Adams Central's double overtime win over Minden gives Head Coach Zac Foster 300th career win
HASTINGS, Neb. – In his 20th year of head coaching, and 14th season at the helm of Adams Central, Zac Foster reached the 300-win mark in his head coaching career on Tuesday night with a gritty 81-73 win versus Minden.
Number 300 didn't come easy on the home court as Minden (7-10) gave Adams Central (16-4) a run for their money in the game, with neither team leading by more than eight points during the game.
With Adams Central leading 60-57 in the final seconds of regulation, Minden's Jake Ryan hit a 3-pointer as time expired to send it to overtime tied at 60.
Overtime wasn't enough. The teams were tied after four extra minutes at 67 point a piece.
It was Senior Jayden Techmeier and Freshman Hunter Nepple who each made a big three-pointer in double overtime to help the Patriots pull away and win 81-73.
"That was an unbelievable game," said Coach Foster on KHAS Radio's Postgame show. "As far as 300 wins, that means I've been lucky enough to coach a lot of really good players, and had great coaches to work with."
Nepple finished with 32 points for Adams Central, and Techmeier had 26 points. Foster said in the pregame show, he's only started three freshmen ever in his head coaching career, and it was the Freshman Nepple who pushed the Patriots to victory in double OT.
"He's fearless," said Foster. "There's a lot of guys that are tall and they can shoot that really don't have guts, and don't have the internal stuff he has. You can see it when he plays."
The Adams Central Boys have two regular season games against Lexington and Kearney Catholic before beginning subdistrict games in two weeks.