Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa showed why they are among the best teams in the state of Minnesota in Class A boys’ basketball as they defeated the Hancock Owls 76-59 on Friday night. BBE shot 51% (33-65) on the night and got 37 points from Kaden Pieper. Luke Dingmann connected on 7 3’s and finished with 23 points for the Jaguars, and Brady Schwinghammer finished with 9.
Hancock made 23-of-48 field goal attempts and hung with the Jaguars on the boards, losing the rebounding battle by just one, 27-28. Hudson VerSteeg had a team high 21 points, while adding 7 rebounds. Jackson Koehl had 14 points and 3 assists, and Chase Evink contributed 10 points and 8 rebounds. Rylan Mierding was the assist leader for the owls with 4.