• Keith Hjelle

Charger Boys' Fall to Ogden's Hot Shooting, 81-53

A sharp shooting and high scoring Ogden team was more than the ACGC boys could handle last night as the Bulldogs claimed an 81-53 win on their home court. Ogden came into the game averaging 78 points a game, so the 81 it put up against the Chargers was not unusual. They had scored 96 and 115 points in games played earlier this season. Last night the Bulldogs shot 54% from the field on 31 makes out of 57 attempts. The Bulldog's field goal percentage on the season is an amazing 58%, the sixth best percentage in the state--all classes!

The Bulldogs raced to a 16-2 lead through the first seven minutes of the game and held an 18-7 advantage after the first period. The Chargers had no answer for all-stater Ben Heeren who scored nine of his 22 points in the first stanza.

The second quarter found the Chargers showing greater offensive punch as they put 19 points on the scoreboard, with Bryce Littler accounting for 7 of the ACGC total in the quarter. Ogden scored 23 of its own to take a 41-26 lead at the intermission. A spectacular dunk by Heeren of a ball coming off the glass highlighted the Ogden quarter.

The first minute of the third quarter saw the Chargers score five quick points with Littler scoring a deuce and Noah Sargent hitting a three. That made it a ten point ball game at 41-31. Still anybody's game! But the Chargers missed their next five shots while the Bulldogs scored seven consecutive points to make it 48-31. The momentum switched to the Bulldogs who went on to lead by a 61-39 score after the third frame.

A third twenty point (or more) quarter by Ogden in the final period brought the home team's total to 81, while the Chargers scored 15 final quarter points to make the final score 81-53.

Two Chargers scored in double figures, as Littler netted 13 and Noah Nelson 12. "Q" Younker scored 8 and Will Byers 6. As a team the Chargers shot 39% on 22 makes out of 56 attempts. The two point percentage was a respectable 49%, but the team hit only 5 of 21 three pointers for 24%. The Chargers shot only 9 free throws for the game, connecting on just 2. "Q" led the team in rebounds with 7, while Lucas Marsh had 3 assists.

The team's record falls to 0-3 overall and also 0-3 in conference play. This coming Tuesday the team travels to Earlham for another WCAC matchup scheduled for 7:30 PM. Go Chargers!

Score by quarter:

ACGC 7 19 13 14--53

Ogden 18 23 20 20--81

Box Score: REB


EKading 1-5 1-3 1-3 2-0 0 4

Sargent 2-7 1-3 0-0 0-3 0 5

Nelson 5-10 1-3 0-0 1-2 1 12

Marsh 1-4 0-2 0-0 0-0 3 2

Mkading 1-3 1-3 0-0 0-0 1 3

Byars 3-5 0-0 0-1 0-3 0 6

Pauley 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0

Littler 5-11 0-3 1-4 1-4 2 13

Madsen 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0

Younker 4-9 0-2 0-1 1-6 2 8

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