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A-W boys stop Alcester-Hudson, fall to Wolverines

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Westerners split a pair of road games at the end of last week, earning a 52-43 win over Alcester-Hudson last Thursday, then falling 77-30 to South O'Brien Friday.

A-W 52, Alcester Hudson 43

ALCESTER -- The Akron-Westfield boys kept an edge over Alcester-Hudson all game long to take the 52-42 win last Thursday.

The Westerners had a 13-8 lead after the first quarter and stretched it to a six-point lead at halftime, with the score 23-17, A-W.

"We had a strong third quarter to lead by 15 after the third quarter, 41-26," A-W coach Jon Harris said. "We had better transition and shot selection."

Alcester-Hudson tried to edge back, scoring 17 points to the Westerners' 11 in the final quarter, but A-W hung on to the lead to claim the win.

"Chance Hoffman dominated the defensive glass pulling down 13 rebounds; he also had 14 points," Harris said. "Kevin Carlson had six boards and nine points, and Caleb Colt had nine points."

Carlson also had three steals and Hoffman had two blocked shots for the night.

South O'Brien 77, A-W 30

PAULLINA -- The Westerners took a hard fall against South O'Brien, losing 77-30 on the road Friday.

"South O'Brien shot very well, making 11 three pointers, many of which were uncontested due to poor defensive rotations," A-W coach Harris said. "We actually cut down on our turnovers quite a bit and ran some sets better, but we shot the ball and defended very poorly allowing South O'Brien to get on a roll."

The Wolverines (9-6) powered out to a 22-5 lead in the first quarter and stretched the difference to 23 points by halftime, leading 39-16.

The Westerners couldn't dig themselves back out, scoring 10 points in the third quarter to South O'Brien's 23.

The third quarter score was 62-26 in the Wolverines' favor.

South O'Brien continued to run up the score, adding 15 points before the buzzer, holding A-W to four points in the final quarter.

The Wolverines had four in double figures, led by junior Bret Puhrmann, who came off the bench to score 17 points.

For Akron-Westfield, freshman Caleb Colt led with 11 points. Sophomore Kevin Carlson added six points for the Westerners.

Carlson and sophomore Joel Brenner each grabbed four rebounds, and Carlson added three assists and three steals.

With the loss on Friday, the Westerner's record moved to 2-13 for the season.

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