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Kinnamon’s prayer rescues St. John Tigers

Tigers make 2A state finals

The St. John Tigers celebrate a last-second six overtime 52-51 Class 2A semifinal victory over Lawrence Seabury Academy.

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MANHATTAN – St. John’s Cole Kinnamon was triple teamed, 35 feet away from the Tigers’ basket at Bramlage Coliseum.

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Kinnamon ended the longest game in Kansas high school state tournament history with a perfect 35-footer against defense applied by Lawrence Seabury’s Zachary McDermott, Peter King and Easter Maxwell.

Kinnamon’s miraculous shot sparked the St. John Tigers to a 52-51 Class 2A semifinal victory over Lawrence Seabury Academy that lasted a state-record six overtimes. St. John (24-1) meet the Salina Sacred Heart Knights in Saturday’s championship game ...

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