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This just in: there's no truth to the rumor that Adams Central's school board has renamed the boys' varsity "The Steamrolling Jets."
It only seems like that after AC's 14-2 squad ran off with a 70-48 decision on Tuesday over Southwood, the third game in a row won by more than 20 points.
The Flying Jets were "sluggish" in the first half, said coach Aaron McClure, and, despite two dunks, did not shoot well in the first two quarters, including two of 12 in threes and two of seven at the foul line. The team also misfired on two alley-oop passes trying to set up dunks.
However, AC still led the Knights (4-13) by 28-21 at the break, then blew them away in the last two periods, with five of nine three-point accuracy and the bulk of a season-high 20 assists.
"The Steamrolling Jets," who are 6-0 in the ACAC, will play South Adams (5-12 overall, 1-5 in the league) on Friday in Berne's Stardome, seeking AC's first regular-season conference championship in 35 years.
Southwood (10-6) shook off a two-point second quarter and stormed back from a 20-8 halftime deficit to take a 35-33 victory in the junior varsity contest.
AC (11-6) was hurt when its top scorer, Hayden Black, suffered a finger injury in the first half and was held scoreless.
The Jets received 12 points from Nick Baumer and 11 from Zach Agler.
The Knights had 13 points from Nick Krieg.