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GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP - One-two punch propels Aurelia

Monday, January 21, 2002

STORM LAKE - Kim Parker poured in a game-high 24 points and Jill Smith added 15 to help send Aurelia to a 48-35 win over Storm Lake St. Mary's in a Northwest Conference game on Friday.

Parker went over the 1,000-point mark for her career and now has 1,010 points.

Aurelia led 8-6 after the first quarter, 20-11 at the half, and 34-18 heading into the fourth period.

Megan Kestel scored 11 points to lead the Panthers. Steph Raulie and Bri Barber had six points apiece.

Kestel cleared eight rebounds, while Raulie handed out three assists. Peggy Ploeger charted three steals.

Aurelia outrebounded St. Mary's 38-24. Parker collected 14 rebounds for Aurelia, while Nicole Benes grabbed eight and Vernice Alfred five. Smith handed out eight assists and Parker four.

St. Mary's made 13 of 60 field goals for 22 percent. Aurelia, now 6-5 in the league and 7-7 overall, was 20 of 47 for 43 percent.

"We just didn't play defense on the two people (Parker and Smith) we needed to stop," St. Mary's coach Ryan Berg said. "They beat us. We just didn't talk very well to get through screens."

"This is a good win for us. We've been playing some good basketball the last couple of games and only had one win to show for it," Aurelia coach Scott Bailey said. "Kim's been a heck of a player for us the last four years. The whole team is proud of her accomplishment."

St. Mary's is now 5-5 in the league and 8-7 overall.

Alta 50

Albert City-Truesdale 44

Ashlea Payne scored 22 points, grabbed 19 rebounds, handed out three assists and charted six steals to help lead Alta past Albert City-Truesdale in Northwest Conference action on Friday night.

AC-T led 13-12 after the first quarter of play and 25-20 at the half. It was tied at 33-all after three periods of play.

Megan Bishop scored nine points and collected five rebounds for the Cyclones. Shandra Walker handed out five assists, while Casi Flink added three.

Lori Hogrefe scored 15 points to lead AC-T. April Schuknecht added 12.

"Our second half man-to-man defense was much better than the first half," Alta coach Rory Payne said. "It was more aggressive and we put a different girl on Schuknecht and a different girl on (Rachel) Degner and it worked better."

Newell-Fonda 99

Pomeroy-Palmer 58

Sara Larsen poured in 27 points, grabbed seven rebounds, and charted four assists and five steals to help Newell-Fonda, ranked 16th, manhandle Northwest Conference rival Pomeroy-Palmer on Friday night at Newell.

Newell-Fonda, now 8-1 in the league and 12-2 overall, held leads of 24-8 after the first quarter, 53-16 at halftime, and 74-30 entering the fourth period.

Erin Kies scored 16 points, Jen Schumann 14, Jenny Scharn 12 and Ashley Loos 10 for the Mustangs.

Kies collected six rebounds, while Schumann and Katie Wells each had five. Alicia Tiedeman handed out five assists and Scharn tallied four steals.

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