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BBE outslugs Buffalo Lake-Hector

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Willmar, 56201
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

HECTOR -- In a rematch of a thrilling three-set bout in the Willmar Invitational nine days earlier, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa again prevailed in the non-conference match, this time topping Buffalo Lake-Hector 25-21, 18-25, 25-22, 25-23.

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April Hansen had 17 kills and four ace serves for BBE (23-2), ranked No. 8 in Class AA. Ashley Lensing added 14 kills, Tiffany Gruber 11 and Katie Gruber nine. Holly Thompson chalked up 41 set assists.

BBE beat Buffalo Lake-Hector in a pool-play best-of-three match Oct. 8 in Willmar that saw each team take turns at leads throughout. BBE then advanced to the championship where it lost to Willmar.

Leah Ashburn had 17 kills and 10 ace blocks for Buffalo Lake-Hector Monday. The Mustangs are rated No. 11 in Class A in the latest Associated Press poll. Sam Broderius was credited with 23 set assists and four ace blocks.

After BBE won the first game, Buffalo Lake-Hector fought back before a packed gym to tie the match. From there, it was close in each of the final two games.

BBE 3, BL-Hector 1

BBE (23-2) 25 18 25 25

BL-Hector (16-10) 21 25 22 23

(Key: good-attempts-aces)

Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa

Serving: April Hansen 17-18-4, Emily Roelike 11-11-0, Ashley Lensing 10-10-0, Tiffany Gruber 15-15-2, Ashley Roelike 11-11-0, Holly Thompson 14-14-2 .... Setting: Thompson 124-129-41 .... Hitting: Hansen 34-42-17, E.Roelike 2-3-0, Lensing 33-38-14, T.Gruber 29-34-11, Thompson 12-13-3, Katie Gruber 22-29-9, Heidi Lensing 10-11-2 .... Blocking (aces): Hansen 2, A.Lensing 2, H.Lensing 1 ... Digs: Hansen 10, E.Roelike 5, A.Lensing 9, T.Gruber 13, A.Roelike 4, Thompson 9, K.Gruber 3

Buffalo Lake-Hector

Serving: Sam Broderius 13-13-0, LeahAshburn 17-17-1, Missy Deal 17-17-0, Vanessa Fangmeier 14-14-0, Kara Peterson 11-11-0, Kasey Peterson 7-7-0, Brittany Peterson 7-8-0, Justine Rudeen 2-2-0 .... Setting: Broderius 94-102-23 .... Hitting: Broderius 4-4-4, Ashburn 50-58-17, Deal 21-26-5, Fangmaier 6-11-4, Tiffany Larson 10-11-6, Kasey Peterson 9-15-4, B.Peterson 1-1-0, Rudeen 1-1-0 .... Blocking (aces): Ashburn 10, Broderius 4, Kasey Peterson 2, Fangmeier 1, Larson 1 ... Digs: Broderius 2, Ashburn 2, Deal 2, Fangmeier 2, Larson 1, B.Peterson 1, Karissa Stromley 1

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