by Jodi Turner

  The Belmond-Klemme girls hosted Eagle Grove Dec. 10. Haley Beminio had a great start with nine points as the Broncos jumped to a 11-2 lead early in the first quarter.

  The Broncos continued to put up points in the second quarter as Jennah Meyer had three points and three rebounds to push the score to 26-7 in B-K’s favor. Tough defense by Madi Barrus included two steals and three defensive rebounds as the Broncos continued to outshine the Eagles. Before the quarter ended, Beminio added three more points, pushing her to a career-best 19 points in a single half. The Broncos ended the quarter with a season-high 42 points in a half, and a 42-13 lead.

  The Broncos continued to dominate in the second half. Molly Hartwig and Barrus led in rebounds in the third quarter, giving the Broncos more opportunities to score. Meyer had a great night at the free throw line, going 6-8, and helping the Broncos to an even bigger lead, 59-19, heading into the final quarter.

  The Eagles were in foul trouble as Addison McMurray, Ashlynn Willms and Madison Roberts all headed to the free throw line. The Broncos ended the best game of their season with a 66-32 conference win.

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  Last Friday night, the Broncos traveled to Garner to take on the Garner-Hayfield-Ventura Cardinals.

  The Broncos started off tough with a two-point basket by Haley Beminio and a three-pointer by Madi Barrus, but GHV took the early lead, 10-9. The Cardinals went on a nine-point run to end the quarter with a ten-point lead.

  In the second quarter Beminio and Molly Hartwig continued to score, adding four points each, but the Broncos trailed 33-20 heading into the half.

  The Broncos made an early run to start the half, and Beminio had an outstanding night rebounding with five. The Broncos had a few fast breaks by Hartwig and Ashlynn Willms but still trailed 47-28.

  Heading into the last quarter, the Broncos took advantage at the free throw line with baskets by Hartwig and Addison McMurray, as both Broncos went 2-2 late. The Broncos fought hard, but the Cardinals took the conference win, 61-44.