The Alta-Aurelia girls played a couple of basketball games over the weekend, On Friday, the Warriors hosted Pocahontas Area/Pomeroy-Palmer.
The visitors came out aggressively and did a good job with ball movement on the offensive side of the ball, and totally dictated the pace and flow of the game. The teams were tied at the end of the first quarter, 9-9, but the Indians had a 10-point lead at the half, 25-15, and increased it to 33-18 after three before posting a final winning score of 39-25.
Cristena Heschke scored six points to lead Alta-Aurelia, while Rachel Husman, Valerie Hernandez and Alexis Hernandez scored four points each. Jenna Snyder led the Warriors on the boards with four rebounds, while Tayler Rohwer and Alexis Hernandez had three rebounds apiece.
Alta-Aurelia hit six of 36 shots from the field (17%) and 13-25 (52%) from the charity stripe.
On Saturday, the Warriors hit the road to face Woodbury Central at Moville in a non-conference game, and had a rude awakening, said A-A coach G.G. Harris, as they were able to "witness what a great team looks like."
Harris said Woodbury Central is by far the best team they have faced this season, calling them a "fundamentally sound team which plays fast and understands the game."
Harris was pleased that the Warrior girls still pushed forward, though, trying their best against the stellar competition. He told the girls after the game that "the team we just faced is what we need to work towards.
Christena Heschke paced A-A scoring with seven points, Stephanie Robbins added six, and Alexis Hernandez, Linsay Hall, Valarie Hernandez and Rachel Husman each scored four points.
Alexis Hernandez had a big night on the boards with eight rebounds, and Hall and Taler Stanton each had five boards. Jacey Solko led the team in assists with two and Cristena Heschke had three steals. The team made 11 of 58 field goal attempts (19%) and 10 of 24 (43%) free throw attempts.
The Warriors (1-4) played at Laurens-Marathon on Tuesday, and are on the road again on Friday, when they travel to Gowrie to take on Prairie Valley.