Bluejays top boys in SCC tilt, 60-42
The Blue Earth Area Buccaneers couldn’t hold on to an early lead at Waseca last Tuesday night, and fell to the Bluejays 60-42.
The Bucs started fast and strong, jumping out to a big 9-0 lead. However, the Bluejays came back with a 12-2 run of their own, and took the lead at 12-11.
BEA couldn’t catch up to Waseca, although they stayed close. The Bucs were plagued with turnovers throughout the game.
Trailing 28-22 to the Bluejays near the end of the first half, the Bucs got a boost when Corey Liebl drained a 3-pointer at the buzzer to make it 28-25 at the break.
Twice in the second half the Bucs got within one point of the Bluejays. The last time was after Garrett Anderson hit a basket making the score 39-38.
Just seconds later Waseca hit a 3-pointer and went on a 7-0 run.
Another Anderson basket brought the Bucs within four at 46-42, but it was once again followed by a Waseca 3-point basket.
BEA stayed stuck on 42 points for a couple of minutes late in the game, as Waseca pulled away on a 9-0 run.
Nick Lee hit a couple of baskets in the last two minutes of the game, but it was too little too late.
Anderson led the Bucs in scoring with 14 points. Lee added 11 points and also grabbed seven rebounds.
Riley Holmseth had seven points, all in the first half.
Nick Hanson led the Bluejays with 22 points.
The Bucs were 21 of 46 from the court and also made the one free throw they attempted. Waseca was 25 of 55 shooting from the floor, and made 5 of 11 free-throw attempts.
The loss drops the Bucs record to 2-5 on the year, 0-2 in the South Central Conference. Waseca goes to 2-6, 2-0 in the conference.
The Buc boys will host Montgomery-Lonsdale on Tuesday, and will travel to St. James on Friday of this week.