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Area boys' basketball results

The Osakis boys' basketball team ran into a strong Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City team last Friday as the Falcons handed the Silverstreaks their second loss of the season in an 89-41 game.

The Osakis boys' basketball team ran into a strong Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City team last Friday as the Falcons handed the Silverstreaks their second loss of the season in an 89-41 game.

ACGC was led by Jordan Tanner and Joel Slinden with 26 and 25 points, respectively. That was enough to overcome a nice game by three Osakis players in double figures.

Matt Laven scored 21 points and dished out six assists, while Dominic Baker and Adam Sadlemyer contributed 13 points apiece. Sadlemyer also grabbed 10 rebounds on the night to finish with a double-double.

"ACGC is a good team with a lot of experience," head coach Chris Stroup said. "I felt that our team played better than they did against Morris the week before, but we need to be able to sustain that for longer periods of time.

"Some of our players are making significant strides toward becoming solid varsity basketball players, and as a whole, we all just need to continue to adjust and improve as the season progresses. We are learning and each night we see areas that we can work on and get better as the season rolls on."

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The Falcons were able to build an 18-point lead at the break and 48 points in the second half helped them pull away. The Silverstreaks could not match that offensive output, scoring just 18 points in the final frame.

Osakis hoped to get back to full strength as they opened up Prairie Conference play on Tuesday. The Silverstreaks were without Tony Roggenbuck against the Falcons after he suffered a high ankle sprain during the win over Battle Lake last Tuesday. Before that injury, Roggenbuck put up 16 points on the Battlers, including a stretch where he hit three straight threes in the first half.

GAME STATISTICS

OSAKIS 23 18 - 41

ACGC 41 48 - 89

OSAKIS LEADERS - Brad Parson - 2 points; Devin Waldvogel - 7 points; Andrew Allen - 2 points, 1 rebound; Adam Sadlemyer - 13 points, 10 rebounds; Dominic Baker - 13 points, 4 rebounds; Matt Laven - 21 points, 6 assists, 1 rebound; Trent Lueth - 2 points, 3 rebounds; Andrew Nack - 4 points, 9 rebounds

PARKERS PRAIRIE 74, VERNDALE 57

The Parkers Prairie boys' basketball team picked up a win in its season opener last Tuesday night with a 74-57 win over Verndale.

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Ryan Peppersack had a huge game for the Panthers, breaking out with 27 points. Thomas Alton also had a strong game with 22 points and 10 rebounds, while Collin Hager chipped in 11 points and five assists.

"We started out playing a little nervous, which is to be expected with the first game," head coach Rich Powers said. "It was a nice team effort that allowed us to pull away in the second half.

"The ball movement on the offensive side allowed us to get some open looks, and we were able to take advantage of that. There is a lot of fine tuning that needs to be done, and if we realize that and work at it, we should have a nice season."

The Panthers are looking to make it back-to-back Little Eight Conference championships this year. They won the league with a 10-2 record last season, beating out 9-3 Hillcrest Lutheran Academy.

GAME STATISTICS

PARKERS PRAIRIE - 74

VERNDALE - 57

PARKERS PRAIRIE LEADERS - Ryan Peppersack - 27 points, 3 assists; Thomas Alton - 22 points, 10 rebounds; Collin Hager - 11 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists; BJ Revering - 8 points, 6 rebounds; Dustin Rawlings - 4 points, 2 rebounds; Andy Liljegren - 2 points, 2 rebounds; Peter Lind - 2 assists

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ROTHSAY 69, BRANDON-EVANSVILLE 42

The Brandon-Evansville boys' basketball team fell to 0-3 on the season last Thursday after a dominant performance by Rothsay big man Jordan Aaberg.

Aaberg was unstoppable in the Tigers' 69-42 win over the Chargers, scoring a career-high 42 points on his way to a triple-double in points, rebounds and blocks.

The 6'10" post scored 23 in the first half as the Tigers took a 37-20 lead into the break. That was too much for the Chargers to overcome as they struggled to make shots all night.

Brandon-Evansville shot just 26 percent from the field, going 13-of-50. Trent Hintermeister was the only Chargers' player in double figures with 16.

"We were aggressive offensively, shooting 17 free throws for the game, making 11, to Rothsay's one made out of two attempts," head coach John Holsten said. "We also committed a season low nine turnovers. We just struggled putting the ball in the basket."

Rothsay also dominated the boards, outrebounding the Chargers 51-22. The loss was the first in the Little Eight Conference for Brandon-Evansville.

GAME STATISTICS

BRANDON-EVANSVILLE 20 22 - 42

ROTHSAY 37 32 - 69

BRANDON-EVANSVILLE LEADERS - Trent Hintermeister - 16 points; Kyle Steffenson - 9 points; Josh Guetter - 5 rebounds

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