The Adel-DeSoto-Minburn Tigers boys basketball team defeated the Boone Toreadors on Jan. 13. The Tigers beat the Toreadors at home 70-65.
This game had many three pointers and the first quarter immediately started out with two. The Toreadors started first with a three pointer from senior Ethan Lewis. The Tigers went next with three points from Payton Conrad.
With the Toreadors next possession, a foul was called against the Tigers. Luckily no free throws were given out. Even without the free throws, John Herrick came back with a field goal for the Toreadors, who are now up 5-3.
Herrick's points were followed by two more points from Lewis, then six points for the Tigers. With a three pointer each from Conrad and Tajen Ross, the score was now 9-7 with the Tigers leading.
Both teams kept racking up points as the quarter was winding down, but it was the Tigers to get the last points in. Ross scored the last field goal before the quarter ended 22-16, the Tigers now behind.
The first two points of the second quarter went to the Tigers thanks to Ross. Ross also had the third point after making a free throw after he was fouled by Toreador Justin Aspengren.
Lane Losh made a field goal for the Toreadors to stop Ross' scoring streak. Losh's basket didn't help much as Ross began shooting once more.
Another basket and three pointer drained by Ross and the Tigers were tied with the Toreadors at 24-24.
A few more possessions and it was Conrad's turn to rack up points for the Tigers. First it was a field goal, then a three pointer and the scoreboard read 33-29 with the Tigers still in the lead.
Conrad's streak didn't stop there. Tanner Schminke fouled him, allowing Conrad to make one of his two free throws.
Conrad and Ross were two of the Tigers top scorers. Conrad had 11 points from two field goals, two three pointers and one free throws. Ross put up a whopping 30 points against the Toreadors. Ross' points came from six field goals, three three pointers and nine free throws.
The half was coming close to an end and the boys kept moving up and down the court without scoring. It wasn't until there was about 20 seconds left that Ross came in with a slam dunk finishing up the Tigers 36 points of the half.
The Toreadors were able to score one more three pointer after Ross, and the half ended 36-32.
The Tigers came out hot in the second half, with seven points almost back-to-back. The first field goal went to Cole Knoll and the second field goal and three pointer were by Matthew Larson.
The Toreadors finally got their first points of the quarter when Lewis made a three pointer. The score was now 43-35.
The Tigers added up another eight points and the Toreadors gained seven by the time the quarter was halfway through.
Herrick had another field goal for the Toreadors before the quarter ended. Conrad was the Tiger to end the quarter with two points, allowing the score to read 55-46.
The final quarter began with a foul called against the Toreadors. Luckily for them, the foul called on Aspengren didn't give out any free throws.
The Tigers weren't so lucky. Samuel McCartney had a foul called on him that allowed Trevor Vanpelt to shoot two free throws.
Conrad redeemed the foul and free throws with a field goal for the Tigers. Soon enough the score was 61-51 with the Tigers safely ahead.
Dresden Wilson made the next basket for the Toreadors, this hoop was followed by a foul though. Lane Losh had the foul, and Ross made the free throw for the Tigers. Ross made a second free throw when he was fouled again by Lewis.
Koby Hardcastle proceeded to score another two points for the Tigers while being fouled in the process. Hardcastle didn't make his free throw and the Toreadors regained the possession.
Aspengren scored another field goal, which was followed by a three pointer from Lewis. The Toreadors were now only three points behind the Tigers (63-60).
Both teams continued the quarter with very few points. The Tigers only scored seven and the Toreadors had only five more points.
The Toreadors finished the game with a three pointer in the last 20 seconds, while the Tigers finished it with a free throw. The game ended with the Tigers having a five point lead and a final score of 70-65.
The Tigers next game will be at home against Dallas Center-Grimes at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 17.