SIOUX RAPIDS - The Alta-Aurelia boys used a big 23-point second quarter to build a 15 point halftime lead over host Sioux Central on Tuesday en route to a 59-46 Twin Lakes Conference basketball win.
Jayson Vanhaaften paced the Warriors with 12 points, while Jayden Van Berkum and Titus Letzing scored nine points apiece, Ross Friedrich added eight and Zach Sliefert had seven. Mitchel McDonald led the team on the boards with seven rebounds, while Letzring, Sliefert and Colton Ballantyne each had five boards.Ross Friedrich had for assists and four steals.
Austin Glawe led Sioux Central with 27 points.
"We started off a little slow but had a great second quarter," siad A-A coach Randy Bissen. "We really got out and pressured the basketball and forced some turnovers which enabled us to play fast and score some points in transition.
"Give Sioux Central credit. They battled back and cut the lead to nine in the fourth quarter. I'm proud of the way our guys handled adversity down the stretch and were able to finish the game. I can't say enough about the way our guys play together. We have about 10 guys that are all so important to the team and each game somebody else steps up. We continue to improve each day of practice and each game."