ALTA - The Aurelia Bulldogs took on the Alta Cyclones in the latest chapter of the long-running basketball rivalry here on Friday Jan. 23 , and the Cyclone teams were victorious in both ends of the Northwest Conference double dip.
In the opener, coach Jeannie Henningsen's daughter, sophomore shooting guard Jordan Henningsen, notched 20 points in leading the Cyclones to a convincing 65-29 victory over the Bulldogs. Jessy Bibler added 11 points for Alta, and Emily Grieme scored eight.
Meghan Glawe scored 15 to lead the Bulldogs and Erin Laursen scored nine. Glawe and Laursen also led the Bulldogs' rebounding efforts with 12 and seven, respectively. Point guard Audrey Winterhof had five assists and two steals for the Bulldogs.
In the nightcap, the Bulldog boys could fare no better, as they lost their game to the Cyclones, 55-35. They kept things close in the first half, but were unable to keep up with the Cyclones in the second half.
Camrin Meyer led the Bulldog attack with 15 points, while Jordan Glawe added seven points and Anthony Fowler six. This threesome also had five rebounds apiece to lead the 'Dogs on the boards.
Bulldog coach Grant Peckenschneider said, "We played great the first half, but we just came out flat in the second half. Michael (Huseman) got loose for a couple of big 3's, and boom! All of sudden, they are up by 10 or so. We had to foul and they pushed it to a 20 point win. That one bad quarter has been our problem all year, and continues to be a problem."
Michael Huseman scored 17 points to pace the Cyclones' scoring, while Austin Stille scored 13 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and stole four passes.