Falcons, Panthers produce classic to highlight Central Bank Shootout

Blair Oaks and Monroe City battled into double overtime Saturday, with Monroe City pulling out an 85-83 win. (Tony Mullen/KRCG13)

JEFFERSON CITY --- This is the fourth year of the Central Bank Shootout in its current format.

They could play four more years ... or 44 ... or 104 ... and there would not be a better game than this one.

It was high school sports at its best --- talented young men coming up big at the biggest possible moments.

And doing it time after time after time.

As good as it gets.

In the end, the brilliant performance of Monroe City's C.E. Talton was the difference, as the 6-1 junior poured in 45 points --- including two free throws with 0.5 tenths of a second left in the second overtime --- as the Panthers outlasted the Blair Oaks Falcons 85-83 in Game Five of Saturday's seven-game Central Bank Shootout at Rackers Fieldhouse.

This wasn't a wow, it was a WOW!

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