ALTA - The Alta-Aurelia girls opened their basketball season here on Tuesday against South O' Brien, in a non-conference matchup. The Wolverines got off to a 21-14 lead at the half, helped by two 3-pointers from Leta Wester, and went on to post a 48-36 win.
South O'Brien Coach Darrell Rensink felt his team played " okay," adding that the Wolverines "struggled at times offensively to get high quality shots and getting the shot that we wanted to take. Defensively, we played great in the second and third quarters, only giving up 10 points in those two quarters combined. We were moving our feet, talking and communicating much better than against Sioux Central Friday night".
Rachel Struve led the way for the Wolverines Tuesday with 11 points and 9 rebound, while Emma Sweeney had eight points and four assists, and Hannah Schueder had six points and three steals.
"Overall," said Coach Rensinl, " it was a good effort, and a good win to get us to 2-0 on the young season. The girls are continuing to get better, and continuing to improve."
For the Warriors, Katie Turnquist had 14 and Val Hernandez had 9. AA Coach Rory Payne said he thought the Warriors played all phases of the game very well except shooting, and "that should get better as the season progresses."