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Bulldogs drop two at Charter Oak

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Howey does it - Aurelia's Jacob Howey dribbles the ball while pondering his next move against two defenders during recent basketball action in Aurelia. Area prep basketball and wrestling teams resume action the week of Jan. 4 after the holiday break. The Bulldog basketball teams host Whiting Jan. 7 in a non-conference tussle. Photo by Dan Whitney
The Aurelia Bulldog basketball teams traveled to Charter Oak for a pre-Christmas non-conference doubleheader Tuesday night against the Charter Oak-Ute teams, and came out on the short end end in both contests. In the opener, the Bulldog girls lost to the Bobcats of the Western Valley South Conference by a score of 68-54. Meghan Glawe and Erin Laursen both had "double-double" games for the Bulldog girls, with the junior Glawe scoring 25 points and grabbing 13 rebounds and the senior Laursen scoring 10, including 2-3 three-point attempts, and adding 11 boards. Audrey Winterhof was also in double figures in scoring, with 11 points, including two 3 point baskets, and the junior also pulled down eight rebounds.

In the exciting boys' contest, the Bulldogs were down by six points with 1:30 to go, then hit a three point basket late, got a couple of steals, and eventually tied the game. Bulldog freshman Colton Ballantyne made a bucket to put the 'Dogs up by two. He missed the free throw and Nick Hirschman got the rebound, but was called for traveling when he hit the floor. CO-Ute then drove the floor and Aurelia tried to take a charge and did not get the call and the Bobcats made both free throws, sending the game into overtime.

Three Aurelia players guys fouled out in OT, and the Bobcats pulled away to take a 66-58 victory.

Aurelia Coach Grant Peckenschneider said that he was "very happy that the guys did not give up at the end of regulation and forced an OT. They really had the game won, but just didn't finish some things in regulation."

Peck said he thought that freshman point guard Colton Ballantyne "played a solid game and keeps improving." Ballantyne scored 12 points, including two 3 point baskets, and also grabbed five rebounds. Nick Hirschman had 13 points and 13 rebounds for the Bulldogs, and Coach Peck said, "We need Nick to rebound like that, that was good to see." Freshman Austin Glawe continued his outstanding play, leading the team in scoring with 21 points and adding nine boards. Kaleb Howey had seven steals for the Bulldogs, and brother Jacob Howey scoored eight points, grabbed eight boards, dished out two assists and had three steals.

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