Sauk Rapids-Rice (SRR) – 52; Alex – 49

February 16

[9th grade won!]

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[B team won!]

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[Varsity tip-off, Cards Alec Wensman (25) against a talented sophomore center for the Storm.]

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[Where did it go?]

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[Rebound to the sophomore.  The Storm has size like Edina – six players 6’3″ or taller.]

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[Brayden Amundson (23) and Spencer Hockert (15) on the press.]

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[Brayden on the Storm’s star player, Kobe Boraas (31), 6’3″ senior guard.]

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[Jaran Roste (1) looking for a route for a center cut.]

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[Spencer launches one.]

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[Alec on the line – he was our best option when we could get it into to him, he either scored or was fouled.  But it was tough because of their length in the passing lanes.]

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[A defensive struggle at the half.]

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[And at the half, the athletes come out to perform.  😉   ]

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[Spencer to Jaran . . . or is it the other way around?  The winner gets a bran muffin.]

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[Jaran looking for drive against Boraas.  E-mail:  Our Cardinal high schoolers were sitting in the first two rows on the court in front of us – one of them smoothly says to Boraas, “That’s a nice tattoo, what is that . . . a lion’s head?”  [OK, I had to laugh.]   Well, early in the game he came down court and put up a shot literally from 10 feet outside the 3-point line – my thought was did the kid think he was on a shot clock?  Of course, it missed.  Later he stole the ball, drove down court, a Cardinal went up to contest him, and he windmilled dunked on him!  Later yet, he fired up another shot from 10 feet (not exaggerating) beyond the arc – swish!  Yea, the kid could play – put a cool 30 points on us.]

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[Jaran wending his way – he and Spencer were getting into the lane as usual.  It’s just that in this game their teardroppers weren’t dropping.  It happens.]

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[Tough, close lost to a team with a similar record.]

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This just in:  The boys beat Detroit Lakes at home Thursday night, good win, and gives us two over them for the season.  The girls beat SRR by over 30 at their place also on Thursday – that gives us two blowout wins against a team that was 9 – 5 in conference.

They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect. I wish they’d make up their minds. ~  Wilt Chamberlain

Up next:  Girls state hockey.

About tomobert63

The Journey Begins Thanks for joining me! This is the follow-up to the original, “alexandriacardinals.wordpress.com,” which overwhelmed the system’s ability to handle it any more. Thus, this is “Part 2.” As the original was initially described: 10-26-07-4 “It all began in a 5,000 watt radio station in Fresno, California” . . . wait a minute, that was Ted Baxter on the Mary Tyler Moore Show! Let’s see . . . oh yeah, it all began in 2003 when retirees, i.e., old people, in Alexandria, Minnesota, who had no desire to become snow birds, went looking for mid-winter entertainment here in the frozen tundra of West Central Minnesota. We discovered girls’ high school hockey, fell in love immediately, and it remains our favorite spectator sport to this day. Initially, and for several years, reports on these games were e-mailed to those who were actually snowbirds but wanted to keep abreast of things “back home.” It was ultimately decided a blog would be more efficient, and it evolved into a personal diary of many things that attracts tens of readers on occasion. It remains a source of personal mental therapy and has yet to elicit any lawsuits. ~ The Editor, May 9, 2014 p.s. The photo border around the blog is the Cardinal girls’ hockey team after just beating Breck for the state championship in 2008. It’s of the all-tournament team. The visible Breck player on the left is Milica McMillen, then an 8th-grader – she is now an All-American for the Gophers. The Roseau player in the stocking cap I believe is Mary Loken, who went on to play for UND; and the Cardinal player on the right, No. 3, is Abby Williams, the player we blame most for making us girls’ hockey fans who went on to play for Bemidji State. *********************************************************************************** Photos contained herein are available for personal use. All you have to do is double click on any of the photos and they will become full screen size. You can then save them into your personal “My Pictures” file. They make lovely parting or hostess gifts, or holiday gifts for such as Uncle Ernie who wants to see how his grand niece is doing on the hockey team. If any are sold for personal profit, however, to, for example, the Audubon Society, National Geographic, Sven’s Home Workshop Monthly, Curling By The Numbers, or the World Wrestling Federation, I only request that you make a donation to the charitable organization of your choice. You have two hours and fifteen minutes. Pencils ready? Begin! **********************************************************************************
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