The Osakis girls basketball team dropped its first game in the Prairie Conference last Thursday night to fall into a tie in the loss column with Browerville.

The loss for the Silverstreaks (17-5, 10-1 Prairie) came in a 44-43 game at West Central Area (12-6, 7-3 Prairie). Osakis bounced back from that with a dominating 67-26 win over Swanville the next night.

“This was a tough loss for the team tonight,” head coach Pat Kalpin said of the WCA loss. “We could never really get going offensively, which kept WCA close the whole game. We let a six-point lead go late in the game, which was disappointing because we didn’t do the things down the stretch to preserve the lead. Give WCA credit, they worked hard and did what they needed to do to win. We simply have to be resilient and be ready to play the next game.”

The Silverstreaks shot 32 percent from the field (16-of-50) and 3-of-16 from three. Mackenzie Staloch finished with a team-high 11 points, while Alecia Kaelke added nine.

The Silverstreaks bounced back by shooting 43 percent (26-of-60) and putting three players in double figures against Swanville. Staloch again led the way with 12 points, four assists, two rebounds and two steals.

Taylor Spychalla also had 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting and Kaelke added 11 points and four rebounds. Brittney Sadlemyer did a little bit of everything with nine points, eight rebounds, four assists and four steals.

“After a tough loss the night before, I felt the girls responded well and played a good basketball game,” Kalpin said. “From start to finish, we played hard, hit shots and defended. I’m proud of the girls being able to play on back-to-back nights and playing with the energy they did. It was a good team win for the girls.”

It helped the Silverstreaks keep pace at the top of the conference standings. Osakis was a game up in the win column after the weekend as Browerville sat at 19-1 overall and 9-1 in league play. These two teams will meet again on Thursday as the Silverstreaks go on the road to Browerville.

“We have a couple weeks left in the regular season with some big games coming up,” Kalpin said. “Our goal is to be playing our best at the end of the season.”

GAME SUMMARY

OSAKIS 38 29 – 67

SWANVILLE 10 16 – 26

OSAKIS TOTALS – FG – 26-60; FT – 9-11; Three-point FG – 6-18; Assists – 17; Blocks – 2; Rebounds – 31; Steals – 16; Turnovers – 12

OSAKIS – Alexa Hoffarth – 1 point, 2 rebounds, 2 steals; Mackenzie Staloch – 12 points, 4 assists, 2 rebounds, 2 steals; Paige Gabrielson – 3 points, 1 assist; Hannah Szech – 4 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, 2 steals; Abby Stroup – 1 assist, 1 rebound; Lauren Savageau – 3 points, 1 steal; Kayla Sorenson – 6 points, 2 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 steal; Spychalla – 12 points, 1 assist; Allison Scherr – 1 assist, 4 rebounds, 1 steal; Morgan Staloch – 1 assist, 1 rebound; Brittney Sadlemyer – 9 points, 4 assists, 1 block, 8 rebounds, 4 steals; Kaelke – 11 points, 1 assist, 1 block, 4 rebounds, 1 steal; Johanna Boogaard – 6 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals

WCA 19 25 – 44

OSAKIS 22 21 – 43

OSAKIS TOTALS – FG – 16-50; Three-point FG – 3-16; FT – 8-12; Assists – 9; Blocks – 2; Rebounds – 24; Steals – 8; Turnovers – 16

OSAKIS – Hoffarth – 1 assist, 1 rebound, 1 steal; Mackenzie Staloch – 11 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal; Szech – 4 points, 1 assist, 1 steal; Stroup – 5 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals; Sorenson – 6 points, 1 assist, 6 rebounds, 1 steal; Spychalla – 4 points, 2 assists, 1 rebound; Sadlemyer – 4 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, 2 steals; Kaelke – 9 points, 1 assist, 1 block, 4 rebounds; Boogaard – 1 block, 3 rebounds