SPORTS: Belle Plaine teams face English Valleys

Belle Plaine Rachel Benton controls the ball in SICL action on Monday, Feb. 8. Belle Plaine hosts Meskwaki Settlement this Thursday as Class A tourney action begins. Photo by Les Jacobi.

Belle Plaine boys’ basketball

Monday, Feb. 8, 2021 at North English

BP 10 6 12 23 – 51
EV 15 5 12 10 – 42

Belle Plaine used a big fourth quarter effort to get by English Valleys, Monday, Feb. 8, 51-42, at North English, in SICL boys’ basketball action.

Brooks DeMeulenaere led Belle Plaine with 26. Eli Ehlen had 15 points. Ben DeMeulenaere added 10. Ben DeMeulenaere had 13 rebounds. Brooks DeMeulenaere had four steals. Eli Ehlen had five assists. Ben DeMeulenaere blocked two shots. Belle Plaine was 16 of 48 for field goals, 8 of 23 for three-pointers and 11 of 23 for free throws. The team had 36 rebounds, 13 steals and 18 turnovers.

Class 1A Substate 5

Belle Plaine (12-9) opens tournament play on Monday, Feb. 15, at English Valleys (12-9) at 7 p.m. They play the winner of the Alburnett (10-10) vs. HLV (7-12) game at Alburnett, Thursday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. The next round is Thursday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. at Vinton-Shellsburg. The final is Saturday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m. at a site to be determined. Also in the substate are Cedar Valley Christian (1-16), Lone Tree (1-16), North Linn (20-0), Hillcrest Academy (12-6), Iowa Valley (12-7), Grundy Center (13-5), Colo-Nesco (7-12), Valley Lutheran (0-18), BCLUW (9-12), GMG (9-9), Meskwaki Settlement (15-3), Collins-Maxwell (7-14), Baxter (13-7) and North Tama (8-11)

Belle Plaine girls’ basketball

Monday, Feb. 8, 2021 at Belle Plaine

EV  8 8 6  7 – 29
BP 12 8 8 13 – 41

Belle Plaine closed its regular season Monday, Feb. 8, at home, defeating English Valleys (9-10) in SICL girls’ basketball action, 41-29

Alyssa Tegeler scored 10 for Belle Plaine. Jacy Gates had nine rebounds, and Tegeler pulled down seven. Olivia Bohlen had four assists. Jenna Fry had five steals. Blocking four shots each were Bohlen and Tegeler. The team was 16 of 38 for field goals, 0 of 2 for three-pointers and 9 of 24 for free throws. The team had 32 rebounds, 15 steals and 29 turnovers.


Iowa Valley9-7W212-7.632
Belle Plaine9-7W312-9.571
English Valleys7-8L312-9.571


North Mahaska11-3W213-3.812
Iowa Valley10-5L212-8.600
Belle Plaine10-6W314-7.667
English Valleys6-9L29-10.474

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