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Bucs claw Panthers, 50-36

By Staff | Dec 21, 2009

Jared Smith

Riley Holmseth’s short jumper with one second left in the first half gave the Bucs a three-point halftime lead – and a 16-2 run to open the second half propelled Blue Earth Area to a 50-36 victory over the visiting Panthers of New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva.

Both teams came into the game with 1-0 records after winning close opening games. It appeared that this game could go down to the wire as neither team led by more than three points in the opening half.

Nate Carr scored the first of his game high 19 points off of an offensive rebound, putting the Bucs on the board first.

The Panthers answered with a basket to tie the game, the first of seven ties in the first half. The Bucs had the ball and a 19-18 lead as the first half was coming to an end when Holmseth got off his shot in the lane for the basket and a 21-18 lead.

Carr fueled the Bucs second half spurt, scoring 10 of the Bucs’ first 16 points and assisted on four more.

A turn around jumper by Carr got things going for the Bucs in the second half, but the Panthers answered with a bucket of their own. The Panthers wouldn’t score again until there was 6:33 left in the game.

Carr added two free throws and Brady Anderson drove to the basket, giving the Bucs a 27-20 lead.

A steal by Carr ignited a fast break, with Jared Smith converting the layup. Garrett Anderson was the recipient of a Carr assist, as the Bucs opened up an 11 point, 31-20 lead. Three consecutive baskets by Carr completed the 16-2 run and put the Bucs on top 37-20.

Two consecutive 3-pointers by Panthers point guard Spencer Busho cut the lead to 11 and led to a Bucs time out with 6:09 showing on the clock. Carr converted both ends of a one-and-one to boost the lead back to 13 points but another trey, this one by the Panthers’ Hunter Eustice, made it a 10-point game.

A Panthers’ free throw cut the Bucs’ lead down to single digits. The teams would trade points with BEA holding a 43-34 lead with 3:45 remaining. The hosts closed out the game with a 7-2 run to earn their second win with no defeats.

Besides Carr’s 19 points, Garrett Anderson added nine, and Nick Lee and Brady Anderson tallied eight points each. The Bucs made 11 of 16 free throws.

The Bucs host the Fairmont Cardinals on Tuesday this week.

Bucs claw Panthers, 50-36

By Staff | Dec 21, 2009

Jared Smith

Riley Holmseth’s short jumper with one second left in the first half gave the Bucs a three-point halftime lead – and a 16-2 run to open the second half propelled Blue Earth Area to a 50-36 victory over the visiting Panthers of New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva.

Both teams came into the game with 1-0 records after winning close opening games. It appeared that this game could go down to the wire as neither team led by more than three points in the opening half.

Nate Carr scored the first of his game high 19 points off of an offensive rebound, putting the Bucs on the board first.

The Panthers answered with a basket to tie the game, the first of seven ties in the first half. The Bucs had the ball and a 19-18 lead as the first half was coming to an end when Holmseth got off his shot in the lane for the basket and a 21-18 lead.

Carr fueled the Bucs second half spurt, scoring 10 of the Bucs’ first 16 points and assisted on four more.

A turn around jumper by Carr got things going for the Bucs in the second half, but the Panthers answered with a bucket of their own. The Panthers wouldn’t score again until there was 6:33 left in the game.

Carr added two free throws and Brady Anderson drove to the basket, giving the Bucs a 27-20 lead.

A steal by Carr ignited a fast break, with Jared Smith converting the layup. Garrett Anderson was the recipient of a Carr assist, as the Bucs opened up an 11 point, 31-20 lead. Three consecutive baskets by Carr completed the 16-2 run and put the Bucs on top 37-20.

Two consecutive 3-pointers by Panthers point guard Spencer Busho cut the lead to 11 and led to a Bucs time out with 6:09 showing on the clock. Carr converted both ends of a one-and-one to boost the lead back to 13 points but another trey, this one by the Panthers’ Hunter Eustice, made it a 10-point game.

A Panthers’ free throw cut the Bucs’ lead down to single digits. The teams would trade points with BEA holding a 43-34 lead with 3:45 remaining. The hosts closed out the game with a 7-2 run to earn their second win with no defeats.

Besides Carr’s 19 points, Garrett Anderson added nine, and Nick Lee and Brady Anderson tallied eight points each. The Bucs made 11 of 16 free throws.

The Bucs host the Fairmont Cardinals on Tuesday this week.