ALTA - The Alta-Aurelia boys, who are not a bad team, hosted defending Class 1A state champion Storm Lake St. Mary's - who are currently rated #2 in the state - on Tuesday, and while the Warriors were down by just six after one quarter, and were only outscored by three in the 4th quarter, in between those two "highlights" were a lot of not-so highlights. The defending champs outscored A-A 25-10 in the 2nd quarter and 24-7 in the 3rd quarter, on their way to a dominating 82-41 Twin Lakes Conference win.
A-A coach Dean Lietz was impressed by St. Mary's. "St. Mary's shot lights out in this game, scoring 14 3-pointers," he said. "They also handled us on the glass by a wide margin. We did not shoot the ball well and a lot of that had to do with St. Mary's. They have length at every position and defend the paint well. We need to forget this game and go on. I tip my hat to St. Mary's and wish them well, but we need to focus on our next game and get back to our winning ways. There is a lot of basketball left to be played."