Missouri State (9-13, 3-7 MVC) got back on the winning track here Saturday, scoring a 52-46 win over visiting Southern Illinois and snapping a seven-game Missouri Valley Conference skid in the process before 6,324 fans at JQH Arena.

 
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      The Lady Mountaineers finished third in the Carthage Tournament.
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      Peru State’s Corday Sims hit a three-point basket with 1.1 seconds remaining that broke an 83-83 tie and helped the Bobcats to an 86-83 win over Evangel at the Ashcroft Center Saturday. The Crusaders and Bobcats exchanged three-point baskets in t
      Evangel’s Alison Jarrell hit three-pointer with 1:16 left that brought the Crusaders from two-points down to leading 54-53 and lifting Evangel to a 58-53 win over Peru State Saturday at the Ashcroft Center. The win snapped a six game losing streak f
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        Dennis Faught, Ozark
        Ken Gaspar, Monett
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      Each week Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent success are factors in determining the top 10. 1. (1) Walnut Grove (C1: 17-0) – Walnut Grove is on top for the second week in
      There are 10 area boys basketball teams ranked across the five classes in this week's statewide boys basketball coaches poll. Crane and Osceola continue to hold the top two spots in Class 2 followed by Gainesville (No. 4), Hartville (No. 5) and Winon
      There are 13 area girls basketball teams ranked across the five classes in this week's statewide girls basketball coaches poll. The big change comes in Class 2 where the two-time defending champion Crane Lady Pirates have been supplanted as the No. 1
      Each week Ozarks Sports Zone ranks area teams based on their dominance by class. Momentum, strength of schedule and recent success are factors in determining the top 10.

      (Class, record, previous week in parenthesis)

      1. Crane (C2, 18-2, 3) – Th