|Adena falls to talented Oak Hill team in district final
Tall, long, athletic, and loaded with basketball
skillâ€¦these are just a few ways to describe
Adenaâ€™s opponent in Saturdayâ€™s D-III
district championship at the Convo in Athens.
Oak Hill (23-0), who has had only two teams
even stay within single digits of them all year,
had things rolling both defensively and
offensively from the word go as the Lady Oaks
scored 26 points in both the first and second
quarters to take a 52-17 lead at the half. The
second half started with more of the same before
both teams went deep into their benches to give
all players the Convo experience. All totaled,
Oak Hill advanced with an 82-33 win.
In the first quarter, Adena struggled with Oak
Hillâ€™s pressure. Despite several Adena
miscues, the Lady Warriors did some nice things
in terms of getting the ball where they wanted it,
but Oak Hillâ€™s size made it tough to finish
around the basket. On the other end, Oak Hillâ
€™s Rebecca Puckett scored 18 of her game-
high 28 points in the first stanza.
Even after the tough first period, Adena looked
as if it would hang around as Brytan Givens
scored four early points to cut Oak Hillâ€™s
lead to 29-13, but Taylor Hale became the third
different Oak Hill role player to hit a triple in as
many possessions to stretch the lead back to 32-
13. The hot perimeter shooting along with Oak
Hillâ€™s 1,000 point duo â€“ Puckett and
Karissa Adkins, who ended with 17 points â€“
was too much for Adena to overcome.
For Adena (15-8) Givens led the way with 12
points. Hannah Halcomb scored nine points and
Jenny Grigsby scored seven points. Senior Kirsti
Yates left the game in the first quarter after
taking a shot to the head. Yates was later taken
to the hospital with reports coming back later in
the day that she had suffered a mild concussion.