STORM LAKE - Just one week after the Aurelia Bulldog girls posted their first victory of the season over Storm Lake St. Mary's, and the Bulldog boys lost a close one to the Panthers in overtime, it was a completely different story when the two schools met in a re-match Jan. 30th on the Panthers' home court.
In the opener, the Bulldogs were behind from the get-go, trailed by 10 at half-time, 19 after three quarters, and lost the Northwest Conference game, 56-38.
Meghan Glawe, usually the Bulldogs' leading scorer, was that again in this contest, netting 21 of the team's 38 points. Shaina Thevenin added eight points and Erin Laursen six for Coach Tim Galvin's squad.
In the nightcap, Bulldog Coach Grant Peckenschneider said the Bulldogs "just came out flat and they came out hot." Peckenschneider said his team focused on the Panthers' Connor Richardson, who scored 38 against them the week before, but then St. Mary's Paul Yak made some big three-point shots for them. Peckenschneider said that the St.Mary's players "played hard all game. I was impressed with their players and how much hustle they put out on the floor. Hats off to the St. Mary's players."
Richardson again led the Panthers, with 30 points, while Yak had 14. Nathan Lenhart added 12 points to give the Panthers three players in double digits.
The Bulldogs, on the other hand, "just did not play well," said their coach.
Jordan Glawe led Bulldog scoring with 14 points, while fellow seniors Aaron Bruce and Camrin Meyer added 13 and 11 points, respectively. Glawe and Meyer also had nine rebounds each, while Bruce grabbed eight. Meyer also had two steals and three assists.
As a team, the Bulldogs hit 31.2% from the field, including just 2 of 12 from three-point range, and had 18 turnovers.