Friday Holiday Tournament Recap



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Nixa 85, West Plains 51 FINAL - CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS  - CLICK HERE FOR STORY - SEE BOTTOM OF ARTICLE FOR VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS-
     The Eagles struck early in the 1st quarter, grabbing a 15-2 lead right off of the bat.  West Plains utilized the three-ball to get back in the game, but still trailed at the end of the 1st, 26-17.  Nixa scored 14 straight to start the 2nd and started to run away with the game.  The Eagles took a 56-22 lead into the half. At the Half, Jalen Norman lead Nixa with 16 points andTaylor Gill had 7 for West Plains. West Plains was not able to mount a comeback in the second-half. The turbo clock was activated and the Eagles cruised to a huge win. Austin Ruder led the Eagles with 17 points,  Norman had 16. Gill led West Plains with 13.
 
Ozark 59, Mount Vernon 58 FINAL - CLICK HERE FOR STORY CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS - SEE BOTTOM OF ARTICLE FOR VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS-
     Mount Vernon misses a three-pointer at the buzzer and Ozark wins a thriller.  The Tigers advance to play Nixa in the finals.
 
 
Consolation Semifinals

Morrisville 43, Ava 36 FINAL

Camdenton 51, Fair Grove 40 FINAL

Gold Bracket
Semifinals
 
Parkview 47, Bolivar 41 FINAL - CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS - SEE BOTTOM OF ARTICLE FOR VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS-
     Erik Durham goes for 35 as the Vikings advance to the finals.  Chance Rash scored 21 for Bolivar. The Vikings started out fast, building an 11-2 lead in the first quarter. The Liberators rallied before the half to cut the deficit to 5, 19-14. Parkview surged again in the 3rd to expand the lead to 11, 32-21.  Bolivar chipped away in the 4th, but ultimately came up short.
 
Republic 58, Branson 55 FINAL - CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS - SEE BELOW FOR VIDEO
     Branson overcomes a 13-point 4th quarter deficit to grab a one point lead twice, but cannot close it out. Dylan Bekemeir led Republic with 17 points.  Kendall Willard scored 13 for Branson.    

Consolation Semifinals


Skyline 62, Clever 56 FINAL
 
Spokane 46, Greenwood 37 FINAL
Ozark 53, Ash Grove 47 FINAL -CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS - CLICK HERE FOR STORY - SEE BOTTOM OF ARTICLE FOR VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS-
     Ozark survives a late Ash Grove rally to advance to the finals. The Lady Tigers started off hot, outscoring the Lady Pirates 17-8 in the 1st. Hannah Cook offered a preview of her dominant performance to come by racking up 12 of these early points. Both defenses clamped down in the 2nd, Jamie Mauss was able to break through with a 3 and a pair of free throws for Ash Grove, but it wasn't enough to close the deficit before the half.  Ath the half, it was all Ozark, 27-15.  Ash Grove won the first quarter of the game in the 3rd, outscoring the Lady Tigers 10-8. Down 10 heading into the final quarter, the Lady Pirates had to move faster if they hoped to win. Halee Cashio hit a three with 5 minutes remaining to cut it to a four point game. Madi Johnson got the ball back and took it down the court for a three of her own with 4 minutes remaining to cut it to one. Finally, Erin Weinreis was fouled on the way to the rim with 3 minutes remaining. The shot fell and so did the free throws, giving Ash Grove it's first lead of the night, 40-39.  Courtney Clancy struck back for Ozark with a 3 to regain the lead, Jackie Fugate added another one with one minute remaining to make it 48-44, Ozark.  Ash Grove made one last shot at the comeback with another 3 from Cashio to make it a one point game, 48-47.  Ozark was able to stop Ash Grove on it's next trip down and the Lady Pirates were forced to foul to try and regain possession.  Ozark nailed it's free throws and comes away with the win. Cook led Ozark in scoring with 22. Cashio and Mauss scored 12 for Ash Grove.
 
Little Rock-Hall 66,  Miller Career Academy 57 FINAL
     The Lady Warriors prevailed in a competive game and will go on to play Ozark in the finals. Tyler Scaife led Little Rock in scoring throughout the game, putting up 16 of her 26 overall points in the first half.  Braenna Farrar was the stand out for Miller Career Academy, coming up huge with 10 points in the 2nd quarter. Little Rock led by 5 going to the half, 34-29.  Miller chopped away at the lead in the 3rd, outscoring the Lady Warriors 15-11. Farrrar led the charge with 7 points.  The Lady Phoenix could not keep it going in the 4th.  They had to resort to fouling, but the Lady Warriors were solid from the line.  Scaife led Little Rock in scoring with 26 points.  Farrar led Miller Career Academy with 24. 

Consolation

Marshfield 42, Hartville 30 FINAL

Strafford 45, Stockton 40 FINAL

West Plains 48, Mount Vernon 34 FINAL
 
Kickapoo 57, Morrisville 45 FINAL
 
White Bracket
Semifinals
 
Republic 53, Nixa 31 FINAL  - CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS-   -SEE BOTTOM OF ARTICLE FOR VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS-
     The Nixa Lady Eagles could not recover from a disaster of a 3rd quarter and fall to the Lady Tigers. Jeana Raper scored 11 of Nixa's 21 first half points.  Republic took a 24-21 lead into the half.  Nixa returned from the break totally flat, only managing to score 2 points to Republics 17.  The final 3 points of the quarter came from an Alice Heinzler buzzer beater.  Republic took the lead and the momentum to the final quarter.  The Lady Tiger defense stayed strong and denied Nixa the comeback.  Republic advances to the finals. Heinzler led Republic in scoring with 15. Raper led Nixa with 11.
 
Branson 61, Skyline 49  FINAL - CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS  - SEE BOTTOM OF ARTICLE FOR VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS-
     Coach Kip Bough picks up his 100th career win as the Lady Pirates beat the Lady Tigers and advance to the finals.  Scoring was scarce to start the game, the score at the end of the 1st was 7-4 in favor of Branson.  Both teams broke out of the offensive funk in the second and put up some big points before the half. Branson took a 25-20 lead into the break.  The Branson offense was explosive in the 3rd, outscoring Skyline 20-10.  With a 15 point lead, the Lady Pirates had little trouble containing Skyline in the 4th and go on to pick up the win.  Moriah Dapprich led Branson in scoring with 17.  Ashley Bishop led Skyline with 13. 

Consolation
 
Aurora 67, Catholic 51 FINAL

Parkview 47, Willard 39 FINAL

Crane 46, Marionville 44 FINAL
     Crane rallies back from being down 20 at the half.
 
Fair Grove 57, Hillcrest 51 FINAL
      Kensinger leads the Lady Eagles with 20. Cleeton leads the Lady Hornets with 16.
Walnut Grove Girls Tournament
Semifinals

Walnut Grove 55, Southwest 52 FINAL - SEE BELOW FOR VIDEO

Pleasant Hope 65, Chadwick 64 FINAL - SEE BELOW FOR VIDEO

Consolation
Miller vs. Billings - 12 PM
Hurley vs. Exeter - 1:30 PM

Dora 62, Galena 43 FINAL

Fordland 36, Halfway 31 FINAL

Lebanon Girls Tournament
Semifinals

Crocker 81, Buffalo 54 FINAL

Bolivar 59, Dixon 54 FINAL

Consolation Semifinals


Ava 62, Eugene 59 FINAL

Conway 60, Lebanon 49 FINAL
 
Cabool Boys Tournament
Semifinals

Thayer 54, Licking 41 FINAL


MV/BT Liberty 66, Cabool 61 FINAL

Consolation


Norwood 51, Houston 44 FINAL

Plato 36, Seymour 31 FINAL

 
Eminence 64, Winona 41 FINAL

Gainesville 61, Dora 54 FINAL

Southwest Boys Tournament
 
Finals
Billings 64, Pea Ridge 57 FINAL

Hollister 64, Southwest 56 FINAL

Fifth Place
Cassville 54, Wheaton 53 FINAL

Seventh Place
East Newton 55, Haas Hall Academy 26 FINAL


45th Kinloch Wrestling Classic Finals


-SEE BOTTOM OF ARTICLE FOR VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS-

106 – Stanton Finley, Nixa def. Gavin DeWitt, Ozark; 6-5

113 – Chase Brennan, Monett def. Bay Roehr, CBC; 9-6

120 – Will Roark, Seneca def. Sam Hampton BSS; 17-2

126 – Tyler Harden, Carthage def. Sam Leach, Rolla; 12-2


132 – Seth Logan, Carthage def. Joe Velliquette, Nixa; 4-2
 
138 – Trevor Feagans, Carthage pinned Cody Sandridge, Republic; 2:38

145 – Logan Grady, Seneca pinned Tommy Bradshaw, Carthage; :31


152 – Kyle Campbell, Republic def. Joe Whittington, Rogersville; 7-4

160 – Jalen Skaggs, Seneca def. Kerik Crouse, Republic; 9-7

170 – John Oss, Ozark pinned Hunter Yeargan, Willard; 2:48   *150th career win for Oss*
   
182 – Haryl Starkey, Bolivar pinned Jordan Davis, CBC; :50

195 – Cody Lindsay, Ozark pinned Chris Boyles, BSS; 3:52


220 – Jordan Moffett, Mac Co. def. Micah Foote, Kickapoo; 5-2

285 – Xyah Ra, Nixa def. Thomas Ceja, Rolla; 6-2





 

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