Girls' basketball: Minnewaska falls to BBEThe Lakers are now 2-5 this season
By: Lori Mork, Alexandria Echo Press
With seven lead changes and three ties in the first half alone, spectators knew this game would come down to the final moments of the girls’ basketball contest between Minnewaska and Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Tuesday night.
The two teams continued their back and forth play through the second half after a 28-28 halftime tie, but it was the Jaguars squad that emerged with a 57-53 win, breaking a four-game losing streak.
BBE’s Raeann Sorenson hit a three-point shot with just under 11 and a half minutes remaining to give the Jaguars a 44-36 lead in the second, and it looked as if her squad would run away with the game.
But Minnewaska used a 7-0 run over a three-minute period to bring the contest back within reach with the Lakers trailing 44-43.
From there, the game remained close until the final minutes.
Minnewaska fell to 2-5 with the loss, despite a game-high 21 points from Sydney Joos, who also added five rebounds in the game.
Madison Phillips added 11 points, including two shots from long range, for the Lakers as seven players reached the scoring column.
Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa was led by Sorenson with 16 points.
BELGRADE-BE 28 29 — 57
MINNEWASKA 28 25 — 53
MINNEWASKA - Halle Christianson 9, Myranda Swensrud 1, Madison Phillips 11, Veronica Weisel 5, Sydney Joos 21, Jillian Hendrickson 4, Brittany Batten 2. Field goals 18-59, 3-pt 2-20 (Phillips 2), Free throws 15-20, Rebounds 21 (Weisel 5, Joos 5, Hendrickson 4), Fouls 22.
BBE – Field goals 17-48, 3-pt 3-10, Free throws 20-31, Rebounds 36, Fouls 16.