The Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City boys basketball team was 2-0 heading into Thursday night, but the Falcons had no answer for Osakis.
The Silverstreaks burst out of the gates with a 46-point first half. That was part of a 53-percent shooting night (30-56) as Osakis improved to 2-0 itself with a 79-60 win.
“Great start for us as we caused turnovers and turned them unto fastbreak points,” Osakis head coach Matt Hoelscher said. “Our guys did a nice job running the floor and our guards found them in transition for easy shots. We played unselfish, which is one of our strengths. We have multiple guys that can do a lot of things offensively, which puts pressure on defenses.”
The Silverstreaks put four players in double figures. Daniel Savageau followed up a 30-point performance in the season opener with 25 points against ACGC. He added five assists, six rebounds and five steals.
It was part of a big night for a lot of players. Senior forward Brandon Boogaard had 17 points on 8-of-12 shooting and added six rebounds. Johnny and Kobie Lara each had 11 points as Kobie finished with a double-double by adding 10 rebounds and Johnny chipped in five rebounds, five assists and three steals.
The Falcons put up a better fight in the second half, but the damage was already done after the quick start by Osakis. The Silverstreaks turned the ball over 19 times, but had 20 steals themselves defensively.
“We allowed them to climb back in it the second half, but guys responded well and got the lead back up to the 20s,” Hoelscher said. “We did have too many turnovers, which will happen when we play a high-paced game. When we can limit those, we feel we will be a tough team to play.”
Thursday’s win was the start of four straight home games for the Silverstreaks. They welcome in Browerville-Eagle Valley (2-1) on Tuesday night at 7:30 before Upsala (0-1) comes to Osakis on Dec. 14 at that same time.
OSAKIS 46 33 - 79
ACGC 31 29 - 60
OSAKIS TOTALS - FG - 30-56; Three-point FG - 6-15; FT - 13-19; Assists - 19; Rebounds - 34; Steals - 20; Turnovers - 19
OSAKIS - Jacob Backes - 5 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound; Johnny Lara - 11 points, 5 assists, 5 rebounds, 3 steals; Luke Imdieke - 5 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, 6 steals; Kobie Lara - 11 points, 10 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals; Carter Grove - 5 points, 2 assists, 1 steal; Luke Staloch - 1 assist, 1 rebound; Carter Rost - 1 assist, 1 rebound, 2 steals; Daniel Savageau - 25 points, 5 assists, 6 rebounds, 5 steals; Brandon Boogaard - 17 points, 1 assist, 6 rebounds, 1 steal