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Roundup: Osakis getting production up and down the lineup as Silverstreaks beat 8-win Browerville-Eagle Valley to move to 8-3

Ashby boys roll over Swanville. Tough shooting night hinders B-E girls in Parkers Prairie, and Minnewaska boys push a 9-2 Albany team before the Huskies hold off the Lakers.

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Hayleigh Niehoff

The Osakis girls basketball team has put together a nice stretch over the last few weeks, and it’s helped the Silverstreaks run their record to 8-3 after a 65-41 win over Browerville-Eagle Valley on Tuesday.

The Tigers (8-2) came in winners of seven straight games, but Osakis held them to 27.1% shooting (16-of-59) on the way to a dominant win.

“This was a solid win for the girls. Browerville has an athletic and well-coached basketball team,” Osakis head coach Pat Kalpin said. “This being a conference game, it gives us a lead in the conference early in the season. The girls came out and played really hard and executed well offensively. It's fun to see the things we've been working on in practice get carried over into the game settings.”

The Silverstreaks shot 48.1% (26-of-54), including 22-of-41 from inside the arch.

"The thing that stood out in this win was the balanced scoring we had, having four girls in double figures,” Kalpin said. “Early in the game we were able to attack the basket to create scoring opportunities. We had a good night shooting the basketball, which always helps. Defensively, we did some different things than we have in the past and the girls did a great job of adjusting to this change. We rebounded well and for the most part, took care of the ball.”

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Hayleigh Niehoff and Carlee Muenzhuber each had a season-high 17 points. Mara VanNyhuis added 12 points and Alexis Johanson finished with 11 points and a season-high 15 rebounds.

The win for the Silverstreaks gave them six victories in their last seven games. The only loss during that stretch was against undefeated Mayer Lutheran (10-0).

“What sticks out with this team on our recent wins is that different girls have been stepping up in each game,” Kalpin said. “The team is doing a nice job of sharing the basketball and playing well together. The collective contributions of all the girls tonight was key for this win.”

OSAKIS 33 32 - 65

B-EV 18 23 - 41

TOTALS - Osakis - FG - 26-54; Three-point FG - 4-13; FT - 9-12; Rebounds - 40; Assists - 15; Deflections - 12; Steals - 11; Blocks - 1; Turnovers - 17; B-EV - FG - 16-59; Three-point FG - 6-22; FT - 3-5; Rebounds - 29; Assists - 9; Steals - 9; Turnovers - 18

OSAKIS - Greta Faber - 2 rebounds, 1 steal; Lexi Spychalla - 2 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 deflection, 2 steals; Mara VanNyhuis - 12 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 deflection, 2 steals; Alexis Johanson - 11 points, 15 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 deflections, 1 steal; Lexi Klimek - 4 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists; Hayleigh Niehoff - 17 points, 1 rebound, 2 assists, 3 deflections, 2 steals; Madeline Anderson - 2 points, 1 rebound; Carlee Muenzhuber - 17 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 deflections, 3 steals; Taylor Dirkes - 1 rebound, 1 assist; Kiley Kranz - 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 deflection, 1 block

B-EV SCORING - Lily Puck - 1; Tyra Myers - 4; Alyah Abrahamson - 18; Lauren Schnettler - 9; Anna Myers - 4; Megan Benning - 3; Madeline Irsfeld - 2

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Tough shooting night hinders B-E girls

It was a tough night offensively for two Little Eight Conference rivals on Tuesday night as the Parkers Prairie girls basketball team won a 38-23 game against Brandon-Evansville.

The Chargers were without head coach Zach Traphagen on the sidelines in the game after he tested positive for COVID-19 this past weekend. Traphagen was able to watch the game through a live stream.

“We struggled to find a rhythm offensively all game long,” he said. “I thought the girls played very timid on offense in the first half and didn't do a very good job of taking care of the ball. We did a much better job of regrouping at halftime, making some adjustments, and putting forth a much better effort in the second half."

The Panthers (4-4, 2-2 LEC) had a little bit more as they outscored the Chargers (5-5, 2-3 LEC) 23-16 after halftime. The 23 points was a season low for B-E. Olivia Otto had 11 points to lead the Chargers.

“We've won the last few games by dominating both offensive and defensive rebounds, and tonight was the exact opposite,” Traphagen said. “Then you add on top of it shooting 21% from the field, and that's not going to usually equate to a win. But this team will get back to work, correct our mistakes, and get better from this loss."

B-E 7 16 - 23

PP 15 23

BRANDON-EVANSVILLE TOTALS - FG - 8-38; Three-point FG - 2-10; FT - 5-15; Assists - 3; Rebounds - 16; Steals - 12; Deflections - 8; Turnovers - 26

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B-E - Grace Otto - 1 steal; Olivia Otto - 11 points, 5 rebounds, 3 steals; Sydney Schaefer - 3 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals; Kaytlyn Pattrin - 3 assists, 1 rebound; EmmaLee Brethorst - 4 points, 1 steal; Kylee Dingwall - 5 points, 2 rebounds, 3 steals; Madison Anderson - 1 rebound; Kiley Lund - 4 rebounds

Ashby boys add another win

The Ashby boys basketball team got another balanced effort as the Arrows (8-1) got a 69-30 win over Swanville (5-3) on Monday night.

The Bulldogs had not played a game since Dec. 21, and Ashby used a 23-4 run to end the first half and a 10-2 run to start the second half as a way to pull away. The Arrows shot 27-of-58 from the field, which included a 9-of-28 night from three.

ASHBY 69, SWANVILLE 30

ASHBY - Carson Spangler - 3 points, 1 rebounds, 4 assists; Hunter Norby - 11 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal; Torin Olson - 11 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists; Jacob Cook - 17 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 6 steals; Carter Spangler - 9 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist; Brodie Ecker - 4 points, 5 rebounds, 3 steals; Jackson Finkelson - 2 rebounds, 1 steal; Mattson Hoff - 5 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal; Sam Sorenson - 3 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assist; Sam Heeter - 2 points; Evan Paulson - 4 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal

Albany edges Minnewaska boys

The Minnewaska boys basketball team (1-10) is trying to snap a long losing streak and it did not quite happen despite a good effort against a now 9-2 Albany program.

The Huskies held off the Lakers in a 70-62 game on Tuesday. Ethan Quelle had a big game for Minnewaska with 23 points. Hunter Kostelecky added 19 points and 11 rebounds.

ALBANY 70, MINNEWASKA 62

MINNEWASKA TOTALS - FG - 25-55; Three-point FG - 5-12; FT - 7-12; Assists - 13; Blocks - 1; Rebounds - 24; Steals - 4; Turnovers - 14

MINNEWASKA - Tate Reichmann - 2 points, 2 assists; Ethan Quelle - 23 points, 2 assists, 2 rebounds; Alec Larson - 3 points; Jack Larson - 2 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal; Damon Uhde - 8 points, 5 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal; Hunter Kostelecky - 19 points, 1 block, 11 rebounds, 1 steal; PJ Johnson - 5 points, 1 assist, 5 rebounds

Girls basketball scores from Jan. 11

(State not yet available)

Minnewaska (7-5) 57, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa (10-3) 33

Rothsay (2-9) 52, Ashby (0-9) 43

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