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Chargers search for scoring touch

Blaze Fugina | Echo Press Skyler Quinn rises up for a jump shot against Underwood on Friday night. Quinn had 11 points and 11 rebounds against the Rockets. (Blaze Fugina/Echo Press)

After graduating five seniors from last year’s team, the Chargers boys’ basketball team is looking for many of its players to take on new roles in the lineup.

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One of the areas that Brandon-Evansville will need to find new production is scoring. The team is missing last year’s leading scorer John Haseman, who graduated and is now playing Division III basketball at the University of Minnesota-Morris.

One player who has led the Chargers in scoring through most of this year’s six games has been sophomore Skyler Quinn. But players in the lineup agree that he is not the only person who has the potential to take the reins as the team’s scoring leader.

“He’s been contributing a lot, but we’ve got a lot of other players contributing too on defense and offense,” said Tom Bosek about Quinn.

After a double-overtime loss to Underwood on Friday, Bosek and Quinn both scored 11 points to lead the Chargers. After the game, Quinn said Haseman had a lot to teach him during his time at Brandon-Evansville.

“I learned most of my stuff from John. He was a great teammate,” he said.

Head coach John Holsten agreed that the Chargers’ lineup is full of players who have the potential to improve into a scoring threat as their careers progress. Without a senior in the lineup, the Chargers’ main goal is to continue improving throughout the season.

Looking at the roster, Holsten said achieving noticeable improvement should be no problem for this young team.

“Skyler’s a good basketball player,” Holsten said. “He’s not even near as good as he’s going to be. I like his ceiling. He’s not alone. There are a lot of good basketball players on this team. I think they have the work ethic to get better individually and as a group.”

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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