Bucs improve to 12-1 overall with 9th straight victory

Junior Grant McBroom has scored 20 or more points in three straight games, including a 24 point, 20 rebound performance against USC Friday, Jan. 11 in Wells. (Jay Schneider Photo)

For much of the last five weeks, the WEM boys basketball team has been leading all Class A teams in point differential.

With a pair of 30+ point wins last week they continue to lead the state by outscoring their opponents by more than 33 points per game.

The Bucs defeated Blooming Prairie, 83-58 Tuesday, Jan. 15 and United South Central, 84-44, Friday, Jan. 11 to increase their winning streak to nine straight.

The Bucs shot a blistering 55 percent from the field (17-of-31) in building a 44- 15 halftime lead against the Blossoms. They also shot 52 percent in the second half.

Blooming Prairie outscored WEM 43-39 in the second half on the strength of 18-of-35 shooting.

Four Buccaneers scored in double figures, led by junior Grant McBroom with 22 points, his third straight game with 20+ points.

Senior Bladyn Bartelt scored 19 points, senior Tanner Ranslow scored 18 points, and junior Cole Kokoschke added 12 points.

Ranslow had a career high nine steals. McBroom had 12 rebounds and Kokoschke had six. Both players had four assists.

McBroom helped the Bucs gain a first half advantage against the Rebels.

With the score tied at 19- all with eight minutes left in the opening half, McBroom scored.....

To see more on this story pick up the January 17, 2019 print edition of the Life or Enterprise papers.

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