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Chargers overcome threes from Henning

The Brandon-Evansville boys basketball team got its second win in three games this year after winning only three total a year ago. The Chargers (2-1) beat Henning (1-3) 59-46 after leading 27-25 at the half. Skyler Quinn had 18 points. James Huis...

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Taylor Bitzan brings the ball up the court against Swanville on November 25. Bitzan had eight points and 10 rebounds against Henning. (Blaze Fugina/Echo Press)

The Brandon-Evansville boys basketball team got its second win in three games this year after winning only three total a year ago.

The Chargers (2-1) beat Henning (1-3) 59-46 after leading 27-25 at the half. Skyler Quinn had 18 points. James Huisman added 17 points and Brandon Christianson finished with 10 points and 11 rebounds.
“I think we’re pretty positive with the way things are going,” Chargers head coach John Holsten said. “There’s a lot of things we have to improve on, but right now it’s a pretty good feeling for us.”
Taylor Bitzan also came close to a double-double with eight points and 10 rebounds as the Chargers used their depth to secure the win. Brandon-Evansville won despite Henning hitting eight threes in the first half and finishing 11-of-26 from beyond the arc, overall.
“They were really hot and we were not good in coverage but we played a much better second half on both ends of the court,” Holsten said. “Brandon Christianson and Taylor Bitzan both really saved us with their offensive rebounding. Brandon had eight offensive rebounds and Taylor had seven to extend some possessions for us.”

GAME SUMMARY

BRANDON-EVANSVILLE 27 32 – 59
HENNING 25 21 – 46
BRANDON-EVANSVILLE – James Strese – 2 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 assist; McKenon Plaster – 2 rebounds, 3 assists; Taylor Bitzan – 8 points, 10 rebounds, 3 steals, 3 assists; Howard Wu – 1 steal; Kevin Campbell – 1 steal; Sam Anderson – 2 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal; Christianson – 10 points, 11 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 assist; Huisman – 17 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 assist; Quinn – 18 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals, 3 assists; Will Schroeder – 2 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist
HENNING LEADERS – Carl Colburn – 19 points; Cornelius Taylor – 15 points

Eric Morken is a sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press Newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota, a property of the Forum News Service. Morken covers a variety of stories throughout the Douglas County area, as well as statewide outdoor issues.
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