Thursday night the Bethlehem Academy Cardinal boys basketball team managed to come back against the tough Goodhue Wildcats. Friday night as they were down against the Buccaneers, they tried really hard but could not get ahead this time.

After a rough first half, the Cardinals were only down by 10 at half 29-19. In the second half, they got it to within 5 at one point. And something else went wrong. The already short-handed team lost Luke Donkers to some type of knee injury.

Grant McBroom had a great night for the Buccaneers leading with  25 points. The Cardinals fought to the end but could not get their shots to drop and WEM won 58-45.

For the Cardinals, Damon Trump 11, Avery Hunt 10, Ethan Nutter 9, Zach VanThomme 8, Griffin Malecha 3, Luke Donkers 2, Kyle Kohl 2

Rebounds: Donkers 10, Trump 6, Hunt 6, VanThomme 4, Malecha 2, Kohl 1

For the Buccaneers: Grant McBroom 25, Cole Kokoschke 14, Tanner Ranslow 9, Bladyn Bartelt 6, Jayson Schneider 2, Matthew VanHoudt 2

WEM Plays Tri-City United on Tuesday. B.A. Travels to Grand Meadow.

Avery Hunt and Ethan Nutter were the state farm insurance players of the game.

BA Getting a time out to re group John Anderson photo