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SENTINEL TRIBUNE AREA FOCUS Wednesday, December 21, 2011 Page 9 B-Squad Girls Fall Charger girls win first game of season to Adrian in aT Chargers had a hard points inthefirsthalfand By Adam Kletscher Last Tuesday, December 13, the girls headed to Adrian to take on the Dragons. The Chargers played well in the first half, but struggled once again to get going offensively. The Chargers fell behind, trail- ing 22-15 at the break. In the second-half, the Chargers made the neces- sary adjustments and came out ready to play. The girls found themselves back in the game with only minutes remaining. The Chargers tied the ball game 40-40 but time ran out forcing the game into overtime. In overtime, the Chargers went back and forth with the Dragons, but free throws won the game for Adrian. The Chargers lost 46-43. Elizabeth Woelber led the Chargers with 18 points, 3 assists, and 1 steal. Kaylee Mischke added 10 points, 4 rebounds and 1 steal. Pakou Vue 9 points, 2 steals. Mady Johnson 6 points, 3 assists, 2 steals. WWG 28 Edgerton 36 Friday night, December 16, the Chargers took on the Edgerton Dutchmen at home. The Chargers had a difficult time slowing down a very tall and physical Dutchmen team. The Chargers trailed 20-9 at halftime. T h e B-Squad once again came out ready to play in the sec- ond half. The Chargers stepped up their pressure defense nabbing 18 steals from the Dutchmen. The girls fought back and trailed by only 5 points with seven minutes remaining in the game. Ultimately, flee throw shooting plagued the Chargers as they fell to the Dutchmen 36 - 28. Kaylee Mischke played a stellar game scoring 7 points, grabbing 10 rebounds, and collecting 4 steals. Abby Herding added 7 points, and 2 steals. Mady Johnson 5 points, 4 steals, 6 rebounds. Pakou Vue 4 points, 5 steals, 2 assists, 4 rebounds. Elizabeth Woelber 3 points, 2 rebounds. McKenzie DePrez 2 points, 2 steals. Charger boys win one, lose one By Coach Pat Merrick After getting out muscled and beaten in a tough game against MLBO, the Boys Basketball B Squad looked to get back in the win col- umn at Windom against a larger Eagles squad. The boys started out the game with strong defense and a surprising full court zone. Leading scorers again were Matt Otto with 16 (an impressive 9-11 from the line) and Brody Williams with 13. Reed Bakken added 6. Aaron Hass put in 4 and Tristen Joel and Shane Buchman added a bucket each. Reed and Matt each pulled down 6 boards to lead the team. Overall the team had 11 steals and 8 assists to help cement a 43-33 win. On Friday the team head- ed to Cottonwood for the annual Candy Cane Classic. After watching the Varsity handle the Lincoln Hi var- sity, it was the boys turn. The first half was marred with miscues and sloppy plays however at half time the team took a 24-15 lead into the locker room. However, the sloppy play continued and the Chargers were handed their second loss of the season 46-39. Leading scorers were Shane with 12 and Matt with 10. On Saturday the team took on a well manned Lakeview team. Short handed and injured, the Chargers fell back on what we do best. Play in-your- face defense and run. With 1:09 left in the game, the boys were rewarded with their first lead and cemented it with free throws to win 41-35. Shane and Matt again lead with 14 and 12 respectively. Brody added 5, Reed 4 and Mitchell and Walker each added 3. Shane had 7 steals and Mitchell added 5 to help the team to an amazing 19 steals. Sam Jackels, and the entire bench helped the Chargers return to the style of basketball that seems to fit the team, "play hard, don't worry about pretty, just win" Charger Anne Woelber put up an uncontest- ed shot against Edgerton last Friday night. By Sheryl Woelber, coach The WWG Girls Basketball team defeated a much improved MLBO team for their first win of the sea- son on Thursday, December 8 in Westbrook. The final score was 47-43. The Chargers came out strong, scoring well and containing the Wolverines inside game. WWG was up by 15 points at one time but MLBO start- ed a run right before half- time cutting into the Chargers lead. The halftime score was WWG 31, MLBO 20. The Wolverines came out ready to play ball and were able to shut the Chargers down offensively. time defending MLBO's outside shooters and lost their 11 point lead. The Chargers never trailed, but MLBO made it an interest- ing game! Karley Deprez sealed the game with 2 free- throws and was the leader with 14 points, 10 rebounds and 3 steals. Dayna Comnick followed with 13 points and 5 rebounds while teammate Paige Erickson added 8 points, grabbed 7 rebound and came away with 7 steals. The Chargers then trav- eled to Adrian on Tuesday, December 13 to take on the Dragons. Again, the Chargers came out on fire and played aggressive defense to take a haiftime lead of 26-23. The tempo of the game soon changed after halftime and the Chargers found themselves down by 8 points and were never able to get closer to the Dragons. The final score was Adrian 57, WWG 43. Leaders for the Chargers included Maddie Frank with 11 points, Erickson with 10 points, Deprez with 8 points and 7 rebounds and Anne put up 30 points on the scoreboard behind the hot hand of Comnick who scored 13 points in the half, includ- ing 3 three-point shots. WWG took a commanding halftime lead of 30-12. Again, the tone of the game changed in the second half as Edgertons Lindsey Drooger came out of the lockeroom on fire. She hit 5 three pointers in the second half, making the game very interesting! The Chargers were able to outlast the Dutchmen even though many fouls were called in the game. WWG finished the game with 21 fouls and Edgerton finished with 24 fouls. The final score was WWG 60, Edgerton 49. Leaders for the Chargers were Comnick with 18 points, Woelber with 14 points, 6 rebounds and 5 steals, Erickson with 12 points, 5 rebounds, 3 steals, and 3 assists and Frank con- tributed 12 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Deprez grabbed 5 rebounds and chipped in 3 points while Katie Dusek grabbed 4 WWG Charger Elizabeth Woelber reached for a loose ball against Edgerton last week. WWG Charger Paige Erickson put up a shot against Edgerton last Friday night. Woelber chipping in 8 points. The Chargers returned home on Friday, December 16 to take on the Edgerton Flying Dutchman and were able to come away with a nice win. Again, WWG came out with outstanding defense and were able to hold the Dragons to 12 rebounds. The Chargers are now 2-3 on the season and 2-2 in the Red Rock Conference. Their next game is Thursday, December 22 at home vs Lakeview. Chargers pick up first viq::tory CLASSIFIED ADS WORK FOR You By Derrick Jenniges, coach Windom 88 WWG 40 Last Tuesday evening, December 13, the WWG Boys Basketball team trav- eled to Windom to play the Eagles. Windom held a dis- tinct advantage in the height department and took advan- tage of it throughout the game. WWG struck first on a corner three pointer from Aaron Hass and kept pace with the Eagles for the games first 12 minutes. With just over six minutes to play the Chargers trailed 28-19, but Windom strung together a series of fast breaks and offensive rebounds to build a 48-26 lead at halftime. WWG continued to struggle find- ing ways to get rebounds in the second half and had a difficult time converted any offensive opportunities at the Windom lead grew larg- er and larger. The Chargers scored just 14 points in the second half. Windom grabbed almost 30 more rebounds than the Chargers. Taylor Lindaman led the Chargers scoring column with 15 points. Aaron Hass scored 9 points, Alex Knutson 7, Jacob Comnick 4, Reed Bakken 4, and John Elzenga 1. WWG 65 Lincoln HI 43 Friday night, December 16, the Chargers went to Cottonwood for the first round of the 6th annual Candy Cane Classic. The first round opponent was the Lincoln HI Rebels. It was a different WWG team that took the floor. The Chargers played the full 36 minutes with confidence, poise, and determination. Jacob Comnick controlled the opening tip for WWG and then proceeded to score on the Chargers first posses- sion. Taylor Lindaman fol- lowed with a driving layup and the Chargers had a quick lead that they would never relinquish. WWG built a 20-5 lead halfway through the first half, thanks to some balanced scoring as seven Charger players scored in the half. WWG continued to dominate the first half and led 36-17 at the break. In the second half the Chargers withheld a Rebel comeback as Lincoln HI cut the lead to 11, but a pair of baskets by Aaron Hass swung the momentum in the Chargers favor and Lindaman made six out of six free throws to hold the lead at different times in the half. When the final buzzer sounded, WWG had earned its first victory of the season 65-43. The Chargers grabbed almost 40 rebounds in the game and forced the Rebels into 22 turnovers. WWG shot a season high 42% from the field. Lindaman led the offensive attack with a career high 26 points. Alex Knutson added a career high 12 points to go along with 3 steals and 4 assists. Jacob Comnick picked up a double double with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Andy Merrick scored 4 points and grabbed a career high 9 rebounds. Aaron Hass scored 8 points and got 7 rebounds. The Chargers got great play off the bench from John Elzenga (6 points, 3 steals) and Reed Bakken (7 rebounds) in a great all around effort. SSC 55 WWG 43 Saturday evening, December 17, the Chargers went back to Cottonwood for the Candy Cane Classic championship versus con- ference rival Southwest Star Concept. The matchup was a repeat from last season championship and marked the fourth time in five years the teams had competed for the tournament's top honor. The Quasars jumped out to a quick 9-0 lead and built a 21-4 advantage at the 6:22 mark before the Chargers were able to create any momentum. WWG fought their way back into the game with a nice 11-6 run to end the half. The Chargers had a difficult time finding open shots on the offensive end, lost the rebounding battle in the first half, and went into the locker room trailing 27-15. SSC scored the first couple baskets of the second half, but the Chargers showed no signs of giving in and eventually cut the lead to 11 points, while having possession of the ball inside five minutes to play. However, WWG was unable to cut the lead into single digits as SSC was able to hold off the Chargers charge in a very physically played game. Comnick, Hass, and Knutson each had 12 points for the Chargers. Bakken 3, Lindaman 2, and Merrick 2 rounded out the scoring for WWG. The Chargers grabbed a season high 17 offensive rebounds, but shot under 30% from the field in a game which they battled for possession in the final 24 minutes of play. In the end it was the shaky start that spelled defeat for the Chargers, but not without showing signs of improve- ment and a never give up attitude that will take them far throughout the course of the season. The Chargers will play at Comfrey on January 3 and get back home for a game versus Fulda on Friday, January 6. 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