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Osakis senior Annalise Savageau (right) drives along the baseline against the defense of Minnewaska’s Ashlyn Guggisberg during Tuesday’s non-conference matchup. Savageau had 19 points in the game to surpass the career Osakis scoring record. (Blaze Fugina/Echo Press)

Savageau becomes Osakis scoring leader

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Annalise Savageau became the all-time points leader in Osakis girls’ basketball history on Tuesday as the Silverstreaks cruised to a 54-32 win over Minnewaska at home.

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A two-point field goal midway through the second half gave Savageau 16 points, which put her over Stephanie Roggenbuck’s career scoring number of 1,664. She ended up with 19 points in the game for 1,668 in her career.

Savageau had no idea the shot had pushed her number into history until it was announced to the crowd.

“It feels good,” she said. “I was really surprised; I wasn’t expecting it at all. My coach called a timeout and then stopped the game and I just thought he called a timeout to give us a break.”

Head coach Pat Kalpin was hoping that Savageau would hit the mark against Minnewaska to give her the opportunity to be recognized by the home fans. The Silverstreaks’ next two games on the schedule were on the road.

“Anytime you can do something like that at home and get recognized by your home fans, I think that’s a good thing for her,” Kalpin said.

The Silverstreaks played well in the first half on Tuesday and led Minnewaska 28-8 at halftime. But the Lakers clawed back into the game in the second half and made things interesting until the Silverstreaks put them away in the final minutes.

Kalpin would have liked to see his team play a more consistent game in the second half.

“I thought we played a good first half. I didn’t think we played very well in the second half,” Kalpin said. “I thought we struggled against their pressure. We didn’t defend the way we defended the first half. We kind of just let them pass the ball around and kind of got stuck on screens.”

Kalpin wants to see the Silverstreaks work on taking care of the ball and playing better against defensive pressure. The team will watch the tape in practice this week and try to improve the offense.

“Minnewaska, I knew they were going to play hard,” Kalpin said. “They’re a well-coached team. They’re going to defend well and we’ve got to be able to handle that.”

GAME RESULTS MINNEWASKA 8 24 – 32

OSAKIS 28 26 – 54

OSAKIS – Alexa Hoffarth – 2 points; Mackenzie Staloch – 6 points; Abby Stroup – 2 points; Annalise Savageau – 19 points; Brooke Sorenson – 4 points; Brittney Sadlemyer – 10 points; Madi Forsell – 4 points; Johanna Boogaard – 7 points

MINNEWASKA – Mason Schlief – 4 points; Emma Middendorf – 2 points; Madison Phillips – 9 points; Ariel Ostrander – 8 points; Carley Stewart – 6 points; Taylor Amundson – 3 points

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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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