Girls win 2, improve to 3-0
The Blue Earth Area Buccaneers toppled the Le Sueur-Henderson Giants in girls basketball action last Tuesday night, cruising to a 60-38 victory.
With three minutes left in the contest, the Bucs had built up a comfortable 30-point lead and coasted to their third win of the season.
The Bucs were led by Camille Driscoll who poured in a game-high 21 points – including three 3-pointers. Krista Hassing was also in double figures with 13 points for BEA.
Hassing also grabbed eight rebounds to lead the Bucs, while Driscoll had six.
Courtney Grandgenett added eight points to the Buccaneer’s scoring column, and teammate Sara Warmka had six.
Warmka also had three assists, but Allie Curtis led in that category with four.
The Bucs kept their turnovers down to 14 while forcing the Giants to double that amount with 28 – using a very effective press.
The most telling stat after the game – besides the score – was for steals. The Bucs had 23 while the Giants only had three. Warmka and Hassing each had eight steals.
BEA also had 14 assists to LSH’s four, and led in rebounding 29-20.
Gretta Schultz led the Giants with 10 points while Jess Thelemann added nine for LSH.
The win pushed BEA’s record to 3-0 for the season and 1-0 in the South Central Conference. The Bucs have not trailed in any of their games this season.
The Buc JV team won their game 36-22.
Next up for the Blue Earth Area girls is a home game against the Waseca Bluejays on Friday evening.
BEA 58, New Ulm 42
For the second game in a row, the Blue Earth Area Buccaneer girls basketball team started off with a big run to build an insurmountable lead for their opponents.
In their first game it was a 14-0 run against the GHEC Mustangs. In game two, on Friday, Dec. 2, the Bucs rang up a 20-0 advantage over the New Ulm Eagles.
After the barrage of points from all five of the Buc starters, the Eagles scored their first points with 5:25 left in the half.
The halftime buzzer found BEA with a 34-11 lead.
The Eagles outscored the Bucs 31-24 in the second half but were never able to get closer than a 15 point differential.
Krista Hassing was the Buc scoring leader with 14, closely followed by Camille Driscoll with 13.
Hassing added five rebounds and three assists for BEA while Driscoll had four rebounds and three steals.
Sara Warmka added five points for the Bucs, while Courtney Grandgenett, Janessa Jahnke and Kristine Volz had four each.
New Ulm outrebounded BEA 27-25, but the Bucs had more assists (13-6) and steals (10-8) than the Eagles.
The South Central Conference win put BEA’s record at 2-0, 1-0 in the SCC.
The Buc JV squad won 35-20. Chelsea Owens had 11 points to lead BEA.