SIOUX RAPIDS - The Alta-Aurelia girls worked hard in their game here Tuesday against Sioux Central, but hard work was not enough against a solid Rebel team. Sioux Central outscored the Warriors 19-3 in the second quarter to grab a 28-7 halftime advantage, and though the Warriors made a better showing in the second half, they wound up on the wrong side of the score as Sioux Central took a 54-27 Twin Lakes Conference win over A-A.
A big factor contributing to Alta-Aurelia's loss was the Warriors' 31 team turnovers, which Sioux Central capitalized on and turned into several easy, high percentage baskets.
Looking for something positive about the game, the always optimistic Alta-Aurelia coach G.G. Harris said, "We shot better from the field (42.3)," but he then added that "when you only attempt 26 shots, you're not going to score very much."
Cristena Heschke scored nine points to lead Warrior scoring and Taler Stanton chipped in with seven points. Stanton also led A-A on the boards with eight rebounds.
The Warriors play at Manson-Northwest Webster Friday night.