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Two Bucs receive post-season honors

By Staff | Mar 31, 2019

Cameron Anderson flies high to the basket.

Cameron Anderson and Caelan Sanders have been honored by the Big South Conference for their outstanding play during the 2018-19 season.

Anderson was one of 11 players named to the Big South Conference East Division All-Conference Team. Sanders was one of five players receiving honorable mention accolades.

The East Division consists of Fairmont, New Ulm, St. James, St. Peter and Waseca in addition to Blue Earth Area.

The Bucs finished fifth in the division with a record of 3-7 while finishing with an overall record of 12-13. They advanced to the sub-section title game where they were eliminated by St. Peter.

Anderson, a sophomore, earned a spot in the Buc’s starting line-up this year following a freshman year in which he accumulated valuable playing time.

Caelan Sanders drives to the hoop.

The 6-foot-2 forward finished the season as the Bucs leading scorer with a 14.7 points per game average. He hit 48 percent of his shots from the field while connecting on 34.4 percent of his 3-point attempts. He converted 71 percent of his free throws.

Anderson was more than a one-dimensional performer as he also led the team in rebounding, averageing seven boards per game. He also contributed 2.4 assists and 1.8 steals per game.

“Cameron really developed into a more aggressive and confidant player this year,” Buc’s head coach Colby Swanson said. “He is the type of teammate everyone likes to play with. He is unselfish and puts the team first.”

Sanders finished the season averaging 11.5 points per contest. He was effective driving the lane as well as pulling up for a jump shot. The 6-footer made 45.6 percent of his shots from the field and shot 34 percent from 3-point range. He made 62 percent of his shots from the charity stripe.

The junior guard also pulled down 3.5 rebounds per game while averaging 2.6 assists and 1.2 steals per contest.

“Caelan had an outstanding second half of the season,” Swanson noted. “His leadership was outstanding. He matured so much as an athlete and focused on being a team player.”