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BBE survives another 5-set marathon

Jaguars beat Henning to advance the Class A consolation final against Greenway

ST. PAUL — The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa volleyball team earned a hard-fought victory Friday at the state Class A volleyball tournament.

The Jaguars beat Henning 3-2 in the consolation semifinals at the Xcel Energy Center. BBE won 26-24, 24-26, 18-25, 25-15, 15-12.

Brittany Berge had 16 kills to lead BBE. Grace Illies and Ava Mueller each added 11 and Brooke Deters and Karissa Jones contributed seven apiece.

Junior setter Karsee Kampsen had 45 assists for the Jaguars. Emily Kern had 33 digs and Kylie Winter had three service aces..

BBE (24-9) plays Greenway (27-5) for the consolation championship at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Xcel Energy Center. Greenway beat fourth-seeded Mounds Park Academy 25-20, 20-25, 25-10, 25-22 to advance.

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In the championship semifinals, No. 1 Minneota beat No. 5 Fosston 23-25, 25-14, 25-7, 25-10. And, No. 2 Waterville-Elysian-Morristown beat No. 3 Medford 25-21, 25-20, 25-20.

Minneota plays W-E-M for the state Class A title at 1 p.m. Fosston and Medford meet for third place at 11 a.m.

BBE 3, Henning 2

BBE (24-9) 26 24 18 25 15
Henning (24-9) 24 26 25 15 12
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Serving (aces): Kyle Winter 3, Karsee Kampsen 2, Emily Kern 1, Jordyn Walstrom 2 … Set assists: Kampsen 45, Grace Illies 6, Ava Mueller 1, Jacqueline Gossen 1 … Hitting (kills): Brittany Berge 16, Illies 11, Mueller 11, Karissa Jones 7, Brooke Deters 7, Kampsen 2, Liz French 1 … Blocking (aces): Illies 1/2, Mueller 1, Jones 2 1/2, Kampsen 1/2, Berge 3, Deters 1/2 … Digs (5 or more): Winer 13, Illies 19, Jones 7, Kampsen 10, Kern 33, Walstrom 11.
Henning
Serving (aces): Grace Nyhus 2, Ally Hart 2 … Set assists: Sydney Eckhoff 46 … Hitting (kills): Megan Rinicker 16, Ellie Dague 9, Autumn Grasswick 2, Abi Eckhoff 7, Sydney Eckhoff 5, Serena Greenwood 15 … Blocking (aces): Rinicker 2, Dague 1, Grasswick 1/2, A. Eckhoff 1/2 … Digs (5 or more): Rinicker 6, Grasswick 6, S. Eckhoff 14, Faith Fisher 14, Nyhus 9, Kylee Mesker 11, Hart 26.
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