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The Alexandria girls basketball team broke free from a 9-9 tie early in the first half with a 28-7 run and dominated the rest of Thursday’s road game against Detroit Lakes, winning 72-28 to improve to 4-1 on the year.

“We were in sync frustrating the Lakers and didn’t let them get into their rhythm,” Alexandria head coach Wendy Kohler said. “We had great energy and intensity from the entire team.”

Four Cardinals reached double figures, led by Lauren Beyer, who had 13 points. Hadley Thul finished with 12 points, and MaCee Linow and Allie Haabala had 11 points.

Chloe Scholl finished with eight points while Camree Miller and Kate Hennessy had five points, Kaia Emter had three, and Elle Heydt and Kendra Wolf had two points a piece.

Scholl led the Cardinals in rebounds with eight while Thul had seven and Haabala had five. Miller had a team-high three assists, while Thul led the team in steals with five, and Heydt had three.

Alexandria hosts Willmar (1-3) at 7:15 p.m. on Friday.

Detroit Lakes – 17 11 – 28

Osakis senior Jacob Johanson guards Luke Illies of the BBE Jaguars in Brooten on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023.

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The Osakis boys basketball team moved to 2-0 on the season with a 69-50 win over the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Jaguars on Thursday.

Kyle Mages led Osakis with 18 points and had three assists and three steals, while Grant Mages added 16 points with eight rebounds and three assists, and Seth Staloch finished with 14 points and eight rebounds.

Osakis plays at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle (0-1) on Friday at 7:15 p.m.

OSAKIS SCORING – Kyle Mages 18, Grant Mages 16, Seth Staloch 14, Mekai Hoelscher 7, Andrew Imdieke 7, Jacob Johanson 3, Trenton VanNyhuis 2, Austin Dickinson 2

BBE SCORING – Kaden DeRoo 18, Hayden Sobiech 16, Luke Illies 11, Taylor Pieper 3, Jordan Herickoff 2

Osakis girls hold off Swanville

The Osakis girls basketball team held off a comeback attempt by Swanville (3-2) in a 59-50 win at home on Thursday to improve to 2-1 on the year.

Osakis jumped out a 34-16 lead at halftime.

“This was a great win for the girls,” Osakis head coach Pat Kalpin said. “The girls came out and shot the ball well early to help us get going offensively. I felt our first-half defense was as good as it’s been all year. In the second half, Swanville made a nice run to close the gap. They changed some things up defensively that we had to adjust to, and they shot the ball well, which put more pressure on our defense. In the end, we had to make some plays offensively and get a couple of defensive stops to earn this win. We are proud of the effort, and the girls once again worked extremely hard to get this one.”

Swanville’s Avery Douglas led all scorers with 20 points.

Greta Faber led Osakis in scoring with 16 points, while Bella Weisser hauled in 11 rebounds.

Osakis plays at Royalton on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2023, at 7:15 p.m.

FIELD GOALS – Osakis, 23/67; Swanville, 18/46

3-POINTERS – Osakis, 12/37; Swanville, 4/16

FREE THROWS – Osakis, 1/3; Swanville, 10/14

REBOUNDS – Osakis, 32; Swanville, 38

ASSISTS – Osakis, 15; Swanville, 6

DEFLECTIONS – Osakis, 6; Swanville, 10

STEALS – Osakis, 15; Swanville, 7

BLOCKS – Osakis, 1; Swanville, 3

TURNOVERS – Osakis, 11; Swanville, 22

FOULS – Osakis, 12; Swanville, 10

OSAKIS INDIVIDUAL STATS – Hailey Walker – 7 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 deflections, 1 steal; Madeline Anderson – 8 points, 2 steals; Greta Faber – 16 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals; Kaelyn Walker – 3 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 deflection, 1 steal; Bella Weisser – 5 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals; Carlee Muenzhuber – 14 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 deflections, 4 steals, 1 block; Maggie Dirkes – 6 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal

Hillcrest Lutheran Academy edges B-E girls

Basketball is a game of runs and that was certainly the game in the Hillcrest Lutheran Academy versus Brandon-Evansville girls basketball on Thursday in Fergus Falls.

In a game of runs, Hillcrest came out on top 62-57. Hillcrest scored seven of the game’s final nine points.

B-E jumped out to a 21-11 lead, but Hillcrest responded with a 19-0 run to go up 30-21. B-E tied the game at 36 with a 15-4 run.

Drea Fernholz led B-E in scoring with 16 points while Haddy Baune had 11 points, Kylee and Taylor Dingwall had eight, followed by Mia Elmer and Skylar Bitzan with seven.

Fernholz finished with a double-double as, along with 16 points, she had 11 rebounds. Ava Santjer had a team-high five assists.

B-E plays at Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley on Monday, Dec. 11, 2023, at 7:15 p.m.

Other area basketball scores from Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023 –

Parkers Prairie (2-1) 65, Swanville (0-3) 60

Sauk Centre (4-1) 54, Minnewaska (3-1) 53

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