Sartell Boys Basketball team took on the Alexandria Cardinals on Tuesday, December 18. (Hunter Boelz)
Sartell Boys Basketball team took on the Alexandria Cardinals on Tuesday, December 18.

Hunter Boelz

Sabres continue early season dominance

December 21, 2018

On Tuesday, December 15, 2018, the Sartell Sabres hosted the Alexandra Cardinals for a huge CLC tilt. The Sabres entered the game with a 3-0 overall record and a 2-0 conference record. The Cardinals entered with a 2-4 overall record and a 2-2 conference record.

Halftime Score for the game between the Sartell Sabres and Alexandria Cardinals Boys Basketball game.

The Sabres got off to an electric start after Gieske won the tip-off against 6’10” Sophomore Forward Trey Thompson. The Sabres began the scoring with a 2 point shot from Senior Matt Weno from inside the point. Cardinals Guard Trey Hoepner and Sabres Forward Luke Tillotson both got into foul trouble after receiving 2 early fouls. The first half ended with the Sabres winning 32-22 fueled by a combined 21 points from Senior Thomas Gieske and Junior Matt Sieben.

The second half began with a plethora of scoring from both teams after they combined for 22 points in under 4 minutes. Alexandria Guard Trey Hoepner knocked down 3 consecutive three-pointers to bring the Cardinals within 2 points of the Sabres.

Hunter Boelz
Final score of the December 18th Boys Basketball matchup between Sartell and Alexandria

The scoring slowed down for both teams but the game remained close throughout the entire second half. Senior Thomas Gieske, Senior Luke Tillotson, and Junior Matt Sieben led the Sabres in scoring the second half with a combined 53 points. The Sabres went on to defeat the Cardinals 66-61 and are now 4-0 in 2018-2019. The Sabres will be hosting the Willmar Cardinals on Friday, December 21, 2018, for their annual Tommy Bearson Night.



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