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March 4, 2014

BOYS SECTIONAL ROUNDUP: Linton holds off Sullivan at North Knox

BICKNELL — Linton and Eastern posted victories in the opening round of the North Knox Class 2A Sectional on Tuesday.

Linton led most of the way to defeat Sullivan 51-43 in the first game. Eastern Greene bested North Central 62-42 in the nightcap.

Linton is 16-6 and will take on North Knox and Eastern Greene faces South Knox in the semifinals on Friday. North Knox takes an 11-game winning streak into the action.

The score was tied twice in the first frame of the opener but Linton scored the last nine points to build a 12-5 lead after eight minutes. The Miners led by as many as seven points in the second quarter and held a 22-19 lead at the intermission.

Sullivan got within two points in the third period and trailed 38-34 after 24 minutes.

The Arrows took a 39-38 lead on a 3-pointer by Nate Pirtle, but Linton outscored Sullivan 13-4 in the final four minutes to advance to the semifinals.

Linton was good on 15 of 20 free throws. Sullivan made 5 of 12.

Bryant Jackson led the winners with 12 points. Joe Dieball and Zach Riddell each had 11, while Beau Eaton scored seven and Ryan Woodward six.

Michael Willis led Sullivan with 16 points. He had all five of his team’s points in the first quarter and 11 of the Arrows’ 13 in the third period. Pirtle had eight and Ian Perkinson tallied six.

Willis and Perkinson are two of the seniors who closed out their cage careers for Sullivan which finished 16-6.

In the battle of Thunderbirds in the second game, Eastern used a spurt at the end of the first half to take control.

Eastern had a 16-11 lead at the first stop and turned a seven-point lead into a 34-19 lead at halftime. North Central outscored the winners 16-11 to close out the game.

Brier Martindale led a balanced Eastern Greene attack with 12 points. Austin Jewell led North Central with 10 points and Nick Stucker, the only senior on the roster, had eight.

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