December 18, 2013

Miners back on winning track

By Jarann Johnson

The Miners lost their first game of the year to Linton, and were disappointed with their showing. It was only the Miners second loss since their 2011-12 state championship run. The Miners made sure to get back their winning ways last week with two wins.
The Miners first game of the week was a Thursday game against the 1-1 Center-Stanton Wildcats at home and early on it was a close game. Neither team gained any separation in the first three minutes.
The Wildcats found Noah Johnson, senior post on their first possession of the game for a 2-pointer and the lead. Shortly after the Miners answered with a bucket from Casey Walcker, sophomore forward, tying the game 2-2.
The game stayed tight until about five minutes remained in the opening period. Alec Battest, sophomore guard, scored on a drive giving the Miners a 6-4 lead. From there the Miners went on a 14-0 run keyed by two from Cole Messerschmidt, senior guard, 3-pointers.


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