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Bucs fall to St. Peter

By Staff | Jan 10, 2016

Jacob Vaske shoots for a basket at the home game against St. Peter on Jan. 5.

The Blue Earth Area boys basketball team has yet to break their six game losing streak.

And at last Tuesday’s game against St. Peter, the Bucs fell to the Saints 62-47.

Bailey Olson registered 19 points and 10 rebounds in the game, but the maroon and gold could not stop the Saints from shooting over 50 percent from the field and three point range.

St. Peter jumped out to an early 6-0 lead before Blake Barnett stopped the run with a two-pointer and Olson following with another basket.

It was not long after that the Bucs tied with the Saints not once or twice but three times in the first half. Unfortunately in the last few seconds of the half, St. Peter made a three-pointer breaking the tie.

BEA started the second half with a two-pointer by Tyler Hannaman, who ultimately brought in six points for the Bucs, but could not stop the Saints’ hot shooting, tallying two-pointer after two-pointer for the guest team.

The Bucs made multiple attempts to try and even the score like they did in the first half, but by the end of the game, the Saints had a 15-point lead to take home the win.

Le Sueur-Henderson 74, BEA 56

It just wasn’t meant to be for the Blue Earth Area boys basketball team as they faced Le Sueur-Henderson on their home turf on Jan. 2.

BEA fell to LS-H, 74-56.

Senior Bailey Olson continued his shot streak and put up 25 points for BEA along with five rebounds, while Chandler Kienitz sank another eight points for the team, two of which were three pointers.

But it seemed no matter how many shots BEA brought to the court, LS-H had even more.

At the beginning of the game, the Giants tallied a total of nine points while BEA only had one two-pointer from Olson.

Olson then kicked things into gear and shot three two-pointers in a row for BEA to try and level the playing field, but LS-H went full throttle obtaining a 20 point lead, ending the half at 41-23.

Off the bat in the second half, Kienitz scored a three-pointer for the Bucs, with Olson scoring two more points and Tyler Hannaman doing the same, trying to narrow the point gap.

The Giants had different plans as they sank three three-pointers and two two-pointers, bringing the tally of the game to 60-39.

The game continued in much the same way BEA scoring a basket, while LS-H scoring two baskets of their own. It seemed for every point the Bucs would get, the Giants would score double.

The game ended with BEA in the trenches with 56 points and Le Sueur Henderson with 74 points and a win.

The Bucs played again on Friday, Jan. 8 in Blue Earth. This game was played after the Faribault County Register deadline and results will be featured in the next issue.

BEA will play again on Tuesday, Jan. 12 against Jackson County Central at home.