Update at 8:39...
With 11:00 left in the game, the Jaguars had built a 59-31 lead over the Irish. The Jaguars ultimately won the game 79-63.
The Irish (1-10 CMC, 3-17) put on a run to keep the game respectable, although they never threatened. They ended the game with an 11-of-19 mark from behind the arc. It was reported that Coach Montbriand did a great job of running reserves into the game during the second half. Even when Maple Lake began making a run with their downpour of three's, the reserves stayed the course and sweated it out. One exciting and noteworthy part to the game
was when senior Seth Hanson scored the first varsity points of his career, on a field goal no less. The crowd erupted in wild cheering,
as if he had hit the game-winning shot. It was a thing of beauty to hear about, especially being broadcast on the radio.
The Jaguars finished with an outstanding mark of 56% shooting from the field (35-of-62). They racked up another pile of points, and they are leading the CMC with a 71.4 point per game average. In their last six games, they have averaged 73 points per game.
The B-squad won 57-54 to improve to 17-4 overall. They were led by Brady Koehler, who scored 18 points. The C-squad also won, and they are now 12-4 overall.An update from the Jaguars wrestling at the Section 5A opener.
The Jaguars put on an incredible performance against the 5th-seeded Minnewaska Area Lakers. After the 171 match with Anthony Rooney, the Jaguars had a 23-21 lead. Giving up the final 18 points of the match led to a loss, however, as they fell 39-23. They wrestled considerably better than they did a few weeks ago in a 41-12 loss on Parents' Night.
In one exciting match, Cole Tensen (140) got behind to start out but came back to win against Cam Shafer of Minnewaska.Other results in Section 5A team playoffs:
Paynesville 41, Holdingford 19 - Holdingford 43, Sauk Centre 25 - Eden Valley-Watkins 35, Minnewaska Area 34 (the 4 vs. 5-seed match, EV-W survives) - Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 62, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 10Area wrestling playoff results:
Rocori 78, Melrose Area 4 (Ouch!)
Big Lake 35, Willmar 27
New London-Spicer 49, Big Lake 16
Mille Lacs 44, Pierz 25 (the Pioneers are ousted from the Section 7A team tournament)
Royalton/Upsala/Swanville 65, Crosby-Ironton 11 (R-U-S improves to 16-5, they are the top seed in Section 7A)Area boys basketball scores:
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 77, Holdingford 43
Rockford 63, Kimball Area 52
Albany 77, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 53
Melrose 52, Sauk Centre 50 (the Dutchmen win a typically close, classic border battle between these West Central North Conference teams)
Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 90, Dawson-Boyd 62
MACCRAY 75, Minneota 60 (Maccray is 20-0, but keep in mind many of their wins are against Class A teams in the Camden Conference)
Montevideo 53, Lac qui Parle Valley 50
Morris Area 62, Minnewaska Area 51 (Morris Area is 15-3 and one of the top teams in Sub-Section 6AA-West)
Osakis 50, Swanville 37 (Osakis manages to hold onto the top spot in the Prairie Conference, they are a 1/2 game ahead of Royalton)Area girls basketball scores:
Sauk Centre 31, Osakis 24
Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 61, Kimball Area 41
Benson 65, BOLD 40
Brandon-Evansville 59, Ashby 55
Dawson-Boyd 58, Montevideo 42
Hancock 70, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 61 (K-M-S gives state-ranked Hancock a battle)
Holdingford 88, Upsala 70
Rockford 88, Ascension Academy 23
West Central Area 78, Pelican Rapids 58 (WCA is 18-3)
Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 64, Lac qui Parle Valley 29A scheduling note for Thursday night, February 19...
Glenwood's Smooth Magic 107 will be carrying the Jaguars girls basketball game at Kimball. The call numbers are 107.1 on your FM dial, and you can also "tune in" online by clicking here at http://smoothmagic107.com
. At that website PC computers can pull up Windows Media Player and listen to the Jaguars via the internet. If you have trouble pulling it up, I've learned you can paste the following link - http://22.214.171.124:1071/broadwave.asx?src=1&kbps=24 - into the "open URL" option of Windows Media Player. This Jaguars sports update brought to you by: