The Sioux Central boys basketball team trailed 34-27 at the end of the third quarter, but outscored Pomeroy Palmer 25-18 in the final frame to take home a 53-52 win.
Tyler Walker led the Rebels with 22 points and 11 rebounds, while Mark Thompson added 13 points and three steals. Josh Dahlin pitched in with nine points and made the game-winning shot with three seconds left in regulation.
"Our 2-3 zone defense was very good," said Sioux Central coach Chris Wildeman. "We did a great job of forcing Pomeroy-Palmer into taking the shot we wanted them to."
He added that his team played with intensity and energy.
"We tipped a lot of balls, rebounded very well and got up and down the floor," Wildeman said. "The kids played a very efficient and patient offensive game. We got the shots we wanted and we made them."
The Rebels led 7-6 after a defensive-oriented first quarter. They led 17-10 at the half but were outscored 24-10 in the third quarter for their 34-27 deficit after three frames.
Sioux Central outrebounded Pomeroy-Palmer 28-17. The Rebels made 14 of 29 two-point shots and five of 14 three-pointers. They were also ten of 15 from the free throw line.
The Knights hit nine of 13 field goal attempts, also knocking down eight three-pointers in 31 attempts.
Sioux Central finished with 11 assists, eight steals and 18 turnovers.