Aurelia's Gracie Winterhof dribbles the ball up court as Laurens-Marathon defenders Amanda Zylstra (35) and Kim Kenobbie (11) close in during girls basketball action in Aurelia Tuesday night. Photo by Dan Whitney
AURELIA - The Aurelia girls varsity basketball squad continued to show improvement as the Bulldogs took on Laurens-Marathon in a Northwest Conference game here on Tuesday. The visiting Chargers had too much firepower, winning 51-36.
The game was originally scheduled for December 8, but was postponed due to the snow storm that evening.
The Aurelia girls, who won their first game of the season Saturday night, played hard and tough throughout the evening, even getting within a couple of points of the Chargers in the second half. In the end, though, the Bulldogs were unable to handle L-M's press and settle down on offense.
Erin Laursen of Aurelia fires a pass to teammate Audrey WInterhof during the Bulldogs basketball game against Laurens-Marathon in Aurelia Tuesday night. Photo by Dan Whitney
Aurelia Coach Aaron Ware said that defensively the Bulldogs boxed out heavily and got some steals when they needed to keep the game close for quite a while.
Junior post Meghan Glawe had 15 points to lead Aurelia scoring, while Erin Laursen had eight points and a career - high 18 rebounds, 15 of them on the defensive end of the court. Shaina Thevenin chipped in six points and had five steals.
The Aurelia teams play at Granville Spalding tonight, and host Storm Lake St. Mary's Friday night.