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Hillsboro hosts Varsity Boys Basketball Shootout

Peebles' Bostin Robinson soars to the rim in action last week against Huntington in the Hillsboro Shootout.
Peebles’ Bostin Robinson soars to the rim in action last week against Huntington in the Hillsboro Shootout.

North, Adams, Peebles part of play on June 17 –

Story and photos by Mark Carpenter –

The schedule of basketball shootouts continues throughout the summer and on Friday, June 17, the action was in Hillsboro for the 2016 Hillsboro Basketball Shootout for varsity boys teams. Games began at 9 a.m. in the morning and went until mid-afternoon with the high school, middle school, and elementary school gymnasiums all seeing action at the same time.

North Adams freshman Austin McCormick rejects this shot as the Green Devils battled Southeastern in last week's Hillsboro Shootout.
North Adams freshman Austin McCormick rejects this shot as the Green Devils battled Southeastern in last week’s Hillsboro Shootout.

Two teams from Adams County were part of the day-long event, Coach Nathan Copas and the North Adams Green Devils and the Peebles Indians, under the direction of head coach Josh Arey. The Manchester Greyhounds were on the schedule for the day, but chose not to participate.

The Green Devils began the day by defeating Jackson, then dropping a decision to Southeastern, rallying from a 20-point deficit to just lose by four. The Devils also battled with Leesburg Fairfield in a later game.

Peebles' Blake Smalley lines up this free throw attempt late in the action against Huntington in the June 17 shootout in Hillsboro.
Peebles’ Blake Smalley lines up this free throw attempt late in the action against Huntington in the June 17 shootout in Hillsboro.

“Summer basketball is a good time to build some team chemistry,” said Coach Copas, who will field a completely different-looking squad in 2016-17 after losing his huge front line to graduation. “It also gives you an idea of what you have coming back and what you will need to work on when fall rolls around.”

The Indians began their day by falling in their first outing to Blanchester, but then coming back to post a solid win over Huntington, before facing Northwest in their final competition of the day.

The format of the day was a pair of 20-minute halves with the running clock that halted only in the final minute of each half.

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