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Osakis cruises to win over Brandon-Evansville

Brandon-Evansville’s Elizabeth Vinson (right) tries to drive around the defense of Osakis’ Abby Stroup during the Chargers’ non-conference game against the Silverstreaks on Tuesday night. (Blaze Fugina/Echo Press)

The size advantage for the Osakis girls’ basketball team was apparent on Tuesday in a 60-29 victory over Brandon-Evansville in Evansville.

Osakis picked up 27 rebounds and shot 47 percent from the field. Chargers head coach Dick Simpson said Osakis is likely the toughest team they faced all season.

“We probably could have played better, but Osakis is really good,” Simpson said. “For a while we just had a hard time scoring. They really played tough defense and we just got frustrated trying to run our offense.”

Annalise Savageau led the Silverstreaks with 20 points in the game and Mackenzie Staloch finished with 10. Katie Kokett led the Chargers with nine points.

Osakis head coach Pat Kalpin liked the team’s energy Tuesday after a 10 day break between games due to weather postponements.

“I thought we played with great energy all night, worked hard defensively and took care of the ball offensively,” Kalpin said. “We made Brandon-Evansville work hard for baskets. The girls just flat out played a really good basketball game tonight.”

The loss dropped the Chargers to 13-11 this season while the Silverstreaks improved to 20-2.

Brandon-Evansville wraps up its schedule Friday with a home game against Bertha-Hewitt. The Silverstreaks have two more home games left, one against Browerville on Friday and a makeup game against St. John’s on Saturday.


OSAKIS 32 28 – 60


TEAM RESULTS – OSAKIS – FG – 25-53; 3PT FG – 6-14; FT – 4-6; Assists – 17; Rebounds – 27; Steals – 10; B-E – FG – 11-40; FT – 4-9; Rebounds – 23

OSAKIS – Mackenzie Staloch – 10 points, 3 assists, 4 rebounds, 4 steals; Abby Stroup – 2 points, 1 steal; Annalise Savageau – 20 points, 9 assists, 4 rebounds, 3 steals; Brooke Sorenson – 9 points, 3 assists, 6 rebounds, 1 steal; Taylor Spychalla – 4 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound; Brittney Sadlemyer – 6 points, 6 rebounds, 1 steal; Madi Forsell – 4 points, 3 rebounds; Johanna Boogaard – 2 points, 2 rebounds; Alecia Kaelke – 3 points, 1 rebound

B-E – Megan Kokett – 7 points; Elizabeth Vinson – 3 points; Kylee Hansen – 2 points; Melissa Haseman – 2 points, 4 rebounds; Emily Friedrich – 4 points, 5 rebounds; Carrigan Okerlund – 2 points; Katie Kokett – 9 points; Mariah Hansen – 4 rebounds

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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