Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Step III: the sting of a loss, end of the road

The B-B-E Jaguars boys' basketball team put everything they had into tonight's sub-section championship game and came up just short of advancing to a second straight section title bout.

In the final stage of the game, the Jaguars trailed 58-54 when Nevis's junior forward Jack McNamee made two free throws with 1:35 on the clock.

The Jaguars scored two more times in the game to cut it to a two-point deficit. Nevis hung on for the win.

Final: Nevis 61, B-B-E 58.

Here's video from the tip-off and opening part of the first half in Wadena tonight:

The Jaguars finish an outstanding season where they defied the odds and finished 14-15 overall. They played in their fifth sub-section championship game in the last six years. What a ride!!! They will come back and forge ahead full steam for the 2020-2021 season.

Nevis (24-4) plays this Friday night for the section title. Their opponent will be Hinckley-Finlayson, who won the Sub-Section 5A-East title by a 55-54 score over East Central tonight at Foley high school.

Below, the Jaguars gather with their playoff trophy at WD-C high school:

At the Class 2A girls' basketball state tournament tonight, No. 2-seeded Sauk Centre suffered a 47-42 loss to Providence Academy. No. 3-seeded New London-Spicer was upset by Duluth Marshall by a 60-56 score.

That's it...time to head home. Tomorrow is a HUGE DAY!

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