Adams nets 20, 4-point play, in win [Basketball]

January 28, 2013

Tyler Adams

They called the play especially for him, so the least Tyler Adams of Barrow could do was make the jumper.

He did that and more.

The Blue Mountain sophomore guard converted a rare four-point play en route to scoring 20 points in a 75-67 win over Wenatchee Valley in NWAACC action in Washington.

“At the beginning of the game I wasn’t really in rhythm,” Adams told me.

That would change.

Adams, of Barrow High fame, caught fire in the second half with 16 points. It all started with a corner 3.

“Then a couple plays later we ran a play for me and I came off a double pick and hit a 3 while getting fouled,” he said. “I hit the free throw.”

He would hit another 3-pointer later, his third of the half. He also went to work at the free-throw line, sinking 9-of-9 attempts.

“It was a big win for us. We couldn’t afford to drop a league game at home,” Adams said. “We have a good team this year; very deep, and even when we have a couple guys not in a groove we have a bunch that can pick up the slack.”

Lately it’s been Adams.

This was the third time in four games he eclipsed the 20-point mark, raising his season scoring average to 12.4 in 18 games.