West Hancock Info
The Tornadoes of Abingdon-Avon (10-4) found
themselves in a 25-21 deficit at halftime of the 3rd place game
against the Titans of West Hancock (9-5). They closed that
gap and left the third quarter tied 35-35. With the
momentum, the Tornadoes took over and closed out strong, winning
by eight. Abingdon-Avon takes home the 3rd place trophy
and the Titans -- after winning the tournament title the last
two years -- will still leave with hardware.
This was a tale of two halves, both on the scoreboard and the
stat sheet. West Hancock shot 11-18 (61%) and
Abingdon-Avon shot 9-25 (36%) in the first half. In the
second half, however, the roles flipped. Abingdon-Avon
shot 9-16 (56%) and West Hancock shot 5-16 (31%) in the final
two quarters. The lead changed hands seven times and the
largest lead was the Tornadoes' eight points at the final
The Tornadoes were led in scoring by All-Tournament veteran Ryan
Adolphson, who scored 22 points. Graham Struhs added eight
points of his own. Adolphson also had a game-high eight
rebounds. TJ Meyers and Struhs tied with four assists
The Titans were also led by an All-Tournament veteran: Last
year's MVP Drake Hammel. He had 11 points. Hammel
and Drew Martens tied for the team-lead with seven rebounds.
Hammel also led his team with four assists and six blocks.
Though it isn't the hardware they've been used to recently, West
Hancock will have a 4th place trophy to prove their efforts.
Abingdon-Avon will end the tournament with a win and a 3rd place