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Girls basketball: BBE headed for 5A-South finals

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

PIERZ — Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa is headed for the Section 5A-South finals after taking out Upsala 55-47 on Saturday.

The No. 3-seed Jaguars, who lost seven of nine of their last regular-season games, have won two straight in the postseason and will face No. 1-seed Isle at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Pierz.

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The South winner will face the winner of the Browerville-Verndale game in the Section 5A-North for a trip to state.

Peyton Miller scored 12 points to pace the Jaguars (14-14), and Megan Weller notched 9 points and 9 rebounds.

Kinlee Swanson added 9 points and 7 steals, and Alex Evenson had 4 points, 2 assists and 4 steals.

BBE 55, Upsala 47

BBE (14-14).........................34 21 — 55

Upsala (16-12)......................26 21 — 47

BELGRADE-BROOTEN-ELROSA – 21-62 FG (0-5 3-pt); 13-34 FT; 41 rebounds; 19 fouls … Scoring: Bailey Buchholz 8, Peyton Miller 12, Alex Evenson 4, Kinlee Swanson 9, Katelyn Heinze 2, Hailey Braegelman 3, MacKenzie Winter 2, Megan Weller 9, Becca Gruber 6 … 3-point shots: none … Rebound leaders: Weller 9, Gruber 7 … Assist leaders: Evenson 2 … Steal leaders: Swanson 7, Evenson 4

UPSALA – Statistics not available

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