Racing out of the gate to early leads of 4-0, 8-2, and 13-6, the Jaguars boys basketball team
is off to a great start against visiting Holdingford
tonight in a Central Minnesota Conference game.In this week's Class A state rankings, the Jaguars find themselves rising to the #2 spot out of 171 teams in that division of boys basketball in Minnesota. Sebeka is the top-ranked team.
The Huskers entered tonight's game with a 4-10 overall record, 2-4 (7th) in the CMC.Halftime score:
B-B-E 32, Holdingford 22.
True to form, the Jaguars were not happy with a 10-point lead at halftime and knocked any thought of an upset from the Huskers' minds with a 19-7 run over the first six minutes of the second half. Three pointers from the Huskers' Damon Westrich and Ben Schwanberg made it a 55-36 game with about nine minutes left, but the Jaguars found another gear in their game and closed out their seventh Central Minnesota Conference win on a 22-7 run.Final score:
B-B-E 77, Holdingford 43. Running time employed down the stretch, when the Jaguars (16-0) had opened up a 35-point lead. For the first time ever,
the B-B-E Jaguars have started the conference schedule with a perfect 7-0 mark. The previous best mark of 6-0 was set first in 2001-2002 and then tied in 2008-2009. I'm not 100% sure but 99% sure that in the West Central South Conference, the best start in league play was 5-0 back in 1996-1997.
Outstanding radio coverage of the game was provided by Bill Dean and Don Leukam, broadcasting on 106.5 FM The Train out of Norway Lake/Sunburg.Central Minnesota Conference boys basketball results on Jan. 27:
Maple Lake 62, Rockford 50
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 74, Kimball Area 61 (a solid win for the Lakers in Kimball)
Pierz 78, Eden Valley-Watkins 51 (12 Pioneers scored)
)Notes from the Pierz vs. EV-W game last night
...courtesy of the Little Falls radio announcer, Rick Grammond, the voice of the Pioneers..."Derek Streit was the lone Eagle to put up double figures, as he hit 4 three-pointers on his way to a season-best 14 point effort. 8th grader Brett Mattice scored 9 points, all from beyond the arc. The Eagles played their 2nd straight game without their top player, Peter Stenger, who remains sidelined with a knee injury suffered 2 games ago against Rockford. Stenger is averaging a double-double (10.6 rpg, 10.3 ppg). EV-W is 1-6 in the CMC and 4-11 overall. They travel to Paynesville for a border battle this Friday, then host the Jaguars on Tuesday."Area girls basketball scores on January 27:CMC score: Maple Lake 70, Holdingford 52 (don't believe that yet)
Sauk Centre 89, Albany 65 (wow!)
NL-S 77, Foley 28
Parkers Prairie 50, Brandon/Evansville 44 (Panthers get a scare in a Little Eight Conference battle against the arch-rival Chargers)
Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 69, Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 37
Mora 58, Melrose Area 40Area boys basketball scores on January 27:Sauk Centre 66, Albany 49
Rosholt (SD) 61, Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 54 (OT) (The Warriors' 4-game win streak is halted)
Upsala 78, Swanville 27
Eagle Valley 56, Royalton 52
Battle Lake 63, Osakis 41
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