The South Iron Panthers are back in the Class 1 State title game after taking down St. Elizabeth 85-51 in the semifinals on J-98. The first quarter was contested with the game tied at 15 until the Panthers went on a 7-0 run to close out the quarter.
They rattled off 8 straight points to begin the second quarter and went into the break leading 42-23.
St. Elizabeth’s Brock Lucas did all he could to keep his team in the game, finishing with 27 points including seven threes, but South Iron’s defense-to-offense kept the Panthers on top.
Senior Champ McMurray was our Applebee’s of Farmington Player of the game with 21 points on 8-0f-12 shooting and 8 rebounds. Senior Drenin Dinkins added 23 points. South Iron coach Dusty Dinkins says…
South Iron improves to 27-4 and will defend their State Championship Saturday night at 8 o’clock on J-98 against either Stanberry or Wellsville-Middletown.
Full team post-game interview
Full head coach post-game interview
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