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Boys Basketball: Weller stokes BBE comeback

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BELGRADE -- Shane Weller sank five 3-pointers in the second half and Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa twice came back from double-figure deficits to beat Pierz 68-61 in a Central Minnesota Conference showdown on Thursday.

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Jared McCleary notched a double-double with 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Jaguars.

Trailing 21-7, BBE (6-0, 13-1) fought back to take a 31-30 hafltime lead. But Pierz (2-2, 7-5) regained a 13-point advantage in the second half before Weller scored all 17 of his points to lead the comeback.

It was the 12th straight win for BBE.

BBE 68, Pierz 61

Pierz (2-2, 7-5) 30 31 -- 61

BBE (6-0, 13-1) 31 37 -- 68

PIERZ - 19-52 FG (4-16 3-pt); 19-29 FT; 31 rebounds; 24 fouls ... Scoring: Mark Eno 9, Zach Doroff 6, Kyle Bednar 5, Breck Weber 13, Tyler Monson 13, Michael Weber 13 ... 3-point shots: B.Weber 3, Monson 1 ... Rebound leaders: M.Weber 8 ... Assist leaders: Eno 4

BELGRADE-BROOTEN-ELROSA - 25-59 FG (6-19 3-pt); 12-24 FT; 34 rebounds; 20 fouls ... Scoring: Mike Rodgers 6, Justin Mathiason 5, Zach Roelike 2, Jackson Illies 15, Shane Weller 17, Matt Goodwin 6, Jared McCleary 17 ... 3-point shots: Weller 5, Mathiason 1 ... Rebound leaders: McCleary 13, Illies 6 ... Assist leaders: Rodgers 7, Weller 4, McCleary 4 ... Steal leaders: McCleary 3, Goodwin 3

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