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With five seconds left in the Section 8AA quarterfinal game at Moorhead High School Monday night, Osakis head coach Matt Hoelscher huddled around his team on the court for the last time this season. “I told them that the odds are not in our favor,” Hoelscher said. “We knew that they weren’t going to play defense. We had to hope that they wouldn’t listen to their coach.”
The Osakis boys basketball team moved to 9-0 with its 62-41 win over Holdingford Tuesday night. “It was a tough win against a team that plays aggressive the entire game,” Osakis head coach Matt Hoelscher said. “They were relentless on defense, which caused some hurried shots that we missed. We allowed them to hang around the first half.” Osakis shot 38 percent from the field and made 4-of-19 three-point attempts.
The Osakis girls basketball team had another rough night on the offensive side of the floor during the 49-39 loss to Swanville (8-1) Tuesday. The defeat is now the fourth straight for the Silverstreaks. “We competed hard. We competed and worked hard and that’s what I told them,” head coach Pat Kalpin said. “We just gotta find ways to score. We missed a lot of shots early so we just have to keep putting them through shooting drills and hopefully we get in a routine and a rhythm.”
The Osakis girls basketball team had its hands full Thursday night with the Sauk Centre Mainstreeters (9-2), losing 74-26. Sauk Centre is the No. 1 ranked team as of Jan. 2 in the Minnesota Basketball News polls. The Mainstreeters held the Silverstreaks to 13 points each half and just 23 percent shooting. Junior center Madisen Johanson led Osakis with eight points.
The Osakis girls basketball team had a hard time getting shots to fall Friday night against the Mayer Lutheran Crusaders (5-4) in the Eden Valley-Watkins Holiday Tournament. The Silverstreaks fell to 4-5 in the 48-37 loss. Junior Center Alexis Johanson led Osakis in scoring with 16 points. The Silverstreaks had a good game defensively snagging 26 rebounds and collecting five steals.
The Osakis girls basketball team notched their second win of the season with a 48-40 win over Browerville-Eagle Valley (3-4) on Tuesday night. The Silverstreaks secured their first road win of the season with the victory. They were led by senior guard Tianna Stanek’s 22 points and five steals. Junior guard Alexa Lien and sophomore forward Grace Oeltjen also had nice games with eight points apiece.
The Osakis boys basketball team beat Wadena-Deer Creek (2-4) 67-46 Tuesday night behind a strong shooting night from junior guard Daniel Savageau. Savageau led the Silverstreaks with 21 points and 8 rebounds. Tuesday night’s performance marks the fifth straight win for the Silverstreaks as Osakis remains undefeated this season.