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Buc boys fall twice

By Staff | Jan 17, 2016

Brandon Olson moves in for a layup at last Tuesday’s home game against the Jackson County Central Huskies.

The Jackson County Central Huskies made a meal out of the Blue Earth Area Buccaneers last Tuesday at BEA’s home game, with a final score of 88-35.

The Bucs scored the first three points of the game to lead 3-0, but that was the only time during the game that they were ahead of JCC.

Chandler Kienitz and Collin Bell were the only players to make three-pointers out of the 35 points the Bucs scored during the game.

Though BEA was able to make 17 more points throughout the first half, they were unable to catch up to JCC’s daunting 51 points.

JCC had a 37-point lead to begin the second half and continued to increase the lead by more than 50 points.

Bailey Olson ended up high scorer for the Bucs with 10 points. He also grabbed three rebounds.

Both Tyler Hannaman and Jacob Vaske added six points each for the Bucs.

The Bucs also played New Ulm High School at home last Friday. This game was past the Faribault County Register’s deadline and will be featured in the next issue.

St. James 80, BEA 62

The boys basketball game between the Blue Earth Area Buccaneers and the St. James Saints on Jan. 8 was exciting.

The Bucs held onto a three point lead for the first half of the game, but the Saints kept hanging around and tied the game a few times.

BEA was able to grab 33 points for the first half, with multiple freethrows and two-pointers, along with one three-pointer from Chandler Kienitz.

The score at the end of the first half was a narrow 33-30 lead for BEA.

But it seems after that first half, the Buccaneers lost a little of their magic and the Saints were able to quickly tie up the game three times before taking the lead by sinking two-pointer after two-pointer.

What started out as a small lead snowballed into an almost 20 point lead.

Kienitz was able to make another three-pointer before the end of the game. The Saints made three more points at the end of the game, winning 80-62.

Bailey Olson lead the way as the high scorer for the night with 22 points for the team along with four rebounds.

Both Kienitz and Jacob Vaske also nabbed 10 points each for the Bucs.