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Larned boys outlast Cimarron 68-67
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Larned's Chance Sanger drives to the basket against Cimarron Tuesday. - photo by Photo by JANET FLESKE


Special to the Tribune

CIMARRON — The Larned boys worked hard by converting four free throws in the final 30 seconds to upset Cimarron 68-67 in Tuesday’s non-league basketball game.

It was a game of runs as the two guard-oriented teams battled back and forth all evening. There was some terrific 3-point shooting by both teams and both shot over 50 percent. Larned was 22 of 40 while Cimarrron was 21-38. Larned converted 16 of 17 free throws and Cimarron converted 13 of 17.

Larned coach Jerrod Smith said, “I love that we got the road win but , boy, we didn’t play good defense the final three quarters. I was impressed with how our guys came back after trailing by four in the final quarter.”

Cimarron was led by the hot-shooting Matt Mowry with 31 points. He was backed up by R J Thomas with 9. The Bluejays fall to 2-3 on the season,

Larned (3-2) was led by Brock Skelton’s 18 points while Chance Sanger added 14 and Jaylen Thomas nine.

Larned led 18-10 after a 10-1 start, but Cimarron sliced the lead to 37-34 by halftime.


Halstead 5-0

Hesston 4-1

Haven 3-2

Hillsboro 2-2

Smoky Valley 2-2

Nickerson 2-3

Pratt 2-3

Larned 3-2

Lyons 2-3

Hoisington 1-3


Halstead 44, Sedgwick 33

Hesston 52, Smoky Valley 46 OT

Haven 62, Nickerson 54

Hays-TMP 52, Pratt 39

Larned 68, Cimarron 67

Lyons 46, Canton-Galva 41