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Brandon-Evansville wins 6A-South girls' championship

Putting four girls in double figures sparked Brandon-Evansville in the Section 6A-South championship game Wednesday night at the University of Minnesota-Morris, but it was solid free throw shooting that proved to be the key in the Chargers 65-60 ...

Putting four girls in double figures sparked Brandon-Evansville in the Section 6A-South championship game Wednesday night at the University of Minnesota-Morris, but it was solid free throw shooting that proved to be the key in the Chargers 65-60 win over Parkers Prairie.

That victory advances the Chargers to the Section 6A championship against the 6A-North champion, either Ada-Borup or New York Mills, at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 13 at Concordia College in Moorhead.

The Chargers led through the nearly entire first half, but Panther Sari Noga hit a three point shot with 2:25 remaining to give Parkers Prairie its first lead at 25-24.

The Chargers, however, regained the lead on a pair of free throws by Nikki Olson and her team then finished the frame with a 32-28 lead as Megan Boesl hit a buzzer shot to put Brandon-Evansville up by four.

In the second half, Parkers Prairie cruised out to a 47-41 lead before the Chargers began to battle back.

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The two teams traded leads until Noga tied the game with 1:50 remaining 55-55. From there, Brandon-Evansville charged ahead on the back of free throw shooting by Heather and Megan Strese and Megan Boesl for the 65-60 win.

Heather Strese led the Chargers with 20 points and 11 rebounds, while Megan Strese added 16, Megan Boesl 12 and Jenna Meissner 11.

Panther junior Sari Noga had 32 points with Madison Dorn adding 12.

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