by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — In the end it was just a game. Someday, when people will look in the record books, a 51-43 first round Haven Tournament loss to Kingman will not stand out as anything extraordinary.
But on this Thursday afternoon for the Wellington High School girls basketball team it symbolized something much, much bigger. It was about returning back to business.
For the Lady Dukes, it was their first game back after the passing of one their most ardent supporters. Kenny Adams was not only the father of head coach Eric Adams, but was the team’s stat man since 2008 when his granddaughter Erianne Adams started playing WHS basketball as a freshman.
Wellington head coach Eric Adams was not in attendance. He was attending the funeral of his dad, who died Sunday and was laid to rest Thursday.
Perhaps, it was only fitting that the Wellington girls basketball team was playing a game on the same day of Kenny’s funeral.
Kenny loved the Lady Dukes.