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Carrigan Okerlund (right) goes up for a layup in front of Barnesville’s Nicole Herbranson during the season opener on Tuesday night. Okerlund finished with four points as the Trojans used a big second half to beat the Chargers. (Blaze Fugina/Echo Press)

Chargers drop season opener to Barnesville

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The Chargers were only down 31-25 at halftime on Tuesday, but a second-half surge by Barnesville handed the Brandon-Evansville girls’ basketball team a 68-39 loss in its season-opening home game.


Emma Friedrich led Brandon-Evansville with 13 points and nine rebounds. Elizabeth Vinson also finished with double-digit scoring in the game with 11 points and six rebounds. Head coach Dick Simpson said after the game that he felt the Chargers played better than the score indicated.

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Blaze Fugina
Blaze Fugina is a sports reporter at the Echo Press. Before working in Alexandria, he graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in May of 2011. He previously worked as the community editor of the Mound Laker for more than a year. You can follow Blaze on Twitter at @BlazeFugina.
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