Friday, March 23, 2012

Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 56 Mountain Lake-Butterfield-Odin 36

Belgrade Brooten Elrosa slowly but surely built its lead over Mountain Lake Butterfield Odin, to as much as 8 in the 1st half and 5 at intermission. It hit double figures at 12:42, 15 at 49-34 and 18 at 54-36. The final was 56-36 as MLBO scored only 5 points in the 2nd half on 2-of-21 shooting.

An athletic tip-in by Billy Borgerding made it 43-32. Beau Herrig, MLBO's leading offensive threa committed his 4th foul after the play. BBE retained possession and Brian Goodwin scored on a layup at 12:41 for a 45-32 lead.

6 minutes later it was 49-34 as MLBO had scored just 3 points the entire 2nd half. Turnovers continued to be a bugaboo for the Wolverines with 7 versus 2 for BBE at that point, and points off turnovers during the 2nd half 7-0 in favor of BBE and 25-3 for the game.

Offensive boards were also all BBE, 17-10, and the Jags enjoyed 1 15-6 edge on 2nd chance points.

Senior post Connor Goodwin and sophomore guard Brian Goodwin led BBE with 18 and 15 points, respectively, while Connor added 13 rebounds and Brian 3 assists. Borgerding and Kirby Montbriand added 10 points each. Herrig was the only Wolverine in double figures with 12, and he also led his team with 9 boards.

First Half Summary

Mountain Lake Butterfield Odin has done a great job of slowing down Belgrade Booten Elrosa during this 1st half and staying close to the favored, usually running Jaguars. Of course the goal is not to stay close, it's to win. But the Wolverines have given themselves a chance to do that, as a long 2 by Carter (Captain) Kirk at the 1st half buzzer brought MLBO within 36-31.

MLBO last led at 22-21 at 6:58 but Cody Penner, Beau Herrig and Kyle Thiessen all pick up their 3rd fouls and came out of the game for MLBO after that, and Connor Goodwin made a 2 and 5-of-6 throws down the stretch for BBE's largest lead at 35-28.

MLBO is out-shooting the Jags 52 percent to 35 but the turnovers are 14 MLBO and 4 for BBE, and the points off turnovers are 18-3 in favor of the Jags.

B. Goodwin has 13 and C. Goodwin 11 for the Jags, Herrig 11 for the Wolverines. MLBO needs to do a much better job of protecting the ball in the 2nd half.

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