Cardinals – 54, St. Cloud Tech – 25

February 22

[Always in time to catch a bit of the JV action.]

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[Alison Amundson (3) on the free throw line.]

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[Drat, can’t see a number – probably should put the number on their trunks as they are otherwise oft obscured by ponytails. Don’t they have laws against that in car licensing?]

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[Another big win for the JV!]

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[Do you know what’s red and smells like blue paint?]

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[Red paint!!]

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[OK, which direction are we going?]

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[The redoubtable Ms Alli Haar (standing, gray jacket), from our last state tournament team.  Probably time we went back again?]

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[And Kayla Feldhake (43) goes up for the opening tap.]

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[Somebody get it!!]

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[Emma Ziegler (1) applying full-court pressure.]

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[The 3 guards, Emma with Macy Hatlestad (11) and Kendall Kohler (3) work to prevent any team from ever getting into the front court.]

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[Macy, “Ole Ms. Automatic,” at the free throw line.]

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[Emma Schmidt (25) tries her hand at the stripe.]

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[As does Kelby Olson-Rodel (13).  Kelby and Kiyana Miller (21) kinda play the same roll for the girls’ team that Jake Drew and Robert Anderson do for the boys.]

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[Macy launches a 3 – probably good!]

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[Zig at the line.]

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[Macy brings it up with Kelby.]

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[Oh well, we can play this game without a ball.]

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[Chalk it up.]

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[Yup, that’s right.  We really weren’t clicking on offense – but nothing wrong with the D!]

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[Kinda like this one.  Kendall and Macy have been paired at guard since their first pair of sneakers.]

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[The trend line that’s helping is seeing such a Zig (here) and Kiyana looking for and taking that mid-range jumper.]

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[Kendall roars into the face of the defense.]

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[Somebody tickles the twine.]

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[The bench stands for unison clapping  as the game closes down.]

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[Not an unexpected result.  With the win, the Cards cliched no worse than a tie for the conference championship.  We host Willmar Friday in the last regular season game – a win will clinch the outright championship.  The Cards are currently ranked 9th in class AAA.]

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What is so fascinating about sitting around watching a bunch of pituitary cases stuff a ball through a hoop?  ~ Woody Allen

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