With homecoming festivities taking place, the Indians had the opportunity of playing the first game of the night Friday against the Metcalfe County Hornets.
After a slow start and some turnovers, the Indians got on track and came away with the 62 to 50 victory.
“We did not play as well as we would’ve liked but it was still good to get the win,” Coach Mark Fudge said. “Not having school and also having homecoming created some circumstances that might have affected our focus for the game.”
Zach Hutchison scored seven of the first nine points for Adair County as they got out to a 9 to 2 lead. Hutchison scored 10 of his 15 points on the night in the first quarter to help them to a 24 to 10 lead after the first quarter.
The second quarter was a tough fought one for both teams as they remained even throughout and Metcalfe County chipped a small portion of the lead away with the Indians leading 37 to 25 at the half.
The Hornets pulled even closer in the third quarter and cut the lead down nine points. Adair County led 48 to 39 going into the fourth quarter and found a way to maintain the lead and hold on for the win.
“Give Metcalfe County a lot of credit,” Coach Fudge said. “Their guys really played hard.”
Matt Fudge scored 18 points to lead the way for the Indians and Hutchison and Ty Bennett each had 15 points to help Adair County get the victory.
Adair County improves to 11-6 on the season and will play two games this week. Tonight the boys will host Russell County and Friday night they will be on the road to take on Nelson County. Next Tuesday they will also be on the road to play neighboring Taylor County.
Indians take down the Hawks
Last Tuesday night, Jan. 14, the Adair County Indians traveled to Larue County to take on the Hawks in 5th Region action. After a close start, the Indians pulled out the 51 to 38 win.
“This was a very good road win,” Coach Fudge said. “I felt like this was one of our best defensive games of the season. We did a good job in both our man-to-man and zone defense.”
The first quarter came to a close with the score tied at 6 to 6 and the Indians took a 20 to 16 lead into halftime. In the third quarter, the Indians stretched their lead out a little further and led by nine points after three quarters with the score at 37 to 28.
Free-throw shooting was a key factor for the Indians in the fourth quarter as they hit 12 of 15 attempts while hitting 14 of 19 for 74 percent for the game. With the made free-throws, Adair County was able to hold on to the lead and come out on top.
“It was also good to see our guys step up and make foul shots late in the game; that was critical for us to win,” Coach Fudge added.
Ty Bennett had 15 points and six rebounds on the night to lead the way for the Indians, followed by Matt Fudge with 11 and Chance Melton with 10 points.
The win improved the Indians record to 10-6 on the season.