RV's Mackenzie Fitch puts up a shot from close range and Alta-Aurelia's Stephenie Robbins can only watch. Photo by Jolene Smith.
ALTA - The Alta-Aurelia girls had a tough match-up Thursday night against a very aggressive and confident River Valley team, and the Warriors dug themselves a hole that they could not get out of, trailing 17-2 after the first quarter of play. as the Wolverines went on to win the non-conference match-up by a 53-35 score.
Alta-Aurelia coach G.G. Harris said River Valley did an excellent job pressuring the Warriors full court for 32 minutes of play, and that created problems for A-A.
"Between turnovers and offensive rebounds, we gave them too many extra possessions to convert on," said Harris. " We were more than just a step slow tonight and we never fully got into the pace of the game."
The Wolverines' Alysa Georgopolis lines up a shot against the Warriors. Photo by Jolene Smith.
Jenna Snyder led the Warriors scoring with 11 points, and also paced the team on the boards with six rebounds. Tayler Rohwer had three steals for Alta-Aurelia, which made just 20.5% of their shots from the field on 9 of 44 shooting. On a postive note, the Warrior girls hit 80% of their free throw attempts, sinking 17 of 21 from the charity stripe.
The A-A girls, now 2-10, host Kingsley-Pierson on Tuesday and travel to Cherokee on Thursday. River Valley, now 12-3, travels to Woodbury Central on Tuesday and hosts Lawton-Bronson on Friday.