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Bucs cruise past Quasars

By Staff | Jan 25, 2010

Camille Driscoll

There was never much doubt who was going to win the girls basketball game in Blue Earth last Tuesday night.

The Buccaneers of Blue Earth Area jumped out to an early lead, and cruised to a 44-25 win over the Quasars of Southwest Star Concept.

The Bucs jumped out to a 5-0 lead, then increased it to 16-4 and never looked back.

BEA led 23-10 at the half.

The Bucs opened the second half with a 10-0 run, capped with an Ashley Olson three-pointer, and suddenly BEA was ahead 33-10.

A second Olson trey put BEA up 36-12. She had three on the night, all in the second half.

The Buccaneer 5-foot-6 junior guard tied with Hayley Pirsig for tops in the scoring column with 11 points each. Olson also had six assists and six steals.

Kate Hassing added nine points, and Morgan Dickman seven. Hassing also grabbed seven rebounds.

“Our defense was once again rock steady,” Buc head coach Al Cue says. “We forced a lot of turnovers. That’s good, because our offense struggled at times – we didn’t shoot the ball very well.”

BEA forced 25 turnovers, while only committing 11 themselves.

Once the lead was established, Cue substituted liberally in the last part of the second half.

The Bucs were 6 of 13 from the free throw line, while the Quasars made just one of their five attempts. They also did not make a three, while the Bucs fired in four of them.

BEA upped their record to 10-3, 3-1 in the South Central Conference.

The Bucs take on St. James on Tuesday in a rescheduled game. They travel to Waseca on Thursday.

BEA 45, New Ulm 25

The Blue Earth Area girls basketball team notched a 45-25 win in New Ulm on Friday, Jan. 15.

The Bucs were led by Hayley Pirsig who had 13 points.

Ashley Olson added nine points for the Bucs, and Kate Hassing scored seven points.

The win boosted the Buccaneers season record to 9-3, and added to their South Central Conference record, which stands at 3-1.

This week the Bucs host St. James on Tuesday in a rescheduled game. They travel to Waseca on Thursday.