Thursday, January 05, 2017

Quite a night of basketball

B-B-E's defense forces Kimball's Katie Merchant to dish out from the lane tonight.

The B-B-E Jaguars boys' basketball team picked up their third win of the season in exciting fashion by a 76-68 score in overtime at Swanville tonight.

A career-high 23 points from junior guard Parker Schwinghammer led the way for the Jaguars to the win after they trailed 39-37 at halftime. He was one of four Jaguars in double figures (Ryan Olmscheid, Evan Wiener and Ryan Illies). Another key statistic was solid 75 percent free throw shooting (27-of-36) helping counter Swanville's huge 35-to-23 rebounding advantage and 12-of-18 performance at the charity stripe. This was a gutsy win for the Jaguars, who were playing a second game in a row without the services of leading scorer Derek Wiener.

Swanville falls to 0-5 with the loss, while the Jaguars are 3-6.

Up next: a road conference game at neighboring rival Paynesville Area toorrow night (Friday, January 6)...the Bulldogs are 0-8, but make no mistake, they will be tough to beat on their home floor.

At Kimball Area in a key Central Minnesota Conference game, the B-B-E Jaguars girls' basketball team fell 57-49 to the first-place Cubs. After trailing by three points at halftime, the Jaguars pulled ahead 30-27 on a close-range jumper by Hailey Braegelman just two minutes in. Kimball Area regained the lead and went up by 10 points with 10:33 on the clock. From there the Jaguars got no closer than five points.

Time to upload some video from Kimball and check out the area scoreboard!

Area boys' basketball scores on January 5:
Melrose Area 75, Sauk Centre 65 (the Dutchmen seem to really have Sauk Centre's number in boys' basketball; they are now 9-0 overall)
Benson 54, Paynesville Area 41
Hillcrest Lutheran Academy 56, Brandon-Evansville 41   
Underwood 56, Ashby 43
New London-Spicer 72, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 69
Battle Lake 74, Hancock 69
Montevideo 56, Minnewaska Area 53
BOLD 68, Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 63 OT
Russel-Tyler-Ruthton 77, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 49
Ortonville 67, Renville County West 59