The Belmond-Klemme boys basketball team had hoped to find their first victory of the season in the friendly confine of Luick Memorial Gymnasium Dec. 7. However, a small but boisterous visiting contingent from Eagle Grove pushed their winless team to a 41-28 win.

  Both teams struggled to score in the first quarter. B-K led 6-4 as the clock wound down, but EG grabbed the lead with a three-point basket that swished in as the buzzer sounded.

  It took nearly five minutes for the Broncos to score in the second period, and the Eagles led 16-9 at halftime.

  The Broncos had better luck scoring after the break. A basket by Jackson Belstene with 22 seconds left in the third quarter pulled B-K within two points, 23-21.

  But that was as close as the Broncos would get. The home crowd chanted “defense” whenever EG would have the ball, but that did not stop the see-sawing battle between the conference rivals. Each basket was met by a roar from the fans in the stands, but the Eagles pulled away, scoring 18 points in the final eight minutes.

  The offense was led by Tyreon Franklin with ten points. The sophomore was also credited with four rebounds and three steals.

  Mitchell Fahrmann scored five points, and had one assist and one rebound while Belstene also scored five points and snagged three rebounds.

  Brian Duran had four points, one assist, three rebounds and three steals.

  B-K’s scoring was rounded out by baskets from Brody Kern and Bradan Gabrielson.