|Varsity Basketball Stats||25-Feb-22|
|NORTH HUSKIES TOTALS versus:||LINTON STOCKTON MINERS|
|Drew FOUR charging calls|
|LINTON STOCKTON MINERS||Qtrs||Pts||2FGA||2FGM||3FGA||3FGM||FG%||FTA||FTM||FT%||Reb||Def||Off||Foul||Tover|
|32||Smith||Drew||Sr||7||POINTS SCORED BY QUARTER|
|Largest lead--NHS 8 (36-28); LS 4 (6-2)|
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HUSKIES NIP #2 RANKED LINTON STOCKTON 54-52 IN O.T.
In an overtime period that saw the two teams miss eight field goal attempts between them, it was senior Ryan Caddell's two free throws with 1:36 remaining that decided the outcome in a 54-52 victory. The Huskies had built an 8 point half time lead over the #2 ranked (2A) Miners who were 20-3 entering the game and featured one of the most highly recruited junior players in the state of Indiana. Senior Matthew Bunnell's five first half three-point baskets had driven North to overcome a 21 point first half effort by the Miners' prize prospect. The third quarter belonged to the visitors as their star scored 11 more points, the Huskies cooled off, and Linton Stockton took the lead.
And then North's defense took over.
Playing with four fouls from having to chase Linton's star shooter around the court, senior Aidan Blackford found the strength to then shut down a player who has already received scholarship offers from multiple Big 10 schools. Blackford's defense was smothering and the Miners' star player was held without a point for the rest of the game. Cadell made North's lone (and last) field goal of the fourth quarter with a three point shot that regained the lead. When the Miners went ahead with under a minute to play in regulartion, it was senior Cameron Gelhausen who cooly blocked a shot on defense and then sank multiple free throws to ultimately tie the game and force overtime. From there the defensive struggle ensued and neither team could get a good 'look' at the bucket. Caddell scored the winning points with his clutch free throws.