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BREAKING NEWS

Bucs shoot past USC

By Staff | Feb 14, 2010

Olivia Skaare

The Blue Earth Area Buccaneers used long range bombs to sink the USC Rebels in girls basketball action last Tuesday night.

The final score was 55-45.

It was the first loss for the Rebels since Jan. 5. During their eight game winning streak the Rebels held their opponents to a 32.25 point scoring average.

The Bucs, who made 6 of 8 attempts from behind the arc in the first half, were able to put up 36 points by half time on their way to a 16-point half time lead.

“We played real well in the first half, both on offense and defense,” notes Bucs head coach Al Cue. “We had good energy in the opening half.”

Morgan Dickman

USC got on the board first as Val Sahr got inside for two baskets and a 4-0 USC lead.

Kate Hassing scored seven of the Bucs first nine points, converting three baskets off in-bounds plays underneath the Bucs’ basket.

However both offenses were struggling and midway through the first half the score was 10-9 in favor of the host Rebels.

Nine unanswered points by the Bucs put them in the lead for good. Ashley Olson got things started with her first trey of the night. She then hit one of two free throws before Morgan Dickman added a trey to make it 16-10. Olson and Rylee Wagner combined forces for a steal resulting in a Wagner layup and a 18-10 Buc lead.

To read more of this story, see this week’s Register.