The busy Galva-Holstein girls won one of three recent basketball games, defeating Westwood 45-36, losing 64-59 to Kingsley-Pierson in overtime, and falling 55-52 to Woodbury Central also in overtime.
Victoria Andresen led the Pirates against Westwood with 18 points, and Heather Joslin added 15. Andresen also led in rebounds with 16 for a strong double-double performance, and Joslin grabbed 12 boards for her double-double. Breanna Mathes snagged 11 boards as G-H dominated the rebounding. Alyssa Martin tallied four assists.
"This was not a pretty game, but we were able to come out with the victory which we cannot take for granted," said G-H coach Ken Slater.
In the loss to K-P, Martin led G-H with 16 points, and Joslin added 15, and Mathes nine. Mathes led in rebounds with nine, and Joslin snared seven. Jolsin also led in assists and steals with three each.
"This was a heartbreaker for everyone on the team," said Slater. "We played probably one of the best games we had played the last few years until the last three minutes of the game. The wheels definitely came off and K-P took advantage and overpowered us in the end of the game and got the game in overtime."
Woodbury Central outscored the hard-luck G-H girls 12-9 in the overtime period to win that thriller. Joslin broke loose for 24 points to lead the Pirates, while Andresen added 12, and Martin 10.
Joslin had 12 rebounds for an impressive double-double, and Brea Slaybaugh grabbed five. Andresen had four assists and Joslin three steals to lead those categories.
"We played a great game to conclude a full week of games," said Slater. "I was proud of our effort and resiliency tonight. We executed our ofense much better and went on a 14-2 run in the third quarter, giving us a 32-31 lead going into the final stanza. We were not able to put it away. In the OT they hit a big three with 20 seconds left. Alyssa made a three to tie it but just after the buzzer sounded."