by DAVE PEDERSEN
Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa demonstrated to Rockford why the boys basketball team has lost just once in the last three seasons by rolling to a 72-39 victory last week.
The defeat came after Rockford had won four straight games and was gaining confidence. Rockford next lost 58-52 to another traditionally strong team in Pierz Friday at St. Cloud State.
Against BBE, only Nick Tully scored in double figures with 11, while Joe Agre added nine points.
Rockford plays at home against Eden Valley-Watkins, Thursday, Jan. 17 and against Kimball Tuesday, Jan. 22 before going to Maple Lake Friday, Feb. 25.
Girls basketball also ran into some tough squads, losing 64-47 to Norwood-Young America, 70-44 to Eden Valley Watkins and 67-49 to Jordan.
Against NYA Jordan Weeding led with 14 points and Jayda Palmer pulled down 14 rebounds. Palmer had 10 points and eight rebounds against EVW. Weeding had 13 points and Abby Botten led the team with four steals.
Weeding again led Rockford scorers against Jordan with 13 points, while Brianna Calder had 10 and Hnubci Lee added nine. Palmer had 14 rebounds and Katelynn Pedersen had nine.
Rockford is home against Pierz Friday, Jan. 18 and against BBE Thursday, Jan. 24.
Contact Dave Pedersen at firstname.lastname@example.org