December 18, 2014
GIRLS BASKETBALL

AGS girls beat Oscoda in consolation game

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Lutz cuts off an Oscoda player en route to the basket.
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The crowd is zoned into the exciting first half between AGS and Oscoda.
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Morrison launches a shot as she's pushed by an Owls player.
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AGS coach Steve Gingerich gives Lyndsay Morrison some pointers during a free throw.
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AGS senior Emily Lutz passes the ball to Hood.
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Hood and Owls junior Ashley Scott jostle for position.
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AGS senior Norrita Hood looks for an outlet as she's draped on by an Oscoda player.
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WHITTEMORE — AuGres-Sims girls' basketball team beat the Oscoda Owls 43-23 in the Whittemore-Presccott Holiday Tournament consolation game on Dec. 23.

AGS coach Steve Gingerich said his team came out flat against the Owls, which he attributed to yesterday's physically draining game against the Cardinals. However, he said they settled in nicely as the game went along, even without one of its top players — Ashli Maser — who was out sick.

"We had better shooting from our role players," Gingerich said. "We're usually a 3-player team, but we played a good team game today."

On Dec. 22 in the opening game of the holiday tournament, Gingerich pulled the Wolverines off the court after he said he became frustrated with the degree of physical play that was allowed to continue even after two AGS players suffered bloody noses and another suffered with massive bruising on her legs.

"I wanted to talk to the refs (about the situation)," he said, adding the referees wouldn't speak to him, so he made the decision to pull the girls off the court.

"We were getting physically beat up," Gingerich said. "We had four starters out and two of the six girls left had four fouls. So we would have been done in another 30 seconds anyway."

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