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Brandon-Evansville Girls Defeat Upsala

By Craig Olson, 01/25/22, 11:15PM CST


The Brandon-Evansville girls’ battled Upsala in a non-conference contest on Tuesday night.  Upsala held a 29-28 lead at the half, but the Chargers won the second half 23-14 to take a 51-43 victory.  B-E shot 41% (20-48) from the field.

“It was a competitive game throughout, with neither team really gaining much separation from each other until late,” said Brandon-Evansville Head Coach Zach Traphagen. “I thought the first half we really struggled containing their dribble penetration and allowed them to get some easy baskets because of that. Credit to our girls on making the adjustments and doing a much better job in the second half of playing solid on the ball defense to take those looks away from Upsala. Offensively, we had a lot of girls step up and make contributions at key moments in the game. We did a better job tonight of getting out in transition looking to score. Winning is always fun, but it makes it much more gratifying when you play good team basketball and everyone is contributing. Very proud of the girls' again tonight in what was probably our most complete game of the year thus far.” 

Kylee Dingwall was the leading scorer with 14 points on 6-of-6 shooting from the field and 2-for-2 from the line.  Emmalee Brethorst was also in double digits with 10 points, while Olivia Otto and Sydney Schaefer added 8 points apiece.  Otto had a team high 7 rebounds and 3 assists, Schaefer added 6 boards and 3 steals, Dingwall had 4 steals and 3 assists to go along with 4 rebounds and Brethorst contributed 4 rebounds and 3 assists.

Brandon-Evansville (8-6) will host Underwood in a Little Eight Conference matchup on Friday night.