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Alta-Aurelia girls clip St. Mary's

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

STORM LAKE - The Alta-Aurelia girls basketball squad bounced back from their loss to Cherokee on Thursday with a 50-32 Northwest Conference victory over Storm Lake St. Mary's here on Friday.

The Warriors displayed good balance, as they were led by a double-double night from Emily Grieme, who scored 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Grieme also dished out four assists and had four steals for Coach Jeannie Henningsen's Alta-Aurelia team, which boosted its season record to 8-5 with the win.

Meghan Glawe almost had a double-double herself, as the senior post player scored 10 points and had nine boards. Point guard Jordan Henningsen scored eight points, grabbed seven rebounds, dished out seven assists and had two steals, while Audrey Winterhof also scored eight points and took down four rebounds. Courtney Van Haaften added five points for the Warrior girls, while Haley Payne scored four points and had four assists.

St. Mary's was led by Hannah Sitzmann's 11 points and Jasmine Demers 10 points and seven rebounds.

Coach Henningsen commented that her Warrior girls "played well defensively tonight. We did not allow easy shots and limited transition baskets."

The coach also said that her team needs to keep working on taking care of the ball, and 'playing our game.'

The Warriors have a busy week, traveling to Newell-Fonda on Tuesday, then playing Sioux Central at Alta in a weather make-up game on Thursday and another game at Alta on Friday, against Manson-Northwest Webster.

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