ACGC Girls Win on the Road at W-G, 54-49
A big third quarter by the ACGC girls' basketball team helped to propel the the team to a 54-49 win over Woodward-Ganger in a game played Tuesday night in Woodward. The victory improved the team's record to 7-5 that includes a 5-3 mark in the WCAC, good for fourth place.
This win did not come easily for the Chargers, as they trailed for most of first half before taking the lead for good midway through the third quarter at 35-32. Reagan Carney and Mersadez Richter led the comeback as the duo scored the first fourteen ACGC points of the third quarter. Shae Lemke and and Alaina Bunde each scored two points in the decisive quarter.
Both teams shot well in the first half with the Chargers hitting on 48% of their field goal attempts and the Hawks hitting 50%. That dropped off a little in the second half, but both teams shot in the mid forties for the game.
Despite the strong third quarter for the Chargers, W-G didn't want to go away. Holding a 40-36 lead heading into the final quarter, the Chargers increased the lead to its largest at 45-38 with 5:43 remaining in the game. W-G was able to get within three points at 47-44 with two minutes to go. A Richter basket and a steal followed by a Bunde basket increased the Charger lead to 52-44 with under a minute remaining in the game to clinch the win for ACGC
"I'm proud of the fight and how the girls found a way to win on the road," Charger coach Brad Baudler said following the win. "Woodward- Granger shot lights out in the first half, so we came out in the second half and played more consistently. We showed some grit and guts tonight."
Unofficial statistics indicate that W-G shot slightly better that ACGC, as the Hawks made 23 of 49 shots for 47%, while the Chargers were 20-44 from the field for 45%. ACGC scored twelve points on three point shots and the Hawks were held to one three point goal.
Sophomores Carney and Richter each scored in double figures for ACGC with 17 and 13 points respectively. Saige O'Brien netted 8 points and Alaina Bunde had 6. Shay Lemke came off the bench to score 5.
Score by quarter:
ACGC 8 14 18 14--54
W-G 13 15 8 13--49