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Silverstreak girls keep rolling
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The Osakis girls’ basketball team continued to challenge itself against tough Class AA competition as the Silverstreaks passed another one of those tests against Barnesville on Saturday afternoon.

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It was part of two wins in two straight nights as Osakis took care of Upsala 81-37 on Friday.

Barnesville is 14-4 this season out of Section 8AA, but the Trojans couldn’t slow down the Silverstreaks in the first half on Saturday. Osakis scored 35 points before the break to take a 12-point lead into the half. That held up in a 62-55 win that moved this team to 19-2 overall.

“This was a fun game to play,” head coach Pat Kalpin said. “We knew it was going to be a battle. We were able to build an early lead in this game. Defensively, we forced some turnovers early on, which we were able to turn into points.”

Annalise Savageau led three players in double figures for Osakis with 19 points. Most of those came from the free throw line, where she went 12-of-13. Brooke Sorenson added 14 points, while Mackenzie Staloch had 10 and Madi Forsell finished with nine. That was enough to hold off a charge by the Trojans in the second half.

The Silverstreaks shot just 35 percent overall from the field, but they hit 7-of-17 threes. They made it to the free throw line 35 times, connecting on 23 of those attempts. They also committed just 10 turnovers themselves.

Things came much easier for Osakis against Upsala. The Silverstreaks cruised past the Cardinals to move to 12-0 in the Prairie Conference behind three players in double figures. Savageau had 18 points, four assists and three rebounds. Staloch finished with 14 points and four rebounds, while Brittney Sadlemyer added 12 points and seven rebounds in the 81-37 win.

“The girls played really well,” Kalpin said. “From start to finish, I felt we controlled the game on both ends of the court. Defensively, we made things tough for them, and offensively we shared the ball well and took good shots. All the girls contributed tonight.”

The Silverstreaks have four more games left on the regular season scheduled. They will welcome in St. John’s Prep on Thursday before going to Melrose on Friday and Brandon-Evansville next Tuesday.

GAME RESULTS

OSAKIS 35 27 – 62

BARNESVILLE 23 32 – 55

OSAKIS TOTALS – FG – 16-45; Three-point FG – 7-17; FT – 23-35; Assists – 11; Blocks – 1; Rebounds – 20; Steals – 8; Turnovers – 10

OSAKIS – Alexa Hoffarth – 1 assist; Staloch – 10 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound; Abby Stroup – 3 points; Hannah Szech – 2 points; Savageau – 19 points, 1 assist, 1 block, 3 rebounds, 4 steals; Sorenson – 14 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds, 2 steals; Sadlemyer – 4 points, 3 assists, 6 rebounds, 1 steal; Forsell – 9 points, 3 assists, 5 rebounds, 1 steal; Johanna Boogaard – 1 point, 1 assist, 2 rebounds

OSAKIS 48 33 – 81

UPSALA 15 22 – 37

OSAKIS TOTALS – FG – 27-49; Three-point FG – 8-13; FT – 19-23; Assists – 16; Blocks – 2; Rebounds – 34; Steals – 10; Turnovers – 15

OSAKIS – Hoffarth – 6 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal; Staloch – 14 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, 1 steal; Stroup – 8 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, 2 steals; Szech – 4 points, 2 assists, 1 rebound; Savageau – 18 points, 4 assists, 1 block, 3 rebounds, 1 steal; Sorenson – 9 points, 4 assists, 2 rebounds, 2 steals; Spychalla – 1 point, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, 1 steal; Sadlemyer – 12 points, 1 assist, 1 block, 7 rebounds, 1 steal; Forsell – 5 points, 2 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal

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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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