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G-H girls win one of three games

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Breanna Mathes of Galva-Holstein goes up for a shot in recent girls basketball action in Holstein. Photo by Reta Todd
HOLSTEIN - The Galva-Holstein girls dropped back-to-back games Friday and Saturday night, falling 47-30 to Odebolt-Arthur on Dec. 12, and losing a one-point thriller 36-35 to Schaller Crestland on the 13th.

On Dec. 15, the Lady Pirates regrouped to beat Alta in Alta 47-35.

Heather Joslin scored 12 points to lead G-H against O-A, while Alyssa Martin added nine, and Brea Slaybaugh six. Joslin also led her team in rebounding with seven, and Breanna Mathes grabbed six. Joslin also totaled seven steals for a superb night.

The Pirates sank just 16-64 field goals for a frigid 25 percent, and was 1-10 from the free throw line. O-A made 22-38 field goals for a sizzling 58 percent, and netted 4-11 free throws.

"It's hard to be in many games when you shoot 25 percent from the field," said G-H coach Ken Slater. "Odebolt-Arthur executed their offense very well and ran the floor well. We had a strong finish but it's tough to come back after digging such a big hole."

G-H trailed 20-5 at halftime.

After a slow start, the G-H girls led Schaller-Crestland 13-9 at halftime, but were outscored 27-22 in the second half to lose by one point.

Joslin led G-H with 15 points, six rebounds, and five steals. Brandi Wagoner snared six rebounds and three steals.

Again, the Pirates managed just 25 percent shooting from the field to lead to the loss. They sank 15-61 shots, and made 7-12 free throws. S-C meshed 11-32 field goals for 34 percent, and made 14-25 free throws, the difference in the game.

"This was another difficult game as we shot a woeful 25 percent from the field," said Slater. "Schaller-Crestland played good defense and came up with 14 steals. We had 28 turnovers which hurt us. The girls are working hard and deserve better."

In the win over Alta, Jpslin scored 16 points, and Brooke Wiese 12 to lead the Pirates. Joslin also led in rebounds with nine, while Mathes grabbed seven and Wiese four. Joslin also led in steals with three.

G-H netted 18-32 field goals for a warm 56 percent, and was 11-14 from the line. Alta shot just 24 percent on 16-66 field goals, and made 4-6 free throws.

The Pirates led 28-17 at halftime and outscored the Cyclones 19-18 in the second half to claim the victory.

"This was a great game for us after a disappointing stretch of games at home last week," said Slater. "The girls really came out focused and worked together on offense and played some tough man-to-man defense for the entire game. The girls really hustled."

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