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G-H girls win fourth in a row

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Galva-Holstein's Alyssa Martin dribbles the ball upcourt in recent girls basketball action in Holstein. The Lady Pirates have won four games in a row since the holiday break. Photo by Paul Struck
Joslin sisters lead scoring for Lady Pirates

The Galva-Holstein girls continued to stay on one sweet roll since the holiday break, sweeping two dangerous basketball foes last week.

On Tuesday, the Pirates clipped Whiting 50-38 in Holstein, and Thursday night sneaked past Schaller-Crestland 51-48 in Schaller.

Heather Joslin scored 18 points to pace the Pirates to victory over the Whiting Warriors, while her sister Lindsey Joslin added 13, and Alyssa Martin 12.

Lindsey Joslin also led her team in rebounds with seven, steals with five, and assists with three. Victorial Andresen also snagged seven boards, Brandi Wagoner grabbed six, and Heather Joslin five.

G-H sank 21-56 field goals for 38 percent, and netted 9-25 free throws.

"This game was going to be a tough one for us before the game started," said G-H coach Ken Slater. "We were concerned with a let-down after having two big wins on the weekend and that is what happened in the first half when Whiting got out to a lead on us and it took a lot of energy in the third quarter to get back into it.

"The second half was much better as our defense and offense both improved."

Heather Joslin tallied 20 points, and Lindsey 14 to lead the G-H girls past Schaller-Crestland. The Pirates trailed 25-20 at halftime after being down by as much as 15 in the second quarter, before outscoring the Wildcats 31-23 in the second half to pocket the win.

Andresen pulled down nine rebounds to lead the winners in that category, and Heather Joslin snared eight. Lindsey Joslin had five steals for G-H.

The Pirates canned 20-57 field goals for 35 percent, and cashed in 9-17 free throws.

"Schaller-Crestland played much better than us in the first half and out-hustled us on defense," said Slater. "Fortunately, we executed our offense much better in the second half and picked up the defensive intensity. Our press helped us get some scoring runs going and we were able to sustain the lead when we finally pulled ahead. I was proud how the girls stuck together an found a way to win this one."

The G-H girls and boys teams have a busy week, hosting Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto Tuesday, River Valley Thursday, and traveling to Woodbury Central Friday.

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