Leoâ€™s bombs take out Jets 104-73
BUSSE IN RELIEF â€” Adams Central guard Nathan Busse (right) takes control of the ball after it is knocked out of the hands of teammate Isaac Luginbill (down) by Leo's Luke Pepple. The Jets lost this game in overtime in the ACAC tourney, but fell by 31 to the Lions Tuesday night at Leo. (Photo by Jim Hopkins)
LEO-CEDARVILLE — "Leo" is a three-letter word that ends in "o" and Leo's Lions are a three-point team with a whole lot of "O."
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That point was driven home at home on Tuesday as the highest-scoring high school team in Indiana (at least five games over 100 . . . and counting) bombarded Adams Central, 104-73.
The 31-point margin was the worst loss of the season for the 9-6 Flying Jets, who carried the Lions into overtime in the ACAC Tourney last month before falling, 86-79.
Last night's game was a blowout from the start as the first quarter score was 38-14. The Jets won the second quarter, but still trailed at halftime, 61-41.
Leo is 15-1 and 6-0 in the league. AC is 4-2 in the conference.
Ten Jets scored, with four in double figures, and nine Lions tallied, with five in dual digits.
The key difference was three-point shooting: Leo connected on 14 of 28 (50%) for 42 points, while AC made just eight of 28 (28.5%).
On top of that, Leo went 23 for 34 in twos (67.6%) versus Central's 20 for 40.
In free throws, the Lions made 16 of 25 and AC hit nine of 16.
Paving the way for Leo were Ryan Bollier (24 points), Gage Corner (18), Luke Pepple (13), Andy Suciu (12), and Sam Waters (10). Suciu added six assists and two steals and A.J. Busche had nine points, 13 rebounds, and three blocks.
Adams Central got 18 points, eight rebounds, and two blocks from Maverick Baumer, 14 points and three assists from Dalton Combs, 12 points and two steals from Nathan Busse, and a season-high 11 points from Kameron Fiechter. Isaac Luginbill added eight points and three assists.
AC's next varsity game will be this Saturday, with the JV game at noon at Monroe against Eastside because the girls' sectional finals will be held around the state that night.