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Local Roundup: BBE rides strong start to victory

BBE's Jenna Dingmann (right) makes a bounce pass into the post during Monday's non-conference game against Minnewaska in Belgrade. Joe Brown / Tribune1 / 4
BBE's Grace Illies tries to go for a baseline layup while Minnewaska's Maddie Thorfinnson goes for a block during Monday's game in Belgrade. Joe Brown / Tribune2 / 4
Minnewaska's Hannah Hoffmann (left) sticks on BBE's Grace Illies to stop a drive in the first half of Monday's game at Belgrade. Joe Brown / Tribune3 / 4
Minnewaska's Alexis Piekarski looks to make a pass while BBE's Jacqueline Lindsay puts a hand in her face during Monday's game in Belgrade. Joe Brown / Tribune4 / 4

BELGRADE — Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa's 'D' reigned supreme on Monday night.

Hosting Minnewaska for a non-conference matchup, the Jaguars held the Lakers to 12 first-half points and 21 percent shooting while forcing 17 turnovers in a 42-35 victory.

Macie Kirckof put together a strong night for BBE, scoring a team-high 12 points along with 15 rebounds and six steals. Allisa Knight nearly put together a double-double with 12 rebounds and nine points, and Grace Illies and Jenna Dingmann both had seven points in the victory.

Maddie Thorfinnson was the lone Minnewaska player in double digits with 13 points along with four steals. Alexis Piekarski hauled in 10 rebounds and picked up five steals to go with four points.

BBE is off until Dec. 27 for a two-day holiday tournament in Goodhue while Minnewaska is back in action Friday at Montevideo.

BBE 42,

Minnewaska 35

Minnewaska (5-2) 12 23 — 35

BBE (3-2) 21 21 — 42

Minnewaska - Scoring: Maddie Thorfinnson 13, Hannah Hoffmann 6, Alexis Piekarski 4, Annika Randt 5, Emma Thorfinnson 2, Emma Kovarik 2, Elizabeth Murken 3 ... 3-point shots: M. Thorfinnson 1, Hoffmann 2, Randt 1, Murken 1 ... Rebound leader: Piekarski 10 ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: Piekarski 5, M. Thorfinnson 4

BBE - Scoring: Grace Illies 7, Cassandra Tensen 5, Jenna Dingmann 7, Macie Kirckof 12, Brittany Berge 2, Allisa Knight 9 ... 3-point shots: Illies 1 ... Rebound leader: Kirkof 15, Knight 12 ... Assist leader: Tensen 4, Illies 3 ... Steal leader: Kirckof 6, Tensen 4, Jackie Lindsay 4

Wabasso 73,

Dawson-Boyd 44

Madison Guetter did a little bit of everything for Wabasso with 19 points, 17 rebounds, eight blocks, five assists and five steals to push the Rabbits to a 73-44 non-conference win Monday against visiting Dawson-Boyd.

Guetter was one of three Wabasso players in double digits, with Jenna Frank scoring 19 and Allison Fenger adding 16 points and 10 rebounds.

Alex Sather led the Blackjacks with 14 points along with nine rebounds. Mary Bothun adding 10 points in the loss.

Dawson-Boyd (2-5) 23 21 — 44

Wabasso (4-2) 49 24 — 73

DAWSON-BOYD - Scoring: Sarah Franta 6, Jenna Frank 19, Madison Guetter 19, Megan Rothmeier 4, Cora Eichten 6, McKenna Nelson 2, Emma Salfer 1, Allison Fenger 16 ... 3-point shots: Franta 1, Frank 6, Guetter 1 ... Rebound leader: Guetter 17 ... Assist leader: Guetter 5 ... Steal leader: Guetter 5

WABASSO - Scoring: Mary Bothun 10, Megan Mamer 7, Jenna Wyum 3, Olivia Stratmoen 2, Alex Sather 14, Avery Bartunek 8 ... 3-point shots: Bothun 2, Wyum 1, Sather 2, Bartunek 1 ... Rebound leader: Sather 9 ... Assist leader: Bartunek 6 ... Steal leader: Bartunek 4

Melrose 40,

Paynesville 33

Melrose won a defensive battle in which Makiya Luetmer scored 19 of her team's 40 points against Paynesville.

Brynn Johnson shouldered the load for the Bulldogs, scoring 11 of her team's 33 points.

Melrose (3-3) 18 22 — 40

Paynesville (0-6) 15 18 — 33

MELROSE - Scoring: Ashley Revering 9, Ashley Rademacher 5, Kinsey Wensmann 2, Molly Kraemer 3, Makiya Luetmer 19, Maddie Dufner 2 ... 3-point shots: Revering 2, Luetmer 3 ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

PAYNESVILLE - Scoring: Kylee Everson 4, Lindy Hennen 7, Taylor Reiter 3, Harley Kunstleben 6, Kendra Schleper 2, Brynn Johnson 11 ... 3-point shots: Kunstleben 2, Johnson 1 ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

B-E 37,

Hancock 36

Hancock was able to rebound from a 15-point first half, but the Owls weren't able to get over the hump in a 37-36 loss to Brandon-Evansville on Monday.

Rilee Hanson had a team-best 10 points for Hancock while Alexis Staples chimed in with eight points, six rebounds and four steals.

The Chargers had a team-high nine points from Mikenna Pattrin.

B-E (5-1) 21 16 — 37

Hancock (2-2) 15 21 — 36

BRANDON-EVANSVILLE - Scoring: Mikenna Pattrin 9, Caitlyn Deschene 7, Megan Lauthen 7, Haddey Zastrow 6, Madison Quinn 6, Kristen Kokett 2 ... 3-point shots: Zastrow 2, Lauthen 1, Quinn 1 ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

HANCOCK - Scoring: Alexis Staples 8, Carlee Hanson 8, Rylee Hanson 10, Haley Mattson 4, Tori Pahl 4, Morgan Kisgen 2 ... 3-point shots: C. Hanson 2, Staples 2 ... Rebound leader: Staples 6, Pahl 6 ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: Staples 4

GFW 54,

BLHS 42

Sara Kottke had 23 of Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart's 42 points while grabbing 12 rebounds. But it wasn't enough for the Mustangs to overtake Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop as the Thunderbirds won the Tomahawk Conference contest on Monday, 54-42.

Maddy Wulkan added 12 points for BLHS in the loss while Rachel Dean came up with four assists.

G-F-W's Miah Busse led a trio of teammates in double digits with 16 points, followed by Hannah Panitzke's 11 and Shelby Ramirez's 10.

The Mustangs are off until Dec. 27 when they will compete in a four-team holiday tournament in Nicollet.

BLHS (2-5) 19 23 — 42

GFW (4-2) 22 32 — 54

GIBBON-FAIRFAX-WINTHROP - Scoring: Miah Busse 16, Hannah Panitzke 11, Shelby Ramirez 10, Grace Swenson 8, Bryan Busse 5, Katie Lee 2, Abby Heimkes 2 ... 3-point shots: NA ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

BUFFALO LAKE-HECTOR-STEWART - Scoring: Sara Kottke 23, Maddy Wulkan 12, Rachel Dean 4, Jessica Novotny 2, Alyssa Petersen 1 ... 3-point shots: Wulkan 2, Kottke 1 ... Rebound leader: Kottke 12 ... Assist leader: Dean 4 ... Steal leader: Kottke 2

Boys Basketball

GFW 67,

BLHS 60

Nathan Schultz scored 17 points and had seven rebounds, and Philip Kirtz had 12 points and nine rebounds but Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart fell to Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop on Monday night in Hector.

BLHS' Judson Watkins had 10 points.

GFW (1-3) 35 32 — 67

BLHS (1-4) 28 32 — 60

GIBBON-FAIRFAX-WINTHROP - Stats not provided

BUFFALO LAKE-HECTOR-STEWART - Scoring: Elijah Stifter 5, Ben Dornseif 7, Nathan Schultz 17, August Bergstrom 6, Philip Kirtz 12, Judson Watkins 10, Sutton Melberg 3 ... 3-point shots: Stifter 1, Dornseif 1, Schultz 3, Kirtz 2 ... Rebound leader: Kirtz 9, Preston Bashans 7, Schultz 7 ... Assist leader: Kirtz 4, Stifter 3 ... Steal leader: Stifter 3

NA3HL Hockey

Willmar 2,

Butte 1 OT

Willmar WarHawks' defense owned the game but couldn't shake Butte until the WarHawks' Campbell Jackson ended the game in overtime in a NA3HL Showcase game on Monday at the Schwan's Super Rink in Blaine.

Butte managed just eight shots on goal but one by Ben Dirks found the net late in the first period.

Willmar's Ian Zaleski scored the tying goal at 8:41 of the second period on assists from Trent Sylvester and Jacob May.

Butte goalie Karl Zotton kept his team in the game, making 46 saves.

Campbell got the game-winner on the power play at 1:23 in overtime on assists from May and Cameron Knowlton.

The WarHawks play a third Showcase game—they defeated College Station 7-1 on Sunday—against Eugene at noon Tuesday in Blaine.

Willmar 0 1 0 1 — 2

Butte 1 0 0 0 — 1

FIRST PERIOD — B: Ben Dirks (Tyson Stovin) 17:08

SECOND PERIOD — W: Ian Zaleski (Trent Sylvester, Jacob May) 8:41

THIRD PERIOD — No scoring

OVERTIME — W: Campbell Jackson (May, Cameron Knowlton) 1:23 pp

GOALIE SAVES/SHOTS — Butte: Karl Zotton 46/48 ... Willmar: Jake Sumner 7/8

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