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BOYS BASKETBALL - No. 1 Knights handle No. 3 Newell-Fonda

Thursday, December 6, 2001

POMEROY - Chris Hanssen poured in 26 points, including five 3-point baskets to lead four players in double figures as top-ranked and defending state champion Pomeroy-Palmer routed No. 3 Newell-Fonda 71-43 in a Northwest Conference game on Tuesday night at Pomeroy.

Pomeroy-Palmer held a 23-17 lead after the first quarter and it was 29-23 Knights at halftime. Pomeroy-Palmer used a 19-9 spurt in the third quarter to take a 48-32 lead heading into the fourth period.

Nick Ford scored 13 points and Kevin Krausman and Dustin Thompson each added 11. Thompson also collected 14 rebounds.

Bryce Edwards led the Mustangs with 12 points and six rebounds. Matt Stauter had eight points and Jason Ripke seven.

Ripke and Eric Johnson collected six rebounds apiece. Beau Artist had four assists and Jared Daniel three.

The Mustangs were 18 of 44 from the field for 41 percent. Pomeroy-Palmer was 26 of 51 for 51 percent, including 13 of 29 from 3-point range.

"Our youth showed in this matchup," Newell-Fonda coach Paul Loos said. "We played good defense in the first half, but couldn't get anything going offensively. Our young players need to be more patient on offense and learn to reverse the ball. When we reversed the ball good things happened."

Aurelia 78

Storm Lake St. Mary's 61

Heath Brecher poured in a career-high 28 points to help send Aurelia to a victory over Storm Lake St. Mary's in a Northwest Conference game on Tuesday night at Aurelia.

The game was tied at 22-22 after the first quarter. Aurelia took a 42-34 halftime lead and held a 61-45 advantage after three periods of play.

Eric Sonksen scored 17 points, grabbed nine rebounds, handed out seven assists and charted three steals. Kasey Reilly contributed 15 points, eight assists and three steals for the Bulldogs, now 2-1 overall.

Eric Wordekemper scored 27 points to lead St. Mary's, now 1-1 overall. Joe Fitzgerald added 16 points. Joey McCollum had nine rebounds and Wordekemper added eight. Kyle Drey collected six.

Wordekemper and Ryan Gessner each had three assists and two steals.

Aurelia made 30 of 54 field goals for 58 percent. St. Mary's was 21 of 52 for 40 percent.

"I was very happy with the way we played as a team," Aurelia coach Jim Demers said. "We did not force our shots. Heath, Eric and Kasey each had a very good game shooting the ball."

Sioux Central 60

Sac City 50

Tyler Vaudt scored a career-high 25 points and Jason Ferguson contributed 16 points and 10 rebounds to help give Sioux Central a Northwest Conference win over Sac City on Tuesday night.

Sioux Central, now 2-1 overall, trailed 19-18 after the first quarter, but took a 33-32 lead at the half. It was 42-38 Rebels entering the fourth period of play. It was tied at 40 with 7 minutes remaining when Sioux Central scored six straight points to take a lead it would never relinquish.

Nate Wittmaack had 10 points and seven rebounds for the Rebels. Kirk Bright added eight rebounds.

"Jason Ferguson played a solid game in the paint," Sioux Central coach Nate Bjorkgren said. "We have to continue to improve in games as well as practice."

Alta 62, AC-T 35

Heath Glienke poured in 18 points and Eric Holton added 16 as Alta defeated Albert City-Truesdale in Northwest Conference action Tuesday night at Albert City.

Alta led 13-8 after the first quarter, 27-19 at halftime and 46-27 entering the fourth period.

Jamie Hammer and Brad Bunjes each scored nine points for the Cyclones, now 3-1 overall. Hammer and Bunjes each cleared 10 rebounds. Glienke added seven. Josh Droegmiller contributed eight assists and four steals. Holton had four assists.

Jake Heuton led AC-T with eight points. Caleb Garberding added seven and Taylor Heideman six.

Heuton and Heideman each had six rebounds, while Heuton and Garberding charted three assists apiece. Garberding also was credited with four steals.

Alta was 23 of 61 from the field for 38 percent shooting.

Galva-Holstein 60

River Valley 39

Mike Modrell fired in 20 points to help lead Galva-Holstein to a win over River Valley in a Maple Valley Conference game Tuesday night at Holstein.

Galva-Holstein, now 2-0, led 10-7 after the first quarter before extending to a 26-16 halftime lead. It was 48-27 after three quarters of play.

Lucas Schossow scored 14 points for the Pirates, while Matt Egger added 10.

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