Boys Basketball: Warriors end season in usual fashion

The Brainerd Warriors traveled to Alexandria for a regular-season finale Friday, March 3.

Johnny Pecarich
Johnny Pecarich

ALEXANDRIA — Johnny Pecarich’s 26 points, eight rebounds and four steals paced the Brainerd Warriors in a season-ending 68-54 Central Lakes Conference loss to Class 3A’s seventh-ranked Alexandria Cardinals Friday, March 3.

The loss is Brainerd’s first conference loss of the season as the CLC champion Warriors finish 15-1 and move to 21-5 overall.

Class 4A’s ninth-ranked Warriors received 12 points from Nick Evanson and saw Jake Merseth finish with a team-high nine rebounds to go with six points.

Alexandria 35 33 -- 68

Brainerd 25 29 -- 54


John Pecarich 26, Eli Hoelz 2, Nick Evanson 12, Jake Merseth 6, Luke Diem 6, Garrett Gilbert 2. FG 22-56 (40%), FT 4-6 (66.7%). 3-point 6-25 (24%). Conference: 15-1. Overall: 21-5. Next: in Section 8-4A Quarterfinals TBA.

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