HOLSTEIN - Galva-Holstein played a non-conference basketball doubleheader against Pomeroy-Palmer here on Feb. 2, and came away with two wins against the Northwest Conference Knights.
In the girls' game, Galva-Holstein played what Coach Ken Slater called "By far our best offensive effort," in beating the Knights 64-21.
Brandi Wagoner led Lady Pirate scoring with 11 points, and she also grabbed six rebounds. Alyssa Martin scored 10 points, and Heather Joslin and Jaime Christensen nine points apiece, and five other players scored between four and six points apiece as everyone chipped in.
" We were a very balanced team, getting points inside and outside," said Slater.
" We shot very well from the field (45.6%), and got a boost from Alyssa Martin and Jaime Christensen from three-point land. Alyssa had two 'threes' and Jaime three.
"It was also good to see Brandi (Wagoner) get back on track offensively," said the coach. She was posted-up well offensively and was aggressive. I was proud of our girls in how we rebounded, too, as we out-rebounded them 38-17. We also took good care of the ball, and had a season-low 10 turnovers."
The Galva-Holstein boys evened their season mark at 9-9, as they took a 15-5 first quarter lead and increased their lead to 15 (33-18) at the half. The final horn saw the Pirates on top, 72-66.
Pirates' coach Bob Lee said "Our guys did a super job of pounding the ball into the paint tonight. 50 of our 72 points were scored in the lane. We showed patience on offense, and it really paid off."
Lee said that "Pomeroy has good shooters and made a nice charge at the end." Pirate big man Taylor Nees "had an outstanding game," said coach Lee,"hitting 13 out of 14 field goal attempts." Nees finished with a total of 30 points - 20 of them coming in the first half- and added eight boards. Pirates Mark Cronin and Ben Andresen added 11 and 10 points apiece, respectively, and both players had three steals and three assists as well. Travis Frieruth scored 19 and Avery Aden 17 for the Knights.