Galva-Holstein's Taylor Nees goes strong to the hoop and gets the basket while the entire Aurelia team tries to stop him in season-opening action in Holstein on Dec. 1. The defending Bulldogs include Jordan Glawe, Aaron Bruce, Nick Hirschman, Keith Gustafson, and Kyle Bruns. Photo by Reta Todd
HOLSTEIN - Galva-Holstein's boys started their basketball season on a positive note here on Dec. 1st, as they rolled to a 71-36 non-conference victory over the Aurelia Bulldogs.
The Pirates held a seven point lead after the first quarter and increased it to 10 at the break. In the third quarter, coach Bob Lee's Pirates held the Bulldogs to a single point while scoring 13 themselves, so they took a 46-24 lead into the fourth quarter.
Taylor Nees paced the Pirates in scoring with 21 points and tied Mark Cronin for the team lead in rebounds with nine. Patrick McAreavy scored 13, had five rebounds, three steals, three assists and blocked a shot. Cronin added eight points and three steals, Cole Egger and Isaiah Miller also scored eight points each, and Jordan Else played a good floor game, with five steals and seven assists.
Brandi Wagoner of Galva-Holstein reaches for a rebound as teammates Heather Joslin and Alyssa Martin move in to help out during the Pirates win over Aurelia on Dec. 1. Aurelia defenders are Meghan Glawe and Erin Laursen. Photo by Reta Todd
Aaron Bruce led the Bulldog scoring attack with 15 points, while Jordan Glawe added 11 and Nick Hirschman eight for coach Grant Peckenschneider's Bulldogs. Glawe led in rebounding with six caroms and Bruce had four. The Bulldogs committed 22 costly turnovers.
In the opening girls' game, coach Ken Slater's Lady Pirates had no trouble with the Bulldog girls. After staking a 13-3 first quarter lead, the Lady Pirates held the Bulldogs scoreless for seven minutes before they sank a free throw, giving G-H a 27-4 halftime lead. The final tally was 59-22, Galva-Holstein.
Alyssa Martin scored 18 to lead Galva-Holstein's scoring, with Brandi Wagoner and Heather Joslin adding nine and eight points, respectively. Meghan Glawe led the Bulldogs with seven points and Kayla Bruns had six.
Aurelia's Audrey Winterhof battles for the ball with Galva-Holstein's Brooke Wiese, while Aurelia teammates Meghan Glawe, Erin Laursen, and Amber Loucks stand ready to assist during Dec. 1 action in Holstein. Photo by Reta Todd