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Girls basketball: BBE thrashes Wheaton/HN in Section 6A-North play

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West Central Tribune
Girls basketball: BBE thrashes Wheaton/HN in Section 6A-North play
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BELGRADE — Becca Gruber scored 20 points and eight other Jaguars scored Monday as Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa overwhelmed Wheaton/Herman-Norcross 72-30 in a play-in game for the Section 6A-South playoffs.

The No. 6-seeded Jaguars (8-18) will now play at No. 2 Brandon/Evansville (14-9) on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the sub-section quarterfinals. Brandon/Evansville beat BBE 47-36 three weeks ago in Brandon.

BBE owned an 11-point lead at halftime against the No. 11 Warriors (3-17) before limiting the visitors to just a three-pointer, two shots from inside the arc and a free throw in the second half. The Jaguars’ offense scored 39 points in the final 18 minutes of play.

Taylor Braegelman followed Gruber with 9 points and Peyton Miller 8, while Hailey Braegelman grabbed 9 rebounds, Brittany Roelike dished out 8 assists and Mariah Rach pocketed 4 steals.

BBE 72, Wheaton/HN 30

Wheaton/HN (3-17)    22  8  — 30

BBE (8-18)    33 39 — 72

WHEATON/HERMAN-NORCROSS – 11 FG (5 3-pt); 3-7 FT; 12 fouls … Scoring: Jordan Stafford 8, Kelly Posthumus 6, Arika Wright 5, Arianna Kasky 5, Hannah Gail 3, Tori Klugman 3 … 3-point shots: Posthumus 2, Stafford 2, Gail 1

BELGRADE-BROOTEN-ELROSA – 30-63 FG (1-2 3-pt); 11-18 FT; 32 rebounds; 11 fouls … Scoring: Becca Gruber 20, Taylor Braegelman 9, Peyton Miller 8, Mariah Rach 7, Hailey Braegelman 6, Kinlee Swanson 6, Brittany Roelike 4, Alex Evenson 2, Katelyn Heinze 2 … 3-point shots: Rach 1 … Rebound leaders: H. Braegelman 9, T. Braegelman 7, Gruber 7 … Assist leaders: Roelike 8, T. Braegelman 4, H. Braegelman 3 … Steal leaders: Rach 4

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