Cats fight Red Storm to the end

Doug Boock
Galva’s Tauge Rux (left) drives around solid pick set by Greg Cortes as a United defender pursues during Tuesday night’s 55-52 Red Storm win over the host Wildcats.

A game-tying three-point shot attempt at the end of the game went awry Tuesday night, causing United to hang on 55-52 over host Galva in a Lincoln Trail Conference boys basketball game.

Galva had the ball at the end with a chance to force overtime but a Tauge Rux shot attempt was just off the mark.

“Poor foul shooting was our biggest downfall tonight,” Galva Coach Clay Haurberg said. “We shot 50 percent on 16 attempts, and that hurt us badly. Even in our last two wins, we shot at that same percentage, so obviously that’s an area of serious concern and we’ll work to improve that.”

The Cats, now 3-11 but coming off two straight wins at the Princeville Holiday Tournament, showed signs of continued improvement Tuesday night, fighting United to the final buzzer.

For the rest of this story, see the Jan. 14 Galva News.