The Brandon-Evansville girls basketball team bounced back from its 68-40 loss against Hancock on Thursday by holding off Long Prairie-Grey Eagle in a 57-51 game on Saturday.

The Chargers (13-9) used their defense to build a 29-18 lead at the half against the Thunder (2-18). Long Prairie-Grey Eagle outscored B-E by five after halftime, but couldn’t quite get over the hump.

“We hung on late to preserve a much-needed win after surrendering a big lead in the second half,” Chargers’ head coach Zach Traphagen said. “Although getting the win is great, we know that we need to find a much more steady level of consistency in our play as we gear up for the playoffs.”

Brandon-Evansville’s post players led the way. Mikenna Pattrin finished with 16 points and 12 rebounds, while Brittany Korkowski had 15 points and seven boards.

LPGE 18 33 - 51

B-E 29 28 - 57

B-E TOTALS - FG - 17-49; Three-point FG - 3-7; FT - 20-35; Assists - 12; Blocks - 5; Rebounds - 45; Steals - 8; Turnovers - 23

B-E - Kristen Kokett - 7 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal; Bailey Schaefer - 7 points, 1 assist, 6 rebounds; Otto - 3 points, 3 rebounds; Pattrin - 4 rebounds, 1 steal; Haddey Zastrow - 3 points, 3 assists, 4 rebounds, 1 steal; Maddie Otto - 6 points, 1 assist, 1 block, 6 rebounds, 1 steal; Brittany Korkowski - 15 points, 1 assist, 1 block, 7 rebounds, 3 steals; Mikenna Pattrin - 16 points, 2 assists, 3 blocks, 12 rebounds, 1 steal