Cards – 54, Tech – 46

Last Friday night.  The 2nd of a six-game road trip for our Cards.  This figured to be a tough game – Tech is in 3rd place in conference, has beaten Sartell and came with 6 points of No. 1-ranked Fergus Falls both times they played.  The Cards played probably our best game of the year in beating Tech at home by 19 points.  LT scored the first 6 points of this game and the Cards had an 8 – 0 lead before the Tigers finally scored about 5 minutes in.

[Cara – all game photos by the staff photographer, the road warrior.]

[Amanda C (5) moving to use a double screen set by LT and Cara.]

[And for the weather fans.  We have had about a week’s worth of fog, producing a lot of hoar frost.  Since these are “home” photos, I will take credit for them.  They will be freely dispensed throughout.]

[Whitney on defense.]

[Our southside basswood – we believe the highest tree on Lake Darling.]

[Whitney and Kalli, 6’1″wingspans]

[Kalli on D]

[Amanda C sinks a free throw – we shot them very well in this game!]

[Our northeast corner ash tree – plays good post defense.]

[Jess – action photo of the game by Greg!]

[An auction?]

[Kalli]

[The defense was terrific again.]

[Cara at the bottom of the 1-3-1.]

[Cards had to take a few time-outs trying to close out the win.]

[Whitney – part of the team’s 17-21 from the line.]

[For the snowbirds – the 1st tee at the AGC.  We’ll be teeing ’em up next week!  😉 ]

[LT – probably looking for Amanda C to make a break for the basket on the back side.]

[The AGC]

[LT, as we’re closing it out.]

[I think we’re gonna win!]

[The golf course parking lot tree – I don’t know how that thing stays alive?]

[Cara finished the scoring with two free throws.]

[Team congratulations.]

[Cara was player-of-the-game.  It could have been any of them.  LT had 17 points with her usual amount of steals, Kalli was in double figures with the Cards often getting her the ball down low on breaks, Amanda C was 8-9 from the line with steals and rebounds, and Whitney scored high and low with rebounds.  Talking with Bob, the radio analyst guy, yesterday, he said our half court defense was great all game – and when we needed to execute in the halfcourt, we were able to do so.  Listening to the game, I would still like us to clean up our unforced turnovers – they helped keep Tech in the game late.

[She never came out of the game – I don’t think she did when we played Tech last year either.]

[East of the 14th hole.]

[In other news, on national signing day, February 1st, Jamie Piepenburg inked with the Gophers (Echo photo).]

[John Vogeler, 6’2″ sophomore, scored 27 v. Little Falls.  (Echo photo).]

[Minnesota landmark – hand-shoveled pond hockey rink.]

[Brooke Aaberg and Shelby Iverson, respectively (Echo photos).]

[These are the Super Fans – either on the Alaska cruise, going to a quilting bee, or on a road trip for a girls’ hockey game, I just can’t recall anymore.  😉 ]

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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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1 Response to Cards – 54, Tech – 46

  1. Jami says:

    Love!!! the photos of the trees! Can’t wait to be a Minnesotan!!

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