Seven teams compete in Miner Shootout

Friday, June 16, 2017
Evan Slover drives into the middle of the Sullivan defense in the Miner Shootout.
By Terry Schwinghammer

With the exception of the IHSAA baseball State Finals at Victory Field this weekend, spring sports season has concluded for high schools throughout Indiana.

But itís always basketball season in the Hoosier state.

Seven high school basketball teams laced up the sneakers in the annual Miner Shootout at the Linton-Stockton gym Friday.

Clay City, Cloverdale, North Knox, Rockville, Sullivan and Turkey Run joined the host Miners for the two-day event.

The summer shootouts give coaches an opportunity to watch their teams in game situations and gauge individual playersí progress during the offseason.

Linton-Stockton freshman Lincoln Hale changes direction in transition against Sullivan.
By Terry Schwinghammer

Linton-Stockton played three games Friday. The Miners defeated North Knox 46-26 and Sullivan 50-41 but lost to Cloverdale 60-56 in overtime.

The hot-shooting Clovers led by double digits, 25-15 at the 5-minute mark of the first half. A pair of fast break baskets by Noah Clark pulled the hosts within 27-23 at the break.

The Miners took a 38-33 lead with eight minutes remaining on successive driving layups from Tucker Hayes.

But four missed free throws in the final minute allowed Cloverdale to get back in it.

Jalen Moore was fouled behind the 3-point line with 14.2 seconds left giving Moore three free throws and the Clovers a chance to tie. Moore made the first two but missed the third. Sammy Robbins rebounded, was fouled and hit 1-of-2 at the line to put Linton ahead 48-46.

Moore drove the lane for the tying bucket, sending the game to the extra session where Cloverdale hung on for the win.

The Miner Shootout continues Saturday.

Lintonís Sammy Robbins looks for room to maneuver against Sullivanís Ike Chastain.
By Terry Schwinghammer
Jarrett Rose passes out of the high post to a Miner teammate.
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Tucker Hayes fires a midrange jumper against Cloverdale.
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Evan Slover drives on Cloverdaleís Jalen Moore.
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Lincoln Hale drives to the basket against Cloverdale.
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Cloverdale guard Jalen Moore draws a foul against Sullivan in Fridayís Miner Shootout at Linton. Moore was an Indiana Junior All-Star this summer.
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Sullivanís Ty Drake puts up a shot against Cloverdale. Drakeís Arrows lost to the Clovers 61-40.
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Sullivanís Ike Chastain chases down a rebound against Linton.
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