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Super soph Stichnote powers Eagles past Falcons in title game

Southern Boone claimed the Class 3 District 9 championship with a 67-54 win over Blair Oaks. (Josh Kurelac/KRCG13)

WARDSVILLE --- In the biggest game of his life, Sam Stichnote certainly played like a sophomore Saturday night.

You can understand.

Only, he played like a sophomore in college.

And thanks to this high-caliber, high-level note hit by Stichnote, this week's transformation of the Green House to the Black Hole is complete.

Stichnote compiled game-high totals of 25 points and 13 rebounds Saturday night as the Southern Boone Eagles toppled the Blair Oaks Falcons 67-54 in the championship game of the Class 3 District 9 Tournament before and overflow crowd at Blair Oaks.

For a game that everyone figured would be close, this was surprisingly easy.

Well, almost everyone ...

"I'm not surprised, I honestly felt great about this," Eagles coach Andy Jahnsen said. "I thought the best thing that happened to our team was losing in the Green House (by almost the identical score, 65-52 on Jan. 24). It woke us up and let us know that we are not invincible, we have to play every night and be the best we can be."

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