Posted: Tuesday, 08 January 2013 7:14PM

Jan. 8 High School Basketball Scores and Highlights

Springfield, MO (  --, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you have a score update, DON'T FORGET to text or e-mail us at or call 417-268-3055. You can also tweet @OzarksOzone!

High School Boy’s Basketball:

Regular Season
        The Indians' defense pressured the Owls to only seven points in the last two quarters, resulting in Spokane losing big on the road. Blake Alexander conluded with 14
points and seven rebounds for Strafford.

       The Branson Pirates ousted the Willard Tigers on the road Tuesday night after an explosive second half, winning 65-61 in overtime. Branson won a previous matchup against Willard with a 58-49 semifinal win in last month’s Blue and Gold tournament but struggled a little more in the rematch, trailing until the last two minutes of the 3rd quarter. Turnovers and missed shots plagued the Pirates in the first quarter with Branson going three of 10 from the floor with four missed 3-point attempts from seniors Chandler Hall and Thatch Unruh. Willard was led in scoring by junior guard Chris Kendrix, who totaled 31 points and electrified the home crowd with two one-handed dunks and forced the overtime with a last-second 3-point basket. Hall played a big role in the game’s third period where the Pirates outscored the Tigers 20-7, with the senior forward getting six points in transition. Hall’s scoring in the third was matched by Da’Quan Ervin, who led Branson in points with 21.

Webb City 69, Ozark 55 FINAL  -   CLICK HERE FOR STORY
         The Cardinals found success on the road over Ozark, 69-55. Phoenix Johnson led all scorers with 29 points for Webb City.

Glendale 66, Camdenton 59 FINAL-OT  -  CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS
       Tied at 15 after the first quarter, Camdenton's Kullen Carlock knocked down a 3-pointer at the buzzer to send the Lakers into halftime with a one point lead.The Falcons gathered some breathing room after a Jared Hood 3-pointer to regain the lead in the last minute of the third quarter, but Camdenton battled back to tie the game and send it into overtime. Unfortunately, the Lakers hit a scoring drought which would hand the Falcons their sixth win of the year. Glendale's Cameron Maes finished with 22 points.

Fordland 42, Greenwood 40 FINAL-OT
       Fordland sneaks by the Blue Jays in overtime, 42-40. The Eagles were led by J.C. Jones with 14, Nathan Carmichael netted 25 points despite Greenwood's loss.

West Plains 64, Willow Springs 39 FINAL
        Cole Butler dropped 21 points to improve the Zizzers to record to 9-4.

Cabool 55, Seymour 49 FINAL
Cabool's Taylor Bay scored a game-high 18 points, Gavin Green finished with 15. Colby Hubbard chipped in with 14 for Seymour.

Republic 81, Carthage 41 FINAL
Republic crushed Carthage by 40 points, ending with five players in double-figures.

Mansfield 63, Sparta 52 FINAL
        Mansfield's duo of Jacob Caruso and Carter Quick each shined for the Lions, scoring 24 and 18 points respectively. Sparta was led by Jacob Shipman with 10.

Clever 72, Pleasant Hope 26 FINAL
        Clever knocked off Pleasant Hope by 46 points thanks in large part to Dalton Fisher's 24 point showing.

Nevada 65, St. Mary’s Colgan (Kan.) 53 FINAL
          The Tigers utilized 24 points from Silas Smith, along with Jamin Brandt's 20 point contribution to roll St. Mary's Colgan, 65-53.

Kickapoo 56, Springfield Central 41 FINAL
        The Chiefs edge off Springfield rival Central, 56-41. Jack Simpson led Kickapoo with 23 points, Chris Ward collected 10 rebounds.

Eminence 59, Thayer 50 FINAL-OT
       Eminence held Thayer to only one point in overtime to give the Redwings the win.

Seneca 49, Purdy 46 FINAL
         Kyler Ng nails the game-winning 3-pointer with five seconds left to solidify Seneca's win over Purdy.

Miller 56, Sarcoxie 55 FINAL
         Riley Jack and Jordan Jack scored 18 and 16 in Miller's one point victory over Sarcoxie. Justin Myers poured 27 points of his own in the Bears' loss Tuesday night.
Licking 56, Mountain Grove 35 FINAL

Nixa 85, Neosho 34 FINAL

Joplin 79, Lebanon 51 FINAL

Ash Grove 64, Fair Grove 61 FINAL

Hillcrest 69, Rolla 46  FINAL

Mount Vernon 63, Cassville 33 FINAL

Osage 55, Buffalo 50 FINAL

Reeds Spring 54, Springfield Catholic 46 FINAL
Billings 72, Exeter 44 FINAL

Bolivar 68, Marshfield 53 FINAL

East Newton 50, Lamar 46 FINAL-OT

Pierce City 51, College Heights Christian 26 FINAL
Gainesville Tournament
Lutie 47, Dora 44 FINAL
Gainesville 58, Bakersfield 27 FINAL

       Lutie moves on in the Gainesville tournament with a close win over Dora, 47-44. Host Gainesville drops Bakersfield in the quarterfinals. Lutie will face-off with the Bulldogs Jan. 10 at 7:30 PM in the semifinals. Bakersfield squares up against Dora in the consolation semifinals Jan. 11 at 7:30 PM.
Golden City Tournament
Jasper 62, Dadeville 48 FINAL
Lakeland Tournament
Osceola 63, Calhoun 58 FINAL
Men’s College Basketball
       Missouri State (5-11, 3-1) got 24 points from Anthony Downing and held visiting Illinois State (9-7, 0-4) to a season-low scoring total in a 62-55 victory over the Redbirds here Tuesday night in Missouri Valley Conference play. he Bears led by as many as 12 in the second half and held on late as Downing made 6-of-8 free throws in the final 68 seconds to secure MSU's second conference win in a row. Downing also contributed a career-high 8 assists, while Marcus Marshall added 14 points for the Bears. MSU used a 13-0 run late in the opening period to overcome their largest deficit of the game. After a layup by Johnny Hill with just under five minutes to go in the first half gave the Redbirds a 20-17 advantage, Downing scored 9 points during a three-minute, 14-second stretch to give the home club a 30-20 lead. ISU trimmed the double-figure deficit to 32-25 at the half and then rallied around senior Jackie Carmichael to open the second period. Carmichael, who finished with 21 points and a game-high 12 rebounds, scored Illinois State's first 9 points of the second period, including a thundering dunk at the 15:55 mark that made it a 38-34 contest. On the dunk, Hill was whistled for a technical foul for taunting, and the Bears made one of the two technical shots. Moments later, Kaza Keane knocked down a trey for the Redbirds to bring ISU back within 39-37. The Bears, however, had an answer and embarked on a 10-0 scamper over a four-minute stretch to increase their lead to 49-37. Nathan Scheer knocked down a pair of key 3-pointers, Marshall sliced through a 17-footer, and Downing answered Keane's trey with a driving layup. The cumulative effect of the run caused ISU coach Dan Muller to use a timeout with 10:12 to go. The Valley's preseason No. 2 team responded quickly as Hill scored on a traditional 3-point play, Bryant Allen nailed a floater, and Carmichael broke through with three points on the 8-0 run by the Redbirds in the span of less than three minutes. Ahead 49-45 with 7:26 to play, Downing ended Illinois State's rally and seemed to will the Bears to victory from there. At the 7:08 mark, he drove to the basket and scored a contested layup. After ISU trimmed its deficit to 53-50 with four-and-a-half to go, Downing got to the rim again and pushed the home club ahead by five. And after Carmichael made it a 56-52 game with 71 seconds remaining, it was Downing who answered the call down the stretch, making 6-of-8 free throws in the clutch, including four in a row to seal the victory. Downing was nothing short of remarkable at times, making 7-of-10 field goals overall, connecting on 2-of-4 3-pionters, and collecting 3 rebounds and 2 steals in his second 24-point effort in a row.

Missouri 84, Alabama 68 FINAL
      Five Missouri Tigers scored Tuesday night in Mizzou's first-ever Southeastern Conference game against Alabama, and all five ended in double figures, as MU pulled away late for an 84-68 win at Mizzou Arena. The 10th-ranked Tigers improved to 12-2 overall and 1-0 in SEC play, while the Crimson Tide fell to 8-6 and 0-1. Sophomore guard Jabari Brown led the way with a career-high 22 points, buoyed by 5-of-7 shooting from three-point range as the Tigers made 9-of-15 from long distance against an Alabama defense which came into the game allowing opponents to shoot just 30.2% on three-pointers. Frank Haith's Tigers shot a solid 56.6% from the floor overall (30-of-53 FGs), after they connected on just 42.9% in Saturday's 66-64 win over Bucknell. Mizzou was outrebounded by the Crimson Tide by a 32-27 margin in front of a season-best crowd of 13,895. Junior guard Phil Pressey tied a Mizzou Arena single-game high with 13 assists, and he added 11 points in 35 minutes. Alex Oriakhi led the charge in the paint, with 16 points and 10 rebounds for his fifth double-double of the season. Oriakhi's offensive rebound and putback with 10:53 left in the game gave Mizzou a 57-51 lead, and that sparked the Tigers to a 7-0 scoring run which gave them an 11-point lead, at 62-51 with 9:00 remaining. Oriakhi finished off the mini-run with another bucket in the paint. Mizzou jumped out to a quick 10-point lead early in the game, but a scoring drought which spanned over four-and-a-half minutes allowed the Crimson Tide to turn a 17-7 deficit into a 19-17 lead midway through the half. The Tigers gathered their footing and took a 40-36 lead into the lockerroom at halftime. Earnest Ross had a big game for the Tigers coming off the bench Tuesday, as he chimed in with 19 points, marking a Mizzou scoring high for the junior forward. Ross was 7-of-12 from the floor on the night, including 3-of-4 from three-point range. Senior forward Laurence Bowers also had a big night, as he contributed 16 points, five rebounds and two blocked shots before leaving the game in the final five minutes when he appeared to knock knees amid traffic in the lane. Alabama's Trevor Releford scored a game-high 26 points, but he was held to just seven points in the second half after scoring 19 first-half points.

High School Girl’s Basketball:

Regular Season

Walnut Grove 61, Morrisville 49 FINAL  -  CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS  -  CLICK HERE FOR STORY
       The Lady Tigers demonstrated why they hold the No. 1 spot in class 1, as they recovered from a tough 1st quarter and beat the Lady Panthers, 69-41.

Spokane 58, Reeds Spring 46 FINAL
        Tayler Murray poured 23 points in Spokane's 12 point victory Tuesday night.

Southwest (Washburn) 84, Clever 36 FINAL
        The Lady Trojans improve their season to 12-3 after defeating Clever by a hefty margin.

MV-BT/Liberty 58, Bunker 51 FINAL

Dora 59, Gainesville 56 FINAL-OT

Norwood 67, Lutie 33 FINAL

Lakeland Tournament
Hermitage 44, Calhoun 14 FINAL

Skyline Tournament
Fair Grove 61, El Dorado Springs 40 FINAL

Girl's Swimming:
Swimmers and divers from Central, Kickapoo, Rogersville, Seymour and Joplin faced off on Tuesday  -  CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS




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