Storm Lake Times Pilot

Alta-Aurelia dominates in second half to pull away, beat Harris-Lake Park

Warriors outscore Wolves 33-6 in final 16 minutes

Alta-Aurelia’s Jaci DeGroot vies for a rebound with Harris-Lake Park’s Kelsey Ehret and Delaney deBoom during Monday’s game. TIMES PILOT photos by JAMIE KNAPP

Alta-Aurelia outscored Harris-Lake Park 33-6 in the second half to pull away and beat the Wolves 61-26 in a nonconference game on Monday night at Alta.

Alta-Aurelia jumped out to a 10-2 lead after the first quarter. The Warriors held a 28-20 lead at halftime before extending the lead to 46-22 by the end of the third quarter.

Alta-Aurelia’s Brielle Engelmann attempts a shot between Harris-Lake Park’s Rylie Wittrock and Allison Wallace during their game on Monday night in Alta.

Brielle Engelmann scored a game-high 23 points to lead the Warriors, now 2-0. Nora Peterson added 19 points, Ellie Nielsen 10, Shea Peterson six and Addison Fritz three.

Nora Peterson led in rebounding with 11. Nielsen had nine, Jaci DeGroot seven, Engelmann six, and Fritz and Shea Peterson five apiece.

Nora Peterson charted five assists while Engelmann added four. Engelmann led in steals with eight. Shea Peterson had four and Nora Peterson three.

Alta-Aurelia made 22 of 58 field goals for 38 percent, including 3 of 12 from behind the 3-point arc.

“We didn’t play our best basketball in the first two quarters and got in some foul trouble, but came out after halftime and played our game and only gave up six points,” Alta-Aurelia coach Dana Christen said. “We played aggressive and shot well in quarters three and four. I am so proud of the girls and how they were able to dig deep and find our rhythm.”