ACGC Boys Improve Season Record to 9-3 With Win at W-G
Updated: Jan 17, 2022
They (whoever that is) say that any win on the road is a good win, even if it isn't a thing of beauty. That seemed to be the case in Tuesday's ACGC games at Woodward-Granger. The Chargers' girls and boys teams both claimed victories, but they weren't exactly things of beauty.
"This was not a very pretty game," ACGC coach Kading commented about the game. "We didn't shoot well at all and committed way too many turnovers. But this team is tough and they found a way to win. Finding ways to win this type of game will serve this team well at tournament time."
The boys defeated the Hawks by a 42-32 score while the girls won by a five point margin at 54-49. (The girls game is covered in a separate article.)
The boys' game began with a first quarter that saw the two teams combining for twelve points on five made baskets out of twenty two tries for 23% accuracy. Not exactly stellar, but the Chargers led at the end of the quarter by an 8-4 score thanks to two treys by Miles Kading and a basket by Anthony Solorzano.
The shooting woes continued into the second quarter with the two teams connecting on six of twenty four attempts for 25%. The Chargers' lead was three points at 18-15 by the halftime intermission. After Kading scored with 5:15 left until halftime, ACGC went four and a half minutes without a score. Brock Littler broke the ice with a three pointer and Kading added a deuce to give the visitors an 18-15 lead at the break.
The third quarter was the best for ACGC as the team put fourteen points on the board and increased its lead to eleven points at 32-21. The Chargers' defense allowed just four points over the last six minutes of the quarter. Meanwhile, Kading scored ten points that included a pair of treys. Littler, Jedd Weinkoetz, and Payton Jacobe each scored two points.
The teams basically played evenly in the fourth frame to reach to final score of 42-32. The Chargers' scoring included Littler with four points, Solorzano with three, and Kading with two free throws.
Kading led the game scoring for the Chargers with 20 points, while Littler also hit double figures with 11. Jedd Weinkoetz came up with fourteen rebounds.
Unofficial statistics (which means they were compiled by this observer) show ACGC shooting 36% from the floor with 16 makes out of 44 attempts. The team shot just seven free throws, connecting on four for 57%. W-G made 11 of 50 field goals tries for 22% and 4 of 8 free throws for 50%.
The victory for the Chargers improved the season record to 9-3 which includes a 6-3 mark in conference play--good for third place in the WCAC.
Score by quarter:
ACGC 8 10 14 10--42
W-G 4 14 3 11--32
ACGC statistics: (TP-REB-ASTS-STLS) Solorzano(6-3-1-1) Bunde(0-6-3-2) MKading(20-4-3-2) NKading(0-1-0-0) Jacobe(2-2-0-0) Littler(11-2-2-5) Weinkoetz(3-14-0-0)