Chargers' BB Teams Sweep Glidden-Ralston
The ACGC basketball teams stepped aside from conference play last Thursday and also stepped away from their home court in Guthrie Center to the hardcourt at the ACGC junior high building. Both girls' and boys' teams found the move to their liking as they won big over the Wildcats. The Chargers' girls prevailed by a 63-32 margin and the boys also won handily, 66-26.
It didn't take long for the ACGC girls to show their dominance when it took a 21-7 lead after the first quarter. By the halftime break the lead was extended to 32-13. The Chargers came up with a balanced attack, with nine different players scoring in the half, led by Alaina Bunde's seven points and Reagan Carney's six.
ACGC used a full court press during much of the game which caused numerous turnovers by the Wildcats, resulting in Charger scores. The second half point totals were similar to the first half, with the hosts outscoring the visitors 32-21.
Richter and Carney led the scoring for ACGC with 14 and 10 points respectively, while Alaina Bunde and Sophie Dorsey each totaled 9. Bunde led the team in rebounding with 8 boards and Dorsey dished out 7 assists. Dorsey and Richter each had 3 steals.
As a team the Chargers made 22 of 54 field goal attempts for 41% which included 8 three pointers out of 25 tries. They also connected on 11 of 17 free throws for 65%.
"I thought we really played good defense and got after it," ACGC coach Brad Baudler said following the win.
"It was also one of our best offensive games where we moved the ball and hit open shots. I was impressed with how we were able to get into and out of our different offenses."
The win evens the girls' record at 2-2 for the season.
The boys' game was equally one sided, with the Chargers dominating from the get go racing to a 17-5 first quarter lead and expanded the lead to 38-12 by halftime. The Charger defense did not allow the Wildcats to score in double figures in any quarter of the game.
G-R did not help its own cause, as it turned the ball over 23 times resulting in 32 points for the Chargers. ACGC took care of the basketball as it turned the ball over just 6 times in the contest.
Three Chargers hit double figures in scoring with Ben Marsh netting 20 points, Austin Kunkle 17 and Brock Littler 16. Miles Kading and Marsh each handed out 4 assists, while Littler came up with 5 steals, and Marsh grabbed 8 rebounds.
The team shot 39% from the field, connecting on 15 of 25 two point baskets and on 9 of 36 three point attempts. The team made 9 of 17 free throws.
"I really liked our defensive intensity," Charger mentor Lance Kading said of the game. "Anytime you can force twenty three turnovers, you have a good shot of winning the game.
" Twenty two transition points and fifteen assists on twenty four made free throws tells me we were looking to share the ball and looking to get great shots."
The victory gives the boys a 2-1 record for the season.
Girls' score by quarter:
G-R 7 6 7 12--32
ACGC 21 11 16 15--63
ACGC statistics: (TP-REB-ASTS-STLS) TCarlson(6-3-0-1) Dorsey(9-2-7-3) Carney(10-5-1-1) Bunde(9-8-0-1) O'Brien(2-2-1-1) Richter(14-4-1-3) EVan Meter(3-2-1-0) KCarlson(7-0-1-2) Lemke(1-3-2-0) Coffman(0-0-1-1) Hoover(0-0-0-1) Schreck(2-2-0-0) Buttler(0-0-0-0) PVan Meter(0-2-0-0)
Boys' score by quarter:
G-R 5 7 7 7--26
ACGC 17 21 19 6--66
ACGC statistics: (TP-REB-ASTS-STLS) Kunkle(17-0-3-1) Marsh(20-8-4-3) Solorzano(0-2-0-0) Bunde(0-4-0-0) MKading(9-4-4-4) NKading(0-2-0-1) PJacobe(0-3-0-0) Littler(16-2-1-5)
Chance(2-3-0-1) DJacobe(0-1-0-0) Weinkoetz(2-6-2-3)