When you go through a shooting lull, the last thing you want to do is quit shooting.
In Saturday’s fifth-place game of the Henryville Tip-Off Tournament, Crothersville freshman Alexis Adair nailed three 3-pointers in the first half, but she missed all five attempts in the third quarter.
When her team needed her most in the fourth quarter, though, she hit four 3s. She made three in a row between 3:47 and 2:10 to give the Tigers a 34-31 lead over Clarksville, and they were strong defensively down the stretch in collecting their first win of the season, 39-31.
All 21 of Adair’s points came from 3-point land, and that was a single-game school record for 3s. The previous mark was six, by Erin Mohler in 2004 and Courtnee Howard in 2007.
“My dad and (the other coaches) kept on telling me to settle down. They said, ‘Just settle down. We have this,’” Adair said.
As Adair tried to collect herself after the game, sounds of excitement could be heard coming from the team’s locker room.
“It’s really good to show people what we have,” Adair said of her team’s comeback.
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