Thursday Holiday Tournament Recap



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Blue and Gold Tournment - Click here for full brackets

Blue Bracket
Quarterfinals
Nixa 76, Glendale 28 FINAL  -  CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS  -  SEE BOTTOM OF ARTICLE FOR VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
       Jacob Ruder led Nixa to victory with 13 points in the quarterfinals. Glendale's Garrett Skipworth was held to only seven points in the game, all of which were in the first half. Turbo clock ran the entire fourth quarter, as Nixa comes away with their second big win of the Blue and Gold Tournament in a balanced effort. The Eagles advance to the semifinals to play West Plains Dec. 28 at 4:00 PM.
 
West Plains 72, Crane 56 FINAL  -  CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS  - CLICK HERE FOR STORY - SEE BOTTOM OF ARTICLE FOR VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
     The Zizzers were dominant from outside the arc, nailing 11 3-pointers to claim a 16 point victory over Crane. Justin Davis led West Plains with five 3-pointers finishing with 15. Crane's Cole Walden poured a game-high 18 points. The Zizzers will meet up with top seeded Nixa in the semifinals Dec. 28 at 4:00 PM.
 
Ozark 65, Strafford 58 FINAL  -  CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS  -  CLICK HERE FOR STORY - SEE BOTTOM OF ARTICLE FOR VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
      With 1:41 left, No. 7 Ozark was up 61-50, but a foul and technical free throws cut the lead to 61-54. Strafford's Jacob Wade hit a two to make it 61-56, then a steal and a bucket brought the Indians within four. Though, Strafford was unable to finish off the Tigers, as Jakob Neidig knocked down nine of 12 freethrows in the fourth quarter which gave Ozark the edge to upset second seed Strafford, 65-58. Wade led the Indians with 19, Brandon Foley scored 18. Brett Krisik of Ozark finished with a game-high 23 points. Ozark will square up against Mount Vernon Dec. 28 at 5:30 PM.

Mount Vernon 80, Rogersville 62 FINAL  CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS
       No. 6 Mount Vernon upsets No. 3 Rogersville by an 18 point margin in the Blue Division quarterfinals. The Mountaineers were led by Luke Call with 21, Shane Williams netted 19, Chandler Meyers scored 15 and Skylar Phillips chipped in with 14 points. Rogersville's duo of Justin Boever and Corbin Medley both knocked down 21 points for the Wildcats. Mount Vernon will advance to the semifinals to contend No. 7 Ozark Dec. 28 at 5:30 PM.
 
Consolation Quarterfinals
Ava 55, Buffalo 50 FINAL
       Ava was able to hold on in the final minutes of the game to overcome Buffalo in the Blue and Gold consolation quarterfinals, 55-50. Austin Gastineau paved the way for Ava with 23 points, and Ben Loge added 15. Calvin Dryer dropped a game-high 28 points despite Buffalo's loss. The Bears will face-off with Morrisville Dec. 28 at 9:30 AM.

Morrisville 54, Miller 47 FINAL
        The Panthers dropped Miller 54-47 to advance to the consolation semifinals Dec. 28. Morrisville's Dustin Hargus knocked down 15, and Jordan Jack of Miller also scored 15 points. Morrisville will play Ava at 9:30 AM.

Camdenton 56, Lebanon 42 FINAL
        
Camdenton rolls by Lebanon in the consolation quarterfinals, 56-42. The Lakers concluded with four players in double figures which was led by Kullen Carlock's 16, John Hyde netted 12, and both Jake Decker and Zach Brown scored 11. Nick Pearcey had nine points for Lebanon. Camdenton will move on to the Blue Division consolation semifinals Dec. 28 to play Fair Grove at 11:00 AM. 
 
Fair Grove 71, Conway 63 FINAL
        
The Eagles soar into the consolation semifinals after defeating Conway 71-63. Deric Link finished with a game-high 26 point performance, Michael Thomas and Brock Derrick had 18 and 13 respectively. Conway's Austin Chastain led the Bears with 12 points. Fair Grove will face Camdenton Dec. 28 at 11:00 AM.

Gold Bracket

Quarterfinals

 
Parkview 60, Marshfield 43 FINAL - CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS - CLICK HERE FOR STORY
     Parkview gets separation late to cruise to a win over Marshfield.  The squads were neck and neck after one with Parkview holding a one point edge, 16-15.  Nathan Reichert hit a short hook shot to account for 2 of his 14 first half points at the halftime buzzer to send his team to the break with a 30-23 lead. The game remained close through the 3rd quarter, with Marshfield closing the gap to a 5 point deficit, 45-40.  Parkview came out firing in the 4th, scoring 15 points. The Blue Jays were only able to score 3 points in the 4th Quarter. For Parkview, Erik Durham finished with 22 and  Reichert with 20. Blayne Armstrong finished with 13 for Marshfield.
 
Bolivar 44, Reeds Spring 39 FINAL - SEE BOTTOM OF ARTICLE FOR VIDEO
     Bolivar prevails in a game that was ugly offensively for both teams.  Reeds Spring committed over 10 turnovers in the first half while Bolivar was 1 for 12 from behind the arc. The score was only 23-22 in favor of the Liberators heading into the final quarter.  Both teams finally got it together in the 4th and put up some points, but Bolivar retained the lead after it was all over. Chance Rash led the Liberators with 14 points while Joey Longstreet had 12 for Reeds Spring.  Bolivar wil advance to the semi-finals to play Parkview on Dec. 28 at 7 PM at the HSC.

Republic 56, Hartville 40 FINAL - CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS
    
Seth Hensley had 23 for Hartville. Cody geiger had 17 for Republic, Marcus Miller 16 and Jake Fletcher with 15.

Branson 58, Willard 49 FINAL - CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS - CLICK HERE FOR STORY
     Da'Quan Ervin had 20 for Branson. Chris Kendrix had 14 for Willard, including a nice alley oop dunk in the first half. 
 
Consolation Quarterfinals

Skyline 50, Mountain Grove 20 FINAL

Clever 49, Mansfield 38 FINAL

Spokane 64, Aurora 53 FINAL

Greenwood
57, Willow Springs 35 FINAL

Pink and White Tournment - Click here for full brackets

Jacksonville, Ark., is not going to make the trip for the tournament at all. Pink No. 2 seed Little Rock Hall announced this morning that they are leaving at noon to come to Springfield (Parkview and Willard receive byes due to travel-related forfeits from Jacksonville and Louisville DuPont Manuel)

Pink Bracket

Quarterfinals
Ozark 48, Mount Vernon 18 FINAL  -  SEE BOTTOM OF ARTICLE FOR VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
        The Lady Tigers' defense overpowered Mount Vernon, as Ozark held the Lady Mountaineers to only seven points in the first half, not scoring a point in the second quarter. Ozark's Haylee Beand led all scorers with 14, Hannah Cook finished with 12. Tamiaya Henderson scored nine points for Mount Vernon. Top seeded Ozark will battle No. 5 Ash Grove Dec. 28 at 4:00 PM. 
 
Ash Grove 43, West Plains 38 FINAL  CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS  -  SEE BOTTOM OF ARTICLE FOR VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
       Madi Johnson hit a crucial 3-pointer to break the tie and go ahead of West Plains with one minute left in the fourth quarter. Ash Grove's Katie Skelton then made both of her freethrows to solidify the win for the Lady Pirates by a margin of five. Lakin Simmerman led Ash Grove with 13 points. Andi Haney finished with a  game-high 22 point showing. The Lady Pirates will meet No. 1 Ozark Dec. 28 at 4:00 PM.
 
Miller Career Academy 55, Kickapoo 24 FINAL
       Kickapoo loses big to Miller Career Academy in the Pink Division quarterfinals, 55-24. Laura Vierkant finished with 10 for Kickapoo. Braennan Farrar scored a game-high 16 for Miller Career Academy, Zhanesha Dickerson added 12, and Abrelyn Rackley chipped in with 10 points. No. 3 Miller Career Academy advances to the semifinals of the Pink Division to play the winner of Little Rock-Hall/Morrisville Dec. 28 at 5:30 PM.

Little Rock Hall 63, Morrisville 53 - FINAL

Consolation
Quarterfinals
Hartville 52, Central 47 FINAL
      
Hartville will square off against Marshfield Dec. 28 at 9:30 AM in the consolation semifinals.

Marshfield 49, Carl Junction 36 FINAL
        The Lady Jays move on to the consolation semifinals of the Pink Division to play to Hartville Dec. 28 at 9:30 AM.

Strafford 51, Logan-Rogersville 39 FINAL
         Strafford knocks off Rogersville 51-39, as the Lady Indians will face-off against Stockton Dec. 28 at 11:30 AM
 
Stockton 43, Glendale 32 FINAL
          Stockton drops Glendale in the consolation quarterfinals to meet Strafford Dec. 28 at 11:30 AM.

White Bracket

Quarterfinals
 
Republic 69, Crane 49 FINAL - CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS - CLICK HERE FOR STORY  - SEE BOTTOM OF ARTICLE FOR VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
     One of the most anticipated matchups of the tournament lived up to expectations through the first-half.  However, the Lady Pirates could never figure out the press defense activated by the Lady Tigers in the 2nd quarter and would fall by 20, 69-49. The teams seemed to be pretty evenly matched throughout most of the first quarter. Republic utilized a press defense in the 2nd that caused issues for the Lady Pirates.  The Lady Tigers kept agressive on offense, building a 13 point lead going into the half, 42-29.  Crane would improve defensively in the second half, holding Republic to 27 total points.  They Lady Pirates just couldn't get the offense to match it's defensive effort, only scoring 6 points in the 3rd. For Republic, Alice Heinzler led the team with 25 points, Sarah Kreul had 21.  Maggie McMenamy led Crane with 17.
 
Nixa 64, Marionville 45 FINAL - CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS - CLICK HERE FOR STORY  - SEE BOTTOM OF ARTICLE FOR VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
     Nine three-pointers help Nixa grab a big win over Marionville, 64-45. Toshua Leavitt was responsivle for six of these threes, with five of them coming in the first half. The Marionville offense could not match Nixa's powerful start, but Jaycie Dishman did keep things close with 3 three-pointers of her own in the 1st quarter.  The Lady Eagles led by 12 at half, 32-20. Marionville made adjustments at the half and had their best offensive showing of the night with 16 team points in the 3rd quarter. They could not keep up the pace in the final quarter and Nixa clinched the win. Levitt led Nixa in scoring with 23.  Josie Young and Dishman each had 14 for Marionville.
 
Branson 48, Fair Grove 33 FINAL - CLICK HERE FOR STORY - CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS - SEE BOTTOM OF ARTICLE FOR VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
    Branson comes out on top in a very physical and emotional matchup, 48-33. The first quarter saw both squads put on a solid defensive performance. Branson kicked up the offense  in the second quarter as they outscored Fair Grove 16-7.  Fair Grove did gain a little momentum back from a buzzer beater beyond the arc just before half from Bailey Weaver.  Fair grove started a to slowly chip away at the 10 point deficit right out of the gate in the second half. The Lady eagles managed to cut the Branson lead to 7 heading into the 4th.  Branson was able to take the momentum back early on and solidified their posession when a technical foul was handed to Weaver with just over five minutes left.  Moriah Dapprich led the Lady Pirates with 14 points. DeAmbra Pilkinton led Fair Grove with 12.
 
Skyline 54, Hillcrest 44  FINAL - CLICK HERE FOR STORY - CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS

     Madison Brethower scores 15 points as the Lady Tigers advance past the Lady Hornets. The first quarter was very slow and ended with Skyline on top 7-4. Skyline grabbed a 10 point advantage going into halftime and and never looked back.  Hillcrest edged out Skyline by one point in the 3rd quarter, but Skyline reclaimed it in the 4th and went on to win by 10. Kelsie Cleeton scored 14 for Hillcrest.

 
Consolation Quarterfinals

 
Greenwood 44, Catholic 25 FINAL

Aurora 69, Clever 39 FINAL
 
Parkview - BYE
Willard - BYE

Lebanon Girls Tournament

Crocker 79, Fulton 64 FINAL

Buffalo 61, Ava 54 FINAL

Bolivar 69, Salem 48 FINAL

Dixon 61, Lebanon 32 FINAL

Walnut Grove Boys Tournament

Quarterfinals
 
Ash Grove 53, Niangua 33 FINAL

Fordland 49, Verona 42 FINAL

Fair Play 83, Hurley 69 FINAL

Walnut Grove 48, Marionville 43 FINAL
 
Consolation Semifinals
 
Halfway 63, Exeter 45 FINAL
 
Chadwick vs. Pleasant Hope - 1:30 PM

Walnut Grove Girls Tournament

Verona 54, School of the Ozarks 10 FINAL
 
Spokane 48, Monett 46 FINAL
 
Cabool boys Tournament

Quarterfinals:

Thayer 53, Eminence 50 FINAL

Licking 62, Winona 57 FINAL
 
Mv-BT/Liberty 61, Gainesville 55 FINAL

Cabool 71,  Dora 56 FINAL

Consolation:

Norwood 38, Couch 34 FINAL

Houston 54, Sparta 45 FINAL

Seymour 61, Lutie 44 FINAL

Plato, Summersville 49 FINAL

Neosho girls tournament

Carthage 71, Seneca 47 FINAL

Webb City 54 Purdy 31 FINAL
 
Bentonville 56, McDonald County 14 FINAL

East Newton 50, Van Buren (Ark.) 46 FINAL
 
Pierce City 49, Neosho 47 FINAL

Neosho boys tournament

St. Louis Christian 60, Ruskin 54 FINAL

Bentonville 59, St. Joe Lafayette 55 FINAL

McDonald County 54 Neosho 45 FINAL


Sunrise Christian 68, Carthage 44 FINAL

Memphis Sheffield 68, Webb City 64 FINAL

West Memphis (Ark.) 51, Van Buren (Ark.) 40 FINAL

Southwest Tournament

Consolation Semifinal:

Wheaton 55, Haas Hall Academy (Ark.) 44 FINAL

Cassville 61, East Newton 53 FINAL

Semifinal:

Hollister vs. Pea Ridge

Billings 92, Southwest 55 FINAL


45th Annual Kinloch Classic Holiday Wrestling Tournament

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