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BBE upends ACGC

Rachel Anderson, left, and Julie Hieserich, right, of Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa pin Lauren Kinzler of Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City near the baseline corner during their Section 6AA-North first-round girls basketball game Thursday at Grove City. Tribune photo by T.J. Bartelt1 / 2
Miranda Hopp of Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City, left, fights for position with Laura Johnson, center and Emily Roelike of Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa during their game Thursday at Grove City. Tribune photo by T.J. Bartelt2 / 2

GROVE CITY -- Julie Hieserich made two free throws with less than 10 seconds left to give Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa a 64-63 Section 6AA-North win over Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City Thursday in girls basketball action.

The Jag-uars (18-8) will face No. 1 New London-Spicer (26-1), which routed Melrose 60-36, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at St. John's University in the semifinals.

Hieserich, who finished with 12 points, made her only two free throws to give BBE, who beat the Falcons (14-11) in the first round of the sub-section playoffs last season, a 64-60 lead. ACGC's Lauren Kinzler launched a three-pointer that went in at the buzzer.

The Falcons held a 26-24 halftime lead and was ahead by as many as eight points, but the Jaguars continued to answer and take advantage of ACGC fouls and turnovers.

Liberty Slinden fouled out with seven minutes left and Kayla Dallmann fouled out with about four minutes remaining, taking away most of the Falcons' inside presence.

Emily Roelike led the Jaguars with 26 points and five assists. Heidi Lensing added 14 points and seven rebounds.

Dallmann and Kinzler scored 15 points each to lead the Falcons. Beth Nelson followed with 12 points and Slinden had 11. Dallmann and Chastity Pautzke pulled down six rebounds each.

BBE 64, ACGC 63

BBE (18-8) 24 40 -- 64

ACGC (14-11) 26 37 -- 63

BELGRADE-BROOTEN-ELROSA - 21-52 FG (4-17 3-pt); 18-26 FT; 26 rebounds; 17 fouls ... Scoring: Emily Roelike 26, Heidi Lensing 14, Julie Hieserich 12, Rachel Anderson 6, Shannon Gruber 3, Raeann Sorenson 2, Lauren Anderson 1 ... 3-point shots: Hieserich 2, Roelike 2 ... Rebound leaders: Lensing 7 ... Assist leaders: Roelike 5 ... Steal leaders: Roelike 3

ATWATER-COSMOS-GROVE CITY - 25-59 FG (4-9 3-pt); 9-16 FT; 24 rebounds; 24 fouls ... Scoring: Kayla Dallmann 15, Kinzler 15, Beth Nelson 12, Liberty Slinden 11, Chastity Pautzke 5, Sam Cunningham 3, Miranda Hopp 2 ... 3-point shots: Kinzler 4 ... Rebound leaders: Pautzke 6, Dallmann 6, Hopp 5 ... Assist leaders: Kinzler 4 ... Steal leaders: Angela Blackwell 2, Pautzke 2, Cunningham 2, Hopp 2, Nelson 2