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Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa forward James Kuefler, right, drives the baseline as Paynesville’s Andrew Topp defends during the first half of a non-conference game Thursday in Paynesville.
Tribune photo by Tom Larson Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa forward James Kuefler, right, drives the baseline as Paynesville’s Andrew Topp defends during the first half of a non-conference game Thursday in Paynesville.

Boys basketball: Jaguars silence Paynesville

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

PAYNESVILLE — Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa unleashed relentless defense on Paynesville, built a huge first-half lead and cruised to a 75-43 non-conference win over the Bulldogs on Thursday.

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BBE improved to 8-1 overall while the Bulldogs fell to 5-6.

BBE’s defense deflected passes, blocked shots and rarely let Paynesville get into any offensive flow from the opening tap.

The Jaguars built a 16-2 advantage in the first five minutes and stretched the lead to 29-2 with about eight minutes left in the first half.

On the offensive end, BBE shot 55 percent and was especially hot in the early going when the Jags mounted the huge lead.

Billy Borgerding got going early offensively and led the Jaguars with 20 points on 9-of-16 shooting. Brian Goodwin had 19 points and James Kuefler finished with 8 points and 6 rebounds.

Trey Heinsius hit all five of his 2-pointers and had 12 points.

Andrew Topp led the Bulldogs with 10 points and Nick Dingman and Matthrew Quade both scored 5.

BBE 75, Paynesville 43

BBE (8-1)             46  29 — 75

Paynesville (5-6)                21  22 — 43

BBE – 31-56 FG (5-16 3-pt); 8-18 FT; 31 rebounds; 9 fouls … Scoring: Tanner Heinsius 2, Trey Heinsius 12, Brian Goodwin 19, James Kuefler 8, Billy Borgerding 20, Dalon Bitzan 2, Nick Benton 11 … 3-point shots: Tanner Heinsius 1, Goodwin 2, Borgerding 2 … Rebound leaders: Kuefler 6, Borgerding 5 … Assist leaders: NA … Steal leaders: NA

PAYNESVILLE – 17-46 FG (6-18 3-pt); 3-6 FT; 25 rebounds; 13 fouls … Scoring: Andrew Topp 10, Mitchell Weidner 4, Tucker Wendroth 3, Alex Kranz 3, Spencer Syvertson 1, Hayden Hengel 3, Nic Reiman 1, Nick Dingman 5, Brandon Schleper 4, Matt Quade 5, Travis Heiserich 4 … 3-point shots: Topp 2, Wendroth 1, Kranz 1, Hengel 1, Dingman 1 … Rebound leaders: Quade 5, Schleper 4 … Assist leaders: Dingman 3 … Steal leaders: Dingman 2

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