Thursday, March 11, 2021

Tear your heart out

The B-B-E Jaguars boys' basketball team was defeated 49-48 by visiting Eden Valley-Watkins tonight. The loss sends them two games back in the Central Minnesota Conference race. B-B-E had just two free throw attempts the entire night...Ashton Dingmann made both of them. The Eagles were 5-of-10 at the free throw line for the game.

With the win, EV-W is the outright CMC champion regardless of the outcome of the final regular season games. The Eagles are 12-1 in the conference, while the Jaguars are now 10-3. B-B-E's four losses have now come by a total of just six points. That's just...crazy.

The loss may put the No. 1 playoff seed in jeopardy, and that won't get settled until the QRF is finalized on Saturday (the 13th)...looking at Sub-Section 5A-West, being seeded No. 1 or No. 2 won't be that huge of a deal. No matter what, Nevis is the defending champion and will have to be beaten one way or another.

I don't have a handle on Kimball right now. Their schedule is not available at the moment. The current standings show them with an 8-3 record in the CMC.

Here's video from the final seconds of the game:

The Jaguars (13-4 overall) finish the regular season tomorrow night at Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City high school.

At the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City elementary school in Atwater tonight, the B-B-E Jaguars girls' basketball team won 73-26 to clinch the Central Minnesota Conference title outright. They are now 13-0 in the CMC and have broken the school record for most conference wins in any season. The old record was 12 wins set in the 2014-2015 season (12-2 finish in the CMC) during Coach Kristina Anderson's third season at the helm.

The girls' basketball team finishes the regular season tomorrow night at home against Maple Lake.

More to come. Time to process that loss. Ouch.

Central MN Conference girls' basketball scores on March 11:
Eden Valley-Watkins 51, Maple Lake 27

Central MN Conference boys' basketball scores on March 11:
Paynesville Area 66, Royalton 45

Area girls' basketball scores on March 11:
New London-Spicer 68, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 28 (NL-S finishes the regular season 18-0)
Litchfield 49, Annandale 46
Minneota 63, Lac qui Parle Valley 51
Browerville 55, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 41
Osakis 52, Upsala 46
Marshall Area 77, West Central Area 35
Kimball Area 62, Swanville 30
Pierz 41, Foley 36
Albany 68, Melrose Area 24
Spectrum 50, Onamia 45
Pequot Lakes 69, Pine River-Backus 68
Sebeka 56, Verndale 29
Rush City 62, Hinckley-Finlayson 49
Minnewaska Area 57, Paynesville Area 28

Area boys' basketball scores on March 11:
Hutchinson 69, Willmar 58
Rockford Area 99, Glencoe-Silver Lake 93
Upsala 71, Northland 57
Browerville 65, Sebeka 57
Osakis 58, Minnewaska Area 33
Redwood Valley 74, Montevideo 56
Central MN Christian 60, Lac qui Parle Valley 54
Ashby 69, Parkers Prairie 43
Albany 50, Mora 49 (this was Mora's first loss of the season and appears to have given Albany a share of the Granite Ridge Conference title)
Sauk Centre 49, St. Cloud Cathedral 43 (a nice Section 6AA win for Coach Kuefler's Mainstreeters, who are now 9-8 overall)
MACCRAY 55, K-M-S 47
Dawson-Boyd 51, Renville County West 39
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 68, Bertha-Hewitt 50
Litchfield 70, Melrose Area 67 (first loss of the year for the Dutchmen)

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