Pleasantville Powers Way Past Chargers' Girls, 72-38
A less than stellar third quarter by the ACGC girl's basketball team sealed the deal for a visiting Pleasantville team in a game played on Friday night. Down by ten points at halftime, a five point third quarter by the Chargers put the game on ice for the Trojans en route to a 72-38 win.
The Chargers opened the game with a 5-0 lead thanks to a deuce by Alaina Bunde and a trey by Saige O'Brien. Mercedez Richter added four points to account for the other Charger scoring in the quarter. By end of the initial period, the Trojans had taken a 12-9 lead they would not surrender.
The second quarter found ACGC struggling from the field, connecting on just three of sixteen shots and seeing the deficit expand to ten points at 30-20.
O'Brien scored for the Chargers to open the third quarter, but the team added just five additional points to its total. Meanwhile, a twenty point quarter by the visitors increased their lead to 50-27.
Pleasantville had another twenty point quarter in the final frame--twenty two to be exact--to get to 72 points, while the Chargers ended up with 38 points.
O'Brien led the Charger scoring with 11 points, while Richter tallied 10.
ACGC had a rough shooting night, as the team connected on 14 of 58 shot attempts for 24% and made 5 of 14 free throws for 36%. The visitors shot 45% from the floor and 70% from the charity stripe.
Despite the one sided loss, Charger coach Brad Baudler found some positives in his team's play. "We ran our offense well and got the shots that we wanted. We just couldn't capitalize on our opportunities. I was happy with our effort and attitude."
With the loss, the Chargers' record falls to 10-10 for the season which includes a 7-7 mark in conference play.
Score by quarter:
Pl'Ville 12 18 20 22--72
ACGC 9 11 7 11-- 38