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Charger boys split

The Brandon-Evansville boys' basketball team split its last two games with a 54-41 win over Henning last Saturday and a 58-53 loss to Brandon-Evansville on January 10.

The Brandon-Evansville boys' basketball team split its last two games with a 54-41 win over Henning last Saturday and a 58-53 loss to Brandon-Evansville on January 10.

The win over Henning was a much-needed one as the Chargers had lost two in a row to fall two games under .500.

Kyle Bruns had another double double with 14 points and 17 rebounds to go along with seven assists, but it was the balanced scoring of the Chargers that allowed them to come away with a win.

Josh Guetter dropped 14 on the Hornets, and Mike Bertrand was also in double figures with 12.

"We did a good job contesting shots and rebounded very well," head coach Paul Hansen said. "Tom Sullivan had a season high eight boards to go along with seven assists...hopefully this gets us back on track and ready for two tough conference games this week."

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The win came two days after the Chargers looked out of sync in a 58-53 loss to Battle Lake.

Brandon-Evansville struggled from the field and committed 21 turnovers in what was a sloppy game that handed the Chargers their first loss in the Little Eight Conference.

"We missed 12 layups, were less than 50 percent from the free-throw line, gave up 13 offensive rebounds and turned the ball over nine more times than our opponent," Hansen said. "Not exactly a recipe for success. Give Battle Lake credit for taking the ball to the basket and cashing in at the free-throw line. We need to play better across the board if we want to compete for a conference title."

Bruns continued his run of strong play with 22 points, but Burgee Boyum, Hunter Haarstad and Brady Cameron combined for 45 points to secure the victory for the Battlers.

No other player for the Chargers scored in double figures, but Trent Hintermeister, Mike Bertrand and Tom Sullivan all chipped in with nine points apiece.

GAME STATISTICS

CHARGERS 26 28 54

HORNETS 17 24 41

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CHARGERS INDIVIDUAL LEADERS - Kyle Bruns - 14 points, 17 rebounds, 7 assists; Mike Bertrand - 12 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist; Tom Sullivan - 5 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists; Josh Guetter - 14 points, 6 rebounds; Trent Hintermeister - 7 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists; Travis Lund - 2 points, 1 steal; Kullin Erickson - 1 rebound, 3 assists

CHARGERS 18 35 53

BATTLERS 19 39 58

CHARGERS INDIVIDUAL LEADERS - Kyle Bruns - 22 points, 14 rebounds, 3 assists; Mike Bertrand - 9 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist; Tom Sullivan - 9 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists; Josh Guetter - 2 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist; Trent Hintermeister - 9 points, 2 rebounds, 5 assists; Travis Lund - 2 points, 5 rebounds; Derek Honebrink - 1 rebound, 1 assist

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