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Strong second half leads B-E over Hancock

The Chargers girls' basketball team led Hancock by one point at halftime, but it was able to pull away in the second half for a 54-44 home win on Tuesday.

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Emma Friedrich scored 17 as four Chargers were in double digits in points. Carrigan Okerlund scored 11 points, and Elizabeth Vinson and Mariah Hansen both added 10.

After the game, Hansen said it is fun playing a team that the Brandon-Evansville players personally know. The game also counted as two points for the Chargers in the Pheasant Conference standings.

"It's exciting to play a team where some of the girls know each other," Hansen said.

After the Chargers played a game Monday night, head coach Dick Simpson said he was happy to see the team come out of halftime and show some success on offense.

"I thought the kids bounced back pretty well, we had a tough shooting night last night in the second half," he said. "To come back on a back-to-back, it was good to see that."

The Chargers' next game is this Thursday in Underwood.

Blaze Fugina

Blaze Fugina is the sports editor of the Woodbury and South Washington County Bulletin newspapers. Previously, Blaze worked as a sports editor for the Pierce County Herald and a sports reporter for the Alexandria Echo Press. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in May of 2011. You can follow Blaze on Twitter at @BlazeFugina.

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