Third ranked AGWSR is known for it’s defense and it was on display during the tournament opener. Yielding an average of just under 22 points per game the Cougars limited sixth ranked New London 40-29 in a class 1A quarterfinal. Senior center Macy Ubben led AGWSR with 19 points and also added nine rebounds as the Cougars advance to the semifinal round with a 24-0 record.
Ubben says last year they lost in the first game and felt they had some unfinished business to take care of in this game. It was a hard fought opening half in which the Cougars led 17-14 at the half. They outscored New London 16-6 in the third quarter to take control.
New London coach Duane Blint says they didn’t shoot the ball very well, but the defense gave them a lot of trouble. He says they needed to hit a couple of 3’s, but that didn’t happen.
It was New London’s first trip to the tournament since 1999 and Blint says it was a great way for a talented group of seniors to end their career as they’ve set all kinds of school records and put the school back on the map in basketball.
New London ends the season with a record of 25-1.