State Ranked Boone Next Challenge for ADM Girls Basketball

January 12, 2018 6:21 am

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Arguably the toughest opponent on this year’s schedule is the next challenge awaiting the Adel-Desoto-Minburn Tigers girls basketball team (4-8 overall) tonight. The Tigers play their second of three straight on the road when the squad visits Boone for a Raccoon River Conference meeting against the Toreadors. The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union has rated the Toreadors their No. 6 ranked unit in Class 4A basketball with a record of 11-1.

ADM’s current road swing began Tuesday at the Barn in Carlisle as the Tigers battled the Wildcats for sole possession of third place in the conference standings. The Tigers let a five-point lead slip through their hands as Carlisle outscored ADM, 19-11, in the fourth quarter for a 57-54 victory. The three opponent on this current road trip post a combined record of 24-11, and ADM girls basketball coach Rick Dillinger says this will be good competition to measure his team’s growth. “We’re hoping that we are competitive and that we can win some games,” Dillinger said, “(However), we have to play hard, we have to play well, and the key is the attitude of our kids. (Them) believing they can compete and play hard.”

The Toreadors have won 11 of their first 12 games and are currently the undefeated leader atop the Raccoon River Conference. Boone senior Claire Sandvig is the league leader in rebounds with 112 boards. Classmate Caitlynne Shadle and Sandvig are two of the top five scorers in the conference. Shadle is the league’s second highest scorer with 161 points, while Sandvig is the conference’s fourth-highest scorer with 134 points. The varsity doubleheader tips off with the girl’s contest at 6 p.m. from Boone High School.

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