Boys' basketball: Brandon-Evansville topples Underwood
By: Eric Morken, Alexandria Echo Press
The Brandon-Evansville boys’ basketball team made it two straight wins after persevering in a 54-48 game against Underwood last Thursday night.
The Chargers led by nine at the break and built that lead to double digits in the second half. That’s when the Rockets went to a press that rattled Brandon-Evansville into a flurry of turnovers that allowed Underwood back in the game.
The Rockets were able to take a one-point lead before the Chargers’ Blake Satterlie hit a shot that gave his team the lead back. Billie Juul, Pat Schaffer and John Haseman combined to go 5-of-6 from the free throw line from there as Brandon-Evansville held on down the stretch.
“We lost our composure a little bit but regained it when we really needed to have it,” head coach John Holsten said. “That was good to see. They are seniors out there, so they should be able to respond like that.”
The Chargers got nice contributions from up and down their lineup as three players finished in double figures. Haseman had his usual double-double with 25 points and 14 rebounds. Satterlie added 12 points, three rebounds, two steals and two assists, while Schaffer poured in 11 points to go with three steals and three assists.
Brandon-Evansville used its best shooting night of the season to come out with a win. The Chargers connected on 21-of-37 shots and were 4-of-10 from three-point range.
Finishing off a close game was a step in the right direction for a team that started the season 0-3. The Chargers have shown an ability to bounce back from that as they upped their Little Conference Record to 2-0 after back-to-back wins.
“We’re playing better,” Holsten said. “I think the kids are starting to believe in each other and trust each other. We’ve got a big week now with three road games.”
Brandon-Evansville was scheduled to be in Ashby last night, Tuesday. The Chargers will then head to a holiday tournament in Kimball, where they will play a game on Thursday and Saturday. Other teams at the tournament include host Kimball Area as well as 2A programs from Watertown-Mayer and Spectrum.
TOTALS – B-E – FG – 21-37; Free throws – 8-15; Rebounds – 21; turnovers – 12; Assists – 14; Underwood – FG – 21-41; Rebounds – 20; Assists – 10; Turnovers – 11
B-E – Satterlie – 12 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 assists; Schaffer – 11 points, 3 steals, 3 assists; Juul – 4 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists; Mitch Anderson – 1 assist; Haseman – 25 points, 14 rebounds, 3 assists; John Huisman – 2 steals, 2 assists; James Huisman – 2 points, 2 rebounds