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Dezmond White's big weekend helps Brandon-Evansville to split at Kimball Tournament

White combined for 49 points in two games, while the Chargers had 10 different scorers overall in a win on Saturday night to cap off a 1-1 weekend at the Kimball Holiday Tournament.

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Dezmond White

Brandon-Evansville junior Dezmond White combined for 49 points in two games at the Kimball Holiday Tournament on Friday and Saturday as the Chargers fell to Mora 57-52 and beat PACT Charter 88-44.

Brandon-Evansville (3-2) fell behind 23-3 against Mora (4-1) on Friday and could not quite dig back out of that hole despite 26 points from White. Titus Fuller added 13. Tyler Bitzan finished with 10, and Riley Perleberg chipped in three points.

“Shots weren't falling for us in the first half,” B-E head coach Trent Hintermeister said. “We battled all night and cut their lead to 32-24 by halftime. We climbed back to get the score to 55-52 with 15 seconds left. Mora earned the win. It was a fun game to be a part of.”

It was a much different start on Saturday as the Chargers controlled their game with PACT Charter from start to finish.

“I thought we set the tempo and had great energy on both sides of the ball,” Hintermeister said. “We built a 57-19 halftime lead and were able to get all 14 guys in the game. It was fun to see everyone get some playing time.”

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Ten total B-E players scored on Saturday, led by 23 from White.

“Dezmond White was on fire this weekend,” Hintermeister said. “It was fun to watch him do that for us. We had multiple players play big minutes and do it well. Tyler Bitzan recorded two more double-doubles on the season, which has become a typical night for him.”

BRANDON-EVANSVILLE 88, PACT CHARTER 44

B-E SCORING - Micah Fuller - 10; Riley Perleberg - 3; Brady Perleberg - 4; Tyler Bitzan - 19; Titus Fuller - 16; Carter White - 5; Dezmond White - 23; Kian Gackle - 4; Tanner Riedel - 2; Aaron Gillespie - 2

Eric Morken is a sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press Newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota, a property of the Forum News Service. Morken covers a variety of stories throughout the Douglas County area, as well as statewide outdoor issues.
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