ECS' Adamyk reaches 1,000-point milestone

By Steve Sell
February 24, 2016
Chris McGowan

ELYRIA — Rachel Adamyk entered a world where no Elyria Christian School player had ever entered before.

Adamyk scored 21 points Tuesday against Tescott and she became the first Eagle player to reach the 1,000-point plateau. Her effort helped Elyria to a 43-24 victory.

“Obviously, Rachel gave us the spark we needed offensively with 14 of her 21 points coming in the first half,” ECS coach Greg Fields. “She reached 1,000 career points with her first shot in the second half, a spectacular left-handed layup in traffic. She had no idea that she had reached this milestone, so we immediately called a timeout to let her know and celebrate with her as a team.”

The win secured the No. 1 sub-state seed for the Eagle.

The Eagle boys are playing some of their best basketball of the year as they rolled to a 69-47 victory. Ten Elyria players scored and four were in double figures — Aidan Fields (20), Tyler Thiessen (14), Jaden Starburg (11) and Caleb Froese (10).

“We were pleased with the way we ran the court, getting lots of good looks at the basket,” ECS coach Ben Starburg said. “A few too many turnovers early as we were eager to run, but settled down in the second and third quarters to get the lead built up to 20. The guys are sharing the ball well.”