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Pirates fall to Woodbury Central, 74-46

Friday, February 6, 2009

Galva-Holstein's Patrick McAreavy threads his way through two defenders on his way to the basket, while teammate Mark Cronin (30) closes in on the action during a recent basketball game in Holstein. Photo by Reta Todd
MOVILLE - Western Valley Conference champion Galva-Holstein fell big-time here on Jan.27, losing to the Woodbury Central boys, 74-46.

Galva-Holstein coach Bob Lee said, "We came out real flat in this game. Woodbury Central shot the ball real well, and didn't give us a chance to get back in to the game."

Woodbury Central was led by the three-pronged offensive attack of Grady Gallagher, Michael Wright, and Alex Ralston, who scored 18, 18, and 13 points, respectively.

The Pirates led after the first quarter, 14-12, but found themselves down by eight at half-time, and were still down by that margin after three. The Wildcats blew the game open in the fourth quarter, outscoring G-H 26-6 on their way to the big win.

Taylor Nees led Galva-Holstein, now 13-2 and 7-2 in the conference, with 21 points and 15 rebounds, and added two steals, two assists and a blocked shot to his performance. Nees was the only Pirate to score in double figures in the game, as point guard Jordan Else was next with eight points. Else also dished out three assists.

The Pirates shot just 29.4% from the field.

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