rebound, 2 steals; Caitlyn Deschene - 1 point, 1 rebound; Haddey Zastrow - 9 points, 1 block, 1 rebound, 2 steals; Kailee Klimek - 1 rebound, 2 steals; Maddie Otto - 1 point, 5 rebounds, 1 steal; Brittany Korkowski - 7 points, 1 assist, 9 rebounds, 2 steals; Mikenna Pattrin - 9 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals