Wednesday Holiday Tournament Recap



The O-Zone will have you covered on Holiday Tournament Updates live courtside at the Blue & Gold. Check back here often for not only score updates, but links to photo galleries and stories from the tournaments.
No. 8 Glendale 61, Buffalo 51 FINAL  CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS 
      The Falcons defeated Buffalo by a margin of 10 in the opening round of the Blue Division at JQH Arena. Buffalo's duo of Calvin Dryer and Bradley Jones led the Bison in scoring despite their loss, as Dryer knocked down a game-high 23 points and Jones added 18. Glendale took more of a balanced approach, as every player on the tournament roster was able to score during gameplay. Remington Barbo paved the way for Glendale with 12 points and Brad Dishman chipped in with 10. Glendale will face No. 1 seed Nixa Dec. 27 at 9:30 AM.
 
No. 1 Nixa 83, Ava 23 FINAL  -  CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS   -  SEE BOTTOM OF ARTICLE FOR VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
       Nixa moves on in the Blue and Gold after demolishing Ava, 83-23. Austin Ruder led the Eagles with 23 points, Jacob Ruder scored 10. Nixa's defensive pressure held Ava to only six points in the second half, while each Eagle on the roster was able to contribute to Nixa's point total. Nixa will meet up with Glendale Dec. 27 at 9:30 AM in the Blue Division quarterfinals.

No. 5 Crane 65, Miller 45 FINAL  CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS   -  CLICK HERE FOR STORY - SEE BOTTOM OF ARTICLE FOR VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
      Missouri State Basketball alums Scott Brakebill (Miller) and Dale Lamberth (Crane) squared off in the opening round of the Blue and Gold Tournament. The Pirates crushed Miller 65-45, advancing to the quarterfinal round Dec. 27 at 11:00 AM against No. 4 West Plains. 
 
No. 4 West Plains 65, Morrisville 22 FINALCLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS
       West Plains moves on after defeating Morrisville 53-20. The Zizzers were led by Cole Butler's 12 and Logan Miller's 11. Josh Devine scored 14 of the Marionville's 22 total points. West Plains will play No. 5 Crane Dec. 27 at 11:00 AM.

No. 7 Ozark 61, Camdenton 51 - FINAL - CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS - CLICK HERE FOR STORY - SEE BOTTOM OF ARTICLE FOR VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
     Brett Krisk’s 22 point effort helped seventh-seeded Ozark defeat Camdenton, 61-51. The Tigers outscored the Lakers in the first and second quarters, taking an 8 point lead into the half, 32-24. Camdenton adjusted at the half and managed to outscore Ozark by 2 points in the 3rd quarter, but they were unable to narrow the margin any further and ultimately fell by 10. Kullen Carlock led the Lakers in scoring with 9.  Ozark will play Strafford on Dec. 27th at 12:30 PM at JQH.
 
No. 2 Strafford 59, Lebanon 46 - FINAL - CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS - SEE BOTTOM OF ARTICLE FOR VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
      Lebanon was not able to rebound from only scoring five points in the first quarter and falls to second-seeded Strafford, 59-46. The Indians came out of the gate ready to play.  Jacob Wade scored 6 as the Indians put up 19 points in the 1st quarter.  Lebanon rebounded well in the 2nd, outscoring Strafford 18-17. A competitive second-half resulted in no point fluxuation between the margin of the halftime score and the final score. Jacob Wade finished with 12 to lead the Indians. Strafford will play Ozark on Dec. 27th at 12:30 PM at JQH.


No. 6 Mount Vernon 67, Fair Grove 53 - FINAL - CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS
     Sixth-seeded Mount Vernon uses explosive second quarter to drop Fair Grove, 67-53.  The two teams were knotted at 17 after the first quarter of play with Chandler Myers for Mt. Vernon and Deric Link for Fair Grove each contributed 8 points to their team. While Mount Vernon was able to keep the same pace in the 2nd quarter, Fair Grove encountered offensive struggles. The Eagles were only able to rack up 5 points while the Mountaineers dropped 18.  Shane Williams led the team in scoring as Mt. Vernon took a 35-22 score into halftime. The teams played an evenly matched second-half, but the Eagles were unable to make up the deficit created by their poor 2nd quarter. Mt. Vernon advances to take on Rogersville on Dec. 27th at 2 PM at JQH.

No. 3 Rogersville 70, Conway 40 - FINAL - CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS
      The first half effort by Rogersville was enough to seal the first round victory over Conway, 70-40. The Cats took a 33-11 lead into halftime. Conway had improved offense in the second-half, but still could not slow down the Rogersville offensive attack.  Rogersville advances to take on Mt. Vernon on Dec. 27th at 2 PM at JQH.
 
Gold Bracket
 
No. 8 Marshfield 72, Mountain Grove 32 FINAL  -  CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS
      Marshfield moves on in the Gold Division as they drop Mountain Grove by 40 in the opening round. Blayne Armstrong paved the way for the Blue Jays with 25 points and six 3-pointers, Bradey Welsh poured 17 and Brett Diehl added 12. Marshfield broke a Blue and Gold record for netting 15 3-pointers in a single game. Both Mountain Grove and Marshfield also broke a tournament record for scoring a combined 20 3-pointers in a single game. Austin Massey led Mountain Grove with 12 points. Marshfield will look to play No. 1 Parkview Dec. 27 at 5:00 PM.
 
No. 1 Parkview 51, Skyine 22 FINAL  -  SEE BOTTOM OF ARTICLE FOR VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS  -  CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS
     Top seeded Parkview rolls Skyline in the first round of the Gold Division, 51-22. Erik Durham's knocked down 28 points for the Vikings, Nathan Reichart chipped in with 14. Parkview improves to 9-0 after holding each Skyline scorer to under 10 points. The Vikings will face-off with Marshfield in the quarterfinals Dec. 27 at 5:00 PM.
 
Reeds Spring 56, No. 5 Clever 54 FINAL  -  CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS  -  SEE BOTTOM OF ARTICLE FOR VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
       Reeds Spring climbed all the way back from being down 10 points early in the second half to pick up their first win of the season over No. 5 Clever in an upset, 56-54. The Wolves tied Clever at 54 in the final 30 seconds, Austin Selby then nailed a pair of freethrows with 0:04.4 left on the clock to put Reeds Spring up by two. The Blue Jays failed in their final effort to regain the lead after a missed half court 3-point attempt. Selby finished with 28 points and Easton Flaugh had 10 for Reeds Spring. Reeds Spring will face-off against No. 4 Bolivar Dec. 27 at 6:30 PM.
 
No. 4 Bolivar 56, Mansfield 46 FINAL  -  CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS
     Bolivar's Evan Roberts led the Liberators to victory with 16, Coday Garrison netted 14 and Chance Rash added 11 points. Jacob Caruso knocked down 16 for Mansfield, and Carter Quirk chipped in with 11 despite their opening round loss. Bolivar advances to play Reeds Spring Dec. 27 at 6:30 PM.
 
No. 7  Hartville 70, Spokane 64-  FINAL - CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS - SEE BOTTOM OF ARTICLE FOR VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
     After a slow start, the 7th seeded Hartville Eagles were able to top Spokane, 70-64. The Owls led 20-18 at the end of the first Hartville rebounded in the second to outscore Spokane 17-10 and took a five point lead into the half, 35-30. Spokane started to claw back at the start of the second half, eventually tying  the game with a field goal from Eric Bowman at 2:30 mark in the 3rd.  Hartville took a 4 point lead into the 4th, 46-42. Hartville expanded it's lead slightly to start the 4th, but Spokane reeled off a 9-1 run to bring the game within one with 1:30 left in the game.  Hartville was solid from the line in the final minute to expand their lead to a comfortable margin and eventally claim the contest.  Hunter Simmons led Hartville in scoring with 20 while Hunter Bishop had 27 for Spokane.
 
No. 2  Republic 64, Aurora 25 FINAL -  CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS - CLICK HERE FOR STORY - SEE BOTTOM OF ARTICLE FOR VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
     Second seeded Republic makes a statement in it’s opening game of the tournament with a dominating win over Aurora, 64-25.  Canyon Smith helped the Tigers break the game open in the first quarter by sinking two consecutive three-pointers and making it a 10 point game by the end of the 1st, 16-6. Republic kept the foot on the gas in the 2nd, outscoring the Dawgs 23-10. Aurora could not figure out a way to get back in the game during halftime, and proceeded to only score 9 points in the second half compared to the Tigers 25. Jake Fletcher led the Tigers in scoring with 17, Jordan Fronabarger let the Houn’ Dawgs with 8. Republic advances to take on Hartville on Dec. 27th at 8PM at JQH.
 
No. 6 Branson 76, Willow Springs 23 - FINAL - CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS -
     Willow Springs only manages to score one point in the second-half as they fall to sixth-seeded Branson in a blowout, 76-23. Thatch Unruh opened up the scoring up early for the Pirates, draining 3 three-pointers in the first quarter.  He would hit 5 three-pointers on the night, accounting for 15 of his team leading 20 points on the night.  Da'Quan Ervin put together an impressive night with 17 points and Chandler Hall finished with 14 for Branson. 
 
No. 3 Willard 58, Greenwood 34 - FINAL - CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS
      Greenwood started out the game on a 5-0 run.  Chris Kendrix ended it when he threw down the first of many dunks on the night. He then proceded to steal the inbound effort and do it all over again.  Willard eventually assumed control of the game, but Greenwood hung in there to keep it competitve.  Be sure to check out this photo gallery.


Pink and White Tournment - Click here for full brackets

Pink Bracket

No. 1 Ozark 67, Hartville 21 FINAL
      
Top seeded Ozark wins big over Hartville in the opening round of the Pink and White Lady Classic, 67-21. The Lady Tigers will square up with Mount Vernon Dec. 27 at 9:30 AM.

No. 8 Mt. Vernon 56, Central 22 FINAL
   
    Central falls to the Lady Mountaineers in the first round, 56-22. No. 8 Mt. Vernon will play against first seed Ozark Dec. 27 at 9:30 AM. 

No. 4 West Plains 67, Carl Junction 47 FINAL
       The Lady Zizzers found success over Carl Junction thanks in large part to Andi Haney's game-high 22 point showing. West Plains' Cassidy Johnson scored 16 and Olivia Urich added 12 for the Lady Bulldogs. West Plains will battle it out against No. 5 Ash Grove Dec. 27 at 11:00 AM.
 
No. 5 Ash Grove 56, Marshfield 43 FINAL - CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS - SEE BOTTOM OF ARTICLE FOR VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
 
       The Lady Pirates edged off Marshfield with the help of Madi Johnson's 13 point performance. Lauren Aldridge scored nine for Marshfield. Ash Grove will advance to play the No. 4 Lady Zizzers Dec. 27 at 11:00 AM.
 
No. 6 Kickapoo 59, Rogersville 31 FINAL - CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS - SEE BOTTOM OF ARTICLE FOR VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
        Jordyn Danzer had 10 points in the first-half to help lead the Chiefs to victory.
 
No. 3 Miller Career Academy 65, Strafford 35 - FINAL
        Zhanesha Dickerson, a top 100 recruit in class of 2014, has 22 to lead the Lady Phoenix.

 
No. 7 Morrisville 53, Stockton 49 FINAL

No. 2 Little Rock-Hall vs. Glendale - PPD
 
 
White Bracket

No. 1 Republic 74, Catholic 25 FINAL
        The Lady Tigers were up early over Catholic 40-10 after the first half, and they continued that momentum into the final two quarters of play, clinching a 49 point victory in the opening round of the White Division. Republic will play No. 8 Crane in the White Division quarterfinals Dec. 27 at 4:30 PM.

No. 8 Crane 53, Greenwood 11 FINAL
   
    Host Greenwood falls to Crane by 42 points in the first round of the Pink and White. The Lady Pirates will square up with No. 1 Republic Dec. 27 at 4:30 PM. 

No. 4 Nixa 76, Clever 36 FINAL
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       The Lady Eagles drop Clever by 40 points advancing to the quarterfinals of the White Division Dec. 27 at 6:00 PM. Nixa had nine different players score, led by Jeana Raper's 15 and Toshua Levitt's 14.
 
No. 5 Marionville 42, Aurora 33 FINAL - CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS
       Marionville's Josie Young led the game with 24 points to assist the Lady Comets in their nine point victory over Aurora. Jordan Hall knocked down 11 points for the Lady Houns. Marionville will play No. 4 Nixa Dec. 27 at 6:00 PM.
 
No. 6 Branson 60, Parkview 28 FINAL - CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS
      Branson outscores Parkview 23-5 in the second half en route to a blow out win. Sydney Shepherd scored 15 points to lead a trio of Lady Pirates in double figures.  Moriah Dapprich (Wichita State signee) added 14, Hadley Blake scored 13 and Ashley Forrest finished with 10 for Branson. Parkview was led by Aubrey Buckley's 10 points.

No. 7 Skyline 50, Willard 46 - FINAL
    Skyline withstands a furious fourth quarter Willard comeback. Skyline will play Hillcrest on Dec. 27th at 9 PM. Willard has a bye.
 
No. 3 Jacksonville ve. Fair Grove - PPD

 
Hillcrest defeats DuPont Manual by forfeit


Walnut Grove Girls Tournament

Quarterfinals

No. 1 Walnut Grove 57,  No. 8 Galena 24 FINAL

No. 4 Southwest  52, No. 5 Dora 39 FINAL

No. 2 Pleasant Hope 77,  No. 10 Halfway 30 FINAL
   
No. 3 Chadwick 71, No. 6 Fordland 50 FINAL

Consolation Quarterfinals

No. 11 Exeter 38, No. 14 Monett 20 FINAL
 
No. 15 Hurley 50, No. 7 Spokane 32 FINAL
 
No. 13 Billings 49, No. 12 Verona 45 FINAL

No. 9 Miller 71, No. 16 School of the Ozarks 8 FINAL

Lebanon Girls Tournament
 
No. 9 Fulton 69, No. 8 Eugene 62 FINAL
     Sloane Totta leads Fulton with 26, Kayla Schulte puts up 20 for Eugene.
 
No. 7 Salem 66, No. 10 Conway 53 FINAL
     Kaytlyn Wells picks up 17 to lead Salem to victory.  Mariah Long  contributes 14 for Conway.

Cabool Holiday Tournament
 
MV-BT/Liberty 69, Lutie 37 FINAL

Cabool 64, Summersville 38 FINAL


Webb City 56, West Memphis (AR) 46 FINAL


Neosho Boys Tournament

St. Joe Lafayette 78, Carthage 62 FINAL
 
St. Louis Christian 60, Pierce City 30 FINAL

 
Neosho Girls Tournament

Bentonville 53, East Newton 36 FINAL

McDonald County 39, Neosho 32 FINAL
 
Webb City 54, Pierce City 40 FINAL

Southwest Boys Tournament

Hollister 54, East Newton 42 FINAL


 
 
 
 



 

Photo Galleries

Pictures: Dora vs. Mountain Grove


Dora tops Mountain Grove 9-5 Wednesday night.

Pictures: Springfield Invitational Tournament


The Glendale Falcons finished in second place out of 27 teams.

Pictures: Mountain Grove 2, Licking 0


The Panthers blank the Wildcats
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