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Brandon-Evansville boys charge ahead

Brandon-Evansville's four game winning streak came to an end this past Tuesday night as the Chargers fell to Chokio Alberta 57-42 one day after defeating Hancock 73-65 to move to .500 on the season.

Brandon-Evansville's four game winning streak came to an end this past Tuesday night as the Chargers fell to Chokio Alberta 57-42 one day after defeating Hancock 73-65 to move to .500 on the season.

Kyle Bruns led the way for the Chargers against the Spartans with 23 points and seven rebounds, but Mitch Daly's 21 points and a dominant defensive effort by Chokio-Alberta made sure that was not enough.

The defense of the Spartans caused fits all night, forcing 36 turnovers from the Chargers.

Brandon-Evansville shot 38 percent from the field on 16 of 42 shooting. Chokio-Alberta only shot at a 42 percent clip, but they got off 18 more shots than the Chargers.

The loss came one day after Brandon-Evansville picked up its fourth win in a row. The win over Hancock got them to the .500 mark for the first time this season

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The Owls held a one-point lead at the break but a 39-point second half allowed the Chargers to pull away in the final 18 minutes.

"It took us awhile to get the intensity to be where it needs to be but again our players showed their character by digging out of a hole in the first half," head coach Paul Hansen said.

Both teams shot around 50 percent from the field, but the difference in the game came at the free-throw line. The Chargers shot 15-of-18 from the stripe, while Hancock converted only six of their 12 attempts.

Brandon-Evansville also distributed the ball well on offense, dishing out 22 assists on the 24 field goals they made.

Tom Sullivan led the Chargers in scoring and assists with 19 and six, respectively, but it was the balanced attack of Brandon-Evansville that stood out. Five players scored in double figures for the first time this season for the Chargers.

Bruns posted another great game with 18 points and 11 rebounds, but Mike Bertrand, Josh Guetter and Trent Hintermeister each contributed with 10 points apiece.

"We are still working to put a complete game together, but we continue to make progress," Hansen said.

GAME STATISTICS

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B-E 25 17 42

C-A 32 25 57

BRANDON-EVANSVILLE INDIVIDUAL LEADERS - Kyle Bruns - 23 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists; Mike Bertrand - 2 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists; Tom Sullivan - 5 rebounds, 6 assists; Josh Guetter - 4 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists; Trent Hintermeister - 7 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists; Travis Lund - 4 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal

B-E 34 39 73

HANCOCK 35 30 65

BRANDON-EVANSVILLE INDIVIDUAL LEADERS - Kyle Bruns - 18 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists; Mike Bertrand - 10 points, 1 rebound, 2 assists; Tom Sullivan - 19 points, 3 rebounds, 6 assists; Josh Guetter - 10 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists; Trent Hintermeister - 10 points, 1 rebound, 3 assists; Travis Lund - 6 points, 1 rebound, 3 steals

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