|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. The break 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.
Monmouth-Roseville’s Titans 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