Milestones for AGWSR's Fisher, Gann


ACKLEY- Senior standout Aubrie Fisher and head coach Laurie Gann celebrated individual milestones as the AGWSR girls’ basketball team captured a lopsided 74-21 victory over North Tama to open post-season play here Wednesday.

The 12th-ranked Cougars routed the Red Hawks in the Class 1A regional quarterfinal game behind a night where Fisher was on fire.

Fisher scored a career-high 42 points as she had a hot-hand from the three-point arc, hitting 12-of-18 three-balls. The output was the exact number needed to reach the 1,000-career point plateau.

 “Aubrie started off missing the first five or so shots and then she just got into a zone and couldn’t miss,” stated Gann.

“It was a nice way to end her career on her home floor. She has worked hard to achieve the status she has got to with lots of gym hours to develop her shooting touch. It has been a struggle at times this season with all the junk defenses people have put on her. I knew she could get it this year it was just a matter of when it was going to happen,” added Gann.

Fisher has amassed 311 points this season after totals of 315 as a junior, 206 as a sophomore and 168 as a freshman.

The victory also gave Gann a big-round number of 400 wins against 209 losses in 24 seasons on the bench.

For the full story see Tuesday's edition of the paper.