In Tuesday’s CLT Summer League, games played at Myers Park High School, the Lincoln Charter Eagles gave the Independence Patriots a hard fought game which saw Indy come from behind to take the win in overtime.
Indy trailed 11-to-12 at the end of the first quarter and was down by two 24-22 at the half. Indy only scored seven points in the third and was down by three 32-29 going into the final quarter. In the fourth quarter Indy’s Andra’ McKee drove and hit a lay up with 5.6 seconds remaining to tie the score 41-41 sending the game into a two minute overtime.
At the start of the overtime, Patriots’ Jordan Mobley connected on a three pointer putting Indy up 44-41. With less than a minute to go Lincoln Charter hit a three-pointer to tie the score. On Indy’s next possession the Patriots lost the ball but Indy’s Travis Burgess stole the ball with 39 seconds left in the game. The Patriots got the ball to Mobley, who had set up on the baseline, and drained a three-pointer as time ran out giving Indy the win 47-44.
Matthew Smith led the Patriots with 15 points. Jordan Mobley poured in 14 including four three-pointers. Other scorers were Andra’ McKee 9, Anthony Allen 3, Raja Milton 2, Miles Pauldin 2, Amonti Burton 2.
Charlotte Christian defeated the Patriots 50-41 in another hard fought game. Indy led 19-18 at the end of the first quarter. However, Indy trailed by six a the end of the first half 29-23. Charlotte Christian opened a nine point lead 42-33 after three quarters and held off the Patriots to take the win.
Jordan Mobley led the Patriots with 12 points. Matthew Smith added 7 followed by Andra’ McKee with 6. Raja Melton and Jalen Stewart-Twine had 4 points. Miles Pauldin, Khalid Grissett, Travis Burgess and Amonti Burton all had 2 points.
In Thursday’s game Indy’s Andra’ McKee led the Patriots with 21 points, hitting five 3-pointers, and getting a first quarter dunk against Gaston Day. Junior forward Matthew Smith poured in 10 points. Indy’s shooting guard Jordan Mobley added 9 points hitting three 3-pointers. Khalid Grissett had 9, Raja Melton 6 and Amonti 2.
On Wednesday and Thursday June 28 and 29 the CLT Summer League Championship Tournament will take place. All games will be played at Myers Park High School with Wednesday’s games starting at 4:00 p.m. Admission is $2.00.