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Silverstreaks stop Rebels, fall to Lakers

The Osakis boy's basketball team split two games against a couple quality opponents that are a combined 23-7 this season. The Silverstreaks held on in tough road game against conference foe Eagle Valley last Friday night in a 72-68 win. A day lat...

Brady Johnsrud
Echo Press photo by Lori Mork Minnewaska's Brady Johnsrud (2), went high to score during the Lakers' game against Osakis Saturday night as his team edged out the Silverstreaks 53-50.

The Osakis boy's basketball team split two games against a couple quality opponents that are a combined 23-7 this season.

The Silverstreaks held on in tough road game against conference foe Eagle Valley last Friday night in a 72-68 win. A day later, they were back at home against Minnewaska where they came up just short against the Lakers in a 53-50 game.

Brady Johnsrud and Shane Bosek each had a big second half to help Minnewaska secure the win. The two combined for 25 of their 32 points in the final 18 minutes. Each player finished with 16 points as the Lakers overcame a three-point deficit at the break.

"Coming back off a draining game Friday night, I thought our players showed a lot against a tough section opponent in Minnewaska," head coach Chris Stroup said. "We had a game plan, and the players went out and executed it, keeping the Lakers in check offensively for much of the game and giving ourselves a chance to win down the stretch."

Adam Sadlemyler bounced back from an eight-point game against Eagle Valley to pour in 24 and grab 13 rebounds against the Lakers. He shot 11-of-23 from the field. Dominic Baker had his second big night in a row with 14 points and four rebounds.

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It was Baker and Tony Roggenbuck who helped Osakis hold off a charging Eagle Valley team the night before. Roggenbuck was all over the court on his way to collecting a triple-double. He finished with 24 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists. Baker was equally as impressive with five three-pointers on his way to 24 points and six assists.

"We came out right away and did an excellent job of moving the ball around and finding the open teammate for the best shot available," Stroup said. "On top of that, our defense was outstanding in the fist half. All five guys on the court worked together well to keep Eagle Valley in check."

Josh Wagner came close to erasing all of that in the second half. The Rebels' senior guard had all 23 of his points in the final 18 minutes. He was the catalyst in a half that saw Eagle Valley score 48 points to almost overcome a 13-point deficit at the break.

The Silverstreaks countered by continuing to swing the ball around and find the open shot. Osakis finished with 39 second-half points to hold off the Rebels in the end.

"After a disappointing loss Monday night at Ashby, I really feel that as a team, we made steps forward in a hostile conference road game," Stroup said. "The kids played smart and under control, even when things started to get a little out of control. It was good to see a game down to the end again and be on the winning side."

GAME STATISTICS

OSAKIS 19 31 - 50

MINNEWASKA 16 37 - 53

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OSAKIS LEADERS - Adam Sadlemyer - 24 points, 13 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block; Dominic Baker - 14 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal; Tony Roggenbuck - 7 points, 4 assists, 9 rebounds, 1 steal; Devin Waldvogel - 5 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist; Andrew Allen - 1 assist, 3 rebounds; Mitch Herzog - 1 assist, 2 rebounds, 1 steal

OSAKIS 33 39 - 72

EAGLE VALLEY 20 48 - 68

OSAKIS LEADERS - Sadlemyer - 8 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 1 block; Baker - 24 points, 3 rebounds, 6 assists; Roggenbuck - 24 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists, 1 steal; Waldvogel - 6 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists; Allen - 7 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist; Herzog - 3 points, 2 rebounds, 3 steals

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