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Spalding hits Aurelia boys, 70-59

Friday, December 26, 2008

Aurelia's Aaron Bruce goes up for a shot in the midst of three Alta defenders in recent Northwest Conference boys basketball action in Aurelia. The Bulldog teams are on holiday break until Jan. 6, when they host NWC opponent Schaller-Crestland. Photo by Sarah Gengler
AURELIA - Granville Spalding captured a 70-59 foul-plagued, non-conference tussle from Aurelia in boys basketball action here on Dec. 18th.

Aaron Bruce paced the Bulldogs with 23 points, four rebounds, four stels, two assists, and one blocked shot. Camrin Meyer added 18 points, seven boards, and four steals, along with four assists. Nick Hirschman tallied 16 points and two rebounds, and Anthony Fowler totaled five boards, Keith Gustafson seven, and Jordan Glawe five for the host 'Dogs.

Aurelia netted 18-67 field goals for a frigid 27 percent, and converted just 18-40 free throws as both teams were ushered to the line all night due to the physical defensive play utilized. The Bulldogs committed 27 fouls and 23 turnovers to hamper their effort.

Spalding led 35-23 at halftime after the teams were tied at 14-14 after the first quarter. Granville Spalding took a 46-35 lead into the fourth frame to set up the final score.

"When you have 23 turnovers and are 18-40 from the free throw line, you will not win many games," said Aurelia coach Grant Peckenschneider. "Spalding played in your face all night. They fouled a ton and we didn't convert at the line and they forced some turnovers.

"the guys get a week off to relax and we will go back to work next Saturday and try to improve on the fundamentals. We must become more confident with the ball.

The Aurelia teams are on hoiday break until resuming Jan. 6 at home against Schaller-Crestland.

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