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Girls Basketball: ACGC sinks Waska with 2nd-half surge sparks ACGC, 58-37

GLENWOOD -- Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City overcame a small halftime deficit by limiting Minnewaska to just four points in the second half as the Falcons remained unbeaten in the West Central South Conference after collecting a 58-37 win in girls basketball Monday.

The Falcons (11-0, 13-3) outscored the Lakers (3-9, 5-13) 29-4 in the second half after surrendering just two field goals in the first six minutes after halftime.

Miranda Hopp had 18 points, Lauren Kinzler 17 and Katie Knisley 14 to lead the Falcons' offense. Kinzler knocked down three 3-pointers and Hopp added nine rebounds and five steals.

Sarah Roering was the top scorer for the Lakers with eight points as Kaylee Jacobs, Sarah Faehnrich and Natalie Holte all added seven apiece.

ACGC 58, Minnewaska 37

ACGC (11-0, 13-3) 29 29 -- 58

Minnewaska (3-9, 5-13) 33 4 -- 37

ATWATER-COSMOS-GROVE CITY - 24-45 FG (4-10 3-pt); 6-13 FT; 26 rebounds; 11 fouls ... Scoring: Angela Blackwell 3, Lauren Kinzler 17, Chastity Pautzke 2, Katie Knisley 14, Jenna Peterson 4, Miranda Hopp 18 ... 3-point shots: Blackwell 1, Kinzler 3 ... Rebound leaders: Hopp 9 ... Assist leaders: none ... Steal leaders: Hopp 5

MINNEWASKA - 15-40 FG (1-9 3-pt); 6-10 FT; 24 rebounds; 18 fouls ... Scoring: Aundrea Johnson 2, Kaylee Jacobs 7, Allie Ostrander 6, Sarah Roering 8, Sarah Faehnrich 7, Natalie Holte 7 ... 3-point shots: Holte 1 ... Rebound leaders: Roering 8, Jacobs 6 ... Assist leaders: Roering 2 ... Steal leaders: Holte 2

Morris/CA 56, Paynesville 42

Jenna Nelson scored 14 points and Mary Rentz had 13 to lead the Tigers.

Jordan Spaulding's 14 points paced the Bulldogs, who also got 12 points from Bryanna Burg and eight from Jessica Solum.

Morris/CA (8-3, 12-5) 25 31 -- 56

Paynesville (0-10, 1-15) 19 23 -- 42

MORRIS/CHOKIO-ALBERTA - 18 FG (3 3-pt); 17-27 FT; rebounds not available; 15 fouls ... Scoring: Shadow Olson 3, Mary Rentz 13, Sarah Kuhn 7, Nicole Gillespie 5, Jenna Nelson 14, Hannah Sayles 2, Kelsey Greenwaldt 3, Erin Schieler 9 ... 3-point shots: Olson 1, Nelson 2 ... Rebound, assist, steal leaders not available

PAYNESVILLE - 13 FG (2 3-pt); 14-18 FT; rebounds not available; 18 fouls ... Scoring: Dena Hegg 4, Jordan Spaulding 14, Jessica Jimenez 2, Bryanna Burg 12, Jessica Solum 8, Jenny Kincade 2 ... 3-point shots: Burg 2 ... Rebound, assist, steal leaders not available

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