Bucs off to a 4-0 start
For the first time all year, the Blue Earth Area Buccaneer girls basketball team found themselves in an unusual position.
They were behind in a game.
But, they proved they can overcome a deficit and overpower a good team.
The Bucs defeated the Waseca Bluejays 55-38 on the BEA home court Friday, Dec. 16.
“The girls really put together a solid game against a good team,” head coach Al Cue says.
The Bucs found themselves down 8-4 to the Bluejays early in the game.
However, they quickly came back and tied the game at 8-all.
The game stayed close for much of the first half.
After a small BEA lead, Waseca went up 12-11.
The Bucs took the lead back at 13-12, but went behind 14-13.
A Krista Hassing free-throw tied it up at 14-all.
Waseca made the next bucket, regaining the lead for the very last time at 16-15.
Hassing made a basket to give BEA the lead at 17-16 – and they never trailed again.
That doesn’t mean the game didn’t stay close for a while. The Buccaneers led 23-19 at the half, but the ‘Jays came back within one at 23-22 early in the second stanza.
BEA soon led by seven at 31-24 and never looked back.
The Bucs went on a 14-2 run to grab a 45-31 advantage, then cruised to the 55-38 final.
BEA was led by the one-two punch of Camille Driscoll with 19 points and Hassing with 18.
Driscoll also led the team with seven steals, while Hassing had a big double-double with 16 rebounds to add to her 18 points.
Overall the Bucs had 31 rebounds to the Bluejays 22 and 15 steals to their six.
To read more of this story, see this week’s Faribault County Register.