Chargers Win Big, 95-61; Marsh Breaks Own Record
The ACGC boys' basketball team "lit it up" Monday night when it put ninety five points on the scoreboard and also saw Ben Marsh break his own school record with a thirty two point performance. The Chargers defeated the Knights of Woodward Academy, 95-61, in a WCAC contest played on the Charger hardcourt.
The Chargers scored better than twenty points in every quarter in chalking up its fourteenth win of the season. The Chargers never trailed in this one, as Miles Kading scored the first Charger points just six seconds into the game. Five Chargers scored in the opening frame, with Marsh, Jedd Weinkoettz, Noah Kading, and Brock Littler also entering the scorebook to the tune of twenty six total points.
By halftime the home team had increased its lead to better than twenty points at 48-27. Marsh had a huge first half with a twenty two point output. Miles Kading and Weinkoetz had eight and six points respectively. The Chargers shot 47% from the floor, connecting on eighteen of thirty eight shot attempts. They were three for three from the charity stripe--the only free throws they shot for the entire game.
The good shooting continued into the second half when ACGC hit 50% of its field goal attempts in the third quarter and 65% in the final eight minutes of the game. Overall, the Chargers had a very good shooting night, connecting on 40 of 72 shots for 56%.
Four Chargers ended up in double figures, led by Marsh's 32 points. The junior broke his own single game record with 5:30 remaining in the contest when he score a deuce to make the game score 80-44. Also scoring in double figures were Miles Kading with 18, Noah Kading with 15, and Anthony Solorzano with 11.
Marsh and Miles Kading led the Chargers in rebounding with nine boards each, while the elder Kading handed out seven assists. Marsh also had four steals to his credit.
"I feel like we did a nice job of getting out on the fast break and speeding up the pace of the game," ACGC coach Lance Kading commented about his team's performance. "Our guys have a lot of faith in each other and are doing an excellent job of finding the open man, and that leads to a lot of assists, more balanced scoring, and improved offensive efficiency. It makes us a lot harder to guard when the defense can't key on just one or two guys."
Score by quarter:
WA 16 11 15 19--61
ACGC 26 22 21 26--95
ACGC statistics: (TP-REB-ASTS-STLS) Marsh(32-9-3-4) Solorzano(11-2-2-1) Bunde(3-2-1-0) MKading(18-9-7-1) NKading(15-4-0-1) Jacobe(0-1-0-0) Littler(5-1-8-1) Spack(0-0-1-0) Policky(2-0-0-0) Weinkoetz(9-8-3-0)