Spartans elude Cougar upset bid with 2nd-half offense

AGWSR's Grace Finger steps past Grundy Center's Maddie McMartin flying in to defend the Cougar freshman during Friday's game. (Jake Ryder/Mid-America Publishing)

GRUNDY CENTER – A very defensive-forward first half played right into the AGWSR girls basketball team’s wheelhouse.

Class 2A’s top-ranked Grundy Center girls answered with a bit more offensive fire in the second half of a 49-34 Spartan victory on Friday night.

Grundy Center (7-0, 5-0 NICL West) outscored AGWSR 33-19 after halftime. Hailey Wallis led the way with 17 points and eight rebounds. Kylie Willis scored 10 points, with all 10 coming in the second half, and Brooke Flater chipped in seven, with each bringing down four rebounds apiece.

“We didn’t execute really well on the offensive end tonight,” Grundy Center head coach Matt Lindeman said. “I do think at key times we were able to get good touches inside and finish some shots..."

The full story appears in the Dec. 19 print and online editions of the Hampton Chronicle.