Posted: Thursday, 14 February 2013 7:30PM

Feb. 14 High School Basketball Scores and Highlights

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College Women
Creighton 67, Missouri State 51 FINAL
        Missouri State played its best defensive game of the Missouri Valley Conference season for the first 30 minutes Thursday evening before the home-standing Creighton Bluejays got hot with a decisive 17-1 run to pull away to a 67-51 victory at D.J. Sokol Arena in Omaha. Missouri State (12-12, 4-8 MVC) led 41-37 with 14:03 remaining on a 3-point play by Tyonna Snow, and held a 45-44 advantage with 10:41 left on a NiJay Gaines basket before the Bluejays (17-6, 9-3) responded with their 17-1 run over the course of five minutes, holding the Lady Bears to only a Kenzie Williams free throw while the clock ran down to under four minutes remaining. Creighton began the game on a 13-0 run in less than four minutes, but the Lady Bears weathered the storm and had an 18-17 lead with 9:28 to play. Whitney Edie’s 3-point play got MSU on the board at the 16:11 mark and Karly Buer added another 52 seconds later before a 10-0 run culminated with Gaines hitting a free-throw jumper for the 18-17 advantage. CU’s Marissa Janning hit her third and fourth 3-pointers to begin an 8-2 run that put the home team ahead 25-20 with 6:02 left in the half, and Buer tied the game at 25-all with a trey at the 3:50 mark before the Bluejays scored six quick points to lead 31-25 just more than a minute later. Hannah Wilkerson then made a 3-pointer and Buer added another basket to pull the Lady Bears within 31-30 at the break. Missouri State split three sets of free throws its first three trips down the floor in the second half to lead 33-31 with 18:29 remaining, only to see Creighton take it right back with two buckets before Williams knocked down two free throws and a 3-pointer for MSU’s largest lead to that point at 38-35 with 15:07 to play. Williams led MSU in scoring with 12 points, including 7-for-8 from the foul line, and Buer scored eight points to go with a career-high eight rebounds. Gaines also established a career high with six boards as MSU led 41-39 in that category. Christiana Shorter blocked two shots to move into a tie with Tia Mays for second in MSU history with 107 career stuffs. Janning scored 26 for the Jays and made six 3-pointers, and Creighton shot 10-for-26 from distance on its national-leading 9.5 per game average. MSU shot just 30.4 percent (17-56) overall and 3-for-13 from 3-point range.

Drury 53, Quincy 39 FINAL
       The Drury Lady Panthers locked down a late lead this time, using a 14-0 run to finish the game and down Great Lakes Valley Conference West Division leader Quincy 53-39 Thursday night at the Pepsi Arena. Drury improved to 11-11 overall and 5-9 in the GLVC, while Quincy fell to 13-9 and 11-3 and had a four-game winning streak snapped. The Lady Panthers also avenged a 68-62 loss to the Lady Hawks at the O'Reilly Center on January 19. The Lady Hawks failed to score in the final 7 minutes, 13 seconds as a Drury team that's seen several leads squandered in the closing minutes left nothing to chance in picking up their first win in Quincy in their last five trips. Kylie Williamson scored a career-high 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds - matching a career high - while playing all 40 minutes to lead the Lady Panthers, who got 14 points from Katie Pritchard and 11 points from Kalea Parks. Williamson, who had 12 points in the first half in helping DU to a 22-18 lead at the break, also defensively held one of Quincy's top offensive threats, Kelly Buresh, scoreless for the game. It was Drury's first victory in Quincy since January of 2007, a place where they lost 96-60 last season, 91-68 in 2011 and 87-72 in 2009. The Lady Panthers opened up a 30-22 lead early in the second half, but then went into an offensive drought over the next few minutes against a Quincy zone defense. Drury inserted McCurry into the lineup, who hit a big jumper and sparked what would later become a 10-0 Lady Panthers run to open up a 49-39 advantage with four minutes left. Pritchard's 18-footer with  left gave Drury a 51-39 lead to thwart any final thoughts of a Quincy run as the Lady Hawks didn't score in the final 7-plus minutes. The Lady Hawks made just 15 of 45 shots (33 percent). And perhaps most impressively, the same DU squad that was outrebounded by Quincy 37-21 in Springfield less than a month ago won the boards this time by a 36-28 count. Parks and Abby Bracker supported Williamson's 11 boards with five rebounds each. Hannah Weedman and Carly Beebe had 11 points each to lead the Lady Hawks.

Vanderbilt 62, Missouri 46 FINAL
        Sydney Crafton had a standout game for Missouri as she put up 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds in Missouri's 62-46 loss to Vanderbilt. Both Morgan Eye and Liz Smith were close to double figures as well, recording nine and eight points, respectively. The Tigers fall to 15-10 overall and 4-7 in conference play after the loss, while the Dores improve to 6-5 in league play, 16-8 overall. Missouri took an early lead to start the game, with Crafton and Smith putting up four and two points, respectively to give the Tigers the 6-4 lead going into the first media timeout. Kyley Simmons also got in the board early with a layup to help Mizzou pull ahead. The Commodores wouldn't have it, however, and Vandy put up two in a row to tie the game at eight going into the second media timeout of the half. Immediately following the timeout, Vanderbilt began to pull away, putting up six in a row to take a 14-8 lead over the Tigers. Crafton stopped the Dores' flow, sinking two buckets in a row to make it 14-12 and reduce the Vanderbilt lead. The Dores put up another 12 points in a row to get ahead 29-17 before the end of the half. Morgan Eye hit a three-pointer before heading into the locker room to make it 29-20, still in Vanderbilt's favor. Liz Smith wouldn't let Vanderbilt get too far ahead in the second half as she sunk a basket to negate a Vanderbilt score about two minutes into the second half. A foul sent the Dores to the charity stripe and Jasmine Lister scored off of a loose ball to help Vanderbilt get ahead 34-22 going into the first media timeout. Eye made another three to make it 34-25, but Vandy hit a trey to follow that. Vanderbilt put up another eight points in a row through the second half, before Crafton ended their run to make it 47-34 for the Dores. Vandy didn't let up, however, and answered Crafton's bucket with one of their own. The Dores has the 49-34 lead with just over five and a half minutes to go in the game. After a Vandebilt timeout, sophomore Bree Fowler made one from the free throw line for a 49-35 score, but Vanderbilt made a three-pointer to stay ahead. With just under three minutes to play, the Tigers and the Dores traded baskets, after appearances at the free throw line from both Crafton and Bri Kulas. The two then followed up with back-to-back buckets answered by Vanderbilt. Although the Tigers played with high energy and aggressiveness, it wasn't enough to hold off the Dores. Vanderbilt finished with a 62-46 win over Mizzou.

Evangel 44, Avila 42 FINAL
      Evangel held off Avila for their third straight win with a 44-42 win in Kansas City Thursday. The Crusaders survived for the win despite making just three shots from the field in the second half connecting on 3 of 22 shots and Evangel made no baskets from the field in the last 9:51 of regulation. Evangel led 30-24 at halftime and held Avila to 29 percent shooting from the field in the game. Emily Akins hit two free throws with nine seconds left that gave Evangel a five-point lead which proved enough for the win as Avila hit a three at the buzzer to pull within two. Amanda Landolt led the Crusaders with 14 points scoring all of them in the first half. Akins added 10 for Evangel. Rebekah Capeder had 21 points and 11 rebounds to lead Avila. The Crusaders won their first straight game and improved to 7-13 and 6-8 in the Heart of America conference. Avila dropped to 5-18 and 4-11 in the league.
Girl’s Regular Season
Bolivar 46, Springfield Catholic 37 FINAL - CLICK HERE FOR STORY
        Bolivar edged by the Lady Fighting Irish with assistance from Madison Campbell's 12 points. Emmas Thomas scored 13 despite Catholic's loss.

       The Lady Pirates grabbed five turnovers from Marionville in the second period, to lead 31-16 at the half. Ash Grove then led by as many as 20 points in the third period, but the Lady Comets regained their footing in the last quarter and closed their deficit to 10 points, finishing 52-42.

Mansfield 44, Greenwood 37 FINAL  -  CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS
        Mansfield takes homes the win after knocking off Greenwood on the road, 44-37.
     Mid lakes conference leaders met tonight in an explosive matchup, where No. 1 Fair Grove Lady Eagles traveled to No. 2 Strafford for their final regular season game. After an aggressive back and forth game, the Strafford Lady Indians emerged the victor, 64-61.

Mountain Grove 51, Willow Springs 47 FINAL - CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS
        Mountain Grove's duo of Maddie Halford and Sadie Drugger shined for the Lady Panthers, scoring 16 and 15 points respectively.

       Ozark hands Republic their first loss of the season in a thriller, 53-46.

        After four straight loses, Morrisville regained momentum after defeating Central in at home.

         Kelsie Cleeton netted a game-winning buzzer-beater to upset Camdenton, 68-66. Cleeton led Hillcrest with 21, Brittany Fisher chipped in with 17, and Kelbi Painter added 15 points.
Skyline 56, Pleasant Hope 34 FINAL
       Madisen Brethower of Skyline led all scorers with 22 points.

Crane 93, Spokane 30 FINAL
        The Lady Pirates take home the SWCL championship after dominating Spokane on the road.

Chadwick 74, Bradleyville 29 FINAL
       Maddie Hursh broke a personal record with 10 3-pointers in Chadwick's win Thursday night, finishing with a total of 32 points.

Blue Eye 41, Galena 32 FINAL
        In SWCL action, Blue Eye improves to 6-1 in conference play over Galena, 41-32.

East Newton 51, Monett 17 FINAL
The Lady Patriots held Monett to only three points in the final quarter to top off Big 8 rival, 51-17.

Thayer 49, Ava 42 FINAL
        Ava falls to Thayer in conference play by a 7-point margin.

Aurora 54, Lamar 49 FINAL-OT
The Lady Houns prevailed in overtime to grab their fifth conference victory of the season.

Nixa 35, Webb City 32 FINAL
       Nixa claimed their 20th win of the season Thursday night against Webb City, 35-32.

Southwest (Wasburn) 64, Verona 37 FINAL
       The Lady Trojans remain undefeated in the Ozark 7 Conference (5-0) after defeating Verona, 64-37.

Kickapoo 42, Waynesville 32 FINAL
        Natalie Closser scored 12 points to lead the Lady Chiefs.

Pierce City 72, Miller 28 FINAL
  Pierce City clinched the SRVC championship after an undefeated showing in the conference (9-0).
Sparta 58, Forsyth 40 FINAL

Walnut Grove 68, Clever 31 FINAL

Fordland 53, School of the Ozarks 13 FINAL

Rogersville 44, Reeds Spring 37 FINAL.

Parkview 66, Lebanon 32 FINAL

Hermitage 64, Wheatland 50 FINAL
Cassville 42, Seneca 38 FINAL
MV-BT/Liberty 67, Salem 57 FINAL

Rolla 65, Glendale 47 FINAL

Purdy 48, Exeter 43 FINAL-OT

Grove (Okla.) 68, McDonald County 36 FINAL

West Plains 74, Joplin 13 FINAL

Buffalo 56, Hollister 26 FINAL

Willard 49, Neosho 45 FINAL
College Men
Drury 64, Quincy 44 FINAL
       Alex Hall scored 25 points and nationally 18th-ranked Drury picked up its 10th consecutive victory as the Panthers secured a 64-44 triumph at Quincy in Great Lakes Valley Conference play Thursday night at the Pepsi Arena. Coach Steve Hesser's Panthers improved to 18-4 overall and 12-2 in the GLVC with their second straight victory at Quincy in a series where the home team had won 13 of the previous 15 matchups. Drury's 10th consecutive triumph is its greatest string since the 2005-06 Panthers won 10 straight late in the season, Hesser's second season on the DU bench.  The Hawks - who became the sixth team held to 50 points or less this season by the Panthers, who lead the GLVC in scoring  defense (61.5 points per game) - fell to 10-12 and 5-9. This wasn't the sharpest of efforts by the Panthers until a second-half pullaway, aided by the fact that they limited the Hawks to just 15 points over the final 20 minutes. Drury trailed 29-28 at halftime - the first time it was behind at the break since the Jan. 10 loss at Indianapolis - after leading by 12 points on a couple of occasions early. The Hawks finished the half on a 13-0 run as Drury not only went the final 6:35 without a point, but forced the Panthers into 15 first-half turnovers. Drury finished with a season-worst 23 turnovers, offset by forcing the Hawks into 24 miscues.  Hall made five 3-pointers and pushed his career total to 339, moving within 12 of tying Matt Miller's school-record 351 treys. Hall, No. 7 on the DU career scoring charts, pushed his all-time points total to 1,886, moving within 24 points of No. 6 Collins Harris (1,910 from 2004-08) and within 34 points of No. 5 James Bone (1,920 from 1976-80). Hall now has 85 points in his last three games, including back-to-back, 30-point efforts at home last week vs. UMSL and Maryville that netted him GLVC Player of the Week honors. Brandon Lockhart finished with 12 points, six assists and five steals. Lockhart now has 457 career assists, moving past Tim Brown (453 from 2005-09) for sixth place on the DU all-time charts. He needs seven more to surpass the late Jerry Alexander (463 from 1975-79) for fifth. The GLVC leader in FG percentage defense at .396, Drury held the Hawks to 34 percent shooting (17 of 50) and Quincy's lowest point total not only of this season, but at least back to the 2005-06 season (as far as their archived stats go). Hall, Drake Patterson and Cameron Adams had six rebounds each to lead the Panthers to a 33-30 advantage on the boards. Chris Babbitt had 15 points to lead Quincy, which - coupled with the Lady Panthers' 53-39 win over the Lady Hawks on Thursday night - was swept at home by Drury in a women's/men's GLVC doubleheader for the first time since the Panthers joined the GLVC in 2005-06.

Evangel 56, Avila 46 FINAL
      Evangel matched a season-low point total of 56 points but managed a 56-46 win at Avila Thursday night. The win was Evangel’s seventh straight win and their 12th win in 13 games. It also marked the Crusaders’ 20th win of the season giving Evangel their eighth consecutive 20-win, a program record. J.J. Williams led Evangel matching a season high 16 points. Jayme Donnelly added 12 points and Stephen Cotten along with Victor Agbasi both had 11. Sedrick Johnson led all scorers with 20 points for Avila. Evangel led 22-16 at halftime. Avila started the second half with a 9-2 run taking with 15:32 remaining in the game. The Crusaders pulled back in front moments later and trailed again. The Crusaders improved to 20-5 and 13-2 in the Heart of America conference. They maintained a one-game in the conference over Culver-Stockton and MidAmerica Nazarene, their next two opponents. Avila dropped to 8-17 and 3-12 in the league.
Boy’s Regular Season
Greenwood 75, Hurley 58 FINAL  -  CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS
         The Jays rolled Hurley by a 17-point margin Thursday night.

McAuley Catholic 47, Joplin Thomas Jefferson 41 FINAL
       Shaw Robertson poured 24 points of his own in McAuley's conference win.

Archie 57, Stockton 52 FINAL
       Ryan Pate contributed 20 points in Stockton's home loss to Archie.

Alton 73, Gainesville 69 FINAL
         Alton improves to 21-4 after defeating Gainesville by a four-point margin.
Ava 48, Thayer 44 FINAL

Hermitage 58, Wheatland 54 FINAL

McDonald County 49, Grove (Okla.) 35 FINAL
Purdy 63, Exeter 37 FINAL

Southwest (Washburn) 87, Verona 52 FINAL

Blue Eye 67, Forsyth 63 FINAL

Lamar 69, Aurora 49 FINAL

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