After a lackluster seven-point performance against Locust Grove, Adair senior Brady Bradbury went off with a career high, 41-point showing to help the Warriors defeat Sallisaw in the consolation semifinals 61-50.
Bradbury came out guns blazing, hitting back-to-back treys to start the game. Three more three-pointers before the quarter ended to put Adair on top 17-9 after one period.
Bradbury wasn’t done, raining down two more from long-range before the half.
The Warriors led 30-18 at the break.
In the third, Sallisaw assigned different defenders to the senior guard in an attempt to cool him off. A deceitful no-look pass to senior Jordan Fleming to start the quarter set the tone.
Bradbury took advantage of close defense with a quick first-step, which allowed him around opponents and to the rim repeatedly.
He started the quarter with effective passing and ended it the same.
With 1.8 seconds in the third, Bradbury lobbed an inbound pass to Fleming who dropped two off the glass as he got fouled. Fleming made the free throw to complete the three-point play.
Bradbury stole the ball twice in the fourth, going coast-to coast each time for two points.
“I had an off night the other night,” Bradbury said. “I knew I was in the zone when I hit one from 25 feet in the first quarter.”
Head Coach Travis Cannady said team-morale is high.
“Our goal in the tournament has been to try to win two games,” said Cannady. “I told the kids they did a good job of coming out and being ready to play after a tough loss to Locust Grove. That’s the good thing about getting to work with the kids from Adair. They always respond real well.”
Adair 17 13 13 18 61
Sallisaw 9 9 12 20 50
Scoring: Bradbury 41, Fleming 9, Oxford 5, Martin 5, Eastin 1.
Adair won the consolation finals Friday, defeating Collinsville 47-39.
Cannady attributed the win to clutch play from junior Greg Oxford.
“We’ve been expecting that from him because he’s really a talented kid,” Cannady said. “He had a big tournament for us.”
Adair 10 11 10 16 47
Collinsville 8 11 8 12 39
Scoring: Oxford 18, Bradbury 15, Fleming 8, Eby 5, Gilmer 1.
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