Posted: Friday, 25 January 2013 12:32AM

Jan. 24 High School Basketball Scores and Highlights

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Girls Results

College Women
Maryville University 65, Drury 53 FINAL  -  CLICK HERE FOR STORY
     Maryville fought off two strong Drury rallies in the second half to pull away for a 65-53 victory over the Lady Panthers in Great Lakes Valley Conference play Thursday night from Moloney Arena. Katie Pritchard had 22 points - including 18 in the second half - to lead the Lady Panthers, who fell to 8-8 overall and 2-6 in the GLVC. Maryville improved to 9-7 and 5-3. Abby Duethman, the GLVC's leading scorer and rebounder, had 27 points and 10 rebounds to pace the Saints, who won for the first time in eight tries against the Lady Panthers. Duethman scored 13 of Maryville's first 20 points to stake the Saints to an early double-digit lead, but Drury fought back to trail 25-21 at the half.  Drury cut the deficit to two on a couple of occasions in the second half - the last time at 42-40 with 10:40 to go after a Pritchard 3-pointer  - but could never get completely over the hump. The Lady Panthers trailed by five (48-43) with 6:54 left, but Maryville outscored DU 11-4 over the next five minutes to pull away. Drury was hampered by 24 turnovers in the contest, 14 coming in the first half. Maryville committed 21 miscues, but held the Lady Panthers to 34 percent shooting (16 of 47) while hitting 42 percent (22 of 52) - including 50 percent in the second half (12 of 24) - to get the triumph. Bethanie Funderburk added 11 points for the Lady Panthers, who also got a team-high nine rebounds from Kylie Williamson, matching her career high. Funderburk and Abby Bracker added six boards each for DU, which lost the battle of the boards 33-32. Pritchard hit four more 3-pointers (in nine tries) to move her school-record total to 237, while Funderburk moved into eighth place.

Central Methodist 61, Evangel 49 FINAL  -  CLICK HERE FOR STORY
      Evangel rallied from 14 behind to lead with less than six minutes remaining, but 23rd ranked Central Methodist closed out the game on a 16-2 run to win 61-49 Thursday night in Fayette, Mo. The Crusaders trailed 44-30 midway through the first half but chipped away and took a lead 47-45 lead with 5:30 left on a basket by Amanda Landolt. Central Methodist took over and shut Evangel out for the last three minutes of the game. Sierra McSpadden led all scorers with 15 points. Raylyn Nuss had 12 to lead the Eagles. The loss was Evangel’s fifth straight and dropped the Crusaders record to 4-11 and 3-6 in the conference while Central Methodist improved to 18-3 and 7-3.

Arkansas 58, Missouri 50 FINAL
      A gritty effort by Mizzou (13-7, 2-4) was unable to lift the Tigers to victory as they fell by a 58-50 final to the Arkansas Razorbacks (14-5, 2-4) Thursday (Jan. 24) night at Mizzou Arena. Missouri showcased a balanced scoring attack, with eight of the 11 players to check into the game notching points for the home team and only Morgan Eye reaching double digits. The loss for the Tigers was the first of the season when outrebounding their opponent. Both teams got off to a slow start to the game offensively, as only Liene Priede scored in the first four minutes for Mizzou, who trailed Arkansas 4-2 at the first media timeout. The Razorbacks gained some separation after the break, going on an 8-0 run to build the lead to double digits at 12-2 at the under-12 break. Senior Sydney Crafton then scored the second bucket of the game for Mizzou, cutting the deficit to 12-4, and Eye's straightaway three-pointer brought the Tigers to within five before an Arkansas score made it 14-7 at the under-8 timeout. Priede cut into the lead with a layup, but a three by the visitors boosted the lead to eight. Maddie Stock's two was then answered quickly with a layup on the other end, and Crafton's "and-one" layup made the score 19-14 at the 3:18 mark. Lianna Doty and Kyley Simmons gave the Tigers five straight points after an Arkansas three, bringing the Tigers to within three at 22-19. The only score of the final minute of the half went to the Razorbacks, who took a 24-19 lead into the locker room at halftime. Arkansas started the second half quickly, hitting a three and two free throws to build the lead to 10 before Liz Smith cut it back to eight with a layup. Back-to-back threes by Eye and Priede brought Mizzou to within two at 29-27 with 15:37 left in the contest. Bri Kuls and Smith made three free throws around a Razorback bucket to bring the Tigers within one, and Kulas's jumper put the Tigers on top 32-31. The lead was short lived, though, as Arkansas scored five straight points to take a 36-32 lead into the under-12 timeout. Eye and Priede matched the Razorback effort by combining for five points to keep the Tigers within four at the under-8 media timeout. The Razorbacks took over after the break, going on a 6-0 run to boost the lead to 47-37, and Crafton's put-back layup brought the Tigers back to within single digits with 3:23 remaining. Two Kulas free throws made the score 47-41 favoring Arkansas, but a quick Razorback layup meant an eight-point lead before Eye nailed another three to cut the deficit to five. Arkansas responded with a three on their next possession, giving the visitors a 52-44 lead, and a layup put the game out of reach with a ten-point lead with one minute remaining.

High School Regular Season
Springfield Catholic 57, Willard 50 FINAL  -  CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS - CLICK HERE FOR STORY
        Catholic's Chelsea Collins poured 19 points of her own in Catholic's 57-50 win at home.

        Down 21-17 at halftime, Strafford tied the game at 28 to end the third period. The Lady Indians then went on a 16-3 fourth quarter run to claim their 12th win of the season, 44-39.

      Lexie Tennis led the Lady Jays with 21 points to sneak by Cassville Thursday night.

Glendale 46, Springfield Central 41 FINAL  -  CLICK HERE FOR STORY
       Keri Cook's double-double performance of 16 points and 11 rebounds was sufficient for Glendale to find their first win of the season, 46-41. 

Halfway 49, Northeast Vernon County 37 FINAL
        Katy Hensley led Halfway with 16 points to overcome the Lady Knights, 49-37.
Skyline 53, Stockton 50 FINAL
         Jolene Shipps of Stockton led all scorers with 23 points, but it still wasn't enough as Skyline prevails late in the second half, 53-50. Krista Gideon scored 14 for Skyline.

Seymour 77, Rogersville 43 FINAL
        The Lady Tigers ended with five players in double-figures to drop Rogersville at home, 77-43. Seymour's Sarah Cook scored 20 and Braythan Helms tallied up 19 points, 18 of which came in the second half.

       Aubrey Buckley recorded her 1,000th point of her career in Parkview's loss to Camdenton, 57-48.

Marshfield 52, Waynesville 51 FINAL-OT
       The Lady Jays battled through overtime to come out with a win over Waynesville, 52-51. Lauren Aldridge chalked up 23 points for Marshfield.

Chadwick 66, Sparta 52 FINAL
Crane 69, Purdy 36 FINAL

Marionville 56, Pleasant Hope 55 FINAL.

Mount Vernon 62, Seneca 32 FINAL

New Covenant 69, Everton 66 FINAL

McDonald County 36, Monett 32 FINAL

Aurora 56, East Newton 53 FINAL

Hillcrest 66, Rolla 58 FINAL

Laquey 47, Hartville 45 FINAL

Eldon Tournament
Carl Junction 67, Carnahan 24 FINAL

Mansfield Tournament
Willow Springs 54, Mountain Grove 47 FINAL
Licking 48, Houston 31 FINAL
       Willow Springs and Licking move on to the championship Jan. 26 at 7:30 PM, while host Mountain Grove faces-off with Houston for third place at 6:00 PM.

NEO Tournament
Morrisville 60, Diamond 30 FINAL
        Morrisville doubled up Diamond in the first round of the NEO Tournament to improve their record to 13-4. McKenzie Presley knocked down 18 points for the Lady Panthers.

Nevada Tournament
Nevada 48, Raymore-Peculiar 43 FINAL
       Nevada advances on to their own tournament championship Jan. 26 at 3:00 PM with a five-point win over Ray-Pec.

Reeds Spring Tournament
West Plains 70, Ava 32 FINAL
Blue Eye 46, Reeds Spring 27 FINAL

Boys Results

College Men
Drury 78, Maryville University 37 FINAL  -  CLICK HERE FOR STORY
Drury turned a showdown for sole possession of first place in the Great Lakes Valley Conference West  into a blowout, rolling past Maryville 78-37 on Thursday night at Moloney Arena. The Panthers, with their fourth straight triumph, moved to 12-4 overall and 6-2 in the GLVC, while Maryville dropped to 15-5 and 5-3. Alex Hall led five Panthers in double-figures with 15 points, while Teddy Simniok had 12 points, Brandon Lockhart added 11 points and Drake Patterson and Cameron Adams finished with 10 points each. The Panthers also claimed a whopping 40-21 rebounding advantage, led by Hall's season-high eight. Drury finished the first half on a 24-10 run to break open a tight game and take a 38-23 lead into the halftime break. The Panthers then came out and left no doubt about the outcome in the first 10 minutes of the final half, quickly building their lead to 30 points (62-32) and coasting to the triumph. The Saints went from the 13:40 mark to 4:07 left without scoring a point in the second half, as Drury put up a 17-0 run during that stretch and continued to play the kind of stifling, pressure defense that coach Steve Hesser said was a key to DU's quick start to the season ... but had diminished around the holiday break. Maryville shot a season-worst 26 percent from the field (11 for 42) and committed 20 turnovers against the DU pressure. The 37 points by the Saints was a low by a Drury opponent this season, and 30 points below Maryville's season average. Gerald Shaw had 10 points as the only Saints player to reach double figures. Asa Toney, the team's leading scorer at 16 points per game, finished with seven, all in the first half. Lockhart, the GLVC's leader in assists per game at 6.4, had a team-leading six and Hall added five as the Panthers had 20 assists to 16 turnovers. Drury shot 52 percent (26 of 50) from the field for the contest.

Evangel 71, Central Methodist 61 FINAL  -  CLICK HERE FOR STORY
      Evangel pulled away from Central Methodist in the second half for a 71-61 win in Fayette, Mo. Thursday night. Evangel led 32-31 at halftime but took a double-digit lead as forward Stephen Cotten scored 12 points in the first nine minutes of the second half. Evangel led by as much as 14 and held off the Eagles to win for the seventh time in eight games. Cotten finished with 18 points and led all scorers while Victor Agbasi added 11 points off the bench. Michael Banks, Jr. and Melvin Tillman both had 13 to lead Central Methodist. Evangel improved to 15-5 and 8-2 in the Heart of America conference. Central Methodist dropped to 15-7 and 5-5 in the league.

Regular Season High School Boys
Halfway 80, Northeast Vernon County 40 FINAL
         Junior Dalton Taylor scored his 1,000th career point in Halfway's 40-point victory.

Houston 54, Seymour 35 FINAL

Pierce City 44, Liberal 43 FINAL

Clinton 54, El Dorado Springs 31 FINAL
Seneca 60, McDonald County 49 FINAL

McAuley Catholic 80, Bronaugh 63 FINAL

Bolivar Tournament
Aurora 55, Cassville 48 FINAL

Clinton Tournament
Nevada 68, Sherwood 45 FINAL
       The duo of Silas Smith and Nathan Colopy shined for the Tigers, as Smith racked up a game-high 30 points, and Colopy added 23 in Nevada's 68-45 victory.

Conway Tournament
Crane 68, Warsaw 63 FINAL
Fordland 58, Ava 50 FINAL
       Fordland found their 15th win of the season after defeating Ava in the Conway Tournament, 58-50. Crane edged by Warsaw in the semifinals, 68-63. Crane will meet Fordland in the title game Jan. 26 at 8:00 PM. Warsaw battles it out with Ava for the bronze at 6:30 PM.

Eldon Tournament
Carl Junction 80, Osage 50 FINAL
O'Fallon Christian 70, Eldon 56 FINAL

Mountain Grove Tournament
Willow Springs 61, Mountain Grove 45 FINAL
        Willow Springs takes home the gold in the Mountain Grove Tournament Thursday night over the host Panthers, 61-45.
Cabool 67, Salem 43 FINAL
       The Bulldogs defeated Salem in pool play, 67-43. Austin Baker netted a game-high 26 points for Cabool. Salem's Chad Elliot had 17.

NEO Tournament
Miami (Okla.) 54, Monett 42 FINAL

Nixa Tournament
       Third seeded Mount Vernon led 26-25 at the half, but couldn't sustain it in a 52-41 upset defeat at the hands of the sixth-seeded Willard in the opening round of the Nixa Tournament. Chris Kendrix paved the way for the Tigers with 26 points. Chandler Myers scored 16 points despite the Mountaineers loss.

       The host Eagles crushed Eugene in the first round of the Nixa Tournament, 81-47. Bryce Dulin knocked down 15 points for Nixa.

Kickapoo 66, Harrisonville 56 FINAL
        The Kickapoo Chiefs were led by a game-high 25-point performance from Jack Simpson to knock off Harrisonville in the quarterfinals, 66-56.

Hogan 82, Billings 70 FINAL
        Billings falls to Hogan by a margin of 12 in the quarterfinals of the Nixa Tournament.

Rogersville Tournament
Glendale 76, Lebanon 49 FINAL
West Plains 62, Camdenton 55 FINAL
        The Falcons take home a 76-49 consolation semifinals win over Lebanon Thursday night. West Plains found similar success with their seven point victory against the Lakers. Glendale will square up with West Plains for the consolation finals Jan. 26 at 4:00 PM. Lebanon and Camdenton play for seventh place Jan. 25 at 5:00 PM.


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