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Oilers reach substate basketball final
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Dale Hogg Great Bend Tribune Central Plains High School Oiler Alex Hickel goes up for an off-balance shot during the CPHS boys 2A substate semifinal game against the Macksville Mustangs Thursday night in Greensburg. The Oilers won 64-62 in overtime.

CENTRAL PLAINS 64, MACKSVILLE 62
GREENSBURG — Alex Hickel stole the basketball on the game’s final play to preserve Central Plains’ 64-62 overtime victory over league rival Macksville in the Class 2A Greensburg basketball substate. Jacob Rein’s pass intended for Karson Waters was stolen by Hickel.
Macksville’s Rein sank two free throws to send the game to overtime after he scored seven points and fed Diego Delgadillo with an assist in the final minutes of regulation for a 54-54 tie.
In overtime, Hickel scored on a 3-point play and Brett Liebl scored two inside baskets. Rein answered with a basket and assist and Delgadillo scored four points in overtime to slice the lead to 63-62. Hickel converted a free throw with 14 seconds left in overtime.
Liebl (18), Hickel (17), Alex Barton (15) and Devin Ryan (12) scored in double figures. The Oilers outscored the Mustangs 17-14 in the fourth quarter and 10-8 in overtime. The Oilers (17-5) will meet rival St. John (21-1) in Saturday’s substate championship game for the third time in the past four years. St. John has won nine of the past 12 meetings with the Oilers.
Macksville (15-7) was paced by Rein with 27 points and six assists. Delgadillo scored 16 points and Brigdon Russell dished out five assists. The Mustangs converted 9 of 23 3-pointers.
Macksville 12 12 16 14 8 — 62
C. Plains 12 11 14 17 10 — 64
MACKSVILLE—Russell 1-7 0-0 2; Parr 2-5 0-0 5; Waters 6-11 0-0 12; Delgadillo 5-13 2-2 16; Rein 8-16 7-8 27; Totals 22-52 9-10 62.
CENTRAL PLAINS—Hickel 6 4-7 17; Devin Ryan 2 6-6 12; Schlochtermeier 1 0-0 2; Barton 6 2-3 15; Liebl 9 0-2 18; Totals 24 12-21 64.

ST. JOHN VS. CENTRAL PLAINS

2016-2017
St. John 62-31 Central Plains
St. John 45-34 Central Plains
St. John vs. Central Plains SUBSTATE FINAL

2015-2016
Central Plains 55-48 St. John
Central Plains 46-45 St. John
Central Plains 48-46 St. John SUBSTATE FINAL

2014-2015
St. John 59-57 Central Plains
St. John 52-33 Central Plains
St. John 49-44 Central Plains 2A STATE FINAL

2013-2014
St. John 67-53 Central Plains
St. John 50-42 Central Plains
St. John 70-54 Central Plains
St. John 54-45 Central Plains SUBSTATE FINAL

CLASS 2A BOYS
SATURDAY’S SUBSTATE FINALS
BENNINGTON—Salina Sacred Heart 21-1 vs. Alma-Wabaunsee 18-4
CANTON—Hillsboro 16-6 vs. Lyndon 16-6
GREENSBURG—St. John 21-1 vs. Central Plains 17-5
JOHNSON—Ness City 20-2 vs. Spearville 19-3
OXFORD—Sedan 19-3 vs. Berean Academy 18-4
PLAINVILLE—Hoxie 18-4 vs. Ellis 15-8
UNIONTOWN—Yates Center 19-3 vs. Pittsburg Colgan 16-5
VALLEY FALLS—Lawrence Seabury 17-4 vs. Jackson Heights 15-7
CLASS 2A STATE—Manhattan, Bramlage Coliseum, March 8-11