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Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa's Raeann Sorenson breaks upcourt with a rebound and is fouled by Megan Kokett of Brandon-Evansville in the first half at Belgrade on Monday. Trailing are Brittany Roelike, far left, and Becca Gruber. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

Girls basketball: BBE loses at the line

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Girls basketball: BBE loses at the line
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BELGRADE -- For a six-foot center, Heather Strese sure can shoot free throws.

The Brandon-Evansville senior made 13-of-13 at the charity stripe to fuel her 29-point evening in the Jaguars' gymnasium and leading the Chargers to a 64-57 non-conference win on Monday over Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa.

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Strese floated in 8 of 8 down the stretch when the Jaguars fouled in a futile attempt to close the gap.

BBE, which trailed by 7 at halftime just as they would at the end, got balanced scoring led by Raeann Sorenson with 16 points.

BBE's 5-11 sophomore center Becca Gruber added 13 points, plus 10 rebounds, followed by Mariah Rach's four 3-pointers for 12 points and then Megan Weller with 11 points and 8 rebounds.

Sorenson also made 7 steals.

Both teams had 22 field goals, though BBE shooters were 7 of 20 from the arc compared to 2 of 21 for the Chargers.

The visitors' more than made up the difference going 18 of 23 from the line compared to 6 of 11 for the Jaguars.

Megan Friedrich chipped in with 18 points for the Chargers, who improved to 10-3.

Brandon-Evansville 64, Belgrade-Brooten-El. 57

Brandon-Evansville(10-3) 32 32 -- 64

BBE (2-11) 25 32 -- 57

BRANDON-EVANSVILLE - 22-61 FG (2-21 3-pt); 18-23 FT; 30 rebounds; 12 fouls ... Scoring: Megan Kokett 3, Carlie Steffenson 8, Megan Friedrich 18, Tasmine Okerlund 6, Heather Strese 29 ... 3-point shots: Steffenson 2 ... Rebound leaders: Steffenson 5, Okerlund 5, Strese 12

BELGRADE-BROOTEN-ELROSA - 22-62 FG (7-20 3-pt); 6-11 FT; 37 rebounds; 17 fouls ... Scoring: Mariah Rach 12, Brittany Roelike 4, Raeann Sorenson 16, Megan Weller 11, Taylor Braegelman 2, Becca Gruber 13 ... 3-point shots: Rach 4, Sorenson 3 ... Rebound leaders: Weller 8, Braegelman 7, Gruber 10 ... Assist leaders: Rach 5, Sorenson 5 ... Steal leaders: Sorenson 7

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