As of 10:58am the Minnesota State High School League has canceled ALL winter sports tournaments and section games remaining. There will not be a state basketball tournament for the boys, and the girl's games for this weekend have all been canceled. Below is a write up for what was supposed to be W-E-M's game on Friday afternoon.


The Waterville-Elysian-Morristown Buccaneers shot like they owned the Maturi Pavilion floor in a 56-48 win over Heritage Christian Academy today.  The end score did not reflect the dominance the Buccaneers enjoyed in their first ever trip to the Girls State High School Basketball Tournament.

WEM led by as many as 26 points in the second half thanks to nearly perfect free throw shooting in the game. The Bucs were 21 of 22 for the contest.

Heritage Christian Academy out of Maple Grove had more height but the Buccaneers out rebounded the Eagles led by senior Trista Hering with 7 rebounds.

WEM junior Kylie Pittman hit 5 of 7 three pointers for 15 points.  Junior point guard Brielle Bartelt tallied 23 points while going 8 for 8 from the free throw line.  Junior Toruń Richards added 14 points, connecting on 9 of 10 free throws.

Heritage Christian ends their season 22-8.  The Buccaneers are 27-4, play top ranked Minneota in semifinals tomorrow at Williams Arena.

Tip off scheduled for Noon on POWER 96 Radio 95.9 FM.  The best way to listen to the broadcast is to download the FREE POWER 96 Faribault app.

I spoke with WEM Head Coach Tyler Kaus after the game and he said the team was focused from day one of practice to get to state because they knew it could result in a rematch with the Minneota Vikings who defeated them in the State Volleyball Championship game last November.

Coach Kaus said the team wants to return the favor only a round earlier.

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