SPORTS: Belle Plaine hosts Montezuma in SICL action

Belle Plaine boy’s basketball

Jaxon Kressley sets up for a jump shot in Belle Plaine boys’ basketball action against Montezuma. Photo by Diana Ward.

Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 at Belle Plaine

M  20 24 23 8 - 75
BP 10 17 19 9 - 46

Belle Plaine (8-6) faced 10-2 Montezuma in SICL boys’ basketball action, Tuesday, Jan. 12, and lost at home, 75-46.

Ben DeMeulenaere led Belle Plaine with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Jaxon Kressley had five assists. DeMeulenaere also blocked two shots. The team was 19 of 43 from the field, 6 of 21 for three-pointers and 2 of 4 for free throws. The team had 23 rebounds and 14 turnovers. Montezuma was 27 of 53 for field goals, 15 of 30 for three-pointers and 6 of 7 for free throws. The team had 20 rebounds and five turnovers. Trey Shearer had 28 points.

Belle Plaine (8-6) hosts East Marshall (3-7) on Monday, Jan. 18, hosts Iowa Valley (8-5) on Tuesday, Jan. 19, and travels to North Mahaska (8-2) on Thursday., Jan. 21. Belle Plaine travels to Keota (11-1) on Friday, Jan. 22.

Belle Plaine girls’ basketball

Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 at Belle Plaine

M 24 16 25 15 - 80
BP 7 10  6  7 - 30

No. 8 Montezuma (13-1) topped Belle Plaine (8-5) in SICL girls’ basketball action, 80-30, on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at Belle Plaine.

With six points each were Alyssa Tegeler and Jacey Reineke. Olivia Bohlen had seven assists. Tegeler blocked two shots. The team was 13 of 24 from the field, 1 of 5 for three-pointers and 3 of 11 for free throws. The team had 20 rebounds and 24 turnovers.

Belle Plaine hosts East Marshall (3-8) at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 18. They host Iowa Valley (8-5) on Tuesday, Jan. 19, and travel to No. 12 North Mahaska (8-1) on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. The busy week ends on Friday, Jan. 22, when Belle Plaine travels to Keota (2-8) on Friday, Jan. 22.

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