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G-H teams split with Ar-We-Va

Thursday, December 18, 2008

HOLSTEIN - The Galva-Holstein Pirates jumped out to a 10-4 first-quarter lead against Ar-We-Va in Western Valley Conference boys' basketball action here on Dec. 9, then used good team defense and a balanced scoring attack to maintain the lead and go on to a 62-53 victory over the Rockets.

The victory improved Galva-Holstein's season mark to 3-0.

Galva-Holstein's Brooke Wiese shows good form on this jump shot during her team's exciting Western Valley Conference basketball game against Ar-We-Va in Holstein. Photo by Reta Todd
The G-H girls battled down the stretch before falling at the wire, 42-41 to the Ar-We-Va club.

In the boys game, Taylor Nees led the Pirates' scoring attack with 17 points and he also grabbed five rebounds, had two steals and two assists. Patrick McAreavy scored 13 for G-H, with three rebounds and two steals.

Galva-Holstein's Isaiah Miller battles two Ar-We-Va players for rebound position during the Pirates' big Western Valley Conference basketball win in Holstein. Photo by Reta Todd
Pirate coach Bob Lee was pleased with his team's balanced scoring, adding that all eight Pirate players who played in the game scored. Lee was also pleased with the team's defense, saying "We got quite a few steals, limited second chance points and challenged their shooters. This was a good win against a tough team."

Reggie Kock scored 17 points and Jeremy Ehlers 16 to lead Ar-We-Va, which is a member of the South Division of the new Western Valley Conference, while Galva-Holstein is in the North Division.

In the girls' game, the Lady Pirates cut a 26-15 Ar-We-Va halftime lead to 32-29 after three quarters, and pulled within one point in the last minute of the game, but were unable to grab the lead and lost the game, 42-41.

Heather Joslin led the Lady Pirates' scoring with 12 points. Melissa Greeve scored 21 for Ar-We-Va - exactly half of the Rockets' final point total.

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