Lincoln, Neb. — With a place in history on the line, Cam Binder and Auburn quickly went to work against Adams Central.
The Bulldogs held the Patriots without a field goal in the first quarter, sprinting ahead 10-0 and Adams Central never led in the 41-33 title game win. It was the third title in a row for coach Jim Weeks’ crew and their 62nd consecutive win — now the third longest streak in Nebraska history.
Facing a mixture of zone and box-and-1, the Bulldogs (26-0) had to turn away from Binder, who didn’t attempt a shot the entire game and finished 4-for-4 from the line. But, no matter. Auburn countered with Daniel Frary inside (14 points) and Ryan and Maverick Binder outside (11 points each) to stay in control.
The Patriots, which finished 26-3, got 14 points from Tyler Slechta and seven points and five rebounds from Dante Boelhower.
Habits and…… myelin?
Auburn coach Jim Weeks said it’s hard to underestimate the perfect storm that got the Bulldogs program on track. And, the we had to Google myelin.
“Cam and Mav and Ryan (Binder), they have a gym in their front yard,” Weeks said. “They aren’t great athletes, but they just love to play. Their skills are just really, really good.
“They build a lot myelin by doing that.”
What the heck is myelin? You can Google it, too.
“Myelin is an insulating layer, or sheath that forms around nerves, including those in the brain and spinal cord. It is made up of protein and fatty substances. This myelin sheath allows electrical impulses to transmit quickly and efficiently along the nerve cells.”
If we translate that, it means your you can think and read and react when times are pressure filled and stressful. Yeah, the Auburn boys have a bunch of myelin.
“It’s a good storm. They were looking for some coaching, and we were looking for some players,” Weeks said. “They totally buy in. It’s about as close as family as we could possibly be.”
Class C-1 All-Tournament Team
Cam Binder | Senior | Auburn
Daniel Frary | Senior | Auburn
Tyler Slechta | Senior | Adams Central
Ryan Binder | Junior | Auburn
Zach Kulus | Junior | Omaha Concordia