GRAND ISLAND — Adams Central head coach Zac Foster stressed that his team maintain composure throughout its game on Tuesday, regardless of the circumstances.
The Patriots practiced what their coach preached throughout their 61-46 win over Wood River (14-9) in a Class C1-9 subdistrict tournament semifinal game played at Northwest.
Leading 28-25 at halftime, Adams Central (14-11) started the third quarter on a 7-0 run. The Patriots forced two straight Eagles’ turnovers that led to a Garrett Sittner 3-pointer and another layup. Freshman David Bohlen went coast-to-coast for another layup, and with under six minutes left in the third, Adams Central had a 35-28 lead.
Wood River would be held to just 1-of-10 shooting in the third quarter and committed five turnovers, as Adams Central outscored the Eagles 14-3 in the period to take a 42-28 lead heading into the fourth.
“Composure is one thing that we talk about, whether we’re up 10 or minus 10,” Foster said.