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Osakis girls get road win at Royalton

The Silverstreaks' defense held an opponent under 50 points for the 13th time this season to help Osakis get a Section 6AA win against the Royals.

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The Osakis girls basketball team moved to 11-5 as the Silverstreaks went on the road and took a 51-46 game against Royalton (6-7) on Tuesday night.

“To go on the road and beat a good Royalton team is a great accomplishment,” Osakis head coach Pat Kalpin said. “Royalton was a much bigger team, so our girls had to adjust to their length. Early in the game, we struggled to get good shots, but as the game went on, we were more patient and didn't try to hurry things.

“Defensively, we worked hard and were able to rebound the ball, especially late in the game. We had some big buckets by Tessa Stanek, Mara VanNhuis and Hayleigh Niehoff late in the game that helped seal the win for us. With Royalton being in our section, this was also a key win for seeding purposes.”

It was the 13th time in 16 games that Osakis has held an opponent to less than 50 points. The Silverstreaks are now 3-0 against Section 6AA teams.

OSAKIS 21 30 - 51

ROYALTON 14 32 - 46

OSAKIS - Tessa Stanek - 5 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 deflection, 2 steals; Lexi Spychalla - 2 points, 2 rebounds, 1 deflection; Mara VanNyhuis - 11 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 deflections, 3 steals; Alexis Johanson - 14 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal; Hayleigh Niehoff - 9 points, 1 rebound, 2 assists, 4 deflections, 2 steals; Carlee Muenzhuber - 7 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 deflections, 2 steals; Kiley Kranz - 3 points, 4 rebounds, 1 deflection, 1 steal

ROYALTON SCORING - Hannah Krueger - 3; Mya Yourczek - 8; Mya Wolbeck - 2; Mickaila Lenz - 4; Autumn Schoenrock - 29

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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