Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Game night

The B-B-E Jaguars boys' basketball team is hosting Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted tonight. The game is on 106.5 FM The Train. The Lakers hold an 8-4 overall record and are 2-1 in the Central Minnesota Conference. Also noteworthy is that they have won three games in a row coming into tonight. This is their first CMC game since a 56-53 overtime loss at Paynesville on January 2.

With 13 minutes left in the first half, the Jaguars have a 7-6 lead.

*Update: with just under seven minutes to go, the Jaguars are ahead 14-9.

*Update: the Lakers narrowed the lead to 15-14, and then with 5:25 left, Jackson Peter knocked down a three for an 18-14 lead.

The Lakers ended the half on an impressive 9-0 run to take a 23-18 lead into halftime.

*Here's video added after the game that features the tip-off and first few minutes of the game:

*Second half update: with 10 minutes to go, the Lakers hold a 33-28 lead.

*Update: with 65 seconds left, the Lakers are ahead 41 to 36.

Final score:  HL-W-W 47, B-B-E 40. The Lakers, who stand in third place in the CMC with a 3-1 record, overcame a valiant effort by the Jaguars with 13-of-26 free throw shooting. The Jaguars (5-8, 2-3) got to the line for just seven shots and made good on five of them.

In another CMC game tonight, the Eden Valley-Watkins boys' basketball team defeated Maple Lake 56-34. The Eagles are now 4-0 in the CMC, a half game behind 5-0 Paynesville Area. Also tonight in a boys' basketball CMC game, Paynesville Area won 56-54 against host Kimball Area.

At Holdingford tonight, the B-B-E Jaguars girls' basketball team trailed 26-24 at halftime against the once-beaten Huskers. Final score: Holdingford 53, B-B-E 42. The Jaguars (6-7) were hampered by frigid 30-percent field goal shooting. Next: a tough home contest on Thursday this week against new CMC member Royalton.

Area boys' basketball scores on January 14:
Browerville 67, Swanville 46
Ashby 80, Parkers Prairie 70
Cass Lake-Bena 77, Pine River-Backus 74
Rockford 77, New London-Spicer 41
Proctor 72, Hinckley-Finlayson 63
Osakis 81, Upsala 55
Holdingford 40, Royalton 34
Central MN Christian 82, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 57
BOLD 82, Mayer Lutheran 47
Nevis 74, Verndale 33

Area girls' basketball scores on January 14:
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 50, Onamia 43
Sauk Centre 56, Melrose Area 36
Albany 64, Royalton 54
Pillager 62, Sebeka 52
Menahga 57, Wadena-Deer Creek 38

THANK YOU to Bonanza Valley State Bank of Brooten for sponsoring this Jaguars sports post!

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