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South Goes Back to Back in Class One

(Springfield) It was more of a coronation than simply a win as the South Iron Panthers claimed their second straight Class One state basketball championship 71-45 over Stanberry in Springfield. Senior point guard Drenin Dinkins sat on the throne. Dinkins scored 34 points with 14 rebounds. He outscored the Bulldogs by nine points in the first half with 29…

Dinkins 29 points were the second most scored in the first half in a championship game in state history.
The Panthers coasted to victory in the second half even getting positive contributions up and down the bench…

The Panthers were never tested in the state playoffs outscoring their four opponents by an average of 27 points.
Coach Dusty Dinkins hoped his guys were able to appreciate the setting…

Coach Dinkins was able to watch his son Drenin play a magnificent final game for him and his school…

With the back to back titles South Iron wins its third state championship in school history and finishes the season at 28-4. Over the last two seasons South Iron 53-8 while loading their schedule with some of the largest and best teams in the state. South Iron has been ranked number one in Class One uninterrupted for the last two seasons in every poll.

Full interview with Dusty Dinkins

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