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Boys' basketball: Brandon-Evansville defeats Osakis

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Boys' basketball: Brandon-Evansville defeats Osakis
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The Brandon-Evansville boys' basketball team relies heavily on its veterans to produce and they did that in a 52-41 win in Osakis on Monday night.

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The Chargers' John Haseman continued his breakout season with a game-high 19 points to go along with 10 rebounds. Jared Goehringer added 13 points, seven rebounds and Zach Hintermeister controlled the game from the point with 14 points, 14 rebounds and five assists.

"We really rely on those three guys for our points," head coach John Holsten said. "In Zach's case last night, why he was fabulous was he ran our offense and then he got a dozen defensive rebounds on the weak side of our zone defense. That was just a very good night."

Haseman is asked to provide a presence down low for Brandon-Evansville, and he's done that against some of the better big men in the area. The junior post scored 25 points against Ashby with 6'11" center Riley Mickelson anchoring a strong and athletic front line for the Arrows. On Tuesday, Haseman did his work against an Osakis frontcourt led by senior Joe Roggenbuck.

"They played a lot of zone," Holsten said. "We were able to find John in certain spots on the floor, and he shot the ball well. He was 7-of-8 from the free throw line, too. The kids just did a nice job of finding him in the zone offense."

Osakis couldn't counter on the offensive end. The Silverstreaks shot 15-of-55 (27.2 percent) from the field, including 5-of-22 from three.

"Very disappointing loss," head coach Chris Stroup said. "I give all the credit to Coach Holsten and the Charger players. They came out and were the aggressors and controlled the game all night. We really didn't play anywhere near our potential, and that is something that we need to take care of."

Mitch Herzog hit three of the Silverstreaks' five threes and finished with a team-high 17 points.

"Mitch played well," Stroup said, "attacking the basket and pulling down strong rebounds."

Roggenbuck added 13 points and 13 rebounds but no other Osakis player had more than four points.

"We only turned the ball over eight times, so that is encouraging," Stroup said. "But our focus on the offensive end was terrible."

The Chargers outrebounded the Silverstreaks 37-28, which helped them overcome 13 turnovers. The win moved Brandon-Evansville to 5-11 overall and dropped Osakis to 4-14. The Silverstreaks will welcome in Staples-Motley tonight, Friday, while the Chargers welcome in Rothsay.

GAME STATISTICS

BRANDON-EVANSVILLE 26 26 - 52

OSAKIS 26 15 - 41

TOTALS - Brandon-Evansville - FG - 18-41; 3-PT FG - 5-16; FT - 11-19; Rebounds - 37; Turnovers - 14; Assists - 14; Steals - 4; Osakis - FG - 15-55; 3-PT FG - 5-22; Rebounds - 28; Assists - 9; Steals - 4; Turnovers - 8

BRANDON-EVANSVILLE - Hunter Langlie - 3 rebounds, 2 assists; Pat Schaffer - 3 points, 2 steals, 2 assists; Billie Juul - 3 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists; Haseman - 19 points, 10 rebounds, 1 assist; Jared Goehringer - 13 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 assists; Hintermeister - 14 points, 14 rebounds, 5 assists

OSAKIS - Lane Berberich - 1 rebound; Dean Mickle - 4 points, 2 rebounds; Kyle Swenstad - 1 point, 2 assists, 6 rebounds, 2 steals; Jordan Mack - 3 points, 2 assists, 1 rebound; Roggenbuck - 13 points, 2 assists, 13 rebounds, 1 steal; Herzog - 17 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds; Doug Zimmel - 3 points, 2 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 steal

Follow #AlexMN @EchoPress Sports Reporter Eric Morken on Twitter at @echo_sports.

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Eric Morken
Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.
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