Friday, February 28, 2014

Jaguar girls frustrated in the end by Rockford

The seniors were honored before tonight's game with gift bags from the underclassmen.

The game started out very well tonight against Rockford Area, with the Jaguars girls' basketball team going up 7-2 on Seniors Night in the first 3 minutes after Peyton Miller knocked down her first three-pointer with 15:10 left.

A back-and-forth struggle played out from there up until late in the first half. With 11 minutes left, Alex Evenson banked in a jumper to tie it at 11-11, and then with 6:30 to go Becca Gruber scored to put the Jaguars ahead 17-16.

The Rockets hit too many three-pointers in the first half, though, and utilized an 8-0 run in the last 26 seconds to go up 39-32 at the break. It was a stunning reversal of fortune for the Jaguars, who pulled ahead 32-31 with 57 seconds left on two Kinlee Swanson bonus free throws.

The Jaguars will be ready for Royalton next Thursday!!!!

Final score: Rockford Area 68, B-B-E 61. Up next for the Jaguars is the Sub-Section 5A-South opener, next Thursday, March 6 at 7:00pm at the high school. With the #3 seed, we host #6-seeded Royalton that night. Future playoff dates beyond that are March 8 and March 11....but we have to beat Royalton first!!!

More will be posted tomorrow. Calling it a night.

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