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Sports roundup from Monday, December 16

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GIRLS' BASKETBALL

Lake Park-Audubon 51, Brandon-Evansville 40

The Brandon-Evansville girls went cold for about a nine-minute stretch in the second half where the Chargers scored just two points and it cost them in a 51-40 loss to Lake Park-Audubon on Monday night.

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Brandon-Evansville led by nine in the first half and by a 25-24 score at the break after hitting seven threes in the first 18 minutes. The Chargers couldn't continue that after halftime as they finished just 22 percent from the field overall (14-61). Lake Park's senior center Bailee Bartunek controlled the paint with 14 points. She also was a big reason why the Chargers only have five two-point field goals.

"We had a hard time getting the ball inside and didn't shoot well," Chargers head coach Dick Simpson said. "We made seven threes in the first half but only two in the second half. Obviously, you're not going to win too many games when you shoot 22 percent."

Lake Park-Audubon point guard Lindsey Olson led all scorers with 16. Elizabeth Vinson led the Chargers with 10 points. Carrigan Okerlund scored nine points and Megan Kokett and Emma Friedrich had eight, while Mariah Hansen finished with five assists.

Brandon-Evansville fell to 2-2 with the loss. The Chargers will be right back at it tonight, Tuesday, with a game in Evansville against Hancock.

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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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