Monday, March 08, 2021

Two wins on the hard court...and conference champs!

The B-B-E Jaguars girls' basketball team prevailed in a tough game over visiting Eden Valley-Watkins tonight. They led 49-37 at one point in the second half before closing out strong in a 57-42 win.

It was a historic win! This win gives the Jaguars at least a share of the Central Minnesota Conference title. This is the first time in school history that they have won part or all of a conference championship. That is awesome!

Next: the Jaguars (15-1) travel to Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City on Thursday this week before finishing the regular season on Friday with a home game against Maple Lake.

Fun fact: currently the Jaguars are tied with Heritage Christian for the best defensive average in Class 1A (35.3 points per game). Heritage Christian (15-1) is the second-ranked team in Section 4A.

Against a very tough Section 5A opponent, the B-B-E Jaguars boys' basketball team defeated visiting Upsala tonight by a 64-55 score. The Jaguars trailed 26-25 at halftime. They trailed 53-50 late in the game before making the big comeback. Ashton Dingmann had a monster game with 18 points and 12 rebounds, including a 7-of-10 effort at the free throw line.

As a team, the Jaguars shot an outstanding 19-for-20 at the free throw line in the second half. Free throws bought huge insurance for them down the stretch. 

Below, video from late in the first half of the Upsala game:

Upsala falls to 11-6 overall with their third straight loss. They are 8-2 (second) in the Prairie Conference. The Cardinals are currently the No. 2-ranked team in Sub-Section 5A-East behind East Central (13-2).

More to come.

Area boys' basketball scores on March 8:
Litchfield 59, Eden Valley-Watkins 40
Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 60, Renville County West 55
Rockford 83, New London-Spicer 67
Spectrum 71, Maple Lake 50
Albany 68, Sauk Centre 41
Holdingford 63, St. John's Prep 39
Parkers Prairie 73, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 31
Hinckley-Finlayson 88, Ogilvie 62
Battle Lake 64, Rothsay 48
Verndale 67, Swanville 50
Onamia 46, Isle 36
New York Mills 76, Pillager 75
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 69, Paynesville Area 68 OT
Hancock 66, Lac qui Parle Valley 39
Central MN Christian 71, MACCRAY 49
Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 52, Browerville 36
Benson 74, Dawson-Boyd 64
West Central Area 69, Barnesville 50

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