OTIS-BISON, Kan. - The Central Plains Oilers rode a 22 point second half to pull away from the Otis-Bison Cougars for a 41 to 31 victory.
Otis-Bison struck first in the Central Prairie League matchup with a three pointer.
The rest of the first half saw a back and forth game. Each team took leads but would surrender them. The half ended with the teams tied at 19 all.
Central Plains came out of the locker room and dropped 12 points in the third quarter. JJ Heredia and Lawson Oeser each hit a three pointer in the period. Defensively they held Otis-Bison to just six points.
The Cougars only mustered six more points in the fourth quarter while the Oilers added 10 more.
"We were without Jerred Bieberle tonight but the other kids stepped up," said Oilers Head Coach Ted Schmid. "We couldn't buy a bunny in the first half. We missed nine in the first half. Tyler Holmes he helped us a lot with some nice ones on our end when he couldn't hit them earlier."
Dalton Regan for Otis-Bison led all scorers with 15 points on the night.
For Central Plains JJ Heredia led scoring 13 points. Both Lawson Oeser and Tyler Holmes added 12 points to the total.
Central Plains improve their record to 6 and 9. Otis-Bison fall to 3 and 11 on the year.