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Area Hoops Roundup
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St. John-Hudson 66, Ness City 28
NESS CITY — Dean Wade rang up 31 points to lead St. John-Hudson High School’s boys’ basketball team against Central Prairie League foe Ness City on Friday night.
Wade finished with seven rebounds.
Zuriel Reyes added 17 points.

Southwestern Heights 59, Larned 58
LARNED — While Larned trailed by only one point heading into halftime, Southwestern Heights narrowly widened the gap to 47-44 heading into the final quarter.
The Indians were only able to out score Southwestern 14-13 in the final eight minutes, but couldn’t finish the rally.
Easton Palmer led the Indians with 19 points, dropping in three 3-pointers.
Tyler Stelter added 12 points.

Central Plains 66, Macksville 55
MACKSVILLE — Layne Bieberle rattled off a game-high 26 points, leading Central Plains over Macksville.
Michael Lamatsch added 13 points for the Oilers.
Tanner Tranbarger scored 22 points to lead the Mustangs.
Simon Miller scored 18 points for Macksville.

Otis-Bison 62, Victoria 61
Otis-Bison trailed throughout the game, but rallied in the fourth quarter to edge Victoria.
The Cougars outscored the Knights 22-15 in the final eight minutes for the Central Prairie League win.

Larned 50, Southwestern Heights 48 (OT)
LARNED — Larned held a precocious 29-28 lead heading into the final eight minutes.
Southwestern Heights knotted things at 45-all, forcing the game into overtime, where Larned pulled away.
Shaylene Shepherd and Maci Perez each finished with a team-leading 13 points for Larned.

Central Plains 76, Macksville 29
MACKSVILLE — Central Plains pulled ahead 25-6 as the first quarter closed and continued to pull away from Macksville.
Taylor Rolfs uncorked a 27-point performance to lead the Lady Oilers.
Reagan Phelan and Breanna Holmes each added 10 points.
Macksville was led by Tara Bunker, who scored 10 points.

St. John-Hudson 58, Ness City 25
NESS CITY — A 32-point explosion from Teresa Christie boosted St. John over Ness City.
Christie scored 12 of her points in the third quarter.
Tia Smith was the Lady Tigers’ No. 2 scorer at eight points.

— Kevin Price