ACGC Girls Coast to 52-16 Win at Ogden
Updated: Jan 20
Bookend quarters in which the ACGC girls scored three points in each did nothing to prevent the Chargers to defeat a hapless Ogden team, 52-16. Neither team could find the basket in in the first quarter, with ACGC holding a one point lead at 3-2. The Chargers missed all thirteen of their field goal tries to open the game, with the only scoring coming from free throws by Sophie Dorsey and Alaina Bunde.
The second quarter found ACGC taking control with a twenty four point quarter. Mercedez Richter spit the nets for eleven points to lead the Chargers and the teams headed to the locker rooms with ACGC in front, 27-7.
A big third quarter for the Chargers in which they scored twenty two points increased the ACGC lead to 49-11. Five Chargers put points on the scoreboard, paced by Saige O'Brien's two treys. Reagan Carney had five points, Richter and Dorsey four points each, and Bunde two.
Coach Brad Baudler cleared the Charger bench in the final frame in which ACGC scored three free throws to arrive at the final score of 52-16.
Although the win was a lopsided one, ACGC struggled from the floor, connecting on fifteen of fifty eight shot attempts for 26%. The team failed to make a field goal in both the first and fourth quarters, going zero for twenty three. Free throw shooting was a very respectable 74% on fifteen of nineteen shooting.
Richter was the only Charger in double figures with 15 points, with Dorsey, O'Brien, and Emerson Van Meter all scoring 6 points.
"We played great defense all night," Charger coach Brad Baudler said about the game. "Offensively it took us sometime, but we finally picked it up in the second and third quarters. It was nice to see us get on a roll when shots started to fall."
With the win the Charger record improves to 9-6 for the season and to 7-3 in WCAC play.
Score by quarter:
ACGC 3 24 22 3--52
Ogden 2 5 4 5--16