Saturday, February 16, 2013

B-B-E 6th grade boys' basketball finds success at SCSU

The B-B-E 6th grade 'White' team shown in action in the opener against Albany.

Against Paynesville Area in a consolation round game, the B-B-E Jaguars boys' basketball 6th grade 'Blue' team edged the Bulldogs 25-22 at the Pacesetter Youth Winter Classic on the St. Cloud State University campus.

Trailing 19-15 with under 7 minutes to go, Jared Weller drove the right baseline to cut it to two with 6:40 on the clock. Payton VanBeck scored a free throw to make it a one-point game, but the Bulldogs got one at the line at the 3:46 mark to make it a two-point game.

With 2:25 left, Matthew Kollman hit an outside shot to tie it up at 20-20. The Jaguars fell behind 22-20 but later tied it at 22-22 with a free throw by Dalton Dingmann with 64 seconds left.

Dingmann drove into the lane and banked the game-winner with 20 seconds left. The Jaguars got a free throw with just over a second on the clock to ice it for the final three-point margin.

The Blue team faces Albany in another consolation game at 4:00pm, while the White squad now plays Paynesville in the 5th place consolation game at 4:50pm. Win or lose, the Blue team plays their last game at 5:45pm tonight.

Here's the end of the Blue team's win over Paynesville! Great job, Jaguars!

Also, hats off to the B-B-E 6th grade girls' basketball team, as they won their home tournament held today at the high school. In the championship, the Jaguars trounced the BOLD Warriors 25-4! Whew!

Here's the team with their championship medals...

I'm definitely looking forward to Sunday...this past week has been more than grueling!

*Jaguar wrestling fans, be sure to make tracks to the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle high school next Friday/Saturday, when our B-B-E wrestlers will attempt to get through the Section 5A individual tournament and get to state.

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