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G-H girls drop tough road games

Friday, February 6, 2009

Breanna Mathes of Galva-Holstein pockets a rebound against a Westwood opponent in recent girls basketball action in Holstein. Photo by Reta Todd
The Galva-Holstein girls basketball team dropped a pair of tough road games recently, falling 61-36 at Woodbury Central on Jan. 23rd, and 74-42 to 10th-ranked (2A) Battle Creek-Ida Grove in Western Valley Tournament action in Ida Grove on Jan. 26th.

Heather Joslin led the Lady Pirates with 15 points at Woodbury Central. Brooke Wiese added seven points, and Alyssa Martin five.

Victoria Andresen led G-H in rebounds with eight, while Joslin grabbed six, and Martin and Brea Slaybaugh four each.

G-H sank 17-62 field goals for a frigid 27 percent, while the host Wildcats netted 32-62 for a sizzling 52 percent, including a 6-12 effort from the three-point line. The Pirates made 4-13 free throws, and WC cashed in 3-5.

"We played a couple good quarters of basketball," noted G-H coach Ken Slater. "We let them get away from us in the second quarter (outscored 21-9) and were never able to catch back up.

"Woodbury Central shot very well from the field. Our defense needed to be more intense so we could disrupt their offense. We did some good things offensively throughout the night. Unfortunately our cold shooting didn't make it seem that way."

Joslin also led the G-H scoring against BCIG with 16 points, while Martin added 10, and Breanna Mathes six. Joslin and Andresen led the Pirates on the glass with five rebounds each. Slaybaugh led in assists with three and Joslin had four steals to lead that category.

G-H made 19-60 field goals for 32 percent, and the Falcons knocked down 39-76 shots for a warm 51 percent, including 8-15 three-balls. G-H netted 8-12 free throws, and BCIG 4-4.

"BCIG was on the top of their game tonight," said Slater. "They shot extremely well. Ashley Zobel dropped five bombs on us enroute to scoring 25 points and proved you have to guard her once she walks into the gym.

"We did some really good things, but BCIG made us pay for every mistake we made. They turned our turnovers into easy baskets and outrebounded us 39-24, which is too big a difference to overcome."

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