Ava 65, Mansfield 46 FINAL
Norwood 52, Seymour 42 FINAL
In the Mansfield Tournament, Ava rocked Mansfield by a margin of 19 points. Norwood's J.D. Chadwell lead the Pirates to victory in the semifinals with a game high performance of 20 points. Norwood and Ava advance to the championship Dec. 8 at 7:30, as Seymour and Mansfield will play for third place at 6:00.
Rogers (Ark.) Tournament:
Waynesville 55, Pea Ridge (Ark.) 33 FINAL
Webb City 46, Fort Smith-Southside (Ark.) 40 FINAL
Mount Vernon 49, Rogers (Ark.) 48 FINAL
Out in the Rogers (Ark.) Tournament, it was a clean sweep for Missouri as Waynesville, Webb City, and Mount Vernon defeated their Arkansas counterparts to all advance to the semifinals. Waynesville wins big over Pea Ridge 55-33, while Webb City found success against Fort Smith-Southside (Ark.) 46-40. Mount Vernon inches by host Rogers (Ark.) in a 49-48 nail biter. Mount Vernon will play Webb City in the semifinals Dec. 7 at 7:00, as Waynesville will meet their to be determined opponent the semifinals at 8:30.
Sarcoxie 54, East Newton 45 FINAL
Sarcoxie held off East Newton 54-45 thanks in large part to Justin Myers' 33-point outburst for the Bears.
Sparta 59, Forsyth 58 FINAL
The Trojans sneak by Forsyth Thursday night 59-58, improving Sparta's record to 2-3.
Archie 58, Lakeland 43 FINAL
After a 6th place finish in the WEMO Conference Tournament, Archie takes home their first win of the season on the road, 58-43.
Fair Play 80, Greenfield 72 FINAL OT
Fair Play's offensive press was enough to overcome Greenfield in overtime, 80-72.
Greenwood 49, Humansville 38 FINAL
The Blue Jays fly away with their first home win of the season. Greenwood will next play Billings Dec. 11 on the road at 6:00.
Drury 88, Missouri S&T 52 FINAL - CLICK HERE FOR STORY - SEE BOTTOM OF ARTICLE FOR VIDEO HIGHLIGHTSAlex Hall set a new Drury single-game record for 3-pointers made with nine and scored 33 points to lead the Panthers past Missouri Science and Technology 88-52 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference opener for both Thursday night at the O'Reilly Family Event Center. Drury improved to 6-0 for just the third time since making the move to the NCAA-II level in 1994-95 with its 12th consecutive victory at home. Hall made 9 of his 10 3-point tries, pulling out of a jam at the old record of eight (that he'd accomplished three times) and shared with Matt Miller, Tim Oetting and Steven Gum (twice). The 6-2 senior made the record bomb with 4:47 to go, putting the Panthers up 82-47. Hall left to a standing ovation from the crowd of 1,679 at the next dead ball, and to high-fives from his Panther teammates. Hall's 33-point night also gave him 1,615 points now for his DU career, moving him past Tommy Deffebaugh (1,598 points from 1981-85) and into 10th place on the all-time charts. Roland Schultz is ninth at 1,633 points from 1967-71.
Fayetteville (Ark.) 52, Hillcrest 49 FINAL
The Lady Hornets lose the opening quarterfinal round to Fayetteville (Ark.) in the final seconds of the second half.
Weaubleau 55, Fair Play 25 FINAL
Halfway 45, Macks Creek 42 FINAL
In the Hermitage Tournament, Weaubleau wins with ease over Fair Play in the semifinals. Halfway's dominant duo of Hensley (21) and Shuler (19) shined against Macks Creek, scoring 40 of the team's total 45 points. Weaubleau and Fair Play advance to the championship Dec. 8 at 7:30. Macks Creek will battle Fair Play for third place Dec. 8 at 6:00.
Blue Valley West (Kan.) 37, Nixa 30 FINAL
Harrison (Ark.) 48, Webb City 47 FINAL
Marshfield 47, Joplin 29 FINAL
Springdale Har-Ber (Ark.) 55, Neosho 27 FINAL
In the biggest upset of the tournament, #8 seed Blue Valley West (Kan.) knocks off #1 seed Nixa in the opening quarterfinal round 37-30. Harrison (Ark.) steals a win from Webb City 48-47, Marshfield overcomes Joplin in margin of 18, and Springdale Har-Ber (Ark.) more than doubles up Neosho 55-27. Gameplay will resume Dec. 7 when Nixa and Webb City square off at 4:00. Joplin and Neosho hit the floor in the consolation semifinals at 5:30. Marshfield will meet up with Springdale Har-Ber in the semifinals at 8:30.
Jefferson City 68, Rogersville 60 FINAL OT - SEE BOTTOM OF ARTICLE FOR VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
Rogers (Ark.) 55, Kickapoo 38 FINAL - SEE BOTTOM OF ARTICLE FOR VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
Crane 63, Parkview 52 FINAL - SEE BOTTOM OF ARTICLE FOR VIDEO HIGHLIGHTSIn the Kickapoo Tournament, Jefferson City pulls away with an overtime victory over the Lady Wildcats 68-60, despite Sam Stiles of Rogersville scoring 13. During the second pool play game of the night, Kickapoo failed to contend with Rogers (Ark.) in a 55-38 loss. Natalie Closser produced 10 points for the Lady Chiefs. Crane was on top in the first half by 8, and the Lady Pirates continued their momentum utilizing Maggie McMenany's 32 point contribution picking up a 63-52 win over Parkview. Pool play will continue on Dec. 7 when Rogersville and Rogers (Ark.) face-off at 4:30, host Kickapoo will play Crane at 6:00, and Parkview squares up with Jefferson City at 7:30.
New Covenant Tournament:
Mansfield 54, New Covenant 50 FINAL
Sparta 49, Greenwood 40 FINAL - CLICK HERE FOR STORY
Host New Covenant is unable to pull away with a win in their second round of pool play, as Mansfield evens their record in the tournament to 1-1. Greenwood started the fourth quarter trailing #12 Sparta by only one point, 33-32, but started to slow down in the last five minutes of the game. Sparta’s guards, Long, Meg Moles and Brandi Stevens, stuck to Nau and the Jays’ other forward Anna Turner (9 points), effectively shutting down Greenwood’s offensive opportunities.
Tournament of Champions:
Ozark 48, Sapulpa (Okla.) 32 FINAL
In the Tournament of Champions, #4 Ozark adances to the semifinals over Sapulpa (Okla.) 48-32.
Marionville 73, Billings 34 FINAL
Third ranked Lady Comets fly away with a huge victory over Billings, finishing 5-1 after the first six games of the season
Ash Grove 56, Springfield Catholic 36 FINAL - CLICK HERE FOR STORY - SEE BOTTOM OF ARTICLE FOR VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS#5 Ash Grove held the Lady Irish to only 15 points in the second half, as Catholic falls to the Lady Pirates, 53-36. Lakin Simmerman lead Ash Grove with a total of 15 points.
MV-BT/Liberty 64, Eminence 13 FINAL
In Liberty's first regular season game on the road, the Lady Eagles crush Eminence by a margin of 51.
Buffalo 60, Spokane 24 FINAL - CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS - CLICK HERE FOR STORY
Spokane couldn't handle Buffalo's defensive pressure, only scoring 8 points in the first half. Buffalo sustained their lead throughout the game, coming home with a 60-24 win.
Bolivar 63, El Dorado Springs 57 FINAL
Bolivar's Kaylie Rothdeiner paved the way for the Lady Liberators win over El Dorado Springs, knocking down a game high 17 points.
Licking 64, Hartville 59 FINAL
Licking edges Hartville in their season opener on the road, 64-59.
Willard 58, Stockton 34 FINAL - CLICK HERE FOR STORY
The Lady Tigers prevent Stockton from scoring a single field goal in the 4th quarter, as Willard cruises to a 58-34 win.
Hurley 49, Sarcoxie 44 FINAL
Hurley scraped by Sarcoxie by a margin of 5 in their first win on the season.
Strafford 68, Hollister 34 FINAL
Strafford lead by 21 at the half and never looked back, as the Lady Indians double up Hollister 68-34.
Aurora 55, McDonald County 44 FINAL
Aurora's duo of Baylee Hilton and Lakin Waggoner both claimed 11 points in the Lady Houn Dawgs' win over McDonald County Thursday night.
Carthage 60, Mount Vernon 34 FINAL
Carthage vanquishes Mount Vernon 60-34, improving their record to 4-2.
Houston 61, Stoutland 52 FINAL
Houston improves to 2-0 in their close 9 point victory over Stoutland.
Cassville 44, Monett 35 FINAL - CLICK HERE FOR STORY
At the end of the three quarters, Cassville was up by 13 over Monett. The Lady Cubs then scored 10 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to pull within seven, but it wasn't enough as the Lady Wildcats hand the Lady Cubs their sixth straight loss of the year.
Reeds Spring 44, Galena 25 FINAL
The Lady Wolves roll by Galena 44-25 in their second home game of the season.
Missouri 51, Missouri State 49 HALF
Missouri State rolled to 49 first-half points Thursday before going cold in the second period in a 91-77 loss at Missouri in the first meeting between the schools since 2004. The Lady Bears (5-3) had a double-digit lead just 3:11 into the game, starting 6-for-7 from the field with a pair of 3-pointers from Kenzie Williams and another from Whitney Edie for a 15-5 advantage. Missouri State missed its first 10 field goals of the second half in falling behind 56-49 and did not score until Whitney Edie sunk a free throw with 15:16 to play. Edie scored on MSU’s next two possessions to make it 57-54 less than a minute later, but the Tigers stretched their lead to a game-high 11 points with an 8-0 run while MSU went more than three minutes without a point to a 67-56 score with 10:30 to play. MSU shot 9-for-38 in the second half to fall to 40.3 percent for the game, while the Tigers shot 47-8 percent overall and 11-for-25 from beyond the arc. The teams grabbed 44 rebounds each.
Arkansas 64, Kansas 56 FINAL
The University of Arkansas women's basketball team (8-1) earned a huge home victory Thursday, knocking off the No. 17 Kansas Jayhawks 64-56. The win was the first Arkansas victory over a ranked opponent since a 72-71 overtime win at No. 6/7 Tennessee last season and the first non-conference home win over a ranked opponent since a victory over Oklahoma in 2010. Multiple players stepped up in a big way for the Razorbacks, with four players reaching double figures. Quistelle Williams led the way with 15 points, and Sarah Watkins contributed 14 points in a strong performance. Keira Peak had 10 points and 10 rebounds for her third career double-double, and Calli Berna added 11 points, including a number of key free throws to put the Jayhawks away down the stretch.
Missouri S&T 66, Drury 63 FINAL - SEE BOTTOM OF ARTICLE FOR VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
Missouri Science and Technology withstood a furious Drury charge and held off the Lady Panthers for a 66-63 victory in the Great Lakes Valley Conference opener for both teams Thursday night at the O'Reilly Family Event Center. Katie Pritchard scored a season-high 24 points and became DU's all-time leader in made 3-pointers (217), and Bethanie Funderburk added 17 points - and became the 13th player in the program's history to eclipse the 1,000-point barrier for her career, now with 1,010 points - but it wasn't enough as the Lady Panthers fell to 4-3 overall and 0-1 in the league. Kylie Cooper and Toni Knar had 16 points each to lead the Lady Miners (3-3, 1-0), who built a 34-24 halftime advantage, then scored the first seven points of the second half for a 17-point cushion (41-24) with 18 minutes to go. The Lady Panthers chipped away at the deficit, and had it down to three (54-51) with five minutes left after a pair of Pritchard free throws. But Drury could never get the big bucket to put them over the massive hump they encountered early in the half in losing to S & T for the third time in their last four meetings, after winning the first 13 in the series.
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