• Keith Hjelle

Woodward Academy's Strong Third Quarter Too Much for ACGC in 67-58 Loss

Woodward Academy broke away from a 34-34 halftime deadlock to outscore ACGC 19-9 in the third quarter and go on to a 67-58 win over the Chargers in a game played In Woodward on Friday.

After trailing 15-12 after the first quarter, the Chargers put twenty two points on the board in the second stanza to knot the game at the intermission. Cold shooting in the third quarter for the Chargers made the difference in the game, as ACGC managed to outscore the Knights 15-14 in the final frame, but it was too little, too late.

Neither team shot particularly well, although official statistics for the Knights were unavailable. The Chargers connected on 18 of 53 shot attempts for 34% including 6 of 22 from beyond the arc for just 27%. By contrast ACGC shot 80% from the free throw line, converting on 16 of 20 attempts.

Bryce Littler had his second highest point production of the season as he scored 22 points including three of three from three point range. Quynton Younker also scored in double figures with 14 points, connecting on 6 of 7 attempts from the field. The duo went 11 of 16 in field goal tries for 69%, but the remainder of the team struggled from the floor making just 7 of 37 shots for 19%. Lucas Marsh led the team in rebounds with 8, while Noah Nelson dished out 5 assists. No one had more than two steals.

The regular season comes to a close this week, as the Charger teams travel to Woodward-Granger on Tuesday and will host West Central Valley on Thursday in the regular season finale. Tournament time is not far behind, with the girls traveling to Corning to face Southwest Valley on Saturday in a 7 PM tilt. The boys' tournament opponent has not yet been determined.

Score by quarter

ACGC 12 22 9 15--58

WAcad 15 19 19 14--67

Box Score REB


EKading 1-6 1-5 0-0 0-2 1 1 3

Sargent 0-3 0-2 0-2 3-3 0 0 0

Nelson 2-7 0-3 4-4 1-2 5 0 8

Marsh 2-8 0-2 0-0 2-6 0 1 4

MKading 1-11 1-5 2-2 0-0 1 1 5

Byars 1-2 0-0 0-0 1-0 0 0 2

Littler 5-9 3-3 9-11 0-5 3 2 22

Younker 6-7 1-2 1-1 3-4 2 1 14

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