Cardinals Take Down the Eagles

The boys continued the action with Southern Valley on February 2nd.  Alma jumped out to a 3 point lead at the end of the first quarter.  Burke Boehler was strong on the free throw line making two out of two to start the scoring for the Cardinals.  David Ehrke made one of two on his first free throws. Hunter Dahlgren shoots 50% on his free throws. Nathan Hock put the first bucket on the board for the Cardinals.  This lead to the Cardinals in the lead 8-5 after one-quarter of play.

David Ehrke starting off the scoring for the Cardinals in the second quarter with a basket down low.  Cooper Wright added four points, Ty Heft had two points, David Ehrke had four more points.   Burke Boehler made one of two free throws to end the first half.  Southern Valley fought back and outscored Alma 16-14 in the second quarter.  This had the Cardinals leading by one point at the half 22-21.

Burke Boehler starting off the third with two points. He was followed by David Ehrke with a basket right after. Ty Heft scored two points later in the third quarter. Burke Boehler scored with a three-pointer. David Ehrke scored another two points for the Cardinals and Burke Boehler made one of two free throws ending the 3rd.  Alma’s balanced scoring allowed the Cardinals to outpace the Eagles 14-7 in the 3rd quarter.  Alma lead 34-28 at the end of three-quarters of play.

The Cardinals come into the fourth with David Ehrke scoring two points right from the start. Burke Boehler started his fourth quarter with a three-pointer and a minute after that a free throw. David Ehrke put both of his free throws in for 2 more Cardinal points.  Cooper Wright put two more points on the board and David Ehrke ended the game making both of his free throws.  Alma was outscored 12-11 in the fourth quarter but was able to hold off the Eagles for the 45-40 win.

Article by Connor Bose

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