Constant Chaos Leads to Win Over Woodward-Granger, 53-23
The ACGC girls' basketball team opened conference play with a convincing 53-23 win over Woodward-Granger last night on the Charger home court. A key factor in the lopsided win was the constant chaos created by a full court press that forced the Hawks into twenty three turnovers, while ACGC turned the ball over just twelve times for the game.
The locals steadily pulled away from the Hawks with quarter scores being 12-7, 28-15, 45-19, and the 53-23 final. The Hawks failed to score in double figures in any quarter while the Chargers scored in doubles in each frame.
Although W-G held an early 3-2 lead, two free throws by Reagan Carney with just under six minutes to go in the initial quarter gave ACGC a 4-3 lead it never surrendered. The Charger defense held the Hawks to five field goals in the first half and just two in the final two quarters.
Balanced scoring was another factor that contributed to the win, with three Chargers scoring in double figures. Carney led the scoring with twelve points, while Alaina Bunde and Mercedes Richter each tallied ten points.
Saige O'Brien grabbed five rebounds to lead in that category, while Carney and Bunde each had three assists. Carney completed her all around performance with four steals.
The Chargers did not have a great shooting night, with overall field goal percentage of 35% and a three point percentage of just 19%. The Hawks were held to seven field goals in twenty three attempts for 30%, while making just one three pointer for the game.
"I was very impressed by our defense and how we played as one," ACGC mentor Brad Baudler said after the win. "We got quite a few steals and allowed only four second chance opportunities.
"We didn't shoot great but ran great offense to get good shots. They will fall eventually. I was happy with our effort and how we played together."
The win evens the ACGC record at 1-1 on the season, while W-G falls to 1-3.
Score by quarter:
W-G 7 8 4 4--23
ACGC 12 16 17 8--53
Charger statistics: (TP-REB-ASTS-STLS) TCarlson(3-2-2-2) Dorsey(2-4-0-0) Carney(12-4-3-4) Bunde(10-4-3-0) O'Brien(0-5-1-0) EVanMeter(5-1-0-0) KCarlson(3-1-0-0) Lemke(6-1-0-2) Coffman(2-1-2-0) Hoover(0-1-0-0) Schreck(0-1-0-1) Richter(10-1-0-1) PVan Meter(1-0-0-0)