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Adkins Provides Offensive Lift Off Bench

Posted: January 11, 2013 at 4:01 a.m.

Bentonville’s Deanna Adkins, left, shown driving past East Newton (Mo.) defender Shelbey Thomlinson during the 58th annual Neosho (Mo.) Holiday Classic, provides the Lady Tigers with instant offense off the bench.
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Bentonville’s Deanna Adkins, left, shown driving past East Newton (Mo.) defender Shelbey Thomlinson during the 58th annual Neosho (Mo.) Holiday Classic, provides the Lady Tigers with instant offense off the bench.

Basketball coaches typically expect their team’s offensive production to decrease when they have to bring in one of their bench players.

PROFILE

Deanna Adkins

SCHOOL: Bentonville

CLASS: Junior

HEIGHT: 5-4

NOTABLE: Comes off the bench to provide instant offense on a deep Lady Tiger basketball team. ... Averages 5.6 points through Bentonville’s first 15 games. ... Hit six 3-pointers and scored a season-high 20 points against Oklahoma City Douglass in the Vinita (Okla.) Invitational Big Dawg Shootout last month.

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