Indians complete busy summer


The Adair County High School boys’ basketball program has kept busy throughout the summer. Mark Fudge-coached Adair County has played 20 games over the offseason.

“The summer went pretty well,” Fudge commented. “We played 20 games and I had an opportunity to see several of our younger players perform. We played a lot locally and in Bowling Green. We also played games at LaRue County and Campbellsville.”

The Adair County boys’ basketball team lost a few players to various moves. Some other members of the Adair County boys’ basketball team were also involved in the sports of baseball and football and didn’t have an opportunity to compete in summer games.

Adair County plans to scrimmage Barren County during the 2013-14 preseason. The Indians and Trojans meet for a scrimmage annually. Fudge also said Adair County would likely play in a Campbellsville-hosted preseason event prior to the 2013-14 season tipping off.

During the regular-season, Adair County will host its own tournament Jan. 2-4. The Indians are also slated to play in another holiday tournament away from home.

Adair County, which exited the 2012-13 season with am 18-13 overall record, is the reigning 20th District champion. The Indians fell to LaRue County in the opening round of the 5th Region Tournament at Hart County.

After knocking off Marion County, Adair County fell to Taylor County in the 20th District Tournament title game. Taylor County outlasted the Indians 53-58 in overtime.

Adair County shot 44.7 percent (615-of-1375) from the field. The Indians shot 33.3 percent (171-of-514) from 3-point range.

Adair County was 331-of-473 (70 percent) from the free throw line.

The Indians, collectively, grabbed 827 rebounds.

Eighth-grade forward Chance Melton led Adair County in scoring and rebounding, averaging 12.4 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. Melton was one of two Adair County scorers to average double figures. Eighth-grade guard Kel Stotts averaged 11.4 points per game for the Indians. Stotts also averaged 2.7 rebounds, second most for the Adair County boys’ basketball team.

Matt Fudge (7.5 ppg), Ty Bennett (5.1 ppg), Jayden Willis (5.2 ppg), Zach Hutchison (3.8 ppg), Marshall Shelley (3.2 ppg), Jake Hixson (2.5 ppg) and Colton Back (2.1 ppg) were other leading contributors for the Indians.

Gabriel Alfaro, Tanner Pooler, Jacob Pooler, Aaron Taylor, Kyle Burton, Trevor Willis and Trent Jones also contributed for the Adair County varsity boys’ basketball unit.

Bennett led Adair County from long-range, connecting on 39-of-111 (35.1 percent) from beyond the arc.

Matt Fudge was Adair County’s most accurate free throw shooter as he drained 43-of-48 foul shots, shooting 89.6 percent.

Stotts shot 77 percent (94-of-122) from the free throw line.

Adair County enjoyed a pair of four-game winning streaks this season. The Indians won two or more games on six different occasions during their latest campaign.

Adair County ended the 2012-13 season with the 5th Region’s sixth-best record.

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