2018 Game 1 Recap:  Abingdon-Avon vs. Jacksonville

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Abingdon-Avon Team Info
Jacksonville Team Info

Jacksonville and Abingdon-Avon tipped off the 73rd annual Macomb-Western Holiday Tournament Wednesday morning with the Tornadoes of A-Town (6-6) looking to advance to the second round and earn a potential second-round rematch of last year’s title bout with West Hancock.  Their plans were thwarted by the Crimsons of Jacksonville (2-9) who, with a 56-41 victory, secured their second win of the season and the first of this year’s tournament.

Jacksonville came to play in the tournament’s early game, outscoring Abington-Avon in every quarter of the contest.  The Crimsons dominated in the paint, outscoring A-Town 24-18, and also shot an impressive 52.9% from the floor for the game, compared to just 30% from the Tornadoes.

It wasn’t all roses for the home team on the scoreboard, however, as Jacksonville committed 19 turnovers thanks to 12 steals by the hands of A-Town.

Jacksonville was led in scoring by junior forward Carter Hays with 21 points.  Jordan White added nine points and had a team-high three assists and five steals.  Nick Cook had a game-high 12 rebounds and also contributed seven points.

Abingdon-Avon was led in scoring by Cayden Mahr with 15 and Kaden Jones added 12 points and five steals.  Other performances of note:  Ryan Adolphson with six points and 11 rebounds and Lukas Tinkham with a game-high five assists.

Jacksonville advances to take on the winner of West Hancock and Brown County, in the quarterfinals Thursday evening at 5:00 pm.  Abingdon-Avon will match up with the loser of that game, Thursday at 9:00 am.

Chris Derry
December 26, 2018
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