The Galva-Holstein girls split their first two games to open the season during the first week of December, defeating Aurelia 59-22 in Holstein, and falling 57-47 at Lawton-Bronson.
Alyssa Martin led the Pirates past Aurelia with 18 points, while Brandi Wagoner added nine, and Heather Joslin eight.
G-H raced out to a 27-4 halftime lead and then out-scored the Bulldogs 32-18 in the second half to claim the non-conference win.
The Pirates sank 22-63 field goals for 35 percent, while Aurelia managed just 9-48 for a frigid 19 percent. G-H was 9-14 from the free throw line, and the Bulldogs 4-12.
Joslin led the winners in steals with five and Brooke Wiese had three. Wagoner led G-H on the boards with ninne rebounds, and Joslin grabbed six.
"This was a good win for our ball cllub," said G-H coach Ken Slater. "Our players were doing a good job of setting each other up as we showed pretty good patience on the offensive end. Our defense created some scoring opportunities also, as we came up with 18 steals."
At Lawton-Bronson, the Pirates fell behind 34-22 at halftime and could not recover, despite outscoring the Eagles 25-23 in the second half.
Joslin led G-H's balanced scoring with 13 points, while Wiese added 12, and Wagoner 11. Joslin also led her team in rebounds with seven, and Wiese hauled in five. Joslin also led in steals with three.
The Pirates netted 20-57 field goals for 35 percent, and L-B sank 16-44 for 36 percent. G-H was 17-24 from the free throw line, and the Eagles meshed 14-27 free throws. G-H commited a whopping 42 turnovers in the game in the face of the eagles' full-court pressure.
"Turnovers definitely proved to be our nemesis in this game," said coach Slater. "Our defense kept us in the game except for the second quarter. I felt our team did a nice job coming out in the second half and fought its way back in the second half. Unfortunately, we had given too much away in the first half to get it all back."