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Rated Falcons down G-H girls

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Galva-Holstein's Victoria Andresen and River Valley's Lexie Chester fight for a rebound as Chester's teammate Charlee Brewer watches in recent basketball action in Holstein. Photo by Reta Todd
IDA GROVE - The rated Battle Creek-Ida Grove girls jumped out to a 20-8 lead in the first quarter and then outscored Galva-Holstein 44-32 the rest of the way to claim a 64-40 Western Valley Conference win here on Jan. 13th.

Heather Joslin led the Lady Pirates against the talented Falcons' defense with 10 points, while Emily Schiernbeck tallied nine, and Alyssa Martin and Brea Slaybaugh six apiece. Hannah Redenius led the winning Falcons with 27 game-high points.

G-H sank 18-60 field goals for a chilly 30 percent, while BCIG netted 28-74 for 38 percent. The Pirates were 8-20 from the line, compared to the Falcons' 11-16 effort.

Joslin and Martin led G-H on the boards with seven rebounds each, and Victoria Andresen snagged five and led her team in assists with four.

The hustling Falcons won the battle on the boards with 43 rebounds, compared to 33 for the G-H girls.

"Over all, this game showed that we have improved from an offensive standpoint and that we are a very capable team," said G-H coach Ken Slater.

"After a rough start we did a pretty good job of taking care of the ball as the team is being more aggressive. Defensively, we didn't do a good job of containing Hannah Redenius the first half as she scored 21 of her 27 points in the first half.

"BCIG is a good team with multiple weapons. They have great vision and are able to make great assists to their teammates that result in easy lay-ups. Hopefully, we can continue to make positive strides in our team game and that will result in some much-needed wins."

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