Abingdon-Avon Team Info
Eureka Team Info
Abingdon-Avon outscored Eureka in every quarter to advance to
the quarterfinals of the Macomb-Western Holiday Tournament by
the final count of 41-28. The victory ended an eight-game losing
streak in first round games for Abingdon, and it was the first
such victory for the A-Town consolidation in five tries.
The Eureka Hornets (3-6) gave the
Tornadoes (7-2) a run, especially in the first half. Eureka
trailed by just four points (20-16) at the break despite cold
shooting. After A-Town grabbed a 5-2 lead, the Tornadoes’
advantage bounced back-and-forth from three to one 14 times
A-Town finally took charge in the third
quarter by establishing a post presence with Ryan Adolphson and
Calen Mahr. The Tornadoes scored three baskets off offensive
rebounds as well in the third to open a 29-20 advantage that
proved to be insurmountable for Eureka.
The A-Town lead eventually swelled to 14
with just under three minutes to play following a 13-5 run. The
Tornadoes controlled the game defensively, holding the Hornets
to 29 percent shooting (12-for-41) and 0-for-8 on three-point
attempts. The were led by Adolphson’s 10 points and seven
boards. Hunter Darst grabbed seven caroms from the guard
position helping A-Town to a 30-22 rebounding edge.
Eureka was led by Keegan Zimmerman with
seven points and four rebounds and Jake Bachman with six points,
five boards, and three steals.
Eureka will face off with Rockridge at 9:00 am in the
consolation bracket on Friday, while A-Town will get a rematch
with unbeaten Farmington at 5:00 pm in the quarterfinals.
Farmington downed A-Town 61-40 in Abingdon on December 1.
December 28, 2017