Ryan Adolphson turned in arguably the best
individual performance of the tournament thus far with his 28
points and 20 rebounds on 11-19 shooting. Abingdon-Avon
(9-3) was all over Monmouth-Roseville (7-6) in this quarterfinal
matchup. The Tornadoes never surrendered their lead in
this one. The Titans shot well in the second half, but it
wasn't able to overcome their first half shooting woes.
The first quarter was all Abingdon-Avon. They led
Monmouth-Roseville 22-5 leading into the second quarter.
helped spell the Titans, as they took the second quarter 15-13.
The Tornadoes convincingly won the rebounding battle 39-26 and
points in the paint by a count of 42-24. The Titans shot
just 6-23 (26%) in the first half. They were playing catch
up after that.
Abingdon-Avon was led by Ryan Adolphson's
gem. He had a double double in just the first half.
The Tornadoes also had in double figures two other players
(Kaden Jones with 11 points and Graham Struhs also with 11
points). Lukas Tinkham had seven rebounds and TJ Meyers
had a game-high seven assists to complement his nine points.
Struhs swiped five steals.
were led by Rashan King's 13 points and five rebounds.
Also notable scoring for the Titans were Quincy Talivaa with
nine and Connor Olson with eight.
Abingdon-Avon moves on
to the semifinals to meet the Rockets of Rockridge in Game 21
(tomorrow, 1:00pm). Monmouth-Roseville moves into the 5th
place trophy semifinals with a matchup due against Liberty in
Game 19 (tomorrow, 9:00am).
December 27, 2019