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Bulldog boys lose in 2 OT, 73-68

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Aurelia's Jordan Glawe goes up for a basket in the midst of three defenders in recent boys basketball action in Aurelia. Photo by Sarah Geng
Girls on short end of 77-33 score

AURELIA - The Aurelia Bulldog boys basketball team gave "a great effort all night," said their coach Grant Peckenschneider, fighting back and coming from behind several times in their Northwest Conference game against Newell-Fonda on Jan. 9.

Down by five points with less than a minute to go in regulation, Anthony Fowler hit a 3-point basket, then the team got a steal and Cam Meyer, who hit 10-14 free throws in the game, scored a couple big ones to send the game to overtime. The teams battled back and forth in the first extra session, with Meyer again hitting some key charity tosses to help the Bulldogs. In the second overtime, Newell-Fonda got ahead late and the 'Dogs were unable to make another charge and grab a win. The final score read Newell-Fonda 73 Aurelia 68.

Aurelia was led by senior Jordan Glawe, who "played his best game ever," said Peckenschneider. Glawe scored 22 points and grabbed 16 rebounds for the 'Dogs. Fellow senior Meyer was right behind, scoring 21, including that 10-14 free throw shooting. Camrin also grabbed 11 rebounds - one of three Bulldogs to rebound in double figures (Glawe 16 and Nick Hirschman 11). Aaron Bruce added 11 points, Hirschman eight and Fowler six for Aurelia, and Anthony Fowler also dished out three assists.

The game was close all the way, and Peckenschneider said he "couldn't be too upset with the guys," because of the great effort they gave all night. He did say, though, that the team "needs to cut down on the one minute stretches where we do some ill-advised things."

Meghan Glawe of Aurelia fires a shot during the Bulldogs' recent game against Schaller-Crestland in Aurelia. Glawe's teammate Erin Laursen closes in for a possible rebound as S-C's Jess Griggs defends. Photo by Sarah Gengler
"These are tough games to lose, but the guys gave everything they had, and you have to be proud of that." Peckenschneider said Jacob Howey, Anthony Fowler and Keith Gustafson "did some solid things" off the bench, saying that "it is good to see some other guys step up," and adding, "that will only make us a better team as the season moves along."

In the opener, coach Tim Galvin's Bulldog girls fell to a talented Mustang team, 77-33. Meghan Glawe again led the Bulldogs with 20 points and 11 rebounds and also blocked two shots. Erin Laursen had nine boards and Audrey Winterhof four assists for Aurelia.NF had four players who scored between 9 -16 points each.

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