Cougars shoot past Indians in regional semifinal

Clarksville’s Mallory Hoodjer, right, challenges the shot of AGWSR’s Rachel Sicard on Friday, Feb. 16 at Ackley. (Kristi Nixon photo)

ACKLEY – When Class 1A eighth-ranked AGWSR opened with a 9-0 run to start this regional semifinal game against Clarksville, it was hard not to think the game was already decided.

The Indians responded with an 8-0 run of their own to trail only by one by the end of the second quarter.

However, the Cougars responded with a 15-5 second quarter and then opened the second half with three straight three-pointers, alternately between Mandy Willems and Aubrie Fisher, to then break it wide open in the eventual 55-28 AGWSR victory.

“Willems and Fisher are two of the best shooters in the state,” Clarksville coach Ross Timmermans said...

The full story runs in the Feb. 22 print edition of the Clarksville Star.