BETSY LAYNE – The Adams Middle School C-Team beat tournament host Betsy Layne 36-20 in the title game to capture the Floyd County championship earlier in the month.
Adams finished the 2016-17 season 26-3. In addition to winning the county title, the Blackcats won Floyd County Conference and Right Beaver Classic championships.
“We played a very competitive schedule, traveling to Clay County, Rowan County and Lexington to KBA as well as playing teams from surrounding counties,” said Adams Coach Doug Hopkins. “These boys have played together since second grade. We have played in Tennessee and West Virginia. They will play nine months out of the year. Every time the gym is open, they are in it. They are looking forward to playing travel basketball already. We will stay in the gym for another couple of months. We will give them a break and come back in the gym in May for summer ball.”
Prior to besting Betsy Layne in the title game, Adams defeated South Floyd in the semifinals. More on the Adams C-Team’s run to the county title follows.
Semifinals – Adams 31, South Floyd 20: Connor Fugate poured in a game-high 24 points to lead Adams over South Floyd 31-20 in the semifinals of the Floyd County C-Team Boys’ Basketball Tournament.
Connor Hopkins scored four points, Wesley Salisbury chipped in two points and Jon Little added one point for the Blackcats, who outscored South Floyd 12-5 in the third quarter.
Adams led 14-9 at halftime.
Championship game – Adams 36, Betsy Layne 20: Six different players provided scoring as the Adams beat tournament host Betsy Layne 36-20 in the Floyd County C-Team championship game.
Adams face a slim two-point deficit at the conclusion of the first quarter but heated up following the initial frame. The Blackcats battled back to lead 11-6 at halftime and outscored Betsy Layne 18-4 in the third quarter.
Connor Fugate led Adams with a game-high 20 points.
Wesley Salisbury scored five points, Connor Hopkins and Ryan Rose posted four points apiece and Jaxson Goble contributed two points for the Blackcats.
Rounding out the Adams individual scoring in the championship game, Ethan Jarvis added one point.
Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.