DONIPHAN — Resiliency. Perseverance. Confidence.
Jordan Slough and his Doniphan-Trumbull teammates showed all three characteristics Saturday night during their clash with Adams Central.
Slough, who had missed his first 11 field-goal attempts in the game, stepped up and banked in a 3-pointer from the top of the key, with a defender in his face, as time expired to lift the Cardinals to a 35-32 victory over the Patriots.
Defense dominated the game. The Class C-2 No. 10 Cardinals limited the C-1 No. 2 Patriots to just 13-for-39 shooting in the contest, while Adams Central held Doniphan-Trumbull to 13-for-40 shooting.
But, after Adams Central's Marc Brown knocked down a shot to tie the game 32-all with one minute remaining, the Cardinals advanced the ball to half court and Slough held his dribble for the next 50 seconds — until his team put the final play into motion.