Depth lifts A-P boys past Rebels

Aplington-Parkersburg's Aaron Bartels (0) goes up for the lay-up as Gladbrook-Reinbeck's Eli Thede (left) attempts a block during last Thursday's game in Reinbeck. (Jake Ryder photo)

REINBECK – The Aplington-Parkersburg boys basketball team flexed its depth against Gladbrook-Reinbeck in a 70-48 Falcons victory on Thursday, Jan. 3.


A-P senior Carter Cuvelier scored 20 points to lead all scorers and added 12 rebounds and two blocks. Aaron Price added 14 points and Riley Oberhauser scored nine points. A-P improved to 7-2 overall while G-R fell to 4-3 overall. Jackson Kiburis led the Rebels with 15 points and Dylan Riffey chipped in 13 points off the bench.


Falcon head coach Aaron Thomas has been pushing his team to put together a full 32-minute effort, and Thursday was one step closer to that goal in his eyes.


Both teams had a slow start in the first quarter before A-P jumped out to a 10-0 lead with under three minutes to go in the first quarter, with eight of those points coming from Price with a couple of three-pointers and an assist from Junior Bodden.


"After those first three minutes or so, the rest of the way our guys competed and that's the level we stayed at," Thomas said, "we played hard down to the end of the game."


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