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Boys basketball: Osakis wins in double overtime

The Osakis boys basketball team was pushed to the very end in a Section 8, Class AA, Prairie Conference matchup in Long Prairie on Friday night. But a smart move by sophomore Daniel Savageau sealed the deal for the Silverstreaks at the end of the second overtime with the Thunder for a 62-60 finish.

“We were lucky to get out of there with a win as we shot poorly from the free throw line and allowed them to stay in the game,” Osakis head coach Matt Hoelscher said. “But it was fun going through all the emotions and strategizing at the end of regulation and the two over times. It was a playoff type atmosphere and it was a great way to get ready for the playoffs.”

The Silverstreaks shot at 47 percent (19-of-40) from the field and 57 percent (19-of-33) from the line.

Savageau had a team-leading 25 points on the night followed by sophomore Kobie Lara with 11 and senior Josh Peterka with nine. Senior Reid DeWenter contributed eight points.

“We did well scoring inside the first half and they took that away from us a little bit the second half and circled us into some turnovers and poor shots,” Hoelscher said. “Reid made two big threes for us. Josh made key free throws.”

This victory extended the Silverstreaks’ winning streak to eight games in a row and they remain undefeated in the Prairie Conference.

The Silverstreaks are set to host another conference game, this time against Royalton (12-7) on Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m.

The last time Osakis played Royalton the Silverstreaks came out on top, 64-54.

OSAKIS - 62LPGE - 60OSAKIS TOTALS - FG - 19-40; Three-point FG - 5-17; Free throws - 19-33; Assists - 12; Rebounds - 21; Steals - 5; Turnovers - 10OSAKIS - Luke Imdieke - 4 points, 7 assists, 1 rebounds, 2 steals; Jonathan Lara - 1 point, 3 assists, 1 rebound; Riley Werven - 1 steal; Daniel Savageau - 25 points, 2 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal, 2 turnovers; Josh Peterka - 9 points, 5 rebounds; Philip Mathews - 2 rebounds; Kobie Lara - 11 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steal; Carter Rost - 3 points; Reid DeWenter - 8 points, 4 rebounds