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Osakis boys' basketball: Silverstreaks drop final two

The Osakis boys' basketball team could not break out of its funk before heading into the Section 6AA tournament tomorrow night. The Silverstreaks wrapped up the regular season with losses against West Central Area and Melrose last week. The Dutch...

The Osakis boys' basketball team could not break out of its funk before heading into the Section 6AA tournament tomorrow night.

The Silverstreaks wrapped up the regular season with losses against West Central Area and Melrose last week.

The Dutchmen came in last Friday and left with an 80-42 win in the season finale. That came three days after the Knights held on for a 61-55 win on Osakis' home court.

Melrose ran out early and never looked back against the Silverstreaks. The Dutchmen put up 46 points in the first half on their way to a 21-point lead at the break. Brandon Sawyer hit three threes on his way to 11 points. He led eight scorers in all for the Dutchmen in the first half.

Roggenbuck was one of two Osakis players to finish in double figures. He had 12 points to go along with five rebounds. Andrew Allen added 12 points, as well.

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The Silverstreaks overcame a slow first half to push West Central Area on Tuesday night. Osakis trailed by 13 at the break after scoring just 17 points in the first half.

Allen helped lead a comeback in the second half that saw Osakis recapture the lead. He had all 12 of his points after the break, while Mitch Herzog and Devin Waldvogel added 12 and 10, respectively, to help their team stay in the game.

Dakotah Kashmark and the Knights were able to make their free throws to win the game down the stretch. Kashmark went 9-for-9 from the line on his way to 13 points in the game. Beau Kashmark and Colton Blascyk added 12 points, while Christian Hammer hit four threes on his way to a game-high 16.

"We played a very solid game," Osakis head coach Chris Stroup said. "First half consisted of too many unforced turnovers, which resulted in a 13-point deficit. Second half we had only one turnover, which resulted in our being able to get back in the game and take a brief lead.

"But the story, once again this season, was down the stretch we had to foul, and they stepped to the line and converted their free throws. Mitch Herzog got back to playing the way we have grown accustomed to."

The two losses sent Osakis into the Section 6AA playoffs on an 18-game losing streak. The Silverstreaks are the eighth seed and will be at top-seeded Minnewaska tomorrow, Thursday, in the first round of the west subsection. The two teams tip off at 7 p.m.

GAME STATISTICS

MELROSE 46 34 - 80

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OSAKIS 25 17 - 42

TEAM STATISTICS - Osakis - Two-point field goals - 10-23; Three-point field goals - 2-13; Free throws - 4-7; Rebounds - 14; Turnovers - 10; Melrose - Two-point field goals - 17-34; Three-point field goals - 12-19; Free throws - 10-18; Rebounds - 27; Turnovers - 9

OSAKIS - Roggenbuck - 12 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist; Herzog - 4 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists; Zach Spychalla - 3 assists; Waldvogel - 5 points, 1 rebound, 2 assists; Allen - 12 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist; James Cowdery - 2 points, 1 rebound, 2 assists; Kyle Swenstad - 4 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist; Jordan Mack - 1 rebound, 2 assists; Ky Zimmel - 3 points, 1 rebound; Justin Kraemer - 1 rebound, 1 steal

WCA 30 31 - 61

OSAKIS 17 38 - 55

TEAM STATISTICS - Osakis - Field goals - 21-51; Three-point field goals - 7-18; Free throws - 6-8; Rebounds - 19; Turnovers - 10; WCA - Field goals - 21-52; Three-point field goals - 6-26; Free throws - 13-15; Rebounds - 29; Turnovers - 8

OSAKIS - Roggenbuck - 8 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists; Herzog - 12 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal; Spychalla - 3 rebounds; Waldvogel - 10 points, 1 rebound, 4 assists, 1 steal; Allen - 12 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block; Cowdery - 2 points, 1 steal; Mack - 9 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal; Kraemer - 2 points

WCA - Blascyk - 12 points; D. Kashmark - 13 points; B. Kashmark - 12 points; Hammer - 16 points; Jake Boeddeker - 6 points; Bryan Starner - 2 points

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