Thursday, February 18, 2021

Thursday night results

At Frazee tonight, the B-B-E Jaguars wrestling team won 60-3 to improve to 18-2 overall. They are taking on United Clay Becker right now to finish their part of the triangular.

*Update: in their final dual, the Jaguars won 64-16 over United Clay/Becker to improve to 19-2 on the season. 

They have a home triangular tomorrow night.

The B-B-E Jaguars boys' basketball team won 69-31 tonight at Maple Lake. The Irish fell to 3-8 overall. By focusing on the home dance comp, I completely spaced out on the boys' basketball team and getting their live video player posted. Gosh, darn it anyhow! That's how it goes. They are 8-3 overall now. Very noteworthy to see Eden Valley-Watkins assert themselves as the top team in the Central Minnesota Conference with a 66-58 win at Paynesville tonight. The Eagles led 39-22 at halftime, but the Bulldogs cut that down to nine points just six minutes after halftime. EV-W then surged ahead by as many as 17 points before Paynesville stormed back to get within five points with under a minute to go. 

With this win, the EV-W Eagles (11-1, 8-1) avenged their only loss of the year so far and stayed a half-game ahead of Kimball Area in the conference race. Paynesville Area beat EV-W 67-66 at Eden Valley in the season opener.

B-B-E's next boys' basketball game is at home next Tuesday against Royalton.

The Nevis Tigers boys' basketball team took their second loss in a row when they lost at home to Mahnomen/Waubun by an 83-78 score in overtime on Tuesday this week. Nevis is 8-2 overall and was ranked No. 1 in the last set of Class 1A state rankings. Mahnomen/Waubun was ranked No. 4 in that same poll (February 3)...the M/W Thunderbirds are now 10-0 and may grab the top ranking in the next state rankings. Ashby (9-0) is also highly rated.

I want to give a huge shout out to the B-B-E/Paynesville Pirouettes dance team! They were awesome tonight!! I was thoroughly impressed. I've got video, and I was happy to get some very good pictures during their performance.

More to come. **Area scoreboard posted late Thursday night...see below.

Central MN Conference boys' basketball scores on Feb. 18:
Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 51, Royalton 45
Eden Valley-Watkins 66, Paynesville Area 58
Kimball Area 39, Holdingford 26

Area boys' basketball scores on February 18:
Melrose Area 74, Albany 57 (Huge border battle win for Coach Duscha's Dutchmen)
Upsala 57, Browerville 55
Osakis 73, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 44
Hinckley-Finlayson 58, Isle 39
East Central 58, Onamia 45 (No. 10-ranked East Central is 9-1 and one of the top teams in Sub-Section 5A-East )
Henning 45, Verndale 33
Wadena-Deer Creek, Menahga 58
Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 57, Rothsay 52

Area girls' basketball scores on February 18:
Central MN Christian 61, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 45
Minnewaska Area 53, Benson 21
Montevideo 55, Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 54
Esko 58, Pine River-Backus 46 (Esko gives PR-B their first loss of the season, dropping the No. 9-ranked Tigers to 9-1; Class 2A Esko is now 8-0)
Willmar 58, Brainerd 50
Parkers Prairie 69, Hillcrest Lutheran Academy 43
Osakis 60, Melrose Area 39
Alexandria 73, Rocori 42
Swanville 57, Onamia 27
Minneota 60, Lakeview 29
Isle 42, Barnum 41
Rush City 58, East Central 44
Ogilvie 62, Braham 46 (Ogilvie is now 8-2
MACCRAY 59, Renville County West 23
BOLD 65, Sleepy Eye 57
Underwood 50, Brandon-Evansville 39
West Central Area 48, Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley 36
Lac qui Parle Valley 60, Dawson-Boyd 17