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Skyler Quinn rises for a layup during a January game against Battle Lake. Quinn was named the Chargers’ MVP this season. (Eric Morken/Echo Press)

Quinn named Chargers’ MVP

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Sophomore forward Skyler Quinn took home the Brandon-Evansville boys’ basketball MVP Award after the Chargers wrapped up their season by handing out team awards recently. 

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Quinn led the team in every major statistical category this past season. He averaged 14.3 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. He also had a team-leading 47 steals and 44 assists.

Quinn was the lone Chargers player named to the All-Little Eight Conference team and the All-Pheasant Conference team after the Chargers played in both leagues this season.

Eighth grader Taylor Bitzan was named Brandon-Evansville’s most improved player. He was faced with the tough challenge of being a young point guard at the varsity level and drew praise from head coach John Holsten throughout the course of the season for his growth.

Bitzan was fifth on the team in scoring with 69 points this season. He added 75 rebounds, 18 steals and 26 assists.

The final team award went to James Huisman as the best defender for the Chargers. The junior guard was second on the team in steals with 25, while also adding 70 rebounds, 40 assists and scoring 107 points.

Brandon-Evansville played without a single senior on its roster this season. That means the Chargers will have a young nucleus back that they hope to build with in future seasons after having three wins this year.

BRANDON-EVANSVILLE TEAM AWARDS – MVP – Quinn; Most Improved – Bitzan; Best Defensive Player – Huisman

ALL-LEC – Quinn; ALL-PHEASANT – Quinn

LETTER WINNERS – Brandon Christianson, Huisman, Will Schroeder, Sam Anderson, Troy Fuller, Quinn, Kevin Campbell, McKenon Plaster, Bitzan

TEAM STATS – Bitzan – 69 points, 75 rebounds, 18 steals, 26 assists; Plaster – 52 points, 39 rebounds, 6 steal, 11 assists; Anderson – 25 points, 11 rebounds, 4 steals, 4 assists; Christianson – 118 points, 77 rebounds, 10 steals, 24 assists; Fuller – 20 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals; Huisman – 107 points, 70 rebounds, 25 steals, 40 assists; Quinn – 342 points, 150 rebounds, 47 steals, 44 assists; Schroeder – 112 points, 79 rebounds, 6 steals, 15 assists; Campbell – 16 points, 13 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 assists; James Strese – 10 points, 8 rebounds, 1 steal, 3 assists

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