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Bulldog boys lose close one, 75-73

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Aaron Bruce of Aurelia dribbles the ball up court in recent boys basketball action in Aurelia. Photo by Dan Whitney
CHARTER OAK - The Aurelia High School boys basketball team closed out their regular season here on Feb. 13th with a 75-73 non-conference loss to Charter Oak-Ute.

Coach Grant Peckenschneider's Bulldogs held 20-16 and 30-29 leads at the first and second quarter breaks, respectively, but were outscored, 21-14 in the third period, and were unable to make it all the way back, losing the contest by two points.

The 'Dogs offense performed all right, shooting 46.7 % from the field, including seven three-pointers, after two straight games without a single trey. The Bulldog defense, on the other hand, was seen by Peckenschneider to be the face of the game which contributed the most to the Bulldog defeat.

Aurelia's Camrin Meyer drives the ball inside against Clay Central-Everly defender Wes Christensen in recent boys basketball action in Aurelia. The Bulldogs played against CC-E again in 1A District action in Everly on Feb. 19th. Photo by Dan Whitney
"The boys just did not move well, and rotate and cut off the dribble drive," he said. "We let them penetrate way too easily, and that, of course, opens up everything. Allowing 58 points to a 19 - 2 team (Clay Central-Everly) a few days before, and then allowing 75 tonight is disappointing."

The Bulldogs were led offensively Friday night by Aaron Bruce, who scored 24 points and also snared seven rebounds. Cam Meyer had a double-double, with 18 points and 10 boards; Nick Hirschman scored 14 and had six boards; and Jordan Glawe scored 12 and grabbed eight off the glass. Meyer also had two steals on defense,

The Bulldogs take on that same Clay Central- Everly team Feb. 19th in District Tournament action in Everly, and, said their coach, "We must play better defensively, or we will be in store for a long evening."

Not to mention an abrupt start to the off-season.

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