SIOUX RAPIDS - The Aurelia Bulldogs played two Northwest Conference games against the host Sioux Central Rebels here on Friday, and it was a disappointing night for the Bulldogs, as both the girls and boys teams lost by 30 points or more. In the girls game , the final score was Sioux Central 66, Aurelia 27. Meghan Glawe led the Bulldog with 15 points and 10 rebounds, with the remaining scoring being evenly divided among four players, each of whom scored three points; Audrey Winterhof had four steals on defense, and her younger sister Gracie had five rebounds. Bulldog girls' coach Aaron Ware said, " We came out with a game plan and the only part we weren't able to get going was our shooting. We only made 20 percent of our shots from the floor. Defensively, we came out and we were able to make them hold the ball longer and not get so many 'clean' shots." summing up, the Bulldog coach said, "It was a long week for our team, playing our fourth game in 5 days."
Sioux Central was led by Brooke Scharn, who scored 24 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, and Grace Rehnstrom, who scored 15 points.
The Aurelia boys were also playing their 4th game in 5 days, and their coach, Grant Peckenschneider, said of the 66-36 loss , "Again, we put together a decent first half, with (Sioux Central) pulling away at the end of the 2nd quarter. Our lack of depth didn't help, and they could run a few more guys at us and just wore us down."
Freshman post Austin Glawe again led the Bulldogs with 14 points, seven rebounds and three blocked shots, while senior Nick Hirschman scored nine points and took down seven rebounds. Adam Ehlers had a double-double for the Rebels, scoring 24 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. Ehlers also dished out four assists and had three steals. Mike Ripke scored 12 points for Sioux Central, while Jason Richter scored 11 points and added 3 assists
and four steals and Brad Ripke scored nine points and dished out five assists.
The Bulldog teams host the Alta Cyclone teams on Friday, then have a week off before traveling to Storm Lake St. Mary's on Friday Jan. 29.