SPORTS: BP boys when first round of tournament

Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, at North English

Belle Plaine’s Jax Stamp shoots for Belle Plaine in action against English Valleys. Photo by Les Jacobi.
BP 20 15 14 13 - 62
EV  9 12 18 12 - 51

A strong first quarter helped Belle Plaine (13-9) to a 62-51 win on Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, at North English, in Class 1A boys’ basketball action against English Valleys (12-10).

The Plainsmen were led by junior Ben DeMeulenaere, who scored 26 points. Junior Eli Ehlen scored 23, and was 5 of 5 for three-pointers. Ben DeMeulenaere had 15 rebounds. Senior Jackson Tegeler had 14. With four assists each were Ehlen and sophomore Brooks DeMeulenaere.

The team was 20 of 42 for field goals, 5 of 14 for three-pointers and 17 of 28 for free throws. The team had 40 rebounds, five steals and 11 turnovers. English Valleys was 21 of 59 for field goals, 2 of 22 for three-pointers, and 7 of 12 for free throws. The team had 26 rebounds, eight steals and six turnovers. Kaden Hall led EV with 25. Hayden Irmen added 11.

Belle Plaine plays Thursday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. at Alburnett (12-10) in the second round of the substate 5 tournament.

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