Boys' basketball: Brandon-Evansville falls to Parkers Prairie, Underwood
The Brandon-Evansville boys couldn't get anything going offensively in its only game of the week last Friday as Parkers Prairie handed the Chargers a 64-40 loss in the Little Eight Conference.
"I don't want to take anything away from Parkers Prairie," Brandon-Evansville head coach John Holsten said. "They played really well. We played hard, but we just didn't play well."
Holsten gave the Panthers a lot of credit for that as they held the Chargers to just 37 field goal attempts. Brandon-Evansville hit on 46 percent of those, but 21 turnovers proved to be too much to overcome.
"Give Parkers credit," Holsten said. "They played very aggressive defensively. They seemed to steal or deflect almost every pass we made. We just had difficulty running an offense."
The Chargers fell behind by 13 at the break and could never mount much of a comeback in the second half. It's the fourth straight game that Brandon-Evansville has found itself down by double digits at the break.
John Haseman was the only Chargers player in double figures. He finished with 16 points and six rebounds. Blake Satterlie added nine points and James Huisman finished with eight.
PARKERS PRAIRIE 34 30 - 64
BRANDON-EVANSVILLE 21 19 - 40
TOTALS - PP - FG - 25-46; Rebounds - 30; Turnovers - 11; B-E - FG - 17-37; Rebounds - 22; Turnovers - 21
B-E - Satterlie - 9 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steal; Patrick Schaffer - 2 points, 2 rebounds, 6 assists; Billie Juul - 5 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists; Mitch Anderson - 1 rebound; Haseman - 16 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals; Brandon Christianson - 1 steal; John Huisman - 1 rebound; James Huisman - 8 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 assist; Will Schroeder - 1 rebound
The Brandon-Evansville boys put up their highest point total of the season but it didn't result in a win after Underwood stole a 70-66 game in Evansville on Tuesday night.
The Chargers shot 23-of-45 from the field and hit 9-of-18 three-point attempts. Those numbers would be good enough to win on most nights, but Underwood was just a little bit better. The Rockets hit 59 percent of their shots and went 7-of-9 from behind the arc.
"It was a good high school basketball game," Chargers head coach John Holsten said. "We had a lead late and just didn't finish very well. But both teams played at a high level."
The Chargers won the turnover battle 15-11 but a couple of those came at inopportune times down the stretch. The Rockets took advantage of that on a night when both teams were pretty much even in almost every statistical category.
"We just couldn't get any stops," Holsten said. "Credit Underwood for that. We had beaten them before, and we've been playing pretty well at home. We did play well, we just didn't guard well. We need to tighten that up a little bit. But I'm proud of the kids for the way they competed. They left everything on the court."
John Haseman had another big night with 34 points and 12 rebounds. Blake Satterlie added 15 points, while Pat Schaffer finished with 11 points, 5 rebounds, 4 steals and 7 assists.
The Chargers won't have a lot of time to think about the loss with three games in the next four days. They welcome in Ashby tonight, Friday, before going to Ortonville on Saturday and to Bertha for a game against the Bears on Monday night.
Underwood 70, Brandon-Evansville 66
TOTALS - Underwood - FG - 24-41; Three-point FG - 7-9; FT - 15-22; Rebounds - 23; Turnovers - 15; B-E - FG - 23-45; FT - 11-17; Three-point FG - 9-18; Rebounds - 24; Turnovers - 11
B-E - Satterlie - 15 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists; Schaffer - 11 points, 5 rebounds, 4 steals, 7 assists; Billie Juul - 4 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal, 3 assists; Haseman - 34 points, 12 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 assists; James Huisman - 2 points, 1 rebound, 2 assists; Will Schroeder - 2 rebounds