Eagles soar over Bucs in girls hoops
Blue Earth Area forward Kaitlin Johnson had a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds but the New Ulm Eagles still scored a 65-41 victory in girls basketball action in Blue Earth on Friday, Dec. 20.
The Eagles jumped out to a 6-0 lead before Johnson hit one of two free throws to get the Bucs on the board.
New Ulm increased their lead to 10-1 until Eloise Blair put in a layup to cut the Eagles’ lead to seven at 10-3.
New Ulm would double their lead to 14 points by halftime and headed into the intermission with a 29-15 advantage.
The Eagles opened up a 21 point lead early in the second half before the Bucs staged a rally to pull within 12 points of the visitors at 44-32.
It was as close as the Maroon and Gold would come. New Ulm regained control and closed out the game with a 21-9 run to gain the 65-41 victory.
The Bucs shot 29.2 percent from the field as a team and made 12 of 23 free throw attempts, or 52.2 percent.
Meanwhile, their Eagle counterparts hit 46 percent of their attempts from the field and 14 of their 25 tries from the charity stripe.
The teams were pretty even in rebounding. BEA had 33 rebounds while New Ulm pulled down 36 boards.
BEA had five steals but gave up 16 steals. Total turnovers numbered 20 for the Bucs and 17 for the Eagles.
In addition to Johnson’s 10 points and 11 rebounds, Eloise Blair added nine points and McKenna Dutton had six. Arika Howard added five rebounds for the Bucs.
Blue Earth played host for the Blue Earth Area Invitational Tournament on Dec. 27 and 28. Look for the results of those games in next week’s edition of the Faribault County Register.