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Pirate boys suffer first loss, 72-52

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Kellen Jacobson of Galva-Holstein takes on the defense of River Valley's Ethan Todd during recent boys basketball action in Holstein. The Class 1A 5th-rated Pirates lost their first game of the season Jan. 13 at 2A rated Battle Creek-Ida Grove. Photo by Reta Todd
IDA GROVE - The Galva-Holstein Pirates came into their Western Valley Conference match-up with Battle Creek-Ida Grove here on Tuesday with a perfect 9-0 record, but were 9-1 when the game ended.

Galva-Holstein coach Bob Lee said BC-IG "came in with a good game plan to attack our defense, and we struggled moving on the weak side to get our help in the right position."

The game was close after one quarter, with G-H clinging to a one-point lead, 13-12. BC-IG outscored the Pirates 25-15 in the second quarter to open up an 11 point halftime lead, and they never got closer. The final margin of victory for BC-IG was 20 points, 72-52.

Taylor Nees led Pirate scoring with 16 points and got four steals on defense. Nees was limited to just five rebounds, and Mark Cronin, the Pirates' other reliable boarder, had just six caroms. Cronin also scored 10 points, as did Isaiah Miller. BC-IG also had three players score in double figures - Alex Warnake with 19, Austin Boger with 14, and Zak Renze with 12.

G-H coach Lee said ,"This is a game we are going to use as a learning experience, and use it to help us improve."

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