Winter Week 4: Lady Jaguars Throttle Kimball 81-37, Big Shakeup in the Central Minnesota Conference Girls' Standings
The Lady Jaguars throttled the Kimball Cubs 81-37 at home on Friday night for their second win of the season, snapping a three-game losing streak in the process.
During the first half, as the Lady Jaguars were building a 31-13 lead, senior center April Hansen was chipping away at and finally surpassing B-B-E's school scoring record, held by 1998-graduate and current 8th-grade girls basketball coach Amanda Illies.
She finished the game with 24 points and 10 rebounds as B-B-E's all-time girls’ scoring leader with 1,304 points, eclipsing the old mark of 1,290 set by Amanda Illies in 1998.The all-school record is held by Michele Marthaler with 1,501 points in 1986.
The Huskers won 56-54.
Eden Valley-Watkins is now 1-1 in the CMC and 4-2 overall. The Huskers are 1-1 as well in the CMC and 3-3 overall, including a 20-point loss to Sauk Centre (52-32) on December 11.
The Huskers had lost by 24 and 17 points to the Eagles during CMC play in 2004-2005, and last season they lost to the Eagles by 22 points and 21 points. The Huskers were Sub-Section 6AA-West Runners-up in 2005 and 2006, finishing behind the powerful Albany Huskies both times.
The Huskers may not be the only team to give payback to the Eagles this season.
On the same night at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, the Lakers were hosting an undefeated Pierz Pioneers team in CMC play. The Lakers only previous loss was a 44-34 loss to another Section 5AA team, Watertown-Mayer (a SS-19 team). Watertown-Mayer was 4-4, including a 58-54 loss to Rockford in the first week of the season. The Lakers had beaten Watertown-Mayer 46-43 in the season's second game. On Friday night, the Pioneers undefeated streak was soundly shattered by the Lakers, as Pierz lost 64-38.
So early in the season, Eden Valley-Watkins, Holdingford, Pierz, Rockford, and B-B-E are all 1-1 in CMC action. Maple Lake and Kimball are 0-2, while Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted is 2-0 for sole possession of first place.