Chargers' Girls Improve to 6-4 With Win at Madrid
A second quarter in which the Madrid girls scored a single point proved to be a major factor in the ACGC 40-27 win over the Tigers. Madrid had managed to take a 10-9 first quarter lead before the Chargers' defense slammed the door shut.
Madrid continues its winless season as its record now stands at 0-10. The Chargers' record improved to 6-4 as the team has reached the halfway point in the season.
After a sluggish first quarter ACGC took control and built a nine point lead at 20-11 by halftime. Alaina Bunde netted six points in the quarter and Mercedes Richter added five which included a three point basket.
The Chargers' lead increased during the third quarter which ended with ACGC leading by a 28-15 margin. Bunde came up with five points and Saige O'Brien knocked down a trifecta from long distance.
The fourth quarter was played evenly with each team scoring twelve points to reach the final of 40-27. O'Brien hit two three pointers and Richter added a third for the visitors.
O'Brien paced the Chargers' scoring with 14 points, while Bunde also scored in double figures with 11 points. Richter tallied 8, with Taylor Carlson and Reagan Carney each scoring 3, and Presley Buttler 1.
Unofficial shooting percentages show the Chargers made 14 of 52 shots for 27% and 5 of 12 free throws for 42%. Both percentages are considerably lower than season averages.
ACGC coach Brad Baudler's comments were brief and to the point when he said, "The girls seemed tired tonight. Just glad we won it."
Official statistics statistics were not available and will be added when they become so.
Score by quarter:
ACGC 9 11 8 12--40
Mad 10 1 4 12--27