Benilde-St. Margaret’s rallied after an early injury to one of their players on Thursday in the Class AAA state semifinals in what was a 70-51 win over Alexandria. Alexandria is now ready for battle with Becker in the third-place game on Saturday.
The Alexandria girls advanced to the Section 8AAA Championship with a win over Willmar, while the Alexandria and Osakis boys ended their regular seasons with wins and other area teams played in the playoffs.
The Cardinals put a nice bow on the regular season with a 65-51 win over Brainerd to finish conference play undefeated (14-0) and the regular season 22-4. Alexandria begins the Section 8AAA playoffs next week.