AGWSR boys top H-D in opener

AGWSR's Alex Hames puts up a free throw on his way to scoring 30 points against Hampton-Dumont in the two team's non-conference opener last week. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)

ACKLEY — A break-out third quarter for AGWSR in which the Cougars turned Hampton-Dumont over for 10 points helped them to a 62-44 season-opening victory on Tuesday, Nov. 27.

Alex Hames emerged with 30 points, scoring all of those points off the turnovers and the defensive pressure for a break-out game against the Bulldogs.

“That really picked up our intensity,” AGWSR coach Russ Banzhaf said. “Third quarter, we played really well and we threw that press on them, center-middle (of the court), got some turnovers and really fed off that and sometimes defense gets you offense and that was the case tonight.”

The full story appears in the Dec. 5 print and online editions of the Hampton Chronicle.