The 15-4 Class AA Osakis Silverstreaks defeated the WCA Knights 70-59 on Monday night in Barrett. The Silverstreaks held a slim 31-29 lead with under a minute to go in the half and scored the last four points to go up 35-29 at the half. The Knights scored the first six of the second half to tie it at 35-35. The Knights hung close the entire game, but couldn't keep pace with the good Silverstreak team.
Knight Coach Kraig Hunter said, "This was without a doubt the best team we've played this year. They just came off a big win over Battle Lake on Friday and they showed why they are 15-4. They pressure the ball very well with their length and speed and they can shoot it from multiple positions. They are a solid seven deep. It was a fun game to play in and both teams played with intensity throughout the night."
The stats were pretty even as the rebounding was even at 28 apiece. Osakis shot 50% (29-58) and the Knights shot 49% (23-47). Osakis was able to bury six threes while the Knights only made two. From the line, Osakis was 6-13 and the Knights were 11-17. The Knights had 12 turnovers and Osakis 10.
The Knights placed three players in double figures as Brady Sabolik led the way with 18, Dawson Staples 13, and Jake Combs 10. Aaron Wiese added 6, Nathan Kaye 4, Logan Paulson 4, and Ross Anderson 2.
Sabolik was the rebounding leader with 6, while Combs had 5 and Kaye 4. Anderson and Kaye were the assist leaders with 4 and 3 respectively.
Scoring for Osakis was Zach Weir with 27 points, John Boogaard 13, Dan Savageau 10, Josh Peterka 9, Jacob Jones 4, Riley Werven 4, and Luke Imdieke 3.