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S T-Birds lead at halftime before losing to NUC buckets by Weston Anderson and Brett Rickheim gave GFW a 7-4 lead. Cathedral took a short lead at 9-7 but Leitheiser tied it up with a hoop in the lane. Rickheim and Leitheiser hit threes and Rickheim added a turn-around six-footer to give the T-Birds its biggest lead of the game at 17-9. Cathedral made another run to by Michael Mattison For all but one minute in the first half, the GFW Thunderbird boys basketball team held the lead over New Ulm Cathedral. But the Greyhounds dominated the first 10 minutes of the second half and defeated the T-Birds 68-56. A three-pointer by Cade Leitheiser along with two short Keith Nosbush knocks down a three-pointer. He had seven points and seven rebounds against New UIm Cathedral. Photos by Michael Mattison cut GFW's lead to two points at 17- and Forst added a shot from the 15 but a trey by Keith Nosbush put perimeter to cut the lead to 58-49. GFW back into a four-point lead. A little while later, Leitheiser hit Two driving layups by from downtown, his third three- Rickheim kept that advantage at pointer of the game, and GFW five points but Cathedral would cut trailed 62-54 but Cathedral would it to one point at 24-23. hit six of eight free throws down Leitheiser hit an eight foot shot the stretch to keep GFW at bay. and Rickheim a shot baseliner after Rickheim led the T-Birds with a Cathedral make before Sam 19 points, followed by Leitheiser Gatton knocked one in from long with 15, Nosbush with seven and range to put GEW up by six. The T- Forst with six. Birds would hold a 31-27 lead at Nosbush and Leitheiser each halftime, came away with seven rebounds Cathedral scored the first I 1 while Gatton added five. Bussler points of the second half to take tallied a team-high three assists over the game with a 38-31 lead. while Gatton and Leitheiser each Two drives by Brady Forst, a had two steals with Leitheiser 15-footer from Jack Bussler and blocking two shots as well. two free throws by Nosbush The T-Birds lost to Buffalo brought GFW to within three Lake-Hector 78-39 on Friday. The points at 42-39. team shot just 20 percent from the Cathedral would make another field and committed 25 turnovers. big run, outsCoring GFW 14-2 in a Leitheiser and Forst led the three-minute stretch to lead 58-41. team with 10 points each. Nosbush Rickheim and Nosbush had added seven. back-to-back offensive rebounds Leitheiser also had eight for scores, a goaltend on Gatton's rebounds with Nosbush chipping layup attempt was good for a score in five. New UIm Cathedral 68 BL-H 78 GFW 56 GFW 39 FG FT Reb PTS FG FT Reb PTS Brady Forst 3-11 0-0 4 6 Jack Bussler 1-5 0-0 3 2 Brett Rickheim 9-13 0-1 3 19 Brady Forst 3-11 3-5 3 10 Weston Anderson 1-7 0-0 3 2 Brett Rickheim 2-7 1-4 3 5 Keith Nosbush 2-7 2-2 7 7 Keith Nosbush 2-6 3-6 5 7 Cade Leitheiser 6-13 0-0 7 15 Cade Leitheiser 3-12 2-2 8 10 Jack Bussler 1-3 0-0 1 2 Weston Anderson 0-2 0-0 0 0 Sam Gatton 2-2 0-2 5 5 Sam Gatton 0-3 0-0 0 0 Shawn Jenssn 0-1 0-0 1 0 Shawn Jensen 1-6 1-4 1 3 Tony Weber 0-0 0-0 0 0 Tony Weber 0-3 0-0 3 0 Roberto Gonzalez 0-0 0-0 1 0 Tyler Liebl 0-3 0-0 1 0 Totals 24-57 2-5 32 56 Roberto Gonzalez 0-0 0-0 0 0 FG--GFW .421. FT--GFW .400. Three- Frank Fairchild 0-0 0-0 0 0 Lucas Woods 0-1 2-2 0 2 Seth Schuette 0-0 0-0 1 0 Larry Mashuga 0-0 0-0 0 0 Totals 12-59 12-23 28 39 polntem--6-18, .333 (Leitheiser 3-9, Gatton 1-1, Rickheim 1-2, Nosbush 1-3, Anderson 0- 1, Bussler 0-2). Steals--7 (Gatton 2, Leitheiser 2, Forst 1, Nosbush 1, Rickheim 1). Asslsts--ll (Bussler 3, Rickheim 2, Leitheiser 2, Weber 2, Forst 1, Anderson 1). Turnovers--23 (Forst 5, Gonzalez 3, Gatton 3, Rickheim 3, Nosbush 2, Bussler 2, Weber 2, Leitheiser 2, Anderson 1). Blocked Shot--2 (Leitheiser 2). FG--GFW .203. FT--GFW .522. Three- Pointers-- 3-15, .200. (Leitheiser 2-4, Forst 1-3, Bussler 0-3, Gatton 0-2, Rickheim 0-2, Anderson 0-1). Steals-- 10 (Forst 3, Bussler 2, Weber 2, Nosbush 1, Jansen 1, Schuette 1). Assists--4 (Forst 1, Bussler 1, Anderson 1, Schuette 1). Turnovers--25 (Forst 5, Rickheim 4, Jensen 4, Bussler 3, Gatton 2, Anderson 2, Leitheiser 2, Gonzalez 1, Nosbush 1, Weber 1). Blocked Shots--2 (Leitheiser 2). T-Birds make it close against Cathedral by Michael Mattison _ The GFW Thunder'birW #lls basketball team losta heartbreaker to New Ulm Cathedral 48-44 on Tuesday night and on Thursday was defeated by Buffalo Lake- Hector 84-42. Despite shooting just 29 per- cent on the night, the T-Birds hung right with Cathedral. GFW trailed just 23-18 at half- time, getting scoring from six play- ers in the half. Hannah Neuman and Halley Busse turned up the scoring in the second half with Neuman scoring eight points and Busse five. Both Neuman and Busse scored 10 points for the game to lead the T-Birds. Morgan Sanken and Eve Bleick each added six and Erin McDurmont five. Neuman and McDurmont did a nice job on the boards, grabbing 10 and nine rebounds, respectively. Lexi Jensen also added five rebounds. McDurmont dished for three assists and added four steals while Bleick chipped in three steals and Neuman and Katelyn Seehafer two steals each. The full-court press'applied by =.ff"1 L"ake'=Hector=oa"Frtda Y" proved too much for the T-Birds as GFW lost 83-47. After scoring the first two points of the game on a Neuman offensive putback, BL-H scored the next 16 points. The T-Birds would make a 10- 4 run in the next four minutes to cut the lead to 20-12. Jensen scored on a layup off a nice feed from Sanken, Bleick hit two free throws and a pull-up jumper in the lane, Alexis Kruggel hit a shot from the wing and Sanken drove the base- line for a layup to end the run. The press got to GFW again and BL-H would run off the next 10 points to lead 30-12. The T-Birds would trail 42-22 despite a Seehafer basket, a three- point play by Neuman and a fast- break layup by Neuman during the final two minutes of the half. BL-H scored the first eight points of the second half and con- tinued to cruise from there. BL-H finally pulled off its press with five minutes to go in the game with a 75-43 lead. Voltage competes at Marshall On Tuesday, GFW Voltage Dance team traveled to New Ulm Cathedral where it participated in a dual meet. Both teams preformed their jazz routines during halftime of the girls basketball game. Cathedral Sonics won by 2 ranking points. On Saturday, Voltage trav- eled to Marshall and competed in jazz and kick. In the high kick cat- egory, GFW placed 7 out of 12 teams. The other teams who place d were Cannon Falls, Lac Qui Parle- Dawson Boyd, Yellow Medicine East, BOLD, Renville County West and Tracy-Milroy-Balaton. Other teams who competed were Canby-Minneota, MACRAY, Wabasso, Worthington and Lakeview. In the jazz category, GFW placed ninth out of 11 teams. YME finished first followed by Cannon Falls, LQPV-DB, RCW, TMB, BOLD, Lakeview, Worthington, GFW, MACCRAY and WEM . GFW is looking forward to next Saturday when it travels to Granite Falls which is the last regular sea- son competition. Middle School Boys Basketball The GFW Thunderbird eighth grade basketball team did not play a very good defensive game, allowing 46 points to Cedar Mountain in an 11-point loss. Offensively, in the first half, Jacob Unger kept the game close by scoring six points. Tanner Wenninger led the way with seven points for the game. Jacob Woods and Unger each scored six points, Gustavo Munoz and Nolan Huiras each scored four points, Brady Schroeder and Matt Henderson each scored three points and Ty Haala had a basket. Defensively, Unger had four rebounds, Henderson had three rebounds and Munoz had three rebounds and two steals. The T-Birds cruised to a 52-12 win over Wabasso. GFW controlled the game from the start, building a 15-point first half lead behind the seven points from Huiras. Offensively, Brady Schroeder led the way with 11 points, Huiras had nine points, Wenninger eight points, Woods and Munoz each had six points, Unger had five points, Leo Caldwell had three points and Haala and Tremain Tollefson each had two points. Defensively, Wenninger led the way with eight rebounds, Unger and Henderson each pulled down six rebounds and Brennen Haas and Logan Lemmon each played well, pulling down three rebounds each. Sanken led the team with 14 with Bleick, McDurmont and ,,pon; followed IPy Neufimrr .h Neuman each adding five. eight, Bleick seven and Busse had two assists and McDurmont six, Bleick four steals. Jensen tallied six rebounds NU Cathedral 23-25--48 GI=W 18-26--44 FG FT Reb PTS Eve Bleick 2-6 2-4 3 6 Morgan Sanken 2-11 1-2 4 6 Alexis Kruggel 1-8 2-2 3 4 Erin McDurmont 2-10 1-4 9 5 Hannah Neuman 5-8 0-0 10 10 Halley Busse 4-9 0-0 0 10 Katelyn Seehafer 0-4 0-0 1 0 Lexi Jensen 1-2 1-2 5 3 Totals 17-58 7-14 35 44 FG--GFW .293. FT--.500. Three-pointers- 3-8, .375. (Busse 2-3, Sanken 1-4, Bleick 0-1). Steals--13 (McDurmont 4, Bleick 3, Neuman 2, Jansen 2, Kruggel 1, Busse 1) Aealsts--7 (McDurmont 3, Bleick 1, Sanken 1, Kruggel 1, Busse 1). Turnovem--22 (Sanken 7, Bleick 4, McDurmont 4, Busse 3, Kruggel 2, Neuman 1, Jensen 1 ). Blocked Shots--O. BL-H 42-42--84 GFW 22-20--42 FG FT Reb PTS Eve Bleick 1-8 5-9 5 7 Morgan Sanken 6-11 0-0 2 14 Alexis Kruggel 1-4 0-0 2 2 Erin McDuront 2-3 2-3 5 6 Hannah Neuman 4-4 0-0 5 8 Halley Busse 0-6 1-4 2 1 Katelyn Seehafer 1-2 0-0 2 2 Lexi Jansen 2-5 0-0 6 4 Stephanie Palmer 0-0 0-0 0 0 Samantha Krstsch 0-0 0-0 0 0 Rachel Deming 0-3 0-0 0 0 Korine Schuette 0-1 0-0 0 0 Zoie Randall 0-0 0-0 2 0 Totals 17-47 8-16 33 44 FG--GFW .362. FT--.500. Threa-polnters-- 2-12, .167. (Sanken 2-6, Bleick 0-2, Busse 0- 2, Kruggel 0-1, Deking 0-1). Steals-- 9 (Bleick 4, Sanken 1, Kruggel 1, McDurmont 1, Deming 1, Jensen 1). Asalsts--5 (Busse 2, Sanken 1, Kruggel 1, Neuman 1). Turnovam--38 (Bleick 8, Kruggel 7, Sanken 6, McDurmont 6, Busse 5, Palmer 2, Jensen 2, Darning 1, Neuman 1). Blocked Shots--3 (Neuman 2, McDurmont 1). B-Squad Boys Basketball The GFW B-squad boys bas- ketball team jumped out to a very impressive 35-10 halftime lead against New Ulm Cathedral and ended up winning the contest 47- 32. Leading the T-Birds in scoring were Jack Bussler with 14 points and Dan Timm with 11. The T-Birds played another good game against Buffalo Lake- Hector. Outscoring the Mustangs 30-16 in the second half, the T- Birds broke open a one-point half- time lead to win 59-44. Good defense and timely scoring helped the T-Birds to victory. Micah Schwecke led the team with 12 points, followed by Seth Schuette with 11 and Kollin Lange with nine. Nine of the 12 players scored. C-Squad Boys Baskeball The GFW C-squad boys bas- ketball team continued to improve, especially with its defense in a 38- 17 win over Buffalo Lake-Hector. The offense created many good shots but couldn't get the ball to go in to the hoop on a consistant basis. "This was one of our best games from the defensive side and our intensity is picking up," said Coach Lyle Muth. GFW got 15 points from Mike Ahlers and eight from both Cody Huiras and Brett VanMaasdam. The T-Birds are now 9-2 on the season. Bowling TUES NIGHT MIXED Jan. 10, 2012 Sparrows Sixtres 26-14 Iris Wheel Farm 24-16 Miller Masonry 24-16 Brewers 22-18 Mavericks 22-18 JB Lures 20-20 New Winthrop Lanes 4-36 ltigh Tram Game Iris Wheel Farm 856 JB Lures 843 Mavericks 825 I-,h Team Series Iris Wheel Farm 2478 JB Lures 2381 Mavericks 2371 High Ind. Game Men LaRay San&luist 213 Leigh Pikal 2O6 Melvin Rettmann 181 High Ind. Series Men LaRay Sandquist 593 Leland Miller 498 Leigh Pikal 489 High Ind. Game Women Cindy Kuehn-Gleason 201 Linda Messerli 166 Sara Giskaas 164 High Ind. Series Women Cindy Knehn-Gleason 536 Kathy Hubbell 430 Elaine Kuehn 425 THURS. NIGHT MEN Jan. 12, 2012 Lindeman Seeds 80-40 JB Lures 775-425 Community Insurance 74-46 Sanken Seeds 575-625 Dicky Bobs 495-705 Kramer Dairy 48_5-71.5 Winteffeldt Invest 42-78 A&A Farms 30-75 High Team Game Community Insurance 1120 Winterfeldt investments 1056 Lindeman Seeds 1030 Hi#Team Seri Community Insurance 3125 Winterfeldt Invesments 3024 Lindeman Seeds 2961 High Ind. Game Tom Langhoff 226 Jay Hagberg 225 Chad Krebsbach 210 m# ind. Series Tom Langhoff 637 Jay Hagberg 599 LaRay Sandquist 579 Jack Bussler goes in the lane for two points against New Ulm Cathedral. Katelyn Seehafer grabs a rebound against Buffalo Lake-Hector. Photo by Michael Mattison Schwarzrock first in eight-baH Mark Schwarzrock took first place in the Men's B 8 Ball Singles at the C & N Sales Pietan Classic Pool Tournament at the Kato Ballroom on January 6- 8. There were 104 shooters in his class. Photo Submitted