Buc boys blast Eagles 54-44, crowned champs
Nick Lee led the Blue Earth Area Buccaneers in scoring with 20 as the Bucs downed the New Ulm Eagles 54-44 on Feb. 19.
The win in New Ulm locked up the South Central Conference championship for the Bucs. They sport an 8-2 record in the conference, 17-4 overall.
Just five minutes into the game, Lee scored the 1,000th point of his high school career.
Lee’s teammate Garrett Anderson finished the game with 10 points, putting him just 16 points away from also reaching the 1,000 plateau.
Lee also had six rebounds, while Anderson grabbed four.
Nate Carr was second in the points column, with 12, and tops in rebounds with seven. He also had two steals. Brady Anderson also made double figures, scoring 10 points.
The Bucs led by just two, 26-24, at the half. BEA outscored New Ulm 28-20 in the second half to seal the win.
The Bucs out-rebounded the Eagles 29-22, but New Ulm led in most of the other statistic lists.
BEA had 14 turnovers to New Ulm’s 10, eight assists to New Ulm’s 10, three steals to their eight, and one block to their two.
The Bucs made 22 of their 39 two-point shots, while the Eagles were 15 of 31. BEA was 0 for 4 from three-point range, while New Ulm tried 21 of the long-range shots, and made four of them.
The Bucs were 10 of 19 from the free throw line, while the Eagles were at the line just four times, sinking two of their shots.
The Buccaneers were scheduled to play at Lake Crystal-Welcome Memorial last Tuesday night, but the game was postponed due to weather.
This week, BEA plays host to Jackson County Central on Monday night.