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Ridge View Raptors sweep Aurelia Bulldogs

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Ridge View's Brooke Wiese corrals the ball as Aurelia defenders Marissa Glawe (34), Audrey Winterhof (10), Meghan Glawe, and an unidentified teammate man their positions in girls non-conference basketball Monday night in Aurelia. Photo by Dan Whitney
AURELIA - The newly-formed Ridge View Raptors basketball squads stormed into town here on Monday and left with two victories over the host Bulldog girls and boys teams.

Ridge View is the new name of the Galva-Holstein/Schaller-Crestland teams now sharing athletics as part of a whole-grade sharing move now under way.

In the curtain-raiser, the talented Ridge View squad posted a dominating and convincing victory, leading 18-5 at the first quarter and holding a 40-8 lead at halftime. The Raptors increased their lead to a 50-point margin, 62-12, after three quarters, before posting the victory by an 88-23 score.

The Raptors had five players score in double figures, led by senior Chelsea Clayton's 20 points. Chelsea's sister Egypt, a junior, added 16 points, Victoria Andresen had 14, and Sydney Shell and Brea Slaybaugh 11 points apiece. Emily Schienback just missed double figures with her nine points.

Ridge View's Victoria Andresen dribbles the ball inside as Aurelia defenders Marissa Glawe (34), Meghan Glawe (middle), and Erin Laursen close in to stop her in girls basketball action in Aurelia Monday night. Photo by Dan Whitney
Andresen also had 12 rebounds for a "double-double" performance, and Chelsea Clayton snared seven boards. Coach Lindsey DeHaan's girls were also sharp on the defensive end of the floor, repeatedly turning Bulldog turnovers into points to build their commanding lead.

Junior Meghan Glawe continued to shine for the Bulldogs as she scored 18 of her team's 23 points. Bulldog coach Aaron Ware said it was a "rough game," and noted that "we just have to get back to working on the fundamentals - execution on offense, and come ready to play at our next game," which is Friday against Sioux Central at Aurelia.

Aurelia's Nick Hirschman, left, passes the ball out to teammate Colton Ballantyne as Ridge View defender Christian Bondinello defends during boys basketball action in Aurelia Monday night. Photo by Dan Whitney
The Bulldog girls are now 0-2 and the Raptors are 2-0, heading into a game with East Sac at Schaller Tuesday evening.

Aurelia boys' coach Grant Peckenschneider said he felt his team was still in the game when they trailed at the half, 30-18, because he felt his young team played pretty good defense in that opening half. In the second half, though, Peckenschneider felt the Raptors' shooting hurt the Bulldogs, and Ridge View pulled away to a 63-40 non-conference win.

Peckenschneider felt that senior Nick Hirschman played "real well," scoring 14 points and snaring 12 rebounds, and freshman Austin Glawe also had a double-double, leading the team with 18 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. No statistics were available for Ridge View.

The Bulldogs are very young and inexperienced, with two freshmen and one sophomore in their starting lineup, and Peckenschneider said, "We did some real good things and some real poor things as well. I know the guys will only work hard and continue to improve."

The game was the season opener for both clubs.

The Aurelia teams host Sioux Central in a twin bill Friday night.

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