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ACGC Falcons go in a different direction

New head coach hopes to lead team in a better direction in 2019-20

ACGC girls basketball's Jeana Denton
ACGC's Jeana Denton pushes the ball up the floor in a game against BLHS last year at ACGC High School. Jake Schultz / West Central Tribune

GROVE CITY — Trevor Heining takes over as head coach at Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City.

Heining inherits a squad that went 2-12 in the West Central Conference and 3-21 overall.

The Falcons opened with a win over Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity (52-50) on Nov. 27. Their only other wins were over Montevideo (32-26 and 50-47).

Two starters return: Jeana Denton (5-foot-6, senior, guard) and Rachel Wilner (5-6, Sr., G). Denton averaged 8 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals per game last year. Wilner averaged 8.5 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 2 steals).

Another key senior to watch is Diamond Picotte (5-3, Sr., G).

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That trio hopes to make up for the loss of Lindsey Minnick, Brittney Schultz, Alex Schmidt and Bailey Wilner.

Last year’s team averaged 41 points per game and allowed 62.2. ACGC shot 29 percent from the field and 24 percent from 3-point range. It made 59 percent of its free throws. All those numbers must improve for the Falcons to have more success under Heining, whose assists are Misty langseth and Sarah Anderson.

This will be ACGC’s last year in the West Central. All of the school’s athletic programs, except for football, are headed to the Central Minnesota Conference next fall.

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