The Blooming Prairie basketball teams beat JWP Tuesday. The BP boys won 58-37 at home to improve to 2-0. The Awesome Blossom girls won 67-50 at Janesville and are also 2-0. On Friday the BP boys are home with Bethlehem Academy while the girls play the Cardinals in Faribault.

Blooming Prairie boys' coach Nate Piller says the team handled the Bulldogs' defense well but could have done better against JWP's top player. "JWP played 1-3-1 defense and was effective, it that, it slowed scoring pace down a lot. Our boys handled it pretty well." Piller said BP had just seven turnovers.

"Defensively, we could have been better. We knew going in that (Kobe Weimert) is a terrific scorer and for him to get 24 points is troubling. We definitely have work to do on the defensive end. We've got to get guys to fall in love with defense."

Kaden Thomas led BP with 19 points including three treys. Karson Vigeland scored 10 and went 4-for-5 on free throws. Gabe Hagen added eight and Parker Vaith scored seven.

Scoreboard for Tuesday, December 4
Boys basketball
Blooming Prairie 58, JWP 37
Faribault BA 59, Triton 48
Chanhassen 69, Faribault 64
Hayfield 71, Southland 55
Lake City 67, Zumbrota-Mazeppa 54
Mankato West 68, Hutchinson 66
New Prague 44, Lakeville South 42
Rochester Lourdes 69, Goodhue 41
Waseca 92, Stewartville 60

Girls basketball
Northfield 75, Owatonna 39
Blooming Prairie 67, JWP 50
Triton 72, Bethlehem Academy 31
Austin 73, Albert Lea 45
Byron 60, Kenyon-Wanamingo 45
Goodhue 64, Caledonia 56
Hayfield 53, Southland 48
Kasson-Mantorville 65, Faribault 43
Lakeville North 76, Woodbury 57
Mankato West 55, Red Wing 53
Rochester JM 66, Mayo 50
Waseca 58, Rochester Lourdes 39
Winona 44, Rochester Century 41

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