Destiny Adams
Destiny Adams (Photo by Sarah Middlesteadt - JSN)

Destiny Adams' career night can’t overshadow Penn State’s firepower

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights (6-13) fought extremely hard, however they were overwhelmed by Penn State’s (11-5) quick striking ability on offense, 94-80. Rutgers struggled to get stops in crucial moments of the game, therefore it felt almost impossible to maintain any momentum throughout the game. That said, this didn’t stop star forward Destiny Adams from having a career day. Adams nearly recording a double-double left more of a statement to the future of this program. Adams recorded 33 points and nine rebounds against the No. 11 defense in the conference.

“It’s just really a matter of us finding a way to get stops, it’s not going always to look perfect but when you get the stops we can’t give it right back,” Rutgers assistant coach John Hampton explained how important it is to maintain momentum. “... I think when your offense helps your defense you’re in a better situation to be more consistent on that end. We have to get better and some of that is just experience and our kids buying to being grittier and scrappier,”


Destiny Adams Continues to be a Bright Spot for Rutgers

Since transferring, Adams has been consistently been a force for the Scarlet Knights. Moving forward, many teams will prepare to gameplan around her to help contain her due to her ability to be physical and cause trouble inside. Normally dominating on the boards, Adams has proven to help out in the transition game as well. Her ability to impact the transition game has helped increase the pace, sometimes allowing easy buckets for the Scarlet Knights' offense. 

Despite her career night, she’s helped create an identity for the Scarlet Knights and will continue to do so. Her tenacity, high energy, and just attitude on the court help fuel her teammates around her. She’s beyond a pivotal piece to this team's success and is very much respected around the league and by her peers. 

“I think we’re doing a better job putting just playing to her strengths, Des [Destiny] is a strong, physical, athletic player who can be a force inside,” Hampton continued. “She’s hard to guard, therefore if she doesn’t have to use multiple dribbles to score it puts us at an advantage.”

For more scenes from Rutgers' women's basketball game against Penn State, check out more of Sarah Middlesteadt's photos from the game.