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SENTINEL TRIBUNE Sporl:s Wednesday, January 14, 2004 Charger boys drop two Poor shooting and sloppy ball handling were the key reasons why the young Charger boys" team dropped two conference games last week. Shooting just under 30% for the week and aver- aging nearly 30 turnovers a game spelled bad news for WWG. It was the Edgerton Flying Dutchmen on the receiving end Tuesday night as the Chargers took an early 8-7 lead. but then the rims stopped cooperating and the ball bounced the wrong way. The Chargers trailed by 20 at halftime, but were able to get into a third quarter rhythm to cut into the lead but that would not be enough. The Chargers' defense surrendered the most points it has given up all season in a 77-44 loss to the Flying Dutchmen. The Chargers got good produc- tion down low as dake Wahl scored 14 points and Jake Severson added 13. Two nights later the Chargers traveled east for the first time this season to take on conference rival RRC. It was much the same story as the Chargers only mustered 33 points on 29% shooting and coughed the ball up 29 times to the Falcons. In the end it was the Falcons winning 65-33. For the third consecutive night freshman aake Wahl led the Chargers in scoring with 14 points, he also grabbed a team high 6 rebounds. Dominick Madson WWG Charger Jake Severson reached for a rebound against Edgerton last week. Boys' B- Squad By C6ach Dan Peterson Tuesday, Edgerton came to town to do battle with the local cagers. It was a hard- fought battle that found the Chargers ahead until the last 2 minutes of the game, eventually falling just short 42-45. Jon Kells led the Way with 13 points, followed by Dan Schneider going 5/5 for 10 points, Alex Johnson added 6, Prestin Parkei" and Jared Schmidt 4, Jordan Winter 3. and Josh Knakmuhs 2. Dan Schneider pulled down 6 boards, fol- lowed by Parker and Kells with 5. Brennan Enstad, Jon Ketls. and Zach Merrick each added 2 steals. Brennan Enstad dished out 4 assists followed by Zach Merrick with 3. The team shot 46% from the field and committed 18 turnovers. Thursday, the team made the short jaunt to Lamberton to take on a strong RRC team. The Chargers played a good first half down 24-19 but ran out of gas in the second half los- ing 32-49. Once again Jon Kells led in the scoring column with 7 points, followed by Alex Johnson and Zach Merrick 6, Prestin Parker 4, Jordan Winter 3, Layne Kockelmann, David Schulz, and Michael Jans added 2 Charger Jordan Dibble was well guarded by an Edgerton player last week played a solid all around game with 5 rebounds, 6 Westbrook steals, and 5 assists. Daniel Schneider made his first hosts 9th career start and was a defen- sive stopper holding one of Grade RRC top scorers to 10 points below his season average. Boys' Tournament each. Michael Jan's banker in the fourth quarter brought the crowd to its feet.' Brennan Enstad had a game high 9 rebounds, followed by Prestin Parker 7, with Jared Schmidt and Jon Kells adding 5 each. Alex Johnson and Jon Kells had 3 steals each. Parker also added 3 assists. The team shot 47% from the field, had 35 team rebounds, but committed 25 turnovers. Coach Peterson said after the game,'If we can just take better care of the ball, success will come, fif- teen or less is our goal every game." Boys' C- Squad By C6ach Dan Peterson Thursday, the Charger C-Squad tried to go 3-1 on the season but came up short 36-44. This was a well- played game by the young cagers. Layne Kockelmann had a tremendous night with 10 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, and only 1 turnover. Marcus Nelson and Jon Kells added 6 points, Zach Merrick and Jared Schmidt 4, David Sehulz, and Jordan Heinrich each added a 3-pointer. Jared Schmidt had a game high 9 rebounds. The team shot 50% from the field, tal- lied 29 rebounds, and com- mitted onb' 13 turnovers. Girls lose to Edgerton The Chargers dropped a tough game to Edgerton 45-39. Above Jamie after a loose ball. She had 19 points on the night. Below Andrea for a rebound against the Dutchmen last Friday night. By Coach Dan Peterson The WWG 8th grade boys' basketball team hosted a 4-team tournament with SWC. TMB, and RRC. In the first game of the day. the Chargers took on TMB. The boys came out cold and could never get into their game losing with much disappointment after lead- 7th grade ing for 3 quarters 47-59. Cold shooting, costly boys have turnovers, and weak offen- sive rebounding led to the busy week Jake Wahl tallied a The Chargers came out of the Christmas break to find themselves with a total of 4 games in 7 days. On Tuesday, the Fulda Raiders came to town. This was the first home game of the season and it turned out to be a good one. Fulda came out red hot and went into half time with an 8 point lead. However, the Chargers came back and outscored the Raiders 20-7 in the'second half to claim another victory. The team was led in points by Jace Jarmer with 12 and Derek Eichner with 8. Mso contributing were Theo Johnson, Josh Merrick, Justin Knakmuhs. and Dan McCellan. Defense dominat- ed the game, however, with 8 different players getting multiple rebounds and the team stealing the ball 10 times. On Friday, the team traveled to Lamberton to face RRC. In this game. the Chargers led early and never looked back. With defensive stops by Kyle Baumann and Colton Knudson, the team pushed their defense to its best play yet. Theo, Kyle, Josh, Derek all combined to stifle their perimeter players, while Dan, Jace, Justin, and Colton stopped the men inside. The freed Marcus Madson, Eric Olsem, Weston Dibble, and Nathan Wallman to roam the floor stealing the ball. On offense, Derek had his best game yet leading the team with 15 points. The team concluded the week by splitting games in the Fulda Tournament. A loss to Adrian was followed by a win over Edgerton. game high 19 points, 9 rebounds, and 3 steals. Prestin Parker added 13 points, while Zach Merrick contributed 6, Jon Kells 4, Layne Kockelmann 3, and Marcus Nelson 2. Parker added 7 rebounds and Zach Merrick dished out 6 assists. Coach Peterson com- mented after the game, '"]'his was a very disappoint- ing game as we felt we were the strongest team in the tournament, but you have to prove that on the court and we fell short today." The young Chargers rebounded after the loss, to soundly defeat SWC 53-41 scoring 21 points in the first quarter. Again, Jake Wahl had a game high 20 points, fol- lowed by Prestin Parker with 8, Marcus Nelson 6, Zach Merrick 4, Layne Kockelmann and Jordan Heinrich 2, while Paul Rupp added 1. Every member of the-team scored in this game. Prestin Parker pulled down 8 rebounds, Jon Kells 7, Jake Wahl 6, and Zach Merrick 4. The team had 13 steals with Jon Kells picking 5. Prestin Parker 4, and Jake Wahl 3. The team com- mitted 23 turnovers, an area that still needs work, 26 rebounds, and played a very determined game. Coach Peterson com- mented, 'q'he boys needed this win to go home on a pos- itive note. I'm proud of them!" CLASSIFIED ADS CALL 274-6136 OR 1-800-41 O- 1859 8th grade boys four games last wee By Coach Eric Larson The 8th grade Charger boys' basketball team came back from Christmas break to play four games this past week. The first was at home against Fulda. It was a well- played game by both teams with Fulda coming out ahead 24-31 Scoring for WWG were Austin Quade 8, Joe Doubler 7, Ben. Pacholl 5, and Will Spaeth 4. Game two took place in Lamberton against RRC. The Chargers came out flat in this one and never really recovered losing 21-35. Joe Doubler ted in scoring with 11 and Ben Pacholl, Will Spaeth. Austin Quade, and Jace Jarmer each added 2. Fulda Tournament This past Saturday the team headed to Fulda for their annual tournament. WWG was matched up with Adrian in the first round and came out ready to pla: If it hadn't been for their outside shooting, WWG would have been in the championship game. Unfortunately, Adrian hit four 3-pointers and defeated the Chargers by one, 31-30. Scoring in the game were Joe Doubler 13, Will Spaeth 8, Austin Quade 4, Andy Alcorn 3, and Ben Pacholl 2. The pitted WWG for the second week. After a toug h] the Chargers time getting it down 4-13 back, however, within 3 in the It wasn't Fulda won doW 24-35. Scoring ,eorn 10, Joe Will Spaeth 4, and Ben Bowlin! Traey Ladies Horner Auto Knakmuhs Ag:. 13 10 Landuyt Const. 7 M & K Const. 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