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Monday, January 29, 2007

Aurelia's Kristine Munden holds the ball whle looking for a teammate to pass to. Photo by Dan Whitney
Aurelia boys fall to third-ranked Alta

By Dan Whitney

Staff Writer

Emily Sonksen of Aurelia watches the defenders while advancing the ball up court during the Bulldogs' exciting one-point victory over Alta in Aurelia Friday night. Photo by Dan Whitney.
AURELIA - Playing before a packed house, reminiscent of Alta-Aurelia games of the past, Coach Marv Munden's Bulldogs and Coach Jeannie Henningsen's Cyclones both played solid games from start to finish in the girls' game here on Friday night.

When it was over - and in Yogi Berra's immortal words, this game truly wasn't over until it was over- Aurelia had avenged an earlier loss to the Cyclones, winning, 59-58. There will be a rubber game in Alta in the first round of the tournament on February 12, but for now, the Bulldogs can savor this sweet victory for a couple of days.

Aurelia coach Marv Munden (l) and Alta coach Jeannie (Demers) Henningsen(r), a couple of pretty fair players themselves "back in the day," watch their teams in action at Aurelia. Photo by Dan Whitney
Coach Munden felt that daughter Kristine Munden "had one of the best games of her career tonight," scoring 22 points, including 8-8 from the free throw line. Fellow senior Emily Sonksen had 10 points and seven rebounds, and her running mate at guard, junior Leah Kai, scored 16 and had four steals.

Munden said he felt Sonksen and Kai "did a great job against their press," and that Christa Corderman, Tara Fordyce and Kaitin Sandine "did a great job on the interior of our zone." Munden summed things up when he called the win "a great win for our program."

In the second game, Coach Grant Peckenschneider's Bulldogs went up against Coach Bart Smith's highly-ranked Cyclone boys, and the game was 18-12, Alta, after one quarter. Alta had increased the lead to 14 at the half, and 17 after three quarters, before posting a final score of 90-53 , to maintain their unblemished record.

The Cyclones had four players score in double figures, as well as one with eight points and another with seven. Aurelia also had balance, with brothers Aaron (12), Jacob (10), and Jared (8) Bruce leading the way. Gabe Fuller added nine points, and Tanner Winterhof eight for Aurelia.

Tyler Boyd scored 22 for the Cyclones, Tyler Sliefert had 14, Aaron Hansen 12, Jordan Hinkeldey 11, Paul Allerdings eight, Cody Nesbitt seven, Adam Holton six, and Cody Nesbitt five for the Bulldogs' deep and talented Northwest Conference rival.

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