Boys sections: Cardinals – 73, Sartell – 52

February 23

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[And the tip-off of the 2015-16 section tournaments as the Cards Alec Wensman (25) controls the opening tap.]

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[Jaran Roste (1), in background, and Spencer Hockert (15) apply full-court D.]

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[Oh, we’re playing Sartell – here Jake Drew (33) closes on a Sabre shooter.]

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[And Jake at the free throw – he provides a lot of energy off the bench.]

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[Brayden Amundson (23) goes high for a deflection.]

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[A Cardinal with the head of a Sabre????]

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[It must have been Jaran as the ball exits, stage left.]

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[Jaran goes for a steal – stealing is legal in the sport if executed correctly.]

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[At the half.  Yes, there was concern – we were the No. 2-seed, the Sabres No. 7.  We had defeated them by over 20 twice during the regular season.  A little over confident?]

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[Jaran had a slow start – mostly because he doesn’t look to score.  But as the game progressed he saw the need.  He usually doesn’t take a lot of 3’s, but I think he was 3-for-3 on them in this game, including this one.  I think he finished with around 20 points.]

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[Jake shooting more free throws – as a result of his always mucking around!]

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[Hockey goalie, Amy Jost, takes the student fans, mostly the girls’ basketball and hockey teams, on a roller coaster ride.]

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[Matt Bloom (3) on the defensive point.]

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[No. 35 for the Sabres was a thorn in our side the entire 1st half . . . ]

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[Then we put our secret weapon, Robert Anderson (35), on him, and it changed the flow of the game.  Robert was our player of the game – the radio announcers agreed with that!]

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[We started getting the ball into Alec, and he completed several “and 1’s.”]

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[And Jake again.  He and Robert provide a lot of energy and defense off the bench – and Jake was one of 4 Cards in double digits in scoring.]

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[And then offensively, Spencer and Jaran took over the game.]

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[At one point in the 2nd half, we were down 6 . . . ]

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[With about 6 minutes left, it was still a very close game . . . ]

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[Then we went on a 22 – 0 scoring run, fueled by defense and fast break lay-ups.]

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[And made our free throws down the stretch.]

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[Jake battles inside again – a very good rebounder at 6’2″.]

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[With the game in hand, other such as Zach Harstad (21) got playing time.]

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[Next up, this Saturday against Sauk Rapids, the section semi-finals at St. Cloud State @ 3:30.]

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We have a great bunch of outside shooters. Unfortunately, all our games are played indoors.  ~  Weldon Drew

Up next:  A long nap.

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The Journey Begins Thanks for joining me! This is the follow-up to the original, “,” 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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