Cardinals – 64, Detroit Lakes – 54

Meanwhile, back at the gymnasium.  OK, not our gymnasium.  And this was actually the night before the hockey section finals.  But the competition was also Detroit Lakes – at their place.

You may recall DL beat us at our place in our the first game of the year.  I pointed out at the time there were extenuating circumstances – it was their 4th game (and we were breaking in three new starters), Cara missed the entire game with a sprained ankle, and LT fouled out with over 5 minutes left in the game when we were leading.  As in hockey, we have the athletic advantage over the Lakers – they, however, having a shooters advantage.  This game was very much like the 1st game.  We jumped out to an early lead by creating lots of turnovers, then DL spent the rest of the game slowly working their way back into it with superior shooting.  We had a 17 point lead at one point in the 2nd half – DL cut it to 5 before we closed it out with clutch free throw shooting down the stretch.  We may have to play them in the sections – we’ll have to work on holding, or building on, early leads if we continue to start fast against them.

The road game photos as usual are from the staff photographer:

[Rachel in the JV game.]

[Abby in the JV game.]

[The JV’s]

[“I heard the Super Fans were so pooped they didn’t even go out for date night!”]

[Amanda C and a Laker . . . dancing?]

[Whitney runs the gauntlet . . .]

[ . . . and meets another Laker – I guess both teams are allowed five.]

[Getting ready . . . “Aaaaayyyyyyy!”]

[“I got the one in red.”]

[LT and Whitney in block out positions.]

[Whitney and Kalli have inside position.]

[At the half, LT (43) already had 20 – that will be key as we head into the tournament.]

[“LT, can you get 20 more?”]

[“Nah, but the team can get 31 more and win the game!”]

[“Is that who I think it is in the stands?”]

[“Yes, it is!”  (Editor’s note:  I have no idea.)]

[Amanda C starts a drive.]

[Whitney]

[Cara feeding the wing.]

[Everybody was good from the line at the end.  And girl, isn’t that going to be important come tournament time?]

[Let’s wrap up this puppy!]

[Jess was player-of-the-game.  Listening to the re-broadcast, she made several good outlet passes on the break.]

[Coach Engebretson has a little “radio” fun with her.]

 

Dave and Jess say, “Next up on the blog, Senior Night for girls’ basketball.”

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