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Boys basketball: Alexandria downs Bemidji 80-49

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Boys basketball: Alexandria downs Bemidji 80-49
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BEMIDJI — Bemidji’s defense held Alexandria to only 32 points at the break but the Cardinals found their scoring touch in the second half and defeated the Lumberjacks’ boys basketball team 80-49 late Saturday at the BHS gym.

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BHS trailed only 32-24 at intermission but could not contain Alexandria in the final 18 minutes.

Pacing the visitors was John Voegler who scored 24 points, all but five of them coming in the second half. Chase Kohler added 17 for the Cardinals and Joe Gorghuber tallied 11.

Bemidji’s leader was James Hendricks who scored 13 points. Joe Strong added nine and Collin Rutledge eight.

The Lumberjacks (2-18) visit Moorhead Tuesday and host St. Cloud Tech on Friday.

Alexandria (80): Setterstrom 1, 1-2, 3; Bistodeau 4, 1-2, 9; Carson 1, 0-0, 2; Voegler 10, 2-3, 24; Gorghuber 4, 2-2, 11; Kuhn 1, 2-2, 5; Krivanek 2, 0-0, 4; Owen 1, 1-2, 3; Kahler 8, 0-0, 17; Barnham 1, 0-0, 2. Totals: 33, 9-11, 80

Bemidji (49): Hendricks 4, 4-6, 13; Rutledge 3, 2-2, 8; Peterson 0, 0-0, 0; Strong 3, 2-2, 9; Ingalls 0, 2-2, 2; Huseby 0, 0-0, 0; Cervenka 1, 0-0, 2; Anderson 1, 0-0, 2; Ramirez 1, 0-0, 2; Beberg 0, 3-4, 3; Faulkenberry 1, 0-0, 2; Salander 3, 0-0, 6. Totals: 17, 13-16, 49

3-point FG: Alexandria 5, Bemidji 2 (Hendricks 1, Strong 1)

Fouls: Alexandria 13, Bemidji 16

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