Friday, December 13, 2019

Game night vs. Owls

The B-B-E Jaguars boys' basketball team is hosting Hancock tonight. The game is on 106.5 FM the Train. Last night in their season opener, the Owls lost 53-43 to West Central Area in a Pheasant Conference game.

*Update: with seven minutes left in the first half, Hancock has a 25-15 lead.

*Halftime: Hancock 32, B-B-E 24.

*Final: Hancock 60, B-B-E 49. The Jaguars trailed between eight and 12 points for almost the entire second half. The Owls had an 8-0 run to start the second half that made for tough sledding for the Jaguars. B-B-E scored for the first time in the second half with 13:32 on the clock.

For the game, the Jaguars made five of 12 free throw attempts. They shot an ice-cold two-for-eight at the line in the first half. Overall, B-B-E shot 18-for-51 on field goals in the game. Had a few more shots dropped, and had the free throw-shooting improved - this game was a win.

The Jaguars had three players in double figures: Kaden Pieper and Will VanBeck with 11 points each and Jackson Peter with 10 points. Ryan Schwinghammer scored nine points.

Hancock shot 23-for-53 (43 percent) on field goals in the game.

The Jaguars are right there, they just need to stick with it and keep battling.

Next: the Jaguars (0-3) travel to Kimball Area for a Central Minnesota Conference game next Tuesday night. The Cubs are 2-1 after suffering their first loss of the season tonight; visting Foley beat them 52-44 in overtime.

Area boys' basketball scores on December 13:
Benson 68, Minnewaska Area 61 (both teams were undefeated in the West Central Conference going into the game)
Pierz 64, Royalton 41
Osakis 73, Browerville 36
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 59, Swanville 39
Rockford Area 68, Maple Lake 40
Melrose 66, A-C-GC 60
Sauk Centre 59, Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 54

Area girls' basketball scores on December 13:
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 65, Maple Lake 48
Litchfield 65, Paynesville Area 40
New London-Spicer 62, Montevideo 27
Parkers Prairie 51, Underwood 40
Eden Valley-Watkins 54, Kimball Area 44
Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 61, Lac qui Parle Valley 51
Hancock 79, Ortonville 25 (Owls are 5-0)
Sauk Centre 45, Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 38
Pine River-Backus 51, Menahga 47

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