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Tigers rally with barrage of 3s to beat Oilers

St. John junior Esai Macias (22) looks to pass inside while Central Plains senior Tim Stueder defends on Friday night at Claflin.

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CLAFLIN — The St. John High School boys’ basketball team climbed out of a 40-28 hole in the final quarter to beat Central Plains 56-50.
The Tigers scored 28 points in the final eight minutes, and took the lead with one minute, 29 seconds left on a 3-pointer from Kade Kinnamon.
“We played hard the whole game,” Central Plains head coach Clay Mettlen said. “We stuck to our game plan in the fourth quarter. Basically, we dared them to shoot 3s, if on the 3-point line with a hand in their face. If they wanted open looks, they had to step ...

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