ALTA - The Alta-Aurelia girls hosted Ridge View on Monday in non-conference basketball action. The Warrior girls started off on a good note, creating turnovers and capitalizing on Raptors mistakes, but Ridge View did a great job adjusting and had the
Warrior girls on their heels as the first half ended with Ridge View on top, 21-11.
The 3rd quarter brought high intensity and a true battle, as A-A held Ridge View to just four points in the quarter to cut the Raptors' lead to a single point. In the fourth frame, the Alta-Aurelia girls were able to move ahead and grab a 39-36. victory.
Taler Stanton paced Warrior scoring with 13 points, followed by Cristena Heschke with six, as nine Warrior girls scored. Stanton also led the team in rebounds with eight caroms,while Lindsay Hall, Cristena Heschke, Alexis Hernandez and Rachel Husman each grabbed five or more. Stanton and Husman each stole two passes as well.
The Warriors were 13-46 (28 percent) from the field and 11-27 (41 percent) from the free throw line.
Winning coach G.G. Harris said, "As a team we still have a long ways to go, but the growth that was demonstrated throughout the game was bigger than the win itself. If our girls can build on this and continue to gain confidence, the season will be very successful."
Nicole Snyder paced the Raptors with 13 points, followed by Anna Davis eight, and Katie Boyle seven. Kaitlyn Madsen led Ridge View on the boards with six rebounds, while Rachel Boyle grabbed five, and Kaitlin Wulf four.
Ridge View sank 13-44 field goals for 30 percent, including 2-13 from three-point range. The Raptors netted 8-18 free throws.