Posted: Thursday, 03 January 2013 7:09PM

Jan. 3 High School Basketball Scores and Highlights

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High School Boy’s Basketball:

Regular Season:
Carthage 63, Nevada 55 FINAL
       Silas Smith scored a game-high 34 points in Nevada's loss to Carthage, 63-55.
Hollister 57, Springfield Catholic 30 FINAL
       The Irish were within four at half, but Hollister ran away with the big win in the second half, 57-30. Andy Wenger led the Tigers with 19 points.

Hurley 77, Halfway 57 FINAL
Fair Play 70, Dadeville 55 FINAL
Salem 71, Steelville 33 FINAL

Webb City 53, McDonald County 32 FINAL
Joplin Tournament:
Joplin 69, William Chrisman 64 FINAL
       The Eagles edge off William Chrisman in the opening quarterfinal round of the Joplin Tournament, 69-64. Junior Charlie Brown led the way for Joplin with a 31 point showing.

Webster Groves 71, Neosho 17 FINAL
        Neosho loses big in the quarterfinals to Webster Groves, 71-17.

Miller Tournament
Spokane 64, Jasper 49 FINAL

Purdy 63, Galena 46 FINAL

Ash Grove 60, Sarcoxie 51 FINAL
College Men’s Basketball:

        Ian Carter scored 19 points to lead four Panthers in double-figures and No. 14 Drury pulled away early in the second half on its way to an 84-59 Great Lakes Valley Conference victory over Lewis Thursday night at the O'Reilly Family Event Center.Brandon Lockhart added 17 points, including the first seven by either team to start the second half as Drury turned a 41-35 halftime lead into a 13-point advantage to start the pullaway. The Panthers improved to 8-2 overall and 2-0 in the GLVC, while Lewis fell to 6-3 and 0-1.  Alex Hall had 14 points and a season-high seven assists and Cameron Adams had 15 points - on 5-for-5 shooting - in 18 minutes off the bench as the Panthers sizzled the nets with 63-percent shooting from the field (31 of 49), led by a 9-for-10 effort from the floor by Carter. The Panthers hit seven of their first nine shots and 17 of 24 in the first half (71 percent), made more impressive in the fact that Lewis was ranked second in the GLVC in field goal percentage defense at 38 percent. Drury also had 21 assists to just 12 turnovers, and rallied from a 14-10 halftime deficit on the boards in the first half by outrebounding the Flyers 23-12 in the second half for a final 33-26 advantage.

Evangel 79, Missouri Valley 56 FINAL
        Evangel overcame a slow start after and put together a big second half to win at Missouri Valley 88-61 Thursday night. The Crusaders didn’t score for the first four minutes and fell behind 6-0. Victor Agbasi sparked Evangel with four three-pointers in the first half and helped his team to a 34-28 lead at the half. Evangel took over in the second half outscoring the Vikings 54-33 while connecting on 16 of 29 shots in the second half while holding Missouri Valley to 35 percent in the last 20 minutes. Agbasi finished with a season high 20 points going 6 for 10 from the field and 5 for 8 from three-point range in just 17 minutes of play. Korry Tillery also had a season high 16 points while leading Evangel with 8 rebounds. Former Nixa guard Jordan Epps led Missouri Valley with 18 points. Evangel improved to 10-4 and 3-1 in the Heart of America conference while the Vikings fell to 5-10 and 0-3 in the league.
High School Girl’s Basketball:

Regular Season:
        Lauren Aldridge finished with a 28 point performance for Marshfield including six 3-pointers, as the Lady Jays rolled Rolla 71-49 Thursday night.

Mount Vernon 41, Stockton 34 FINAL  -  CLICK HERE FOR STORY
    In a 2012 class 3 state championship rematch, Mount Vernon again prevailed over Stockton, this time by a 41-34 count. Early on, the Mountaineers threatened to make it a runaway, as they opened up a 12-3 first quarter lead, holding Stockton to zero field goals and just three free throws.  Slowly but surely, Stockton started to chip away as a swarming defense forced a total of 22 turnovers. The 12-point deficit was reduced to 10 by halftime and six by the end of the third quarter. With 4:53 to play in the final period, a putback bucket by 6-foot-3 sophomore Jolene Shipps tied the game at 31. A big 3-pointer by senior Audrey LaSalle, triggered a 10-3 run for the final margin of victory.

West Plains 62, Rogersville 30 FINAL  -  CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS
       The Lady Zizzers more than double up Rogersville 62-30, finishing with four players in double-figures.

      Kelsie Cleeton's surge of 26 points led the Lady Hornets to a 20 point victory over Glendale. Kelbi Painter concluded with 13, Keri Cook dropped 20 points for Glendale.

      Trailing by three with five seconds to go, Forsyth in-bounded the ball to Berry near midcourt. She broke away from her defender and had clear space to the 3-point line. Berry pulled up and got off a clean shot, but the ball rolled in and out as time expired in a 45-42 road loss to Billings on Thursday night. Billings held a 42-38 lead with two minutes to go before a back-and-forth sequence of turnovers left the game up for grabs in the final minute. Berry’s steal and layup got Forsyth within 42-40 with 41.5 seconds left on the clock. Stephanie Bos then made one of two free throws to increase Billings’ lead to 43-40. Kirsten Kolb’s jumper for Forsyth closed the margin to 43-42 with 21 seconds remaining. Billings would follow by missing the front end of a one and one free throw, but the Lady Panthers turned the ball over before crossing halfcourt. After two free throws from Billings’ Olivia Fabro made it 45-42 with 12 seconds to go. Forsyth dropped to 2-8 overall and 1-3 in the SWCL, with a trip to Lutie ahead on Friday night followed by a home tilt against Hollister on Monday. Billings improved to 4-9, 1-1 and hosts Sparta on Monday night.
Mountain Grove 53, Fordland 33 FINAL  -  CLICK HERE FOR STORY
       At the end of the first, the Lady Panthers held a 22-6 lead over the Lady Eagles, but Fordland's freshman Ali Sparks nailed two quick baskets with less than five minutes remaining in the half to pull Fordland within 16. Mountain Grove would finish out the half on a 5-0 run to lead 33-12 at halftime. After three quarters Mountain Grove led 42-22 , but the Lady Eagles couldn’t make up enough ground as Mountain Grove’s return home proved successful in a 53-33 victory. Mountain Grove’s Dugger led all scorers with 17 points.
Fair Grove 64, Springfield Catholic 33 FINAL  -  CLICK HERE FOR STORY  -  CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS
        With thoughts of last year’s district game defeat by the Lady Irish on their minds, the Lady Eagles blasted Catholic tonight, 64-33.
Diamond 37, Monett 31 FINAL
       The Lady Wildcats withstand a late fourth quarter Monett run, as Diamond improves their season to 6-4.

Licking 50, Willow Springs 48 FINAL
        Willow Springs falls to Licking late in the second half after leading the Lady Wildcats through the first three quarters. Licking's Megan Smith and Vanessa Cook scored 17 and 12 respectively. Kyra Bunch knocked down 17 points despite Willow Springs' loss.

Halfway 61, Hurley 46 FINAL
       Kersten Shuler netted a game-high 24 points for Halfway, Katy Hensley added 14.

Willard 74, Joplin 45 FINAL
       Willard's Amber Percival poured 20 points of her own in the Lady Tigers' win over Joplin. Ali Perry had 12, and both Caitlyn Carpenter and Makenzie Parker scored 10 points.

Neosho 61, Aurora 58 FINAL OT
        The Lady Wildcats were up 14-7 at the end of the first quarter, but Aurora battled back to claim a 3-point lead at the half. The Lady Houns took their biggest lead of the game in the third quarter, but Neosho made a fourth quarter comeback when senior Morgan Rathmann nailed a 3-pointer at the buzzer to tie Aurora at 53, sending the game into overtime. Neosho kept their offensive momentum going, holding Aurora to only five points in overtime, as the Lady Wilcats take home the victory 61-58.

St. James 69, Salem 37 FINAL

Skyline 60, Strafford 43 FINAL
Pierce City 60, Greenfield 42 FINAL
Dora 53, Houston 47 FINAL

East Newton 40, Southwest (Washburn) 35 FINAL
Morrisville 80, Buffalo 70 FINAL

Conway 64, Stoutland 47 FINAL

El Dorado Springs 72, Weaubleau 51 FINAL

Dadeville 66, Fair Play 24 FINAL

Camdenton 64, Springfield Central 48 FINAL - CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS - CLICK HERE FOR STORY

Jasper 65, McAuley Catholic 29 FINAL
Sparta Tournament:
Seymour 74, School of the Ozarks 8 FINAL

Gainesville 63, Mansfield 31 FINAL

Chadwick 67, Bradleyville 35 FINAL

Sparta 55, Norwood 35 FINAL

     Out in the Sparta Tournament, Seymour stomps School of the Ozarks in the opening round, 74-8. Gainesville found similar success over Mansfield, defeating the Lady Lions by a margin of 32. Chadwick knocked off Bradleyville 67-35, and host Sparta drops Norwood by 20 points. Seymour will face Gainesville in the semifinals Jan. 4 at 7:00 PM. Chadwick and Sparta also advance to the semifinals Jan. 4 at 8:30 PM. School of the Ozarks and Mansfield fall to the consolation semifinals Jan. 4 at 4:00 PM, while Bradleyville will square up with Norwood Jan. 4 at 5:30 PM.
Liberty Tournament:
Alton 62, Cabool 34 FINAL

Thayer 60, Bakersfield 39 FINAL
College Women’s Basketball:

       The Missouri State Lady Bears opened the Missouri Valley Conference season Thursday with a 76-64 loss to Wichita State inside Charles Koch Arena in Wichita. Missouri State fell to 8-5 overall with the setback, while the Shockers improved to 7-6. Wichita State made its first three shots and built its lead to 39-26 by halftime on the strength of 17-for-34 shooting and 14 MSU turnovers. The Shockers already had their lead at 13 just over nine minutes into the game at 21-8 and a 3-pointer from Lady Bear junior Desiree Phillips made it 23-15 with 8:14 to play and seemingly gave the visitors a bit of momentum. The Shockers answered with a basket from all-conference guard Jessica Diamond, two of her 17 first-half points, and Missouri State cut the lead to single digits three more times but got no closer than eight points as WSU went back ahead by 13 at 35-22 with 2:23 to play and kept the lead to intermission. Missouri State began the second half with two quick buckets to close to within 39-30, but the Shockers again responded and went up by 14 points 49-35 with just under 15 minutes to play. Karly Buer’s 3-pointer keyed a 6-0 Lady Bear run that made it 49-41 with 13:20 to go, and Whitney Edie hit back-to-back layups for a 51-45 deficit with 10:51 to play, MSU’s closest margin since a 14-8 score early on. Bry Snow’s jumper in the lane made it a six-point game again at 53-47 with 8:49 to go, but the Shockers countered with a 7-0 run to lead 60-47 with six minutes left. The Lady Bears had it back to an eight-point game at 61-53 with 4:18 left and Bry Snow’s layup with 88 seconds remaining cut WSU’s advantage to 65-58 after a frustrating series of possessions that often resulted in WSU running the shot clock down before either an MSU foul or an offensive rebound kept the ball out of Missouri State’s hands. The Shockers spent the rest of the game thwarting Missouri State’s attempts to foul and extend the game, finishing 22-for-26 from the free throw line, including 18-for-22 in the second half, after entering the game at 65.9 percent on the season. Missouri State shot 56 percent in the second half to improve to 46.8 percent for the game, while WSU ended at 42.4 percent overall. The Lady Bears committed 22 turnovers and trailed by nine in that category, and the Shockers won the rebounding battle by a 33-32 margin that included 17 offensive boards. Edie led Missouri State with 14 points and Williams added 11.Christiana Shorter grabbed eight rebounds and Hannah Wilkerson dished out a team-high four assists. Diamond finished with 22 points for WSU.

       Despite a career-high 21 points from sophomore post Emilie Gray, Lewis turned a close game into a rout in the second half and downed the Lady Panthers 78-55 in Great Lakes Valley Conference play Thursday night at the O'Reilly Family Event Center. Freshman Kalea Parks added a career-best 10 points for the Lady Panthers (6-4), who fell to 0-2 in GLVC play with both losses at home. Lewis improved to 8-1 overall and 1-0 in the league. Drury fell down by eight midway through the opening half, last at 21-13 with 8:42 to go, but rallied to cut that deficit to two (27-25) on Kylie Williamson's layup with 3:19 remaining in the half. But the Flyers finished with a flurry, as 3-pointers by Alyssa Dengler and Nikki Nellen sparked an 8-0 run that left Lewis up 38-27 at the break. The Lady Panthers hit just 24 of 73 shots (33 percent) for the game, including a combined 4-for-25 by the All-GLVC backcourt of Katie Pritchard and Bethanie Funderburk, who combined for just 10 points and were averaging a combined 30 points coming in. Gray made 10 of her 16 shots in besting her previous career best of 19 points, set in November in a loss at Washburn. Lebrenthia Murdock had 19 points to lead five Flyers in double-figures as Lewis turned a 38-27 halftime advantage into what grew to a 28-point cushion with 4:47 to go as Drury suffered its worst home loss in the program's 13-year history. (Northern Kentucky defeated the Lady Panthers 84-65 at Weiser Gym on March 15, 2008 in the Great Lakes Regional finals). Lewis also claimed a 52-39 advantage on the boards, led by eight rebounds from Sam Rinehart. Gray had eight rebounds, matching a career best, to lead DU, which got six rebounds each from Parks and Funderburk.

Georgia 77, Missouri 46 FINAL
Jasmine James scored 16 points to help No. 10 Georgia beat Missouri 77-46 Thursday night in the Tigers' first Southeastern Conference game. Khaalidah Miller and Marjorie Butler added 11 points apiece for Georgia (13-1, 1-0). Bri Kulas scored 14 points and Morgan Eye had 13 for Missouri (11-4, 0-1). The Tigers came in as the nation's most prolific 3-point shooting team, averaging 10 per game, but the Tigers were only 5 for 22 against the Lady Bulldogs. Georgia coach Andy Landers used a platoon system in the first half, substituting five players at a time. Georgia's pressure limited the Tigers to 3-for-10 shooting from beyond the arc in the first 20 minutes, and two of those came in the final 1:42.

Auburn 50, Arkansas 47 FINAL
        The No. 23 University of Arkansas women’s basketball team suffered a Southeastern Conference loss in the league opener at Auburn, 50-47, Thursday. Poor shooting and trouble inside ended the Razorbacks’ nine game winning streak as Arkansas falls to 12-2 overall and 0-1 in the SEC. Auburn moves to 12-2 overall and 1-0 in the league.
Ugly shooting by both teams through the opening five minutes of the first SEC game of the season allowed Arkansas a one-point, 5-4, lead at the first media timeout.  Arkansas was shooting 29 percent on 2-for-7 while Auburn was shooting 22 percent on 2-for-9 as both programs looked to control their excitement and contain their nerves. Auburn was able to grab the lead on back-to-back baskets from Hasina Muhammad but Calli Berna answered with the first three of the game bringing the Razorbacks within two, 10-8, at the second media timeout.  Cold shooting continued and Auburn’s oversized guards hampered the Razorbacks’ ability to get the ball inside early in the game. The turnovers began to mount up for the Razorbacks after the second timeout and Arkansas had seven miscues at the 7:34 mark of the first half.  Auburn was also winning the rebounding battle early – both factors Collen and the team prepared for coming into the contest. Arkansas was able to clean up the turnovers while forcing more from Auburn but the Tigers kept up the fanatic pace of play and crashed the boards nearly doubling up Arkansas in the late minutes of the half. As the first half closed, the game was developing as Collen predicted – low scoring and fast-paced.  Arkansas took a 20-19 lead into the locker room. Arkansas shot just 27.1 percent for the game on 16-for-59 and struggled in the pain with just 10 points.   Williams lead the Razorbacks with 13 points and eight rebounds.  Watkins finished with nine points and fouled out of the game while Berna had eight points for Arkansas. Auburn was led by Tyrese Tanner with 15 points and Peyton Davis had 17 rebounds for the Tigers.

Evangel 53, Missouri Valley 42 FINAL
      Evangel outscored Missouri Valley 12-2 in the final six minutes to pull away for a road win in the Heart of America conference 53-42 Thursday in Marshall, Missouri. Sierra McSpadden led all scorers with 13 points and added 8 rebounds while Tiaunshe Brown chipped in with 11 points. Evangel’s defense forced 22 Missouri Valley turnovers and held the Vikings to 33 percent shooting from the field including a 4 for 18 second half. The Vikings had no double-figure scorers. The Crusaders led 26-25 at halftime and outscored Missouri Valley 27-17 in the second half. Evangel improved to 2-1 in the conference and 3-6 overall while the Vikings fell to 4-11 and 1-2 in the league.


Marshfield Triangular CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS


Reeds Spring Triangular - CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS

Girl's Swimming
Swimmers from Central, Ozark, Parkview and Rogersville faced off at Foster Natatorium  -  CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS



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