AURELIA - The Aurelia Bulldog girls took on the Sioux Central Rebels in the first game of a doubleheader here on Friday, and lost , 51-27, to their Northwest Conference rivals.
Bulldog coach Aaron Ware said, "We just couldn't find a good rhythm with our shots. We had a lot of nice looks and several chances to knock down open shots - they just
didn't fall our way. On defense, we were able to do what we needed to do, but the other side of the ball is where we needed to gain momentum, and it just didn't happen." Audrey Winterhof and Meghan Glawe scored eight points apiece to lead the Bulldog scoring, and Erin Laursen was right behind them with seven points. Morgan Walker scored 14 points and Brooke Scharn 12 to pace the Rebels, and Grace Rehnstrom added nine points.
In the boys' game, Bulldog coach Grant Peckenschneider said "We came out very flat and did not respond well to their pressure. We committed too many turnovers early on and made transition offense too easy for them." The Bulldogs ended up on the short end of an 83-37 score.
Coach Peck summarized the game: "Our lack of experience showed tonight. The boys just need to learn every game they go out and play and improve. Nick (Hirschmann) had a solid game and I felt Jacob Howey gave great effort all night." Senior Hirschmann scored 13 points and fellow senior Howey scored 10 points to lead the 'Dogs scoring, and freshmen Austin Glawe and Colton Ballantyne added six and five points, respectively. Hirschmann also led Aurelia in rebounding with eight, while Glawe had seven boards and Howey six.
The Bulldog teams were scheduled to host Laurens-Marathon on Tuesday in more Northwest Conference action, but the game was not played due to the blizzard which swept through the area.