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Lady Pirates split recent games

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Emily Schiernbeck of Galva-Holstein brings the ball up court for the lady Pirates. Photo by Reta Todd
The Galva-Holstein girls split two recent Western Valley Conference basketball games, losing a 45-43 heartbreaker to Kingsley-Pierson, and defeating Remsen-Union 47-29 in Remsen.

The Pirates led 33-30 heading into the final quarter against K-P, but were outscored 15-10 in that frame to lose by two points.

Alyssa Martin and Brea Slaybaugh led G-H in scoring with nine points each, while Heather Joslin added eight, and Victoria Andresen six. Brooke Wiese led G-H in rebound with five, and Breanna Mathes and Joslin grabbed four apiece. Slaybaugh andWiese led the team in steals with four each.

G-H sank 21-59 shots for 36 percent, while the Panthers made 17-37 for 46 percent. The Pirates were 3-3 from the free throw line, compared to K-P's 11-19, for the big difference in the game.

"This was a tough loss after being ahead for most of the game," said G-H coach Ken Slater. "The difference in the game was at the free throw line. K-P was 11-18 and we were 3-3. We continued to show improvement in this game and the girls are starting to get in a better rhythm offensively."

G-H raced away to a 28-15 halftime lead on the way to the win over Remsen-Union. The Pirates sank 20-48 field goals for 42 percent, and the host Rockets made 12-45 for just 27 percent. G-H was 8-14 from the line, and R-U 5-9.

Joslin led the winners in scoring with 17 points, Martin added seven, and Andresen and Mathes six each. Andresen and Slaybaugh led on the boards with seven rebounds apiece, and Joslin snagged six. Joslin also led in steals with four. Slaybaugh registered three assists.

"This was a much-needed win after losing that close one to K-P," said Slater. "Our girls played a pretty clean game and did a great job on the defensive end. Our rebounding was much better tonight."

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