The Linton-Stockton eighth grade boys basketball team improved to 6-2 after a 32-26 victory over Bloomfield Tuesday night.
"It was a real nice win for us. Any time you beat Bloomfield, you are beating a well-coached, fundamentally sound team," said Miner coach Darren Woodward. "We really weren't ready to play to begin with and found ourselves in a 14-7 hole.
"During a timeout, we got refocused and a 3-point play by Josh Dieball and a 3-pointer by Tyler Meurer helped us regain the lead and it was a dogfight the rest of the way. Fortunately for us, we were able to hang on and win it at the end."
Dieball had eight points, seven points and four assists. Kendall Williams had 10 points on 5 of 6 shooting for the foul line.
Meurer had six points, two rebounds and two steals, Austin Allen scored two points, Avery Gentry finished with one point and five rebounds and Trey Passen contributed six points and two rebounds.