Andover Central is just too much for ACHS hoops teams

Arkansas City High School junior Elise Brewer drives into the pain with Andover Central sophomore Gracie Hett defending Tuesday night in The Dawg Pound.

The Arkansas City High School girls basketball team returned from an 18-day Christmas break with the tough task of facing Andover Central.

Unfortunately for the Lady Bulldogs, the result was similar to pre-Christmastime, a 55-21 loss to the Lady Jaguars in The Dawg Pound.

The Lady Bulldogs (0-6, 0-3 AV-CTL D-II) trailed 22-0 after the first quarter and opened the game on a 26-1 run before settling for a 30-7 halftime advantage.

Ark City was just 2-of-19 shooting from the floor in the seven-point first half and finished at 17.9 percent (7 of 39) from the floor and 5 of 13 from the foul line.

Espy Daniels drained a pair of 3-pointers in a nine-point effort to lead Ark City.

Brittany Harshaw and Maddie Amekporfor scored 20 points apiece to lead the Lady Jaguars (5-1, 4-0), who went 14 of 19 from the line.

 

Andover Central 55, Ark City 21

Andover Central2281510—55

Arkansas City0795—21

 

ANDOVER CENTRAL (5-1, 4-0)

Brittany Harshaw 5-14 7-9 20, Maddie Amekporfor 7-11 6-7 20, Bailey Wilborn 4-8 0-0 8, Ellie Stearns 1-6 1-2 3, Katie Boline 1-3 0-0 2, Brayden Wheatley 1-1 0-0 2, Jaden Newfarmer 0-4 0-0 0, Mallorie Reimer 0-0 0-0 0, Briauna Young 0-0 0-0 0, Aniyah Bethea 0-0 0-0 0, Abby Jackson 0-0 0-0 0, Carli Parker 0-1 0-0 0, Kellyn Rogers 0-0 0-0 0, Alli Hickerson 0-0 0-1 0, Jenna Lambertz 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 19-48 14-19 55.

ARKANSAS CITY (0-6, 0-3)

Espy Daniels 3-11 1-3 9, Braylee Ruyle 1-4 1-2 3, Spirit Frazier 1-1 1-2 3, Elise Brewer 1-6 0-0 2, Kalli Viegra 1-1 0-0 2, Kamri Pool 0-1 1-2 1, Emma Badley 0-1 1-2 1, Ellie Messenger 0-7 0-0 0, Jayden Perot 0-1 0-0 0, Maya Burley 0-4 0-0 0, Kaylee Dykstra 0-0 0-0 0, Landry Biddle 0-0 0-0 0, Ayanna Jennings 0-0 0-0 0, Olivia Pride 0-2 0-2 0. Totals 7-39 5-13 21.

 

3-Point goals: Andover Central 3-16 (Harshaw 3-8, Wilborn 0-2, Newfarmer 0-2, Stearns 0-4); Ark City 2-10 (Daniels 2-8, Ruyle 0-1, Burley 0-1). Rebounds: Andover Central 37 (Amekporfor 15); Ark City 34 (Pool 8). Assists: Andover Central 7 (Newfarmer 3); Ark City 4 (Ruyle 2). Steals: Andover Central 15 (4 with 3); Ark City 4 (Ruyle 2). Blocks: Andover Central 4 (4 with 1); Ark City 0. Turnovers: Andover Central 10, Ark City 22. Fouled out: None. Total fouls: Andover Central 14, Ark City 17.

 

Boys

A slow start doomed the Ark City boys in a 58-39 home loss to Andover Central.

The Bulldogs (3-3, 1-2 AV-CTL D-II) trailed 18-8 in the first quarter and 28-17 at halftime.

Ark City shot just 31.8 percent (14 of 44) in the game, including 4 of 20 from 3-point range. The Bulldogs were outrebounded 36-27, and although they committed just one more turnover (13-12) than Andover Central, they lagged behind 17-6 in points-off turnovers.

Doug Stewart finished with 12 points and Jamauri Jordan added nine points off the bench for Ark City, which outscored the Jaguars (3-3, 3-1) 16-2 from the bench.

Xavier Bell led all scorers with a 23-point, 15-rebound double-double for Andover Central. Kaden Wilson (15) and Shomari Parnell (11) also scored in double figures for the Jags, who shot 57.9 percent (11 of 19) in the first half.

 

Andover Central 58, Ark City 39

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Arkansas City891012—39

 

ANDOVER CENTRAL (3-3, 3-1)

Xavier Bell 10-20 0-1 23, Kaden Wilson 6-8 0-1 15, Shomari Parnell 4-5 2-2 11, Jerome Washington 2-3 2-2 7, Brigdon Stupka 1-1 0-0 2, Ty Herrmann 0-1 0-0 0, Matt Macy 0-4 0-0 0, Jacob Taylor 0-2 0-0 0, Trey DeGarmo 0-3 0-0 0, Zion Young 0-1 0-0 0, Kyren Parrott 0-1 0-0 0, Matt Sears 0-0 0-0 0, Skyler Clevenger 0-0 0-0 0, Max Holcomb 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 23-50 4-6 58.

ARKANSAS CITY (3-3, 1-2)

Doug Stewart 4-7 2-2 12, Jamauri Jordan 3-9 3-6 9, Brock Merz 1-7 2-2 4, Cadon Clark 1-4 0-0 3, Haden O’Toole 1-5 0-0 3, Andrew Schnackenberg 1-3 0-0 2, Trevor Pierce 1-2 0-0 2, Gabe Welch 1-2 0-2 2, Taylor Kilpatrick 1-3 0-0 2, Dax Givens 0-1 0-0 0, Owen Bucher 0-0 0-0 0, Gabe Skibbe 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 14-44 7-12 39.

 

3-Point goals: Andover Central 8-23 (Wilson 3-5, Bell 3-6, Parnell 1-1, Washington 1-2, Herrmann 0-1, Parrott 0-1, Holcomb 0-1, Taylor 0-2, Macy 0-4); Ark City 4-20 (Stewart 2-5, Clark 1-2, O’Toole 1-4, Welch 0-1, Givens 0-1, Jordan 0-1, Skibbe 0-1, Kilpatrick 0-2, Merz 0-3). Rebounds: Andover Central 36 (Bell 15); Ark City 27 (Jordan 7). Assists: Andover Central 6 (Bell 2, Macy 2); Ark City 7 (Jordan 2). Steals: Andover Central 9 (Parnell 3); Ark City 2 (Jordan 1, Pierce 1). Blocks: Andover Central 2 (Washington 1, Bell 1); Ark City 1 (Schnackenberg). Turnovers: Andover Central 12, Ark City 13. Fouled out: None. Total fouls: Andover Central 14, Ark City 17.

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