Jan. 21 High School Basketball Scores and Highlights

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College Basketball
       Creighton looked every bit the preseason favorite to win the Missouri Valley Conference Monday evening in a 73-53 victory over the Missouri State Lady Bears at JQH Arena in Springfield. Creighton (13-4, 5-1 MVC), the league leader in both 3-pointers per game (9.1) and percentage (.379), shot 13-for-32 from beyond the arc and 45.6 percent overall for the game. Meanwhile, Missouri State’s (9-8, 1-4) MVC-leading averages of 45 rebounds, 17 offensive boards and 25 free throw attempts failed to translate as the team finished with 10 offensive boards and 7-for-15 from the foul line while trailing 38-33 in total rebounds. The Bluejays hit three long balls in the game’s first five minutes and began the contest 7-for-10 from the floor for a 17-8 lead with 13:45 left in the first half. Missouri State countered that with a 7-0 run to cut CU’s lead to 17-15 before the Bluejays ripped off a 14-0 run that included four 3-pointers in less than two minutes to go ahead 31-15 with 8:51 on the clock. The Lady Bears held Creighton without a point for nearly seven minutes after that as the Jays suffered through an 0-for-13 field goal drought, but Missouri State was only able to shave eight points off the lead before CU scored for a 33-23 tally and 1:51 left in the period. The Bluejays then banked in a trey at the halftime buzzer for a 36-25 lead at the break. Creighton knocked down another 3-pointer 19 seconds into the second half and the Lady Bears cut the lead to 12 points on two occasions before the Bluejays used an 8-0 run to build their largest lead yet at 49-29 with 14:30 remaining in the game. Missouri State had the deficit to 15 points three minutes later before a 9-0 CU run made it 60-36 with 7:02 to play, and the Jays kept the lead at 20 or better the rest of the game. MSU, which has averaged nearly 80 points per home game the last two seasons, was held to its lowest point total at JQH Arena since a 53-point output in December 2008. Mikala McGhee, Hannah Wilkerson and Kenzie Williams shared high scoring honors with eight apiece. McKenzie Fujan scored 15 for Creighton and Sarah Nelson notched a double-double with 10 points and 10 boards. Missouri State shot 21-for-56 overall but did commit a season-low 11 turnovers.

Girls Basketball Regular Season
         Aubrey Buckley was the key player that made the difference in Parkview's victory over Branson, going 18-20 from the free throw line and finishing with 30 points.

Rogersville 51, Springfield Central 50 FINAL  -  CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS
       The Lady Wildcats edged by Central at home, 51-50.

         Down by eight at the end of the third period, the Lady Eagles made a fourth quarter comeback to overcome Hillcrest, 66-58. Both Brittany Fisher and Kelsie Cleeton netted 17 points in Hillcrest's loss to Fair Grove.

Southwest (Washburn) 49, Diamond 36 FINAL
         The Lady Trojans improve their record to 18-3 after defeating Diamond by a 13-point margin.
Mount Vernon 40, East Newton 34 FINAL
         After being down by six at the half, the Lady Mountaineers battled back to a 40-34 win over East Newton Monday night.

Stockton 54, Fair Play 24 FINAL
         Kelsi Wilkins dropped 19 points on Fair Play to grab Stockton's 10th win of the season.

Chadwick 63, Everton 27 FINAL
        Maddie Hursh paved the way for Chadwick, knocking down seven 3-pointers and finishing with 26 points.

Gainesville 62, Hartville 42 FINAL
         Gainesville crushed Hartville thanks in large part to Madison Strong's 27-point performance.

Seymour 62, Fordland 39 FINAL
        Seymour's Sarah Cook scored a game-high 21 points.

Walnut Grove 68, Pleasant Hope 46 FINAL

Crane 60, Pierce City 50 FINAL
Aurora 59, Seneca 51 FINAL

Webb City 65, McDonald County 30 FINAL

Mansfield Tournament
Houston 60, Mansfield 31 FINAL
Licking 65, Lutie 16 FINAL       
       Out in the Mansfield Tournament, Houston found success over host Mansfield, 60-31. Licking dominated Lutie in the quarterfinals, 65-16. Houston and Licking will face-off Jan. 24 at 6:00 PM in the semifinals. Mansfield plays Lutie in the consolation semifinals Jan. 25 at 6:00 PM
Reeds Spring Tournament
West Plains 82, Hurley 24 FINAL
Ava 48, Hollister 27 FINAL
Blue Eye 57, Forsyth 40 FINAL
       No. 1 seed West Plains rocked Hurley in the opening quarterfinal round, 82-24. Ava moved past Hollister by a margin of 21 points, and Blue Eye wins their opening game of pool play over Forsyth, 57-40.

Boys Regular Season
Walnut Grove vs. Pleasant Hope - CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS

Cabool 63, Mountain Grove 47 FINAL
The Bulldogs were led by Austin Baker's 19-point showing in Cabool's victory over Mountain Grove. Bobby Otwell scored 12 for the Panthers.

Miller 67, Marionville 38 FINAL
        The duo of Kyle Davidson and Jordan Jack concluded with 16 points for Miller, as the Cardinals win with ease over Marionville, 67-38.

Everton 93, Chadwick 39 FINAL

Conway Tournament
Crane 88, Stoutland 34 FINAL
Warsaw 82, Conway 69 FINAL
  Stoutland lost big in the first round of the Conway Tournament, 88-34. Warsaw comes home with a win over Conway, 82-69. The Pirates will square up with Warsaw in the semifinals Jan. 24 at 6:30 PM, while Stoutland and Conway contend in the consolation semifinals Jan. 25 at 6:00 PM.
Sparta Tournament
Hollister 70, School of the Ozarks 36 FINAL
       Hollister used Andy Wenger's 29 points to roll School of the Ozarks in the opening round of the Sparta Tournament, 70-36. Tanner Tillack led the Patriots with 15 points, Keaton Tillack chipped in with 14.
Forsyth 53, Sparta 38 FINAL
        Forsyth's Quinten Davidson contributed 17 points of his own to knock off host Sparta, 53-38. Brandon Jahn scored 12 for the Panthers. Jacob Shipman and Robert May of Sparta scored 11 and 10 respectively.



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