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Boys Basketball: BBE inches closer to clinching conference

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

PIERZ -- Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa had four players score in double figures and the Jaguars pounced on Pierz for a 73-52 Central Minnesota Conference boys basketball victory on Thursday.

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BBE can clinch the conference title outright by winning its final two games against Holdingford and Eden Valley-Watkins, the bottom two teams in the loop.

Kevin Kuefler led the BBE (11-1, 19-3) attack with 20 points followed by Brady Koehler with 14, Matt Goodwin with 13, Connor Goodwin with 11 and Bennett Weller with nine.

Kuefler also hooked nine rebounds and handed out six assists. Matt Goodwin also contributed six steals and six assists.

Preston Weber sank five 3-pointers for 15 points for the Pioneers (5-7, 5-19).

BBE 73, Pierz 52

BBE (11-1, 19-3) ...................................31 42 -- 73

Pierz (5-7, 5-19) ....................................33 19 -- 52

BELGRADE-BROOTEN-ELROSA - 32-60 FG (2-13 3-pt); 13-15 FT; 40 rebounds; 9 fouls ... Scoring: Bennett Weller 9, Kevin Kuefler 20, Matt Goodwin 13, Brady Koehler 14, Brandon DeKok 6, Connor Goodwin 11 ... 3-point shots: Weller 1, M. Goodwin 1 ... Rebound leaders: M. Goodwin 7, C. Goodwin 6, Kuefler 9 ... Assist leaders: M. Goodwin 6, Kuefler 6 ... Steal leaders: M. Goodwin 6 ... Blocks: Koehler 5

PIERZ - 19-50 FG (9-22 3-pt); 2-7 FT; 31 rebounds; 14 fouls ... Scoring: Andy Kretschmer 6, Preston Weber 15, Brandon Meyer 15, Caleb Janson 14, Andy Leidenfrost 2 ... 3-point shots: Weber 5, Meyer 2, Janson 2 ... Rebound leaders: Meyer 8 ... Assist leaders: Weber 4

Camden

RTR 77, RCW 36

Taylor Newton and Brant Etrheim scored 15 points apiece to help Russell-Tyler-Ruthton (9-4, 17-6) win its seventh straight.

Kyle Feldman netted a game-high 18 points for Renville County West (2-12, 3-20).

RTR (9-4, 17-6)..................................... 36 41 -- 77

RCW (2-12, 3-20) ..................................22 14 -- 36

RUSSELL-TYLER-RUTHTON - 33 FG (6 3-pt); 5-9 FT; rebounds not available; 8 fouls ... Scoring: Taylor Newton 15, Philip Madsen 5, Brant Etrheim 15, Mike Kent 11, Dustin King 8, Jason Minett 8, Darren Feste 7, Dylan Kor 2, Travis King 6 ... 3-point shots: Minett 1, Kent 3, Madsen 1, Newton 1 ... Rebound, assist and steal leaders not available

RENVILLE COUNTY WEST - 18-40 FG (0-4 3-pt); 0-2 FT; 32 rebounds; 9 fouls ... Scoring: Ben Trochil 2, Cody Groen 4, Austin Link 4, Steve Jakel 2, Kyle Feldman 18, Dan Knapper 4, Evan Engstrom 2 ... 3-point shots: none ... Rebound leaders: Knapper 6, Feldman 6 ... Assist leaders: Engstrom 6 ... Steal leaders: Knapper 3

Non-Conference

Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop 79, Redwood Valley 59

Jay Rogotzke scored 33 points and Alex Plate had 16 to lead the Thunderbirds (16-7).

J.T. Radel paced the Cardinals (7-16) with 31 points, including four 3-pointers. Mike Busack canned five 3-pointers and finished with 17 points.

GF-Winthrop (16-7) ...............................41 38 -- 79

Redwood Valley (7-16) .........................31 28 -- 59

GIBBON-FAIRFAX-WINTHROP - 32 FG (7 3-pt); 8-14 FT; rebounds not available; 8 fouls ... Scoring: Jose Ramirez 2, Spencer Kruggel 7, Brandon Wortz 3, Jamie Brooks 2, Jay Rogotzke 33, Seehafer 2, Kyle Hoffman 12, Kirk Hartmann 2, Alex Platz 16 ... 3-point shots: Kruggel 1, Wortz 1, Rogotzke 5 ... Rebound, assist and steal leaders not available

REDWOOD VALLEY - 22 FG (10 3-pt); 5-8 FT; rebounds not available; 14 fouls ... Scoring: Mike Busack 17, J.T. Radel 31, Jordan Ford 2, Trevor Sandgren 1, Jesse Leith 6, Erich Panitzke 2 ... 3-point shots: Busack 5, Radel 4, Leith 1 ... Rebound, assist and steal leaders not available

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