Cards grab road win ahead of Senior Night on Monday

Jaya Hatlestad, Alayna Strand and Mataya Hoelscher all finish in double figures as the Cardinals win at Sartell.

Alayna Strand

The Alexandria girls basketball team kept pace atop the Section 8-3A and Central Lakes Conference fields on Saturday with a 57-44 win at Sartell-St. Stephen.

The Cardinals (13-3) are 11-1 in the CLC, one game up on Willmar (11-3, 10-2 CLC) heading into a Monday night game against Brainerd (11-4, 8-4 CLC) on Senior Night for Alexandria.

Head coach Wendy Kohler said the Cardinals’ balance was key against the Sabres (6-10, 6-8 CLC) as five different players had at least seven points.

“Efficient shooting percentages, 50/50 balls, excellent ball movement, laser-like passing leading to assisted baskets, and a locked in defense were keys in the attack,” Kohler said.

Jaya Hatlestad led three in double figures with 16 points, while Alayna Strand had 12 and Mataya Hoelscher added 10.



ALEXANDRIA - Jaya Hatlestad - 16; Alayna Strand - 12; Mataya Hoelscher - 10; Lilly Horn - 8; Myah Kremer - 7; Morgan Jones - 2; Cate Bloom - 2

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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