By Dan Whitney
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.
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.