SPORTS: BP faces BCLUW in basketball

Belle Plaine boys’ basketball

Monday, Dec. 7, 2020, at BCLUW

BP    11 13 12 17 - 53
BCLUW 10  8  4 12 - 34

Belle Plaine saw non-conference action Monday, Dec. 7, at BCLUW in Conrad, defeating the Comets, 53-34.

Junior Ben DeMeulenaere led Belle Plaine with 28 points. He also had 13 rebounds. Jaxon Kressley dished out eight assists. With three steals each were Kressley and Eli Ehlen. DeMeulenaere blocked two shots. The team was 22 of 40 for field goals, 6 of 16 for three-pointers and 3 of 12 for free throws. The team had 31 rebounds and 10 turnovers.

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, at North English

EV  7 21  8 14 - 50
BP 12 11 14  9 - 46

English Valleys edged Belle Plaine in SICL boys’ action on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at Belle Plaine. Ben DeMeulenaere led Belle Plaine with 16 points. Brooks DeMeulenaere added 12 points, while shooting 4 of 11 for three-pointers. Ben DeMeulenaere had 17 rebounds. With three assists each were Kressley and Jared Ward. Ben DeMeulenaere had four steals. The team was 15 of 49 from the field, 5 of 24 for three-pointers and 11 of 28 for free throws. The team had 40 rebounds and 17 turnovers.

Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, at Belle Plaine

S   2 16 11 13 - 42
BP 14 13  8  2 - 48

A strong 14-2 first quarter helped Belle Plaine’s boys’ basketball team to a 48-42 SICL win over Sigourney, Friday, Dec. 11, at Belle Plaine.

Belle Plaine was 18 of 45 for field goals, 4 of 14 for three-pointers and 8 of 13 for free throws. The team had 34 rebounds and 14 turnovers. Ben DeMeulenaere had 21. Jackon Tegeler added 17. DeMeulenaere had 14 rebounds and Tegeler had 10. Jaxon Kressley had six assists. Ben DeMeulenaere also had five steals.

Belle Plaine girls’ basketball

Monday, Dec. 7, 2020, at BCLUW

BP     5 10  7  6 - 28
BCLUW 15 15 21 13 - 64

Belle Plaine played in non-conference action on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020, losing to BCLUW in Conrad, 64-28.

Jenna Fry led Belle Plaine with eight points. Olivia Bohlen had five rebounds. Bohlen also had five assists. Bree Shaull had three seals. Alyssa Tegeler had three blocks. The team as 11 of 38 for field goals. 2 of 8 for three-pointers and 4 of 4 for free throws. The team had 26 rebounds and 30 turnovers.

BCLUW (2-2) was 28 of 59 for field goals, 2 of 7 for three-pointers and 6 of 15 for free throws. The team had 26 rebounds and 14 turnovers.

Belle Plaine’s girls’ game against English Valleys, scheduled for Dec. 8, 2020, at North English, has been postponed.

Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, at Belle Plaine

S 11  6 7 9 - 31
BP 5 10 9 7 - 33

Belle Plaine held on for a 33-31 win over Sigourney in home SICL girls’ basketball action, Friday, Dec. 11.

Belle Plaine was 11 of 47 for field goals, 1 of 7 for three-pointers and 10 of 21 for free throws. Belle Plaine had 35 rebounds and 22 turnovers. Alyssa Tegeler had 11 for Belle Plaine. She also had nine rebounds. Olivia Bohlen had five assists and five steals. Tegeler also blocked three shots. Blocking two each were Jacy Gates and Bohlen.

The girls’ and boys’ teams host Don Bosco in non-conference action on Monday, Dec. 14. They play at Tri-County on Tuesday, Dec. 15. They host BGM on Friday, Dec. 18. On Saturday, Dec. 19, the girls JV and varsity teams host English Valleys Saturday, Dec. 19, at 2 p.m. They close 2020 at HLV on Tuesday, Dec. 22, at Victor.

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