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Girls basketball roundup: BBE Jaguars start clicking after slow start

Jan. 8—BELGRADE — Surrendering an early lead to Litchfield was not an issue for Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa. Over the next six-plus minutes, the Jaguars put the game firmly out of reach.

Down 13-12, BBE scored 21 straight points en route to an 80-51 victory in non-conference girls basketball Monday at BBE High School.

Spearheading the Jaguars' efforts was Brooklyn Fischer. The 5-foot-10 senior began the game-winning run with seven straight points with a layup, a 3-pointer and a score in the post.

Fischer scored 12 points in the 21-0 run. She scored 21 of her game-high 26 points in the opening half.

It was part of a balanced effort for the Jaguars' offense. Adley Hagen put up 13 points, Bree Thieschfer had 12 and Anna Jaeger finished with 10 points. Jaeger and Thieschafer also each had five rebounds.

The Dragons' top scorer came off the bench as Anna Sorgatz put up 12 points. Shelby Dengerud followed up with eight points.

BBE next plays at 7 p.m. Thursday against Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City in Grove City. Litchfield plays at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday at Paynesville.

Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg picked up a win over a Section 3AA opponent for the first time this season with a victory over Eden Valley-Watkins at Kerkhoven.

The Fighting Saints were 0-2 against 3AA teams heading into Monday's game. This is KMS' first year in the section after previously playing in Class A.

Four Fighting Saints finished in double figures. Emily Wagner led the way with 16 points. Mamie Luft had a double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds. Acelynn Hacker scored 14, and Emily Zurn added 11 in the victory.

KMS next plays Renville County West at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Renville.