Minden Defeated by Patriots in Semifinal

Adams Central defeated Minden 71-44 in the semifinal of the C1-9 subdistrict at Wood River on February 21. The Whippets’ season concluded at 10- 12.

Minden could not recover from a hot shooting start by the Patriots. Seth Hauserman’s trey at 3:42 had the Whippets within two, 9-11, but AC made four threes in its next five possessions and took a 23-10 lead at the end of the first quarter. The Patri- ots were 6-10 on three-point shooting and 5-6 on free throws in the opening period. Hauserman (5) and Brycen Schwenka (4) led Minden’s early scoring.

Neither team shot well in the second quarter but AC hit 5-6 free throws and got a couple of layups and held a 32-16 lead at halftime.

There was a lot of fight in the Dawgs in the second half as they forced turnovers and got deflections despite being behind between 17 and 26 points the entire third period. Schwenka, Caden Bradley and Braiden Schroeder each scored four in the third.

Check out March 1 edition of Courier for full story.