Thursday, March 04, 2021

Battle in Morrison County won by the Jaguars

A tough Central Minnesota Conference battle in Morrison County was won by the B-B-E Jaguars girls' basketball team tonight. After a thoroughly entertaining back-and-forth second half, the Jaguars came out on top 62-53 to remain undefeated in the CMC. As a team, the Jaguars shot 56 percent from the floor. Two seniors led the way tonight with 15 points each: Karsee Kampsen and Allisa Knight. Also in double figures was Harley Roering with 13 points.

B-B-E improves to 11-0 in the CMC, while Holdingford falls to 11-2. The Jaguars haven't won a conference title yet, but they are in the driver's seat! They control their own destiny. They earned a series sweep tonight against a senior dominated squad with six seniors on the roster, including one who's a six-footer. Holdingford presents excellent shooting, great size and athleticism plus outstanding defense. This was a quality win for B-B-E.

Up next: a highly-anticipated border battle tomorrow night, when the No. 4-ranked Jaguars host state-ranked Sauk Centre. It's another game where two state-ranked teams will square off with one another...the third such game in three weeks! Sauk Centre (13-0) is ranked No. 2 in Class 2A in the Minnesota Basketball News rankings released just yesterday.

Sauk Centre dodged a bullet this week, as they did not play BOLD on Tuesday night. The BOLD sports teams are shut down for a two-week stretch due to COVID cases at the school, so their Tuesday night game was canceled ahead of time.

Tomorrow I will make sure I get the correct video player posted! Tonight I am pretty sure I had the JV game player posted after the varsity game started. I didn't catch it until late in the second half.

I have to give a quick shout out to the B-B-E/Paynesville Pirouettes dance team, as they prepare for the playoffs this weekend. They compete on Saturday at Montevideo high school in the Section 3A state-qualifying competition. Unfortunately, I won't be able to attend the section dance comp.

Central MN Conference girls' basketball scores on March 4:
Paynesville Area 51, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 30
Eden Valley-Watkins 40, Kimball Area 29
Royalton 59, Maple Lake 24

Area girls' basketball scores on March 4:
Ogilvie 62, Onamia 56
Osakis 66, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 42
Parkers Prairie 68, Swanville 27
Albany 79, Zimmerman 60
Pierz 54, Little Falls 44
Willmar 51, Sartell-St. Stephen 28
Pillager 66, Bertha-Hewitt 30
Wadena-Deer Creek 45, Verndale 26
New York Mills 62, Sebeka 41
West Central Area 82, Brandon-Evansville 43
MACCRAY 66, Dawson-Boyd 19
Breckenridge 53, Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 26
Menagha 35, Melrose Area 30 OT

Area boys' basketball scores on March 4:
Central MN Christian 60, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 42
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 93, Benson 79
Rockford Area 83, Maple Lake 40
Brainerd 69, Willmar 60
Sauk Centre 53, Osakis 47 (this was a huge section win for Coach Kuefler's Mainstreeters)
Hinckley-Finlayson 58, Isle 48

That's it for this blog post.

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