Day two of the 2018 Wettig Tournament hosted by Richmond High School was full of excitement for the John Adams boys basketball team. The team played 2 games in just over 5 hours, finishing the day 1-1.
The first game was a record setter for the tournament and a thriller. The game was the first time a Wettig Tournament game went into three overtimes and also set a scoring record with 197 combined points. Adams played in the first game of the second day of the tournament against Indianapolis Homeschool. Adams was down after the first quarter, but rallied to bring it back in the second quarter, taking a three point lead at the half. The two teams went back and forth throughout the second half, being all even at 70 at the end of regulation. The first overtime was not enough for the two teams, taking it into two additional extra periods. Unfortunately the Eagles ran out of gas towards the end of the third overtime, falling to Indianapolis Homeschool 101-96.
The leading scorer for Adams was Shak Johnson who scored 32 points. Ben Foster had 5 three pointers, ending up with 29 points. Chuck Worsham had 10 points, Sydney Jefferies went 3 for 3 from the free throw line to end up with 9 points, Quentez Columbus had 8 points, Lyn King had 4 points, and James Williams had 2 points.
With the loss the team had to play just a few hours later as they moved throughout the consolation bracket. In the next match up Adams faced Lighthouse East. The two teams kept it close in the first quarter, with Lighthouse East having a one point lead at the end of the first quarter. It was all Adams after that, closing the game out strong.
Adams was led by Ben Foster in this game with 15 points and Quentez Columbus with 14 points. Chuck Worsham scored 10 points, TeVaughn Columbus scored 6, Kyrin McClatchy had 5, James Williams had 4 points, and Lynn King scored 2 points.
Adams will play again tomorrow in the final day of the tournament against the winner of Franklin and Lighthouse South.