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Boys basketball roundup: Bauer Klimek passes 1,000-point milestone in Osakis' win at Upsala

Klimek buried a pull-up three to pass the scoring mark, while Stewart Jones added a huge game to help the Silverstreaks improve to 18-3 overall.

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Bauer Klimek

UPSALA — The Osakis boys basketball team breezed past Upsala on the road on Thursday night and had senior guard Bauer Klimek pass the 1,000-point career scoring mark in the process.

The Silverstreaks (18-3) beat the Cardinals (10-11) 84-52 to move to 7-1 in the Prairie Conference. Klimek had 18 points as he hit a pull-up three from the left wing with a defender in his face to reach the career scoring milestone.

“Guys like Grant (Mages), Drew (Imdieke), Isaac (Maddock) and Mekai (Hoelscher) all played their role well, but the night belonged to Bauer as he scored his 1,000 point,” head coach Matt Hoelscher said. “He's put a lot of time in during the offseason and it has shown as he's been one of our staple players the past few seasons. He is a great shooter, has speed to beat guys off the dribble, and I couldn't be happier for him.”

Stewart Jones
Stewart Jones

Junior guard Stewart Jones added a big night with 26 points on 11-of-16 shooting. He added a team-high 8 rebounds. Osakis led 50-21 at the half to leave no doubt in the outcome.

“We had a great start as our posts dominated the offensive boards,” Hoelscher said. “Bauer got hot from beyond the arch, and Stewart created a lot of energy by getting to the rim. We played excellent team defense against (Levi) Lampert as Jones used his athleticism to force tough shots and our other guys kept other players from cutting to the basket and having second-chance opportunities.”

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Osakis is alone atop the Prairie Conference with a 7-1 record, while Browerville-Eagle Valley sits at 6-1 and 12-8 overall.

The Silverstreaks host Pillager, an 8-11 Section 7AA team, on Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m.

UPSALA     21 31 - 52

OSAKIS     50 34 - 84

OSAKIS TOTALS - FG - 32-57; Three-point FG - 10-26; FT - 10-16; Assists - 17; Blocks - 2; Rebounds - 32; Steals - 9; Turnovers - 16

OSAKIS - Stewart Jones - 26 points, 3 assists, 8 rebounds; Grant Mages - 7 points, 1 assist, 1 block, 2 rebounds, 1 steal; Hagen - 5 points, 1 block, 1 rebound; Berger - 1 rebound; Isaac Maddock - 6 points, 1 assist, 1 steal; Bauer Klimek - 18 points, 5 rebounds, 5 steals; Drew Imdieke - 4 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds; Marcus Wolf - 1 point, 1 rebound, 1 steal; Mekai Hoelscher - 6 points, 2 assists; Carter Watnaas - 7 points, 3 assists, 4 rebounds, 1 steal; Brady Mages - 4 points, 3 assists, 7 rebounds

Lakers drop low-scoring game at Barnesville

BARNESVILLE — Minnewaska (3-19) dropped a fifth straight game as the Lakers fell in a 42-38 final at Barnesville (12-8) on Thursday.

Damon Uhde had an all-around game of 13 points, 6 assists, 9 rebounds and 6 steals to lead the Lakers. Zach Bredman was Barnesville’s lone player in double figures with 13 points, and Kaden Zenzen added 8.

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BARNESVILLE 42, MINNEWASKA 38  

MINNEWASKA - Tate Reichmann - 9 points, 2 assists, 5 rebounds, 4 steals; Ethan Quelle - 9 points, 2 assists, 8 rebounds, 2 steals; Jack Larson - 5 rebounds, 1 steal; Damon Uhde - 13 points, 6 assists, 9 rebounds, 6 steals; Hunter Kostelecky - 7 points, 1 block, 2 rebounds; PJ Johnson - 2 rebounds, 2 steals

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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