Behind a season-high 17 points from Caden Mager, the ADM boys basketball team rolled to a 74-43 victory while a 25 point performance from Abbie Hlas aided the Tiger girls in their 69-54 win over Carlisle Tuesday night in Adel.
In front of the hometown crowd, the Tigers swept the season series and captured their 19th win over the Wildcats since 2006. The win marks the fourth straight victory over Carlisle and gives ADM the all-time series lead of 19-9 since the 2006-07 season.
ADM pretty much had the game in hand following a massive first quarter where they touched up a season-best mark of 27 points for the Tigers, giving them a 27-12 lead entering the second quarter. Following a 22-10 second quarter run, the Tigers had the game well in their grasp with a 49-22 halftime advantage. ADM didn’t face a deficit and that continued with a 14-9 third quarter followed by an eleven point fourth quarter.
Mager led the Tigers with his season high 17 points followed by fellow seniors Jaxson Millsap with 15 points and Nathan Conrad with eleven points. Junior Nathan Mueller was next up on that list with eight points but he did lead the team with six assists on the night, giving him 93 total assists on the season. That mark ranks Mueller sixth-best across the Class 3A landscape. In from of him reside two fellow Raccoon River Conference members in Mason Murphy of Ballard (95) and Dawson Forgy of Winterset (108). The Tigers hauled in 39 rebounds for the night led by Dylan Anderson’s eight.
ADM’s two-game winning streak now has them with a 10-8 record heading into the final three games of the regular season. Next up for the Tigers will be a season series finale with Boon on Friday, Feb. 14.
A similar outcome was had for the ADM girls who used 25 points from Abbie Hlas and 17 from Grace Hardcastle to bring home their 14th win of the campaign. Despite the final score, it was a tightly contested battle throughout the game starting with a deadlocked first quarter. Both teams took to the second quarter all knotted up at 12 but it was a decisive 18-9 second quarter run that did the most damage for the Tigers who led at the half 30-21. ADM continued to edge out Carlisle through the second half with an 18-14 third quarter edge and a 21-19 run in the fourth quarter to polish off the win.
Abbie Hlas’s 25 points led ADM on the night with a big part coming from field goal range where she connected on ten of sixteen shots. Grace Hardcastle was next up on the list with 17 points go go along with an overall impressive night filled with nine rebounds, one steal, and one assist. The Tigers as a whole hauled in 36 rebounds on the night led by Delaney Bertman’s eleven boards which currently sets her in second in the conference with 127 total rebounds.
The win for ADM gives them a 14-5 overall record with a conference mark of 9-4. The Tigers now have just one last regular season game remaining as they look for their fourth conference season series sweep taking on Boone Friday, Feb. 14.