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BBE 55, Ashby 38

The Arrow girls couldn't keep up with a hot shooting Jaguar team Thursday night as Ashby fell to Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 55-38 in non-conference basketball action.

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Ashby got off to a slow start, trailing the Jaguars by 10 at the half, then saw themselves outscored in the second half by seven.

Cami Bogenrief poured in 14 points for Ashby. Mackenzie Schmuck was the only other Arrow player in double figures as she netted 10.

Schmuck also had seven rebounds in the game.

GAME STATISTICS

ASHBY 14 24 -- 38

BELGRADE-BE 24 32 -- 55

ASHBY - Megan Rein 6, Cami Bogenrief 14, Cassie Jordan 3, Mac Schmuck 10, Jenna Hansen 2. Field goals 14-45, 3-pt 3-19 (Rein 2), Free throws 7-14, Rebounds 24 (Schmuck 7, Hansen 5), Fouls 13.

Brandon-Evansville 47, Rothsay 21

The Brandon-Evansville girls used a strong defensive effort to run away with a 47-21 win over Rothsay last Thursday night.

The Chargers jumped out from the get-go and never looked back. They held the Tigers to just six points in the first half to build a 32-6 lead by the break.

Megan Friedrich had a big night, finishing with 20 points, five steals and three rebounds. Heather Strese added 19, while Heather Dickey and Jordin Otto had six and two, respectively.

"We won and everybody got to play," head coach Dick Simpson said. "That's a good thing. We just got a lead and kept building it."

The win moved the Chargers to 9-11 overall and 4-6 in the Little Eight Conference.

GAME STATISTICS

ROTHSAY 6 15 - 21

BRANDON-EVANSVILLE 32 15 - 47

TEAM STATISTICS - Brandon-Evansville - Field goals - 18-48; Free throws - 8-12; Rebounds - 36; Turnovers - 14; Rothsay - Field goals - 8-44; Free throws - 4-10; Rebounds - 30; Turnovers - 16

BRANDON-EVANSVILLE - Friedrich - 20 points, 5 steals, 3 rebounds; Otto - 2 points; Dickey - 6 points; Strese - 19 points, 13 rebounds; Tasmine Okerlund - 5 assists

ROTHSAY - Emma Larson - 5 points; Alexis Craig - 4 points; Caitlin Simmer - 10 points; Shannon Backstrom - 2 points

YME 56,

Minnewaska 27

Halle Christianson's seven points led the Laker girls, who fell to Yellow Medicine East Thursday night 56-27 in West Central South girls' basketball.

Natalie Holte had 10 rebounds for Minnewaska, which dropped their 14th straight conference game this season.

GAME STATISTICS

YME 27 29 -- 56

MINNEWASKA 17 10 -- 27

MINNEWASKA - Halle Christianson 7, Natalie Holte 4, Lexi Amundson 3, Sydney Joos 2, Jillian Hendrickson 6, Alexis Guggisberg 5. Field goals 12-42, 3-pt 1-2 (Christianson), Free throws 2-11, Rebounds 33 (Holte 10), Fouls 13, Assists leader - Amundson 2, Steals leader - Holte 3.

YELLOW MEDICINE EAST - Field goals 24-56, 3-pt 3-7, Free throws 5-12, Rebounds 34, Fouls 16.

Hillcrest 55, Parkers Prairie 52

The Parkers Prairie girls saw their unbeaten streak come to an end at 18 games after Hillcrest Lutheran Academy upset the Panthers in Fergus Falls last Thursday night.

The Comets was able to survive the first half before using their defense to secure a 55-52 win. The Panthers led by six at the break but could not generate much offense in the second. Hillcrest held them to just 22 points after halftime.

The Comets gained some confidence right out of the break when they hit their first three shots to tie the game. They continued to apply pressure by building an eight-point lead with less than four minutes left.

Parkers got it back within a one-possession game but were forced to foul in the final minute. The Comets then sunk enough free throws to secure the biggest win of the season for them.

Madison Dorn was the only Parkers Prairie player in double figures. She had 21. Micaela Noga and Kaylee Dorn had eight, while Tamara Schmidt finished with seven. The Comets held the Panthers to just three three pointers in the game.

The loss dropped Parkers to 18-1. The Panthers were still atop the Little Eight Conference with an 8-1 league record. Hillcrest was 7-2 after the win, while Underwood sat at 8-3.

GAME STATISTICS

PARKERS PRAIRIE 30 22 - 52

HILLCREST 24 31 - 55

PARKERS PRAIRIE - M. Dorn - 21 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 6 steals; Janessa Sjobeck - 4 rebounds, 1 assist; Noga - 8 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist; Schmidt - 7 points, 8 rebounds, 2 steals; K. Dorn - 8 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal; Ally Taylor - 2 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist; Amber Guenther - 6 points, 4 rebounds

HILLCREST - B. Christenson - 8 points; K. Nersten - 5 points; A. Christenson - 9 points; T. Brue - 15 points; R. Christenson - 14 points; A. Lacey - 2 points; G. Larson - 2 points

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