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  • FINAL QUESTION-Win a pair of passes to St. John's Mid-Winter Classic - Question 5

  • Who made the final go-ahead shot in last year's title game? Win a pair of passes good for all four nights of the 45th annual St. John Lions Club's Mid-Winter Classic beginning Jan. 15. We have a winner in the final contest. See full story for answers and winners to all five questions.
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  • Win a pair of passes good for all four nights of the 45th annual St. John Lions Club's Mid-Winter Classic beginning Jan. 15.
    Teams playing in the classic are St. John, Macksville, Pratt, Larned, Nickerson, Medicine Lodge, Central Plains and Ness City.
    Answers can be posted using facebook, texting 620-377-7070 or email at sjnewseditor@embarqmail.com. Received time stamps will determine winners.
    Passes must be picked up at the St. John News office, 113 E Third.
    Question 5 - Last year the title game came down to the final minute of the game. Who made the final go-ahead shot for the winning team, what team was he on? Winner Derek Staub, answer Micah Swank, Pratt against Medicine Lodge. Swank shot a three-pointer with about a minute left to play to put Pratt up by two. Med Lodge player cut the lead to one with a free throw with about 40 secs left. Swank missed a free throw and two last minute shots by Med Lodge missed giving Pratt a 55-54 win. Swank was voted tournament MVP. Larned wont the sportsmanship trophy for 2012.
    Question 4, Only one team has won the Classic more than three times in a row. Which team was it, and how many times in a row did they win? Extra credit for who won the most titles total. Winner Ron Moore. Hoisington won the title five years in a row from 1995-99. They also won in '74, '84 for a total of seven titles. St. John also has seven titles winning in 73, 81, 82, 83, 85, 89 and 04. Macksville has six wins starting in 1988 with their most recent title in 2011. Larned holds the record with nine titles starting with the third year of the Classic in 1971. They never won more than two years back-to-back.
    Question 3, Who sent Macksville into the consolation bracket? What round? Winner Marilyn Grizzell, Pratt beat Macksville in second round. (Received at 9:23 a.m)
    Question 2, Who knocked off St. John, last year? What was the final points spread?
    First correct answer within five points wins. Winner Natalie Clark, Nickerson defeated St. John 73-62. (received at Friday at 5:53 p.m.)
    Question 1, Ness City is making their first appearance at the Mid-Winter Classic. What team from last year are they replacing? Wichita West- winner Lorelei Massey Nelson, St. John
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