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Aurelia drops non-conference tilts

Thursday, February 1, 2007

Aurelia's Kristine Munden holds the ball safely while looking for a pass inside during the Bulldogs' non-conference game with Wall Lake View-Auburn in Aurelia Jan. 25. Photo by Dan Whitney.
AURELIA - Following a 57-43 loss to Wall Lake View -Auburn here on Thursday, Aurelia girls coach Marv Munden summarized the game in a brief statement: "We didn't shoot the ball very well, and they did."

Though the team sank 11 of their 14 free throw attempts, they shot just 34% on two-point attempts, and missed the mark on all five attempts from three-point land.

On the other hand, WLVA made 9 of their 14 shots in the first quarter, to take a 17-10 lead over the Bulldogs at the quarter break. The Wolverines led by six at the half, 25-19, and by seven after three quarters, 38-31.

Jared Bruce of Aurelia drives the ball across court in boys basketball action against Wall Lake View-Auburn in Aurelia Thursday night. Photo by Dan Whitney.
Coach Munden said he thought the Bulldog girls "looked a little tired," adding that the team has "played some big games in the last 10 days."

Senior Kristine Munden led Bulldog scoring with 16 points, and junior Leah Kai added 10. Emily Sonksen scored seven points and led the team with nine rebounds and three assists. Munden had eight rebounds, and Christa Corderman and Kai five apiece. Munden, Corderman and Kai each had two steals on defense.

WLVA had three players score in double figures- Laura Geake had 14 points, Mackenzie Phillips 12, and Melissa Koster 11.

In the boys' game, the Bulldogs also lost, 55-44.

"We played a great first half," said coach Grant Peckenschneider, who felt that his team "played real good defense, and were patient on the offensive end." The 'Dogs held the Wolverines to just 14 in that first half, while scoring 25 themselves.

In the second half, said Peckenscheneider, "they changed some things , and we did not adjust well. We committed too many turnovers, and that was our downfall."

The 'Dogs were called for 23 fouls to the Wolverines' 15, and were 4/8 from the line to WLVA's 13/20.

Bulldog scoring was led by Jacob Bruce, with 16 points. Tanner Winterhof added nine and Kyle Doherty eight. Gabe Fuller led Bulldog rebounders with 11 caroms. Husky 6-3 Justin Wussler scored 18 for WLVA, and his front-court running mate, 6-7 Nick Buse, added 11.

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