Six letter-winners return for Chargers
The ACGC girls basketball program has strong numbers entering the 2017-18 season.
Thirty-five girls will make up the roster for head coach Aaron Dose, who is assisted by Dan Baker. The Chargers are coming off a 4-18 record a year ago.
Of the 35 girls out this winter, five are seniors, eight juniors, nine sophomores and 13 freshmen.
Returning with experience and letter-winners for the Chargers are seniors Madison Berger, Mady Smith and Morgan Meacham, juniors Savana Fuller and Sierra O’Brien, and sophomore Olivia Laabs.
Berger was the leading scorer for the Chargers last season with 8.6 points per game. She made a team-high 17 three-pointers and was one of the team’s top foul line shooters at 70.2 percent (40 of 57). Berger pulled down 43 rebounds, had a team-high 56 assists and 31 steals.
Meacham added 7.5 points a year ago and was the team’s leading rebounder with 128, 5.8 a game. She also had 27 steals.
Savana Fuller was the second-leading rebounder last season with 119, 5.4 per game. She also had 21 steals and averaged 2.3 points per game.
“Practice has gone well, every player is working hard and fighting for spots at the varsity, JV and freshmen level,” said head coach Aaron Dose.
The Chargers look forward to a Jamboree Thursday against Exira in Audubon and their own Meet the Charger night on Friday in Guthrie Center, Dose said. They will travel to Humboldt Saturday for a scrimmage.
ACGC opens the season on Monday, November 20 at Audubon in a jv-varsity girls game at 6:00 and 7:30 p.m.
The Chargers also have off the court responsibilities this season, one of them a Charger Pals Program.
“Each high school player will be mentoring a youth basketball player through activities, writing letters, and checking in on school work and other events,” Dose said.
The high school players will also undergo college prep and research sessions during team study tables this season.