North Daviess Linton
Evening good evening and welcome to in the paint... with the weather we've had this week in the wabash valley, we haven't had a lot of hoops action.... but finally mother nature cooperated and we had a good night of basketball in the area... that's right rick, ranked teams faced each other as linton visited north daviess.
Terre haute north and terre haute south were looking for road wins.
And we had lots of basketball in illinois, highlights from marshall, casey-westfield and robinson later in the show.
First we're going to start with that ranked showdown marty mentioned... 2a, third ranked linton took on 1a, number four north daviess with the swiac title on the line... the miners have just owned the swiac....winning it each of the last four seasons and seven out of the last eight years but a cougars win tonight and they would take the swiac this year... the two met in front of quite a bit of fans at the cougar den... logan webb hit five three's last week in linton's win over shakamak...he picked right back up where he left off with another trifecta... end of the first quarter...kind of a busted play for north daviess...logan wilson bails out the cougars with the three as the horn goes off... this one was tied at 11 after one quarter... second quarter...look at the move in the open floor by future sycamore lincoln hale...behind his back dribble and finger roll...that was pretty by the linton senior... cougars come up with the loose ball here and find jaylen mullen...he says 1-2-3...north daviess was up 24-22.... freshman braden walters with a bucket early in the third..linton trailed by two.... logan wilson would continue to knock down three's for the cougars...that one stretches north daviess lead to six.... the linton senior josh pyne broke his ankle back in early january.....it was great to see him playing again tonight and he played well...he gets the and one...pyne had 11 off the bench... with the miners trailing they would turn up the defensive pressure...they get the turnover and lincoln hale on the other end with the slam...he had 26 in the second half and finished with a game-high 35... end of the third and north daviess again plays beat the buzzer and pulls it off again....daryn long-uh-ger bulleyes....that three put the cougars up 42-36 going to the fourth... early fourth....jaylen mullen with the pretty left handed finish...the north daviess sophomore played great in this game... long-uh-er made several big plays down the stretch for north daviess...he gets the hoop and harm.....cougars 46-41.... then long-uh-ger the beautiful give and go...linton lost track of this guy...... things not looking good for linton...but lincoln hale just wouldn't go away...another steal....the superstar rocks the rim on the other end.... linton though just couldn't get a stop....mullen finds logan wilson for the bucket and the foul...that put north daviess up eight with just over a minute to play and sealed the deal.... this game didn't disappoint..
North daviess wins in the battle between these ranked teams 66-60.....the cougars end the miners conference title run in the swiac..... the cougars win their first swiac title since 2011.... up next we'll have the night in terre haute high school hoops with the patriots and braves..
And state ranked parke heritage was looking to stay red hot, find out how they did against