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No. 1 Alta brings its 'D' in win over S-C

Thursday, January 10, 2008

No one's awarding style points, anyway.

To that effect, Class 1A No. 1 Alta's 54-35 Northwest Conference home win over Schaller-Crestland Tuesday wasn't pretty, but it worked just fine.

The Cyclones improved to 9-0 both overall and in the Northwest Conference, while the Wildcats - who were coming off a big victory over Laurens-Marathon - dipped to 4-5 in the league.

"Defensively we were pretty good tonight. I think our guys have realized this is our strength and they are committed to being good at it," said Alta coach Bart Smith, whose team continues to play with a target on its chest.

Alta led just 11-6 after the first quarter but dominated the second period 22-2 to go into the lockers up 33-8. The Wildcats, however, outscored Alta 13-7 in the third, though it wasn't nearly enough.

"Offensively, we took good shots but we just didn't connect on them," Smith said. "We didn't have a very good second half and I think that's something we need to strive for as a team by the end of the season, playing consistent for four quarters."

Mike Huseman and Jordan Hinkeldey paced Alta with 13 and 12 points, respectively.

Aaron Hansen brought down a team-best six rebounds.

Chris Schmitz finished with three assists, Cody Nesbitt two steals and Hinkeldey two blocks.

Collin Johnson led S-C with 12 points and four assists.

Kiley Murra put up 10 points, nine rebounds and four steals. Josh Alesch added seven boards.

Alta goes to Rockwell City-Lytton Saturday night. S-C hosts G-H in a make-up game tonight.

Score by Quarters

S-C 6 2 13 14 - 35

Alta 11 22 7 14 - 54

ALTA - Cody Nesbitt 1-2 0-0 2, Jack Mills 1-4 3-4 6, Chris Schmitz 0-3 1-2 1, Jordan Hinkeldey 5-9 2-4 12, Quentin Thomas 1-5 2-2 4, Mike Huseman 6-9 0-0 13, Aaron Hansen 3-7 1-2 7, Austin Stille 3-4 1-1 7, Scott Radke 0-1 2-2 2. Totals 20-44 12-17 54. Fouled out: None. Rebounds: S-C 26, Alta 22.

3-Point Goals (2-12) - Nesbitt 0-1, Mills 1-2, Schmitz 0-2, Hinkeldey 0-2, Thomas 0-2, Huseman 1-2, Hansen 0-1

S-C - Collin Johnson 3-12 5-6 12, Josh Alesch 1-4 1-2 3, Matt Struchen 1-4 0-3 2, Mitch Lyons 0-0 0-0 0, Andy Blenner 0-0 0-0 0, Steven Mason 3-6 2-2 8, Daren Miller 0-1 0-0 0, Kiley Murra 5-10 0-0 10, Chuck Hansen 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 13-37 8-13 35. Fouled out: None.

3-Point Goals (1-9) - Johnson 1-6, Struchen 0-1, Miller 0-1, Murra 0-1



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