For The Tribune
While it is nice to hold school records in basketball, Alexis Adair likes getting into the flow of the game and helping Crothersville post another winning record this winter.
“My goals are to just keep helping each other, and it’s all about the team,” Adair said. “I really don’t have any individual things.”
Adair, a four-year varsity starter, said she likes playing a wing position.
She has been quite successful filling that position, as she ranks second on the season 3-pointer list with 50 last season and holds the school record for 3-point baskets in a game with seven against Clarksville her freshman year.
The senior does not have a favorite spot for shooting 3s. She said she will put the ball up from wherever she is open.
“If I can’t make anything outside, I drive inside and switch it up if I start getting on,” Adair said.
Adair said she would rather play against a man-to-man defense than a zone, and she feels comfortable driving to the basket.
“We’re better offensively against man,” she said. “We’re also better defensively playing man. When we’re in a zone, we don’t feel comfortable with it, but we’re getting stronger at it. We’re working every day at it.”
Her career high is 25 points against Medora, which she tallied her sophomore year.
Adair, who has helped the Tigers post winning records the past two years, said it takes teamwork to be successful.
“We just need to run our plays,” she said. “I like pushing the ball up the court.”
Adair said one win that stands out in her mind was beating West Washington her junior year.
“We were down by four, and I hit a 3 and was fouled and made my free throw, and we won in overtime,” she said.
Adair believes the Tigers are going to have to toughen up their defense and cut down on their turnovers in order to have a winning record.
“We need to play better defense at all times,” she said. “Don’t give up. Just keep playing.”
She said you have to work hard in practice and be mentally ready for all sports.
“You have to be mentally prepared for anything,” she said. “You can’t have a bad attitude. You always want to be positive, think positive all the time, never think negative.
“Practice is really important. You’ve got to keep digging, and practice makes perfect, and you’ve got to leave it all on the court.”
Q: What was it like being named captain this winter?
A: “It made me feel good because it made me feel like all of the people look up to me, and they feel like they can trust me. It feels really good to lead my team and always know that they are looking up to me.”
Q: Do you like starting the season at the Henryville tipoff tournament?
A: “We like it down there and starting off our season before we get into our bigger games. It made us not get nervous and helped us right off the bat for the harder teams we play during the season.”
Q: What’s it like attending Crothersville High School?
A: “I like it because it’s a small school, and I came from a big school (in middle school). We all get along, and we’re like a big family. You’re more one-on-one than you are in a bigger school. I made a lot of memories with all my good friends.”
Name: Alexis Adair
Parents: Todd and Tara Adair
Siblings: Karsen, Rylan and Corbin
Sport: Basketball, four years
Athletics highlights: Setting the school record with seven 3-pointers in one game, second on the school record list with 50 3-pointers in a season
Organization: Sunshine Club
Plans after high school: Attend college to be a diabetic counselor
Favorite food: Alfredo
Favorite musician: Sam Hunt
Favorite movie: “Mean Girls”
Favorite team: Kentucky Wildcats