The Osakis girls basketball team continued its progression by rolling over Long Prairie-Grey Eagle in a 66-37 win on the road on Tuesday.

It’s the seventh win in the last 10 games for the Silverstreaks (10-10). Osakis used its defense to lead the way as the Thunder (2-17) shot just 24.5% (13-53).

“A nice, solid win for the girls tonight,” head coach Pat Kalpin said. “We got off to a good start, getting the lead early. We were able to force some turnovers, which got our offense going. Alexi Johanson had a big first half, scoring 21 of her 28 points. The second half, we were able to take care of a few little things on the defensive side, limiting them to one shot.”

The Silverstreaks led 32-20 at the break and put up another 34 points after halftime. They knocked down 7-of-24 threes and out-rebounded LPGE 48-32.

“Offensively, we were able to get positive post touches and points in the paint,” Kalpin said. “Maddie Johanson had a solid second half, scoring 14 of her 19 points. It was nice to see the girls all play hard tonight. An overall great team win for them.”

Madisen Johanson
Madisen Johanson

Maddie Johanson added nine rebounds to her line, and Alexis finished with a double-double by grabbing 10 rebounds in addition to her 28 points. Diana Salazar-Cervantes led the Thunder with 21 points.

OSAKIS 32 34 - 66

LPGE 20 16 - 36

TOTALS - Osakis - FG - 24-64; Three-point FG - 7-24; FT - 11-15; Rebounds - 48; Assists - 15; Steals - 8; Deflections - 8; Turnovers - 10; LPGE - FG - 13-53; Three-point FG - 5-20; FT - 5-10; Rebounds - 32; Assists - 9; Turnovers - 17

OSAKIS - Alexa Lien - 3 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist; Mara VanNyhuis - 8 points, 4 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 steals; Alexis Johanson - 28 points, 10 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, 1 block; Lexi Klimek - 1 rebound, 1 steal; Hayleigh Niehoff - 4 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal; Grace Oeltjen - 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 1 block; Maddie Johanson - 19 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block; Haylee Jern - 2 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal; Abby Randall - 7 rebounds, 1 assist; Kadyn Triebenbach - 2 points

LPGE SCORING - Hannah Middendorf - 9; Emily Weber - 1; Dian Salazar-Cervantes - 21; Amber Miller - 2; Itzel Salazar-Cervantes - 2; Kaitlyn Welters - 1

Chargers’ second half erases slow start

Brandon-Evansville (12-8) found itself down by one at the half against Ashby (4-16) on Tuesday, but responded with a 37-point second half in a 56-39 win over the Arrows.

“After a real struggle in the first half, the girls put together a nice run in the second half to secure the win,” B-E head coach Zach Traphagen said. “We had a lot of good looks offensively that we just couldn’t convert on, but thankfully our defense kept us in the game.”

Kristen Kokett
Kristen Kokett

The Chargers hit just 25% (16-54) from the field, including 3-of-12 from three. Kristen Kokett stepped up with 15 points, four rebounds and four steals, while Mikenna Pattrin added 12 points and 12 rebounds.

“Anytime you can find a way to win shooting under 30 percent from the field, it’s a testament to your play on the defensive end,” Traphagen said. “Kristen Kokett was phenomenal tonight on both ends for us. Hopefully it’s a sign of more good things to come from her.”

ASHBY 20 19 - 39

B-E 19 37 - 56

B-E TOTALS - FG - 16-54; Three-point FG - 3-12; FT - 21-36; Assists - 7; Blocks - 3; Rebounds - 35; Steals - 14; Turnovers - 13

B-E - Kristen Kokett - 15 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, 4 steals; Bailey Schaefer - 5 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds, 1 steal; Olivia Otto - 6 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, 3 steals; Caitlyn Deschene - 8 points, 1 steal; Kaytlyn Pattrin - 1 assist; Haddey Zastrow - 5 points, 2 assists, 1 rebound, 3 steals; Korrie Randt - 3 points; Brittany Korkowski - 2 points, 1 assist, 11 rebounds, 2 steals; Mikenna Pattrin - 12 points, 3 blocks, 12 rebounds