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Bucs fall to Saints, 64-36

By Staff | Jan 11, 2015

The Blue Earth Area girls suffered their third loss of the season.

The Buccaneers’ girls basketball team hosted the St. Peter Saints last Tuesday night in a Big South match up.

St. Peter took the lead and ran with it throughout the rest of the game and took the victory in the end with a score of 64-36.

“BEA stayed close for most of the first half. St. Peter pulled away late in the half,” coach Al Cue said.

The maroon and gold girls tried to keep the score close before the first half ran out; however, the Saints stayed ahead 30-14.

In the bottom half of the game, the Bucs tried to play catch up and scored 22 more points.

Unfortunately, St. Peter was hot at the basket and were able to add 34 more points to their score.

The game ended in a conference loss for the Bucs only their third loss of the year.

“The girls played hard, but couldn’t manage to cut into the lead,”?Coach Cue added. “St. Peter shot the ball much better than BEA?from the field.”

The Bucs were 16 for 45 from the field and made 7 of 13 free-throw shots.

Taylor Grandgenett led the Bucs in scoring. She racked up 16 points scoring seven 2-point shots and two free-throws. She also had two rebounds, one steal and one assist.

Karli Olsen also aided her team in scoring by bringing in three 2-pointers and four free-throw baskets for a total of 10 points. Olsen also had three rebounds, two steals and two assists.

Paige Darrington was quick under the basket and grabbed a total of 10 rebounds for the Bucs. She also scored four points, had one steal and one assist.

The Saints will continue the season undefeated with an overall record of 9-0.

The loss for the Bucs puts their overall record at 6-3 and BSC record at 1-3.