For the first time in a month, the girls basketball team returned to action at home on Wednesday night, hosting the Elkhart Memorial Chargers. The game was filled with excitement, especially as the game closed out in the fourth quarter.
The Lady Eagles and Chargers were close most of the first half, with Adams down 3 points at the break. Throughout the third quarter the Chargers began to pull away, but the Eagles never let that stop them and put them out of the game. Halfway through the fourth quarter, the Eagles began to surge, making a comeback and stopping the Charger offense. The Eagles held Elkhart Memorial to 8 points in the fourth quarter while they amped up their offense, scoring 20 points. Regulation was not enough for this game though with the teams tied up at 38 apiece, putting the game into over time. With critical free throws made by Whitney Marshall, Loryn Higginbotham, and Makiah McCain, the Eagles defeated the Chargers 46-41.
McCain was the leading scorer in the game with 19 points including three 3 point baskets. Maria Besario had 11 points, Laila Williams had 6 points, Higginbotham finished with 5 points, Marshall scored 3 points, and Marissa Shelton scored 2 points.
The Lady Eagles have continued to improve each game as the season has gone on, and the progress the team has made was put on display on Wednesday as the team never gave up, worked together, and came back to the thrilling finish and win.
Adams will compete again this weekend as they travel to Fort Wayne Carroll High School on Saturday for a 2:30 PM tip off