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Bucs tally their fourth win of season

By Staff | Dec 29, 2014

The girls tallied another win for the season, with a three-point victory.

The Blue Earth Area Buccaneer girls basketball team traveled to Waseca last Friday where they notched another win their fourth of the season.

The maroon and gold pulled ahead by four points in the half and then won the whole thing by a score of 37-34.

The Bucs were 10 for 38 from the field and only 2 of 16 of those were successful 3-point shots.

“The game was a bit messy. Neither team shot the ball well, but both defenses deserve some credit for that,”?Buc coach Al Cue says. “We defended them well.”?

But, BEA found almost half of their points stemming from successful free-throw baskets. They ended up 15 of 22 from the line.

Scoring their free throw shots at key points in the game helped the Bucs march toward victory.

This was the case when Anne Franta made a shot to give the Bucs the lead in the second half which cemented their success in the game. Her free throws gave the Bucs a 27-24 lead with just over three minutes left on the clock.

Waseca could not catch the Bucs for the rest of the game after that.

The opposing Bluejays were only able to manage a 5 of 14 record on free throws.

BEA?had 2 of 16 3-point shots while Waseca had them beat in that respect with 5 of 16 attempts.

Waseca’s strength seemed to be in their rebounding. They grabbed 34 while BEA only had 29.

Despite that, the other factors fell into line for the girls in maroon and gold and they took their fourth win of the season.

“Waseca was averaging in the mid-60s up to this point and had a record of 6-0,” Cue says. “Beating them was a good way to go into the holiday break.”

Taylor Grandgenett led the way for the Bucs, scoring 11 points, two rebounds, two assists and three steals.

Sam Barslou scored seven points for BEA making one 3-pointer and three 2-point shots. She also had four rebounds.

BEA’s next chance for play time on the court will be on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 29 and 30 in the Windom Holiday Tournament.

Details will be included in the next issue of the Faribault County Register.