No rust for the wing-ed

Aplington-Parkersburg's Sam Bachman gets in the face of Jesup's Cooper Fuelling during Friday's game in Parkersburg. (Jake Ryder photo)

Falcon boys soar after time off the floor


PARKERSBURG – The Aplington-Parkersburg boys basketball team was back in competition for the first time in 11 days on Friday night at home against Jesup.


The Falcons showed no ill effects from the long layoff, shutting out the J-Hawks in the first quarter en route to a 63-36 victory.


"Jesup hasn't practiced since last Wednesday with two games in-between, and that did not hurt us at all," A-P head coach Aaron Thomas said. "But I'm extremely proud of how they came out and the tone they set. They were focused and locked in."


Carter Cuvelier scored 18 points to lead the Falcons, including six of the points in the first-quarter shutout, adding 10 rebounds for a double-double. Junior Bodden scored 14 points and Aaron Bartels contributed 10 points.


A-P improved to 12-3 overall and 10-1 in the NICL East, an eighth-consecutive league win for the Falcons.


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PHOTOS: Jesup at A-P basketball