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The Brandon-Evansville boys’ basketball team ran into a pressure defense that it didn’t have an answer for in a 78-42 loss at Swanville last Tuesday night.

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The Chargers shot 19-of-41 from the field but getting those shot opportunities proved to be the biggest challenge against the Bulldogs. Brandon-Evansville turned the ball over 19 times in the first half and 28 times in the game. The Bulldogs had just 12 turnovers themselves as they ran away to a 45-17 lead by the break and never looked back.

“That’s pretty good shooting for us,” head coach John Holsten said of his team’s percentages from the field. “That’s almost 50 percent and a good job. We just really struggled to find those shots. We just kind of got excited and they took advantage of our excitability.”

The Bulldogs also controlled the glass by outrebounding the Chargers 29-19. Jordan Sales had a big night with a game-high 29 points, while Aaron Miller and Tyler Evans added 16 and 14 points, respectively.

Sophomore Skyler Quinn led the Chargers with 13 points to go along with five assists and two rebounds. Tom Bosek added eight points, five rebounds and two assists, while Will Schroeder poured in nine points and grabbed four boards.

GAME STATISTICS SWANVILLE 45 33 – 78

B-E 17 25 – 42

TOTALS – B-E – Field goals – 19-41; Three-point shooting – 2-10; FT – 2-8; Rebounds – 19; Turnovers – 28; Swanville – Field goals – 35-55; FT – 4-8; Rebounding – 29; Turnovers – 12

B-E – Jon Thoennes – 3 points, 1 rebound; Taylor Bitzan – 1 rebound, 1 assist; McKenon Plaster – 1 point, 1 rebound, 1 steal; Sam Anderson – 4 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal; Brandon Christianson – 2 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal, 2 assists; James Huisman – 2 points, 1 rebound, 3 assists; Bosek – 8 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists; Quinn – 13 points, 2 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals; Schroeder – 9 points, 4 rebounds

SWANVILLE LEADERS – Sales – 29; Miller – 16; Tyler Evans – 14

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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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