Playoffs come to an end for the Jaguar girls' basketball team, Boys' basketball team is conference champions!
|Taylor Braegelman playing tight defense on Brandon/Evansville's Megan Friedrich.|
Final against Brandon/Evansville: Chargers 49, B-B-E 44. The Jaguars finish the season 9-19 overall, a two-win improvement over last year. They graduate three starters (the three seniors on the team) but bring back a large majority of this year's regular players. Brittany Roelike, Mariah Rach and Taylor Braegelman will be missed - they gave their heart and soul to the program.
*Update on Friday morning: the Chargers shot 46 percent from the floor (15/32) while the Jaguars managed 38 percent shooting (18/47). The key difference in the game was Brandon/Evansville's seven made three-pointers.
Here's action from early in the first half:
Sub-Section 6A-South girls' basketball scores on Feb. 28:
Underwood 56, Battle Lake 44
Parkers Prairie 72, West Central Area 38
Hancock 65, Henning 64! (Hancock, #5 seed, wins at Henning, the #4 seed)
At the boys' basketball game, the Jaguars had a 25-16 lead with 3:08 left before halftime. See more information below. More to follow after 9:00pm!
Boys' basketball final score: B-B-E 70, HL-L-W 50. The Jaguars had a 51-35 lead with 8:27 to go. Saddled with 2 early fouls, Brian Goodwin led the Jaguars with 28 points, and Billy Borgerding also added a great deal of offense with 21 points. They improve to 23-1 overall with the win while also clinching a share of their fifth straight Central Minnesota Conference title! They won it outright with a 13-0 mark, as a loss tomorrow night still gives them sole possession of first place. HL-W-W is 11-2 in the conference. Tomorrow night conference rival Kimball Area comes to town for the last game of the regular season.
While I've got your attention here...check out the following business article at the Sauk Centre Herald website:
Area girls' basketball playoff scores on Feb. 28:
Litchfield 56, Minnewaska Area 24
Sauk Centre 71, Melrose Area 47
Albany Area 74, Pierz 45
Osakis 65, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 41
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 55, Paynesville Area 54
Eden Valley-Watkins 63, Benson 28
Staples-Motley 83, Holdingford 50
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 58, Maple Lake 46
St. Cloud Cathedral 47, Rockford Area 29
Foley 39, Kimball Area 29
Area boys' basketball scores on February 28:
Upsala 70, Royalton 41
Hancock 65, Paynesville Area 63 OT
Henning 60, Eagle Valley 52 (Henning, the #2 seed in Sub-Section 6A-South, is 21-4)
Holdingford 47, St. John's Prep 44
Melrose Area 103, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 68 (the West Central Conference playoff game between the North and South division winners)