• Keith Hjelle

Charger Boys Can't Overcome DMC's Hot Shooting

Updated: Dec 10, 2020

When Des Moines Christian's Adam Witty outscored the ACGC Chargers 13-2 over the first three minutes of last Tuesday night's basketball game, it was not a good omen for the Chargers. Witte connected on all five of his field goal tries and both of his free throws to set the tone for the evening. Witte finished with a game high 24 points in leading the Lions to a 74-45 win on the ACGC home court.

Witte's trey to end the quarter handed the Chargers a 22-8 deficit from which the could not recover. Witte was not the only Lion with the hot hand, as the visitors shot 67% from the floor in the first half en route to a 46-22 lead at the intermission. ACGC did not shoot poorly as it connected on 42% of its first half shots, but it was no match for the Lions' torrid shooting.

Although the Lions' missed their first eight shots after halftime, the Chargers managed only Eli Kading's trey during the three minute span. Despite the slow start, DMC managed eighteen points in the quarter to increase its lead to 64-35 by the end of the quarter. Both teams scored ten points in the final eight minutes to come up with the 74-45 final.

The Chargers shot 37% for the game on 19 makes in 52 attempts, and went 3 of 8 for 38% from the charity stripe. Individually, Eli Kading turned in a good performance with 17 points that included three treys. Kading was the only Charger in double figures. Lucas Marsh led in rebounds with 9, while also leading in assists with 3. Miles Kading and Brock Littler each had two steals.

Score by Quarter:

DMC 22 24 18 10--74

ACGC 8 14 13 10--45

Charger stats: (TP, REB, ASTS, STLS) EKading (17,4,0,1); BMarsh (4,5,0,0); Crawford (7,0,1,0); LMarsh (6,9,3,1); MKading (5,2,0,2); Wardyn (0,0,0,0); Rogers (4,3,1,0); Littler (0,2,0,2); Kunkle (0,0,0,0); Hanson (0,0,0,0); Richter (2,1,0,0)

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