Bruce, Winterhof lead AHS boys to victory
AURELIA - The Aurelia Bulldog girls "were not mentally ready to play," said Aurelia coach Marv Munden of his team's 46-37 loss to Schaller-Crestland in Friday night Northwest Conference basketball here.
Munden went on to say that the Bulldogs had too many unforced turnovers, and that he was "disappointed we did not play better on our home court."
The Aurelia girls did not shoot the ball well, hitting 35 percent on 17 of 48 field goal attempts, and just 30 percent (3 -10) from the free throw line.
In the boys' game, Grant Peckenschneider's Bulldogs played their best game of the season, leading all the way in knocking off the Wildcats, 75-45.
Coach Peckenschneider said "We played our game tonight - hustled up and down the floor , and took advantage of our quickness. We shot the ball great - something we did very poorly in our first three games."
Jacob Bruce "had a great game," said Peckenschneider. The hustling senior scored 20 points - all in the first half - and also had five steals and six assists. Tanner Winterhof found the range and shot with confidence, scoring 19 points.
Said the coach, "If he can shoot from the outside like that , it makes us a much better team."
Gabe Fuller "played and hustled all night," added Peckenschneider. Although disappointed with his lack of points, the coach said , "He continues to prove he's one of the best rebounders in the area." Fuller grabbed 13 boards to lead the 'Dogs.
Jared Bruce and Winterhof had three steals apiece, and Fuller had four assists. The Bulldogs got a chance to substitute liberally in the game, giving some bench players a chance to show what they could do, and Camrin Meyer blocked two Wildcat shots while he was in the game.