Boys basketball: Brandon-Evansville hosts "Hoops for Hope" night in Monday game against B-B-E

Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa and Brandon-Evansville raised over $500 on "Hopes for Hope" night in a game in Evansville on Monday.

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B-E's Tanner Riedel (3) walks to the free throw after hitting a three-pointer while being fouled in a game against Border West on Feb. 14, 2023. Riedel had 15 points in the team's loss. Riedel had 12 points in B-E'ls loss to B-B-E on Feb. 27, 2023.
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The Brandon-Evansville boys basketball team hosted Belgrade-Brooten-Elorsa (20-4, 2-1 Section 6A), on "Hoops for Hope" night in Evansville. This is the first time B-E has hosted this event, and it was a success.

“We hosted our first Hoops For Hope night, where the money raised goes to the Jimmy V Foundation,” B-E head coach Trent Hintermeister said. “Thanks to the generosity of fans from both communities, we were able to raise over $500.”

As for the game itself, B-E played with good energy in an 82-60 loss, against one of the top Class A teams in the state. B-B-E is ranked No. 11 in Class A (Minnesota Basketball News poll).

“We played with great energy and played with heart throughout the game,” Hintermeister said. “We played a very good basketball team as tough as we could. I'm happy with our guy's effort and physicality.”

Dezmond White had a team-high 27 points in the game for B-E, while Tanner Riedel had 12, Lucas Fuller had three, and Brady Perleberg and Dustin Gillespie had two.


B-E (6-18, 4-14 Section 6A) hosts its final home game of the regular season on Tuesday against Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg (19-5, 4-1 Section 6A) at 7:15 p.m.

Other area basketball scores from Monday, Feb. 27, 2023 -

Melrose (14-9) 69, Minnewaska (1-23) 51

Osakis (12-13) 54, Pillager (12-14) 31
Ashby (2-21) 56, Benson (3-11) 38 - Section 6A pigtail

Sam Stuve covers a variety of sports in the Douglas County area. He also is assigned to do some news stories as well.
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