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Buccaneers fall to New Ulm Eagles 53-46

By Staff | Dec 14, 2014

The girls started off with a win but tallied a loss for the second game of the season.

The Blue Earth Area Buccaneers traveled to New Ulm last Friday, Dec. 5. They kept the score close but ended up losing, 53-46.

“This was a game between two very similar teams,” Buc coach Al Cue said. “They are short, quick and athletic, just like us.”

However, the Eagles, who have gone 3-0 this season, handled the ball a little better.

“Unfortunately, they shot the ball a little better than us,”?he added.

At half, the game was separated by just four points with the scoreboard sitting at 25-21 in the Eagles favor when the buzzer went off.

When the second half got back into play, the Bucs found themselves continuing to trail the opposing team.

“We had fallen behind by about 10 points and then made a great run at them,”?Cue said.

The maroon and gold evened the playing field a bit and got it down to a four point game.

“We then had a couple of costly turnovers which really hurt,”?the coach said.

The finished game with a seven point difference, falling to the Eagles 53-46.

However, with this being just their second game of the season, the coach was not too concerned with the loss.

“We will learn from our mistakes and continue to improve,”?Cue added.

The loss put the team at a 1-1 record for their season so far.

The Bucs had three leaders as far as stats were concerned during the match up against the Eagles.

Sam Barslou was the top scorer for the maroon and gold, racking up 14 points. She also had two steals.

Kaitlyn Olsen had the most steals with three. She also had three rebounds and scored 11 points.

Paige Darrington was the leader snagging an impressive 10 rebounds. She also accounted for six of the Buccaneer points.

The Bucs played Friday night in Fairmont and Saturday in Blue Earth. However, those games were played after the Faribault County Register deadline and results will be in the next issue.