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Onnikah Oliver drives towards the paint looking for an open Cardinal.

By Trenten Scheidegger, Sports Correspondent

The Lady Cards were in a tough matchup hosting the Evansville Blue Devils last Thursday.  Evansville is near the top in the Rock Valley Conference and proved why.

The Blue Devils went on an impressive 16-0 run to start the game last Thursday.  The Cards got their first basket 8 minutes into the first half when Alexis Oliver hit a layup to put them on the scoreboard.  Zoe Tresemer followed that up with a 3-pointer to make it 16-5.

Just when it seemed Brodhead had gained some momentum, the Blue Devils took it right back.  The Cardinals were at a serious size advantage against the Blue Devils and they took advantage of it, out rebounding and forcing turnovers by clogging lanes with their length proved to be the difference.

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