Brett Miller, KMRS/KKOK Sports Director
Brandon-Evansville 37, Hancock 36
HANCOCK – Hancock got two shots off in the closing seconds but couldn’t come up with a bucket, and Brandon-Evansville escaped with a 37-36 victory in girls basketball.
Carlee Hanson’s three-pointer with two minutes left capped a 9-0 run by the Owls and gave them their first lead at 36-35, but the Chargers reclaimed the lead on their next possession when Mikenna Pattrin scored.
Pattrin finished with nine points and six rebounds, and the Chargers got 16 points off the bench, including seven apiece from Megan Lauthen and Caitlyn Deschene.
Rylee Hanson led the Owls with 10 points and eight rebounds, Lexi Staples and Carlee Hanson each had eight points, and Tori Pahl pulled down seven rebounds with four points off the bench.
The Chargers have won five straight to improve to 5-1 overall, 3-0 in the Pheasant Conference, while the Owls fall to 2-2, 1-2 in conference play.
Verndale 62, Ashby 58
Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 42, Minnewaska 35
Melrose 40, Paynesville 33
Barnesville 82, Rothsay 53