Friday, February 26, 2021

Two wins!

We had a terrific night in Jaguar Country

Two wins for the basketball teams, and a great night for the Knights of Columbus fish fry! I spent way too much time at the fish fry before the game, and I barely managed to post the video players just before the tip-offs took place. It's been a very fun night. We are having a wonderful Lenten worship season in the Bonanza Valley.

After the girls' basketball game, I made a return trip to the KaDe Shack and visited with a very nice crowd gathered there. The K of C folks were all smiling. They were thrilled by the turnout. Officially they served 120 fish fry meals. That's a wonderful turnout considering that a typical night is in the 140 to 160 range (pre-pandemic).

More to come. I'll get a video up but it will be much later tonight.

From the top!

The B-B-E Jaguars girls' basketball team earned a very important sub-section win over visiting Pine River-Backus in a battle of Top 10 teams. After posting a 34-27 lead at halftime, the Jaguars led by no fewer than four points on their way to a 67-56 win. The Jaguars built a nice double-digit lead in the closing minutes, but the Tigers (9-3) never backed down and fought to the final buzzer. Allisa Knight had a career night with 25 points, two blocked shots, 11 rebounds and two steals to lead the Jaguars.

In a huge Central Minnesota Conference border battle, the B-B-E Jaguars boys' basketball team earned a 64-61 win at Paynesville Area. The closing minutes were nip-and-tuck all the way. They won with the help of "guts and defense" and some key baskets down the home stretch. With the win, the Jaguars stay within reach of CMC leader Eden Valley-Watkins. The Eagles won 85-35 over A-C-GC tonight to improve to 9-1 in the CMC. The Jaguars are one game behind at 8-2.

Kaden Pieper led the Jaguars with 23 points, three assists and five rebounds. Next was Luke Dingmann with 17 points.

Paynesville Area falls to 7-6 overall and 6-4 in the CMC.

Central MN Conference boys' basketball scores on February 26:
EV-W 85, A-C-GC 35
Holdingford 35, Maple Lake 31

For tomorrow: the wrestling team hosts a dual meet, not a triangular. I have to confirm when it begins. I do have a firm date on the beginning of team playoffs! The wrestlers will host the first round of the Section 5A playoffs on Wednesday, March 10.

More to come. Time to check out the area scoreboard.

Area girls' basketball scores on February 26:
Maple Lake 53, A-C-GC 27 (a Central MN Conference game)
Sauk Centre 60, Benson 26
New London-Spicer 78, Glencoe-Silver Lake 55
Annandale 52, Rockford 39
Willmar 61, Bemidji 48
Albany 67, Milaca 23
Pierz 57, Mora 30
New York Mills 68, Battle Lake 50

Area boys' basketball scores on February 26:
Melrose Area 72, Sauk Centre 48
Menahga 47, Henning 46
New York Mills 75, Sebeka 33
Verndale 47, Wadena-Deer Creek 44
Nevis 80, Red Lake 47
Parkers Prairie 65, Underwood 24
Upsala 79, Swanville 57
Braham 54, Onamia 36
Albany 71, Osakis 62
Browerville 45, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 44
Ogilvie 64, Isle 54
Glencoe Silver Lake 66, New London-Spicer 56
Annandale 77, Rockford 35
Litchfield 49, Watertown-Mayer 46

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