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Stellar second half in Bucs victory

By Staff | Jan 21, 2018

The Blue Earth Area Buccaneers (7-8) inched closer to the .500 plateau with a 61-56 win over Waterville-Elysian-Morristown on Jan. 16. It was BEA’s first road win in exactly one month.

In order to get the job done against the other team nicknamed the Bucs, BEA relied heavily on their junior tandem of Caitlin Rorman and Hannah Johnson. In the game, Rorman tallied 28 points on just 15 field goal attempts. She also added seven rebounds, three steals, and two assists.

As for Johnson, she ended the evening with a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds. It was her second double-double on the season.

BEA’s two leading scorers also got some help from senior Sofie Blair, who contributed in several key areas. She ended the game with nine points, six rebounds and four assists.

After trailing 33-24 at the intermission, Blue Earth Area seized control of the game in the second half, outscoring WEM 37-23 from that point on.

Blue Earth Area’s 47.4 percent field goal percentage, combined with converting on 22 of 31 free throw attempts, allowed the maroon and gold to complete a furious second half comeback.

New Ulm 61, BEA 21

The girls from Blue Earth Area struggled mightily on the offensive end of the floor during their Jan. 12 road loss to the high-flying New Ulm Eagles (12-4).

Unfortunately for Bucs fans, the Eagles dominated the BEA in virtually every statistical category. The Bucs shot just 15 percent from the field while the Eagles connected on 41.7 percent of their attempts from the field. Caitlin Rorman led BEA in scoring with 12 points.

The Buccaneers were in action on Friday, Jan. 19 as they battled against the Fairmont Cardinals (7-7) in enemy territory. Results from this game will be included in next week’s edition of the Faribault County Register.