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.
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.
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
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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.
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.
Parkview 60, Marshfield 43 FINAL - CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS
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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.
Skyline 50, Mountain Grove 20 FINAL
Clever 49, Mansfield 38 FINAL
Spokane 64, Aurora 53 FINAL
Greenwood 57, Willow Springs 35 FINAL
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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)
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
Ash Grove 53, Niangua 33 FINAL
Fordland 49, Verona 42 FINAL
Fair Play 83, Hurley 69 FINAL
Walnut Grove 48, Marionville 43 FINAL
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
Thayer 53, Eminence 50 FINAL
Licking 62, Winona 57 FINAL
Mv-BT/Liberty 61, Gainesville 55 FINAL
Cabool 71, Dora 56 FINAL
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
Wheaton 55, Haas Hall Academy (Ark.) 44 FINAL
Cassville 61, East Newton 53 FINAL
Hollister vs. Pea Ridge
Billings 92, Southwest 55 FINAL
45th Annual Kinloch Classic Holiday Wrestling Tournament
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