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After slow start, BBE wins 24th straight

BROOTEN -- Brent Koehler's three-pointer with 4:35 left in the first half gave Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa its first lead of the game and, from then on, the Jaguars were in control en route to an 85-65 Central Minnesota Conference win over Pierz on F...

Kevin Kuefler
Kevin Kuefler, center, of Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa goes strong to the basket for two first-half points between Mitch Bednar, left, and Brandon Meyer of Pierz in a Central Minnesota Conference game Friday in Brooten. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

BROOTEN -- Brent Koehler's three-pointer with 4:35 left in the first half gave Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa its first lead of the game and, from then on, the Jaguars were in control en route to an 85-65 Central Minnesota Conference win over Pierz on Friday night.

BBE improved to 12-0 in the loop and 24-0 overall. The Jaguars have already clinched the Central Minnesota Conference title outright this season and lead by four games with two remaining.

BBE is one of only two unbeaten boys basketball teams in the state, along with Sebeka, also a Class A team.

Kevin Kuefler led a balanced attack for the Jaguars with 22 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. Brady Koehler added 19 points, Connor Goodwin 18 points and nine rebounds and Kirby Montbriand 10 points and six assists.

Preston Weber led Pierz (7-5, 11-12) with 20 points. Caleb Janson had 10 points and 10 rebounds.

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BBE 85, Pierz 65

Pierz (7-5, 11-12) 31 34 -- 65

BBE (12-0, 24-0) 37 48 -- 85

PIERZ - 26-66 FG (4-16 3-pt); 9-17 FT; 29 rebounds; 20 fouls ... Scoring: Preston Weber 20, Caleb Janson 10, Brandon Meyer 15, Andy Leidenfrost 8, Logan Meyer 12 ... 3-point shots: Weber 2, B.Meyer 1, Leidenfrost 1 ... Rebound leaders: Janson 10 ... Assist leaders: Weber 3 ... Steal leaders: Jaosnon 3

BELGRADE-BROOTEN-ELROSA - 34-68 FG (3-15 3-pt); 14-22 FT; 34 rebounds; 14 fouls ... Scoring: Brian Goodwin 8, Kevin Kuefler 22, Brady Koehler 19, Kirby Montbriand 10, Connor Goodwin 18, Brent Koehler 5, Brandon DeKok 1, Austin Imdieke 2 ... 3-point shots: Montbriand 2, Brent Koehler 1 ... Rebound leaders: C.Goodwin 9, Kuefler 10 ... Assist leaders: Montbriand 6, Kuefler 5, Brady Koehler 5 ... Steal leaders: B.Goodwin 4, Brady Koehler 3

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