Holiday Tournament Championship Recap



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Blue Bracket
 
Championship
Nixa 61, Ozark 55 FINAL  - CLICK HERE FOR A STORY -- SEE BOTTOM OF ARTICLE FOR VIDEO --  CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS 
In the Blue Division finals, top seeded Nixa defeats Ozark in a thriller 61-55, clinching their third straight tournament title. Ozark found foul trouble late, as both Brett Krisik and Tyler Clanton fouled out in the fourth quarter with 14 and 12 points. Ozark though cut their deficit to 28-24 at the half, the Tigers then battled back in the third to claim their first lead of the game since leading 2-0. But Nixa went on a 5-0 run to end the third quarter and never looked backed, as the Eagles powered through the last quarter to win by a six point margin. Austin Ruder led the way for Nixa with 18 points.

Third Place
Mount Vernon 76, West Plains 44 FINAL-  CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS
     The Mountaineers take home the bronze in the Blue Division after defeating West Plains by 32. Mount Vernon's
Chandler Myers poured a game-high 23 point performance, Shane Williams finished with 14, Luke Call and Zane Phillips had 12 and 11 respectively. West Plains was led by the duo of Justin Davis and Logan Miller, each of which scored 12 points.

Consolation Finals
Camdenton 33, Morrisville 22 -- FINAL
     Kullen Carlock scored 18 points for Camdenton.

Gold Bracket
Championship
Republic 34, Parkview 27 FINAL - CLICK HERE FOR A STORYCLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS   -SEE BOTTOM OF ARTICLE FOR VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
     The Gold Division championship between Parkview and Republic was a rematch that dates back to the 1962-1963 Blue and Gold. The Tigers had control of the glass in the first half, but both Parkview and Republic were having issues getting good shots to fall in the first half. Erik Durham nailed two 3-pointers in the first two minutes of the third quarter to grab Parkview's first lead of the game, but Republic regained control after back to back buckets made by Cody Geiger early in the fourth. Canyon Smith hit a crucial trey to give the Tigers momentum late in the second half, as Republic wins their consecutive Blue and Gold title in the lowest winning score since Branson in 1952, 34-27.
 
Third Place
Branson 71, Bolivar 60 FINAL  -  CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS
      Branson secures a Gold Division 3rd Place finish with a 11 point victory over Bolivar thanks in large part to Da'Quan Ervin's 23 point outburst for the Pirates. Thatch Unruh netted 19, and Chandler Hall chipped in with 13 points.

Consolation Finals
Spokane 42, Skyline 39 -- FINAL
  Spokane was down three with 30 seconds left in the game. Eric Bowman hit a three to tie it. The Owls draw a charge on the other end and Bowman knocked another three down to make it 42-39 with 3.1 seconds left in the game to give Spokane the win. Bowman finished with14 points, the Owls also got 18 points from Hunter Bishop. The Tigers received 10 points from senior Tyler Curts.

Pink and White Tournment - Click here for full brackets

Pink Bracket

Championship
Little Rock-Hall 44, Ozark 41 FINAL -- CLICK HERE FOR A STORY -- VIDEO AT BOTTOM OF ARTICLE -- CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS
      The top seeded Lady Tigers lose their battle with state-ranked Little Rock-Hall in the final minute of play, 44-41. Ozark was up early 10-7 at the end of the first quarter, but the Lady Warriors were relentless in the second quarter dropping 17 points and taking the halftime lead 25-19. Ozark fought back in the fourth quarter through two lead changes, but it wasn't enough as Little Rock pulled away in the final minute taking home the Pink Division title. Tyler Scaife scored a game-high 24 points for Little Rock, MSU recruit Katelyn Webber chipped in with four. Ozark's duo of Hannah Cook and Haylee Beard both finished in double digits, as Cook led with 15 and Beard had 12 points.
 

Third Place
Miller Career Academy 68, Ash Grove 50 FINAL  -  CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS
       The Lady Pirates jumped out to an early 14-12 lead in the first quarter, but Miller Career broke away from Ash Grove late in the second quarter, finishing the half up by 12. The Lady Phoenix then found much of their scoring success in the fourth quarter knocking down 21 points, as Ash Grove falls in the third place game, 68-50. Miller Career Academy’s Braennan Farrar led the game with 19, Zhanesha Dickerson finished with 17. Ash Grove's Abby Arico had 15 points and Jamie Mauss chipped in with with 10.
 
Fifth Place
West Plains 51, Kickapoo 32 - FINAL
  West Plains dominated from the start, turning a 19-5 first quarter lead into a 32-13 halftime margin. The Lady Zizzers, who dropped a close quarterfinal contest to Ash Grove, were led by Andi Haney's 29 points. The all-state guard was a perfect 12 for 12 from the free throw line. Kickapoo was paced by sophomores Jordyn Danzer and Bre Taylor who had nine points each.

Consolation Finals
Strafford 52, Marshfield 40 - FINAL
         The Lady Indians take home fifth place in the Pink Division after defeating Marshfield by 12.
 

White Bracket
Championship
Republic 65, Branson 51 FINAL -- VIDEO AT BOTTOM OF ARTICLE -- CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS
       Branson's offense was cold in the first half, only scoring nine points in both the first and second quarters. Defensive pressure put on by Republic early created numerous turnovers that were crucial to the Lady Pirates effort to keep close in the championship game. Branson then found their scoring success in the third quarter knocking down 21 points, but Republic runs away with the gold in the White Division, 65-51. Republic was led by Sarak Kreul and Alice Heinzler's 17 point showing, Alex Botkin added 11. Ashley Forrest of Ozark tallied 17 points with Moriah Dapprich finishing with 10.

Third Place
Nixa 42, Skyline 37 FINAL  -  CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS
      Nixa's duo of Angie Allen and Jeana Raper finished with 13 and 12 which paved the way for the Lady Eagles to a third place White Division victory over Skyline, 42-37. Madison Bretkower knocked down a game-high 21 points despite the Lady Tigers loss.

Fifth Place
Crane 62, Fair Grove 41 FINAL
  The Lady Pirates full court pressure was the difference in the game. Crane was able to hold Fair Grove's all-state post Morgan Kensinger to just 8 points. Freshman Emma Lander led Crane with 18, while senior Maggie McMenamy tallied 13. Fair Grove was led by DeAmbra Pilkinton's 16 points.

Consolation Finals
Parkview 43, Aurora 36 FINAL

Lebanon Girls Tournament
Championship
Bolivar 75, Crocker 68 FINAL

Third Place
Dixon vs. Buffalo - 1 PM

Fifth Place
Ava 48, Conway 46 FINAL

Consolation Game
Fulton 62, Lebanon 58 FINAL

Salem 59, Eugene 56 - FINAL
Salem led 22-18 after the first quarter, but then went cold as Eugene led by as many as eight points in the third quarter. A strong fourth quarter for Salem was the difference in the game. Savannah Hanning led Salem with 20 points. Teammate Kaytlyn Wells chipped in 12 points and pulled down a team-high six rebounds in the win. Kristen Hemken also contributed greatly for Salem with 9 points and a team-best 4 assists and 5 steals.

Walnut Grove Girls Tournament
Championship
Walnut Grove 57, Pleasant Hope 44 FINAL - SEE BOTTOM OF ARTICLE FOR VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
       Lexi Harman finishes the first half with nine points for Walnut Grove, Pleasant Hope's Starla Saffen leads the game with 12.

Third Place
Southwest 68, Chadwick 57 FINAL - SEE BOTTOM OF ARTICLE FOR VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
      Maddie Hursh of Chadwick poured a game-high 35 points, including seven 3-pointers in the Lady Cardinals' third place finish. Kailynn Rozell concluded with 16. Michaela Mitchell led Southwest with 26, Nicole Ickes contributed 16 points, and Shannon Mitchell added 10.

Fifth Place
Dora 59, Fordland 49 FINAL

Consolation
Miller 50, Exeter 43 FINAL

Cabool Boys Tournament
Championship
MV/BT Liberty 53,Thayer 48 FINAL-OT

Third Place
Cabool 76, Licking 68 FINAL

Fifth Place
Eminence 73 Gainesville 59 FINAL

Seventh Place
Dora vs. Winona - 2 PM

Walnut Grove Boys Tournament

Semifinals
Ash Grove 66, Fordland 41 FINAL
   
     The Pirates crush Fordland in the semifinals by 25 with help from Cody Allhands' 28 point showing. Ben Weinreis and Kaleb Blackwell scored 14 and 11 respectively for Ash Grove.
 

Fair Play 59, Marionville 54 FINAL-OT
       Fair Play advances to the championship after edging by Marionville 59-54 in overtime. Lance Schaffer dropped a game-high 31 points for the Hornets, Brian Smith added 13. Derek Malcom led the Comets with 18, Nate Hill finished with 12 points.

Neosho Boys Tournament
Morrilton (Ark.) 42, McDonald County 34 FINAL

Pierce City 48, Neosho 38 FINAL

Webb City 62, Carthage 54 FINAL

Neosho Girls Tournament

Black Division

Championship
Webb City 62, Bentonville (Ark.) 56 FINAL

Third Place

Springdale (Ark.) 48, East Newton 36 FINAL

Fifth Place
Neosho 34, Purdy 32 FINAL

Gold Division:

Championship
Pierce City 61, Carthage 58 FINAL

Third Place
Van Buren (Ark.) 55, Seneca 31 FINAL

Fifth Place
McDonald County 49, Forrest City 38 FINAL
 
 

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