B-B-E girls' basketball wins three straight (VIDEO)
January 12, 2023
The No. 16-ranked Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa girls' basketball team picked up a key Central Minnesota Conference win last Thursday at home by a 74-63 score over Kimball Area.
The Cubs, who tied for the CMC title last year with Holdingford, then lost one night later to the visiting Huskers 59-46 to fall to 1-3 in the league.
The Jaguars picked up a 72-33 win on Friday at Maple Lake to move to 2-1 (third) in the CMC. On Tuesday at Minnewaska, the Jaguars won 55-41.
Now 6-2 overall, the Jaguars travel to Royalton (5-4, 2-0) on Thursday this week. They host Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City on Friday at the elementary school in Brooten. The preliminary games start at 4:45 p.m., and the varsity will tip off at 6 o'clock.
The Jaguars host Upsala next Monday, and they jump back into CMC action on Tuesday at Paynesville. The Kimball rematch is on Friday, January 20 at Kimball.
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B-B-E 74, Kimball Area 63The Jaguars fell back 4-0 in the opening two minutes, and they got on the board with 16:13 left on two Harley Roering free throws. Tiyana Schwinghammer's blocked shot started a possession capped by Allie Dingmann's rebound shot, and the Jaguars then tied it up at 6-6 with 14:50 to go on a Brooklyn Fischer layup.
Roering's three-pointer on the right wing lifted the Jaguars in front 9-8 with 13:40 left, but the Cubs went in front with a three-pointer on the next possession.
A total of five lead changes took place between the 13:40 and 11:03 mark. The third lead change took place after Schwinghammer stole the ball in the backcourt and drove in a stop-and-pop shot on the left block with 12:10 to go. Berge's breakaway shot with 10:32 left put the Jaguars in front for good at 16-14.
Kimball hung around within two possessions until Schwinghammer drained a three-pointer with 7:17 left to make it a 27-20 lead. Her layup in heavy traffic made it 29-23. Roering's three with 3:25 left gave B-B-E their first double-digit lead of the game at 37-27. The Cubs got no closer than 6 points from there to the first horn.
After a high-scoring first half, the Jaguars led 42-34.
Just over a minute into the second half, Roering continued her three-point barrage with a shot from downtown Belgrade.
The Cubs cut it to 5 points twice, but a Brooklyn FIscher three-pointer and then her shot in the lane stretched the lead to 56-46.
Roering's fifth of her six threes in the game was released five feet beyond the arc and hit nothing but net for a 59-48 lead with 10:35 to go.
Later with 4:40 left, Berge's one-on-one layup made it 67-56. Kimball senior guard Hallie Arnold drilled a three just 15 seconds later to keep the door open. A three by Olivia Mortenson with 3:46 left cut the lead to 67-62.
The Jaguars sealed the win in the last 80 seconds with Roering's final three-pointer and a coast-to-coast layup by Berge to cap the scoring. Kimball coach Jeremy Kuechle made the classy move to call off his full court pressure in the last 30 seconds as the Jaguars avenged the first of two losses last year to the Cubs.
Kimball (7-4) shot at a 40 percent field goal clip with eight three-pointers to counter cold 15-of-26 free throw shooting. Senior guard Olivia Mortenson led the Cubs with 19 points, while senior post Kristen Hilbert had 13 points. Senior guard Ellie Kuechle was also in double figures with 10 points. The Cubs totaled 28 rebounds and had 18 turnovers.
B-B-E scoring: 27-59 FG 9-23 3PT 11-20 FT; 32 reb 15 stl 19 turnovers; Anna Jaeger 1 (3 reb 1 stl), Bree Thieschafer (2 reb 1 stl), Brooklyn Fischer 11 (3-7 2PT 1-2 3PT 2-2 FT 2 reb 1 stl), Tiyana Schwinghammer 12 (3-3 2PT 2-5 3PT 0-1 FT 3 ast 7 reb 5 stl), Allie Dingmann 2 (1-1 2PT 1 reb), Ella Halvorson 3 (1-4 2PT 1-3 FT 1 reb 1 stl), Abby Berge 23 (10-16 2PT 0-3 3PT 3-8 FT 12 reb 2 stl), Harley Roering 22 (0-4 2PT 6-9 3PT 4-4 FT 1 ast 4 reb 2 stl).
B-B-E 72, Maple Lake 33
The Jaguars built a 38-12 lead with 3:30 to go in the first half on their way to a 43-15 lead at halftime. Schwinghammer paced the team with 20 points at the break. Berge had poured in 16 by the break, as both seniors took advantage of numerous steals and breakaway shots.
Berge matched her season high from the South Ridge game with 25 points plus 13 rebounds. Schwinghammer scored a season-high 23 points on 53 percent field goal shooting plus 5 rebounds and 4 steals. Bree Thieschafer had her best game of the season with 10 points and 3 rebounds off the bench.
Maple Lake (2-6, 0-5) statistics: 12-37 FG 4-16 3PT 5-6 FT; 15 reb 4 stl 22 turnovers.
B-B-E scoring: 28-61 FG 4-18 3PT 12-16 FT 32 reb 20 stl 14 turnovers; A. Jaeger 1 (1-2 FT 1 ast 1 stl), B. Thieschafer 10 (3-4 2PT 1-2 3PT 1-2 FT 3 reb), B. Fischer 5 (2-2 2PT 1-2 FT 1 reb 2 stl), T. Schwinghammer 23 (7-11 2PT 2-6 3PT 3-4 FT 1 blk 5 reb 4 stl), Grace Jackson (1 stl), A. Dingmann 2 (1 ast 2 reb 1 stl), E. Halvorson (1 stl), Adley Hagen 2 (2-2 FT 2 ast 3 reb 3 stl), A. Berge 25 (9-18 2PT 1-2 3PT 4-4 FT 1 ast 13 reb 5 stl), H. Roering 4 (2-4 2PT 0-2 3PT 5 reb 2 stl).
B-B-E 55, Minnewaska 41
After holding a 5-4 lead through the first 3 minutes, the Jaguars turned up the defensive pressure and blasted the Lakers with a 19-3 run across the next 8 minutes. Threes by Berge and Roering plus multiple cleanup shots by Berge fueled the surge.
At the 4:50 mark, Dingmann's three made it a 29-12 lead.
Berge paced the Jaguars in the first half with 22 points as they led 34-20 at the break.
An early layup by Roering and another three by Dingmann put the Jaguars up 39-21 with 15:50 to go. The Lakers then went on a 10-0 run to momentarily close it to single digits.
With 10:36 left, Adley Hagen knocked down an outside corner shot to stretch it to a 44-31 lead, and that was as close as the Lakers got over the last 10 minutes.
Berge had a season-high 28 points with 9 free throws and 12 rebounds.
Dingmann scored her first double double of the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
The Lakers (2-8, 1-3) were led by sophomore Sydney Dahl's 14 points, and also in double figures was sophomore Megan Thorfinnson with 12 points.
Minnewaska statistics: 13-47 FG 4-20 3PT 11-22 FT.
B-B-E scoring: 17-51 FG 5-20 3PT 16-23 FT 49 reb 8 stl 21 turnovers; A. Jaeger 1 (6 reb), B. Fischer (2 reb 1 stl), T. Schwinghammer (2 ast 1 blk 3 reb 2 stl), A. Dingmann 10 (1-3 2PT 2-2 3PT 2-2 FT 10 reb 1 stl),