The Blue Earth Area boys basketball team finally kicked off their season with a home game against the Waseca Bluejays on Thursday.
Both practices and games were put on hold as many of the boys on the team were still participating in the success of the football season.
Unfortunately, the Bluejays had a few more games under their belt before the Bucs were even able to get their season started, which resulted in a loss for BEA.
The game ended with a score of 79-42.
Waseca had a lot of good shots and were able to build an early and strong lead in the first half.
The Bluejays won the tip-off and were able to take the ball down the court and sink the first shot of the game.
The Bucs retaliated by scoring the next shot. However, both teams continued to trade baskets the beginning.
It was an effortless three-point shot that drove Waseca into the lead again with a score of 11-6.
But, BEA had some fight to give and came back to tie up the game up at 12-12.
A Bluejay sunk another three-point shot and a free-throw shot to take the lead back, 16-12.
As the clock counted down the end of the first half, the score sat at 38-22 with Waseca still in the lead.
There was 50 seconds left of the first half and the Bluejays ran down the time on their half of the court. Then they scored a three-pointer and ended the beginning of the game with a lead of 43-22.
As the second half of the game began, the Bucs continued to tally points but trailed far behind the Bluejays who continued to be on their mark with their shots.
The score was at 56-29 but the Bucs refused to give up as they continued to attempt shots as well.
Luke Monson sunk a three-pointer which bumped the score to 56-32.
However, the Bucs inconsistency at the free-throw line lost them many opportunities for points.
The Bluejays were consistent and ended the second half with a score of 79-42.
Waseca successfully sunk 18 of 29 two-pointers and 12 of 25 three pointers.
The Bucs shot 16 of 42 two-pointers and four of 10 three-pointers.
Brandyn Olsen scored 18 points for the Buccaneers and Monson racked up 11 points.
Dallas Barslou helped the Bucs score by bringing in 10 points.
This gives them a record of 0-1, overall and conference record, as they move on to their next game against New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva on Tuesday. They will travel to New Richland to play in the non-conference game.