Two Big Quarters Clinch Boys' Win Over G-R
Two monster quarters in which the ACGC boys' basketball team scored fifty three total points were enough for the Chargers to defeat Glidden-Ralston last night, 79-61, in a non conference game played in Glidden.
The Chargers scored twenty five points in the first quarter to take a 25-16 lead and came up with twenty eight scores in the third quarter to increase their lead to 64-45.
The third quarter was the key to the Charger win, as the Wildcats had closed their deficit to 36-31 by halftime. During the first half of the quarter ACGC scored a respectable nine points. It was the last four minutes of the quarter that were quite remarkable when the Chargers scored nineteen points!
They did it by converting on twelve of seventeen shots from the field that included two three pointers. All five starters scored in the quarter that saw the Chargers take that insurmountable
nineteen point lead.
AND, for the first time in Charger basketball history, all five starters scored in double figures!
Eli Kading led the pack with 22 points, followed by Charlie Crawford's 16. Ben Marsh tallied 12, with Lucas Marsh coming up with 11, and Miles Kading had 10.
The Chargers shot a very respectable 47% from the field, converting on 31 of 66 shot attempts that include 7 of 22 treys. They made 10 of 17 free throws for 59%. ACGC out rebounded the Wildcats by a 44-29 margin, with Lucas Marsh and Eli Kading grabbing 13 and 12 respectively.
The same duo led the team in assists with 4 each, and Crawford came up with 5 seals. The efforts by Eli and Lucas gave them double doubles, with each hitting double figures in both scoring and rebounding.
Charger coach Lance Kading had good reason to be pleased with his teams performance. "I thought we really shared the ball well. It's not very often that you see all five starters in double figures. We did a nice job of pushing the pace and scoring in transition. We outscored them thirty three to nine in transition points.
"Overall we shot the ball well, we rebounded well, and we made more free throws than our opponent attempted. That's a pretty good recipe for success, " Kading concluded.
Score by quarter:
ACGC 25 11 28 15--79
G-R 16 15 14 16--61
Charger statistics: (TP-REB-ASTS-STLS) EKading (22-12-4-1) BMarsh (12-6-1-2) Crawford (16-4-2-5) LMarsh (11-13-4-1) MKading (10-0-0-1) Rogers (2-3-2-1) Littler (2-0-1-2) Kunkle (4-1-0-0)
Hanson (0-1-0-0) Richter (0-1-0-1)