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Aurelia teams drop two at N-F

Monday, December 11, 2006

Emily Sonksen
NEWELL- Aurelia Coach Marv Munden said he was pleased that the girls' varsity team played "extremely hard from start to finish" in their Northwest Conference game here Friday night against the always-tough Newell-Fonda Mustangs.

The Bulldog girls connected on 15 of 32 shots from the field (46.8%), 10 of 19 from the line (52.6%), and Tiffany Johnson made the team's only three-point attempt. Kristine Munden scored 20 points to lead Bulldog scoring, and Emily Sonksen added nine. Johnson and Leah Kai scored five points each. Kai also had four steals on defense, and Sonksen dished out seven assists from her point guard position.

Munden was disappointed in some of the team's ball-handling. "We need to take better care of the ball and eliminate some of our turnovers," said the veteran coach, alluding to the team's 23 turnovers in the game.

In the boys' contest, Newell-Fonda also prevailed, 56-53.

Gabe Fuller
Aurelia coach Grant Peckenschneider said, "We had a 10 point lead at halftime, then just got outplayed.They held us scoreless in the third quarter, but it was 31-31 at the start of the 4th quarter. We fought back, and the game went down to the wire, but we couldn't finish.Newell-Fonda hit their free throws (19/30), and we didn't (12/29).The result was no one's fault but our own.I applaud their effort to pull it out , and we will regroup and get better."

Senior Jacob Bruce scored 18 points to lead Bulldog scoring. Fellow seniors Gabe Fuller and Tanner Winterhof scored 16 and nine points, respectively, and junior guard Jared Bruce had eight points.

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