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Great start leads Fatima past Southern Boone

In boys basketball action Saturday

Patrick Schnieders of Fatima shoots a free throw during Saturday night’s game against Southern Boone in the National Guard Shootout at Fleming Fieldhouse.

Patrick Schnieders of Fatima shoots a free throw during Saturday night’s game against Southern Boone in the National Guard Shootout at Fleming Fieldhouse. Photo by Shaun Zimmerman.

When it was all over, Fatima’s super start was better than Southern Boone’s fantastic finish.

In a game worthy of two teams appearing in the Class 3 state rankings, Fatima jumped out early and held on for a 65-63 win in the Missouri National Guard Shootout on Saturday.

The sixth-ranked Comets jumped out to a 12-4 lead in the first 3:14, giving them a lead they would never relinquish.

“At the start, it looked like a Southern Boone team that hadn’t had a game for a week and a half,” Eagles coach Andy Jahnsen said. “You take the first quarter away, we win the game.

“We just came out ....

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