AHS girls win two more


By Michael Buhler

The Argonia Raiders girls basketball team spent last week proving that it can do more with less, winning both of its games by double-digit margins despite only playing five players.
That was especially on display in last Tuesday’s 59-18 win at Cunningham, where Argonia built up a 22-point halftime lead (32-10) and made it stand up despite not being able to rest any of it starters at any point.
“In the Cunningham game, we started out somewhat sluggish – and then played better as the game progressed,” Argonia coach Dixie Brewster said. “We didn’t shoot as well from the outside but managed to convert on a few steals and make our layups.”
The Raiders limited Cunningham to just six field goals in the entire game, while Brenna Booker and Chelsea Coleman each outscored the host Wildcats by themselves, as each tallied 21 points. Maya Jones added 12 points in victory.
Argonia is back on the court Jan. 4 at Burrton.
Argonia: Chelsea Coleman 21, Brenna Booker 21, Maya Jones 12, Abigail Harbin 3, Heidi McCurley 2.

Last Friday at South Barber, the Raiders led 16-11 at the intermission, but again stayed strong in the second half, outscoring the host Chieftains 16-8 in the final quarter to pull away for the 44-30 victory.
“The South Barber game was a game that was won because of our defense and free throws,” Brewster said. “We have struggled at the line up to now and so it was great to hit 11-of-15 from the line.”
Another positive from last Friday’s contest was that four of Argonia’s five players each scored at least eight points, led by 14 from Booker.
Argonia: Booker 14, Coleman 12, Jones 10, McCurley 8.