Indiana reaches medal round
Thursday, June 19, 2014 8:21 AM
PRINCETON, N.J. — Team Indiana is one step closer to bringing home hardware from the Special Olympics USA Games.
Kyle Scott made a layup in the final 30 seconds of overtime Wednesday to give Indiana a four-point lead, and Missouri wasn’t able to get a shot off as time expired, giving the team from Jay County a 46-42 win.
It was the third win for Indiana — also known as the Jay County Panthers — which finished pool play with a perfect record.
Team Indiana played Minnesota in the medal round this morning. Results for today’s game were not available at press time. The winner will advance to the gold medal game against either New York or Missouri.
Indiana started slowly Wednesday and trailed 10-2 nearly four minutes into the game. The Panthers rallied, however, as Scott hit a 3-pointer at the halftime buzzer to knot the score at 16 apiece heading into the locker room.
Tyler Reck had 16 points and 10 rebounds for Indiana’s first double-double of the tournament.
Scott, a 2013 Jay County High School graduate, added 14 points, four rebounds and had three steals and three assists.
Josh Griffin and Conner Hoyt both scored eight points, and Hoyt grabbed four rebounds.
Tyrus Weesner and Mark Knipp had two rebounds each, and Weesner had a steal in the final minute of overtime to set up Scott’s bucket that made it a two-possession game.