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All-Conference honors for BEA girls

By Staff | Mar 25, 2018

Caitlin Rorman (left) led the Bucs in scoring with 20.6 points per game during this past season. Here, she drives to the rim in traffic against St. Peter in the Section 2, Class 2AA sub-sectional semifinals.

For their outstanding individual efforts during the 2017-2018 basketball season, two girls from Blue Earth Area High School have been named to the 2017-2018 Big South Conference All-Conference team.

Buccaneer juniors Caitlin Rorman and Hannah Johnson were recognized as all-conference performers in the East Division. Meanwhile, two players each from New Ulm and Waseca also earned all-conference honors from the East region. St. Peter led all Big South Conference schools in the East Division as they produced three all-conference players.

Through 29 games this past season, Rorman led the Bucs in scoring as she averaged 20.6 points per game. She also collected six rebounds per game while also leading the team in steals with 2.7 per game. The season was also highlighted by Rorman eclipsing the 1,000 point plateau in her high school career.

Meanwhile, Rorman’s head coach, Buc basketball mentor Al Cue, explains what makes Rorman such a difficult player for opposing teams to contend with on a nightly basis.

“She’s just a good all-around player, she’s a two- handed player that can finish around the basket with either hand,” Cue said of Rorman.

“She can shoot from the outside so defenses have to respect that. She also has good size, so if they put a post player on her, she can take them out on the perimeter. If they put a guard on her, she can go down on the block and go to work,” he added.

As for Johnson, she finished second on the team with an average of 10.7 points per game. Johnson also tied Rorman for the team lead in rebounds with six per game. Coach Cue says Johnson’s hard work on the glass, as well as her commitment to defense, was a key component to Blue Earth Area’s success late in the season.

Collectively, the Buccaneers enjoyed a 17-12 regular season and won two games in the Section 2 Class AA Sub-Section tournament. BEA’s season came to an end after a loss to the top-seeded St. Peter Saints in the tournament semifinals.