Boys Varsity Basketball · Survive and Advance

50 Alexandria Area High School
55 Sartell High School
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Alexandria Area High School vs Sartell High School
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Sartell played Alexandria in the section semifinals on Friday night, and Sartell won in dramatic fashion. The first half went back and forth as Sartell and Alexandria exchanged leads, but Alexandria went in to halftime up 30-22. As the second half began, Sartell had a difficult time finding ways to score. Eventually, Sartell would find themsleves down 44-31 with minutes to go. And then it happened. Brady Schimdt provided great defensive energy off the bench as Sartell forced tips and made steals. On the offensive end, Thomas Gieske had two huge “and ones” while Dominic Hagy nailed a three and made a layup for the Sabres as they took the lead 51-50. Luke Tillotson and Matt Sieben made 4 freethrows down the stretch to seal the deal. This was a great team effort and team win. Sartell was lead in scoring by Luke Tillotson (16 points) and Thomas Gieske with 22 points. Sartell will play Bemidji in the Section Final on Thursday at 7:00 in Brainerd.