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Eric Morken, Echo Press Osakis senior co-captain Mitch Herzog (right) just missed blocking the shot by the Cardinals' Zach Borders on a breakaway early in the second half last Friday night.

Boys' basketball: Cardinals shut down Silverstreaks

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The Osakis boys' basketball team was in position to snap a five-game skid last Friday night before a 40-point second half helped Staples-Motley to a 71-62 win over the Silverstreaks.


The Cardinals overcame a three-point deficit at the half by shooting an incredible 70 percent in the second half. Staples-Motley hit 14-of-20 shots after the break, led by Grant Longbella, who finished with a team-high 20 points.

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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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