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G-H boys stay perfect; girls fall

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

5th-rated Pirates now 9-0

Galva-Holstein's Isaiah Miller reels in a loose ball during recent boys basketball action in Holstein. Photo by Reta Todd
ODEBOLT - The Galva-Holstein basketball teams split a pair of weather make-up games at Odebolt-Arthur last week, the undfeated Pirate boys winning 53-44 in the nightcap, and the G-H girls falling, 56-44.

Taylor Nees led the 5th-ranked (Class 1A) G-H boys (9-0) with 16 points, and Mark Cronin added 12. Seth Duff led O-A with 15 points, and Quinn Reik added 12.

Nees also paced the Pirates on the boards with 15 rebounds, and Cronin grabbed seven.

Undefeated Galva-Holstein's Jordan Else goes up for a basket inside during recent boys basketball action in Holstein. Photo by Reta Todd
G-H sank 18-45 field goals for 40 percent, and was 12-22 from the free throw line. The Trojans made just 2-10 free throws.

"We made some mistakes in the second quarter defensively and Odebolt-Arthur did a good job of capitalizing on them," said G-H coach Bob Lee. "We regrouped at halftime and played a much better second half. I'm real proud of how our guys responded to a little adversity."

In the girls game, the Lady Pirates fell behind 31-14 at halftime and couldn't make up the difference despite outscoring the Trojanettes 30-25 in the second half.

Alyssa Martin led G-H with 14 points, and Victoria Andresen added 12, and Brooke Wiese seven, and Heather Joslin six.

Heather Joslin of Galva-Holstein battles for a loose ball with River Valley's Lari Ludvigson in recent girls basketball action in Holstein. Photo by Reta Todd
G-H made 23-55 field goals for 42 percent, while O-A sank 28-52 for a sizzling 54 percent. G-H made 3-14 free throws, and O-A was 2-11 from the line.

"We started off the first quarter pretty well offensively and defensively," said G-H coach Ken Slater. "We did not close the quarter out very well and O-A took control of the game in the middle quarters. We did not have an answer defensively for them. They executed their offense very well."

The G-H teams play at Remsen-Union Friday, and host Westwood Saturday.

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