Posted: Thursday, 10 January 2013 7:07PM

Jan. 10 High School Basketball Scores and Highlights

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High School Boy’s Basketball:

Regular Season
         The Eagles held off St. Louis Christian Academy 67-56 thanks in large part to Austin Ruder's 25-point outburst for Nixa.

Hurley 61, Verona 47 FINAL
       Tyler Simpson scored a game-high 30 points in Hurley's victory over Verona.

Aurora 58, Springfield Catholic 37 FINAL
Wheaton 39, College Heights Christian 37 FINAL
Gainesville Tournament
Hartville 58, Forsyth 24 FINAL
Gainesville 62, Lutie 27 FINAL
       In semifinal action of the Gainesville Tournament, Hartville romped Forsyth, 58-24. Host Gainesville also won with similar ease over Lutie, 62-27. Hartville and Gainesville will meet in the championship Jan. 12 at 7:30 PM. Lutie faces-off against Forsyth for the bronze Jan. 12 at 6:00 PM.
Lindbergh Tournament
Hillcrest 63, Helias Catholic 30 FINAL
O’Fallon (Ill.) 75, Waynesville 73 FINAL-2OT
Sedalia Tournament
Parkview 75, Sedalia Smith-Cotton 40 FINAL
        Parkview dominated Sedalia in the quarterfinals of the Sedalia Tournament, 75-40. Erik Durham led the Vikings with 26 points, seven rebounds, and six steals. Nathan Reichart finished with 19 points, and grabbed seven rebounds.

Skyline Tournament
Warsaw 79, Wheatland 61 FINAL
Skyline 69, Macks Creek 58 FINAL
       Out in the Skyline Tournament, Warsaw stomped Wheatland by 18 and host Skyline knocked off Macks Creek, 69-58. Warsaw and Skyline will battle for the gold Jan. 12 at 8:00 PM, while Wheatland will square off with Macks Creek for third place Jan. 12 at 8:30 PM.
College Men’s Basketball
Indianapolis 72, Drury 69 FINAL
       Unbeaten and nationally seventh-ranked Indianapolis made its free throws down the stretch to hold off Drury for a 72-69 victory over the Panthers in Great Lakes Valley Conference action Thursday night at Nicoson Hall. Brandon Lockhart scored 21 points to lead three Panthers in double-figures as Drury fell to 8-4 overall and 3-2 in the GLVC while the Greyhounds - who made 10 of 13 free throws in the final 3:43, including nine straight at one point - moved to 11-0 overall and 3-0 in the league. Drake Patterson added 13 points, including a 3-for-3 effort from 3-point range, and freshman guard Kameron Bundy added 10 points off the bench for the Panthers, who trailed 35-31 at the half despite 14 first-half points from Lockhart. Leland Brown and James Hollowell had 22 points each to lead the Greyhounds, with Brown pulling down a game-high 10 rebounds. Drury claimed a 36-35 advantage on the boards for the contest, led by eight rebounds from Ian Carter. The Panthers trailed 60-49 with 6:54 to go before a 9-0 run got Drury back in it. It was a two-point game (64-62) with 1:35 remaining, but five unanswered points by the Greyhounds put the game away. Drury's leading scorer on the season at 18 points per game, senior guard Alex Hall, was held to five points on 1 of 7 shooting, though he did make the 300th 3-pointer of his Panthers career. The Greyounds made 22 of 30 free throws to just 11 of 18 by the Panthers.
      Evangel shot better than 50 percent from the floor for the second straight game as they rolled past Avila 80-58 Thursday night at the Ashcroft Center. Evangel hit 53 percent of their shots going 29 for 55 from the field, while going 12 for 26 from three-point. The Crusaders were up 45-25 at halftime, and led by as much as 32 midway through the second half. Zack Kleine led five Evangel players in double-figures with 15 points, while J.J. Williams and Korry Tillery both had 14. Sedrick Johnson and Brandon Redmond both scored 21 for Avila. The Crusaders improved to 12-4 and 5-1 in the Heart of America conference while Avila dropped to 6-10 and 1-5 in the conference.
High School Girl’s Basketball:

Regular Season
Kickapoo 57, Springfield Central 22 FINAL  -  CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS CLICK HERE FOR STORY
      The Lady Chiefs began the game on an 11-0 run, and it wasn't until Central freshman Jaslyn Williams knocked down a jump shot with eight seconds remaining in the opening period that got her team on the scoreboard. Kickapoo then began to find their offensive groove in the second quarter, leading the game 34-9 at the half. The Lady Chiefs continued to roll in the second half, outscoring Central by 10 points in the combined final two quarters. Central caved in to Kickapoo's full court defensive pressure, which resulted in a huge home loss, 57-22. Kickapoo's Natalie Closser knocked down a game-high 15 points.

     Clever jumped out early lead over the Lady Wildcats at half 28-17, and they never looked back as the Lady Jays snagged 41 rebounds and forced 40 Billings turnovers take home a conference win Thursday night. Clever's duo of Bailey Ghan and Mackenzie Burns paved the way for the Lady Jays, each scoring 19 and 17 respectively. Stephanie Bos netted 19, and Andrea Begley chipped in with 14 points for Billings.

        The state-ranked Sparta Lady Trojans had a comfortable lead throughout most of the game and defeated the Spokane Lady Owls, 62-41. Although Spokane had the height advantage, the Lady Trojans out-rebounded the Lady Owls on both the offensive and defensive ends. At the end of the first quarter, the score was 22-9 in favor of Sparta. The Lady Owls tried to claw their way back in the game, reducing Sparta’s lead to 28-18, but Sparta would go on an 11-3 run to end the half, making the score at halftime 39-21. Sparta’s press would continue to cause the Lady Owls trouble in the second half, as they could get no closer than 15 points. Sparta was led in the scoring by Cailyn Long with 17 points, Keeley Virtue concluded with a double-double of 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Lady Trojans. Taylor Murray of Spokane led all scorers with 20 points.

        Despite foul trouble and being out-rebounded in the first-half, the visiting Lady Mountaineers used a big third quarter to pull away from Cassville for a 60-40 win. Audrey LaSalle nailed four 3-pointers to finish the game with 19 points for Mount Vernon, Mackenzie Farmer added 14.

Pleasant Hope 54, Rogersville 43 FINAL
        Haley Rust scored 13 points despite Rogersville's loss at home.

Ash Grove 59, Chadwick 40 FINAL
        Ash Grove's Abby Arico poured 15 points of her own to lead the Lady Pirates over Chadwick, 59-40. Maddie Hursh knocked down 15 for Chadwick.

Seymour 60, Springfield Catholic 52 FINAL
         Seymour overcame the Lady Irish by a margin of eight on the road, Braythan Helms dropped a game-high 33 points for the Lady Tigers.

Houston 45, Salem 37 FINAL
        Both Houston and Salem struggled offensively in the first half, as both teams combined for 10 points in the first quarter. Salem would take the second quarter 13-12, heading into halftime with a 19-16 lead. Houston used a big third quarter to go ahead 32-30, where they quickly extended their lead to six early in the fourth to put Salem in a trailing position they could never battle back from.  Kristin Hemken led Salem with 12 points and seven rebounds.

Bolivar 62, Stockton 47 FINAL
         The Lady Liberators improve to 9-3 on the season after defeating Stockton, 62-47. Bolivar's Mary Beth Payne netted 14 points.

Crane 79, Galena 45 FINAL



East Newton 51, Lamar 47 FINAL

Forsyth 57, Bradleyville 39 FINAL

Carl Junction 54, Seneca 29 FINAL

Verona 42, Hurley 41 FINAL

Thayer 64, Mountain Grove 46 FINAL

Willow Springs 54, MV-BT/Liberty 43 FINAL

Ava 66, Cabool 49 FINAL

Camdenton 65, Joplin 32 FINAL

Parkview 73, Hillcrest 63 FINAL - CLICK HERE FOR STORY
Buffalo 56, Osage 53 FINAL-OT

Hartville 64, Mansfield 32 FINAL

Waynesville 73, Jefferson City 62 FINAL

College Women’s Basketball
Northern Iowa 75, Missouri State 52 FINAL
       Northern Iowa hit eleven 3-pointers in the first half and 15 for the game in a 75-52 victory over the visiting Missouri State Lady Bears Thursday evening in Missouri Valley Conference action. The Lady Bears fell to 8-6 overall and 0-2 in league play, while UNI is 7-8 and 2-1 in Valley contests. The game's first 12 minutes could not have gone much worse for the Lady Bears as UNI built a 29-12 lead with seven made 3-pointers by the 7:58 mark, while Missouri State was 4-for-14 from the floor with 11 turnovers at that point and had senior Christiana Shorter on the bench saddled with three personal fouls. Missouri State used a 7-0 run to pull to 29-19 with 4:58 to play, and briefly cut the UNI lead to single digits at 32-23 when NiJay Gaines put back a missed free with 3:42 left in the half. The Panthers responded with their ninth, 10th and 11th 3-pointers to go into halftime with a 41-23 advantage, shooting 11-for-20 from the beyond the arc to match an MSU opponent high for the season by intermission. The second half began much better for MSU as the Lady Bears shaved five points off the UNI lead while drawing three fouls in the first 43 seconds for a 41-28 score. Missouri State's success was short-lived, however, as the Panthers ripped off a 14-2 run over the next five-plus minutes while the Lady Bears suffered through an 0-for-7 field goal drought to go ahead 55-30 with 13:54 to play. The Lady Bears got no closer than 21 points after that as the Panthers finished the contest 15-for-26 from 3-point land to tie a Missouri State opponent single-game record. UNI shot 44.9 percent overall (22-49), while MSU finished 17-of-61 for 27.9 percent. Whitney Edie led MSU with 12 points on 5-of-8 shooting while Kenzie Williams and Hannah Wilkerson scored nine apiece. Shorter was held scoreless for the first time in her 112 game career. UNI's Jacqui Kalin, the 2011 MVC Player of the Year, totaled 25 points and hit six treys for the Panthers.

Indianapolis 64, Drury 59 FINAL
Drury threw a major scare into nationally fifth-ranked Indianapolis before falling short at the end in a 64-59 loss to the Greyhounds in Great Lakes Valley Conference play Thursday night from Nicoson Hall. Bethanie Funderburk had 26 points and Emilie Gray added 19 points and a career-high 10 rebounds for her first career double-double for the Lady Panthers, who fell to 6-6 overall and 0-4 in the GLVC. Kristin Turner had 22 points to lead Indianapolis, which improved to 10-1 overall and 3-0 in the GLVC, but had to fight off a strong Drury charge down the stretch to hold on for the win. Turner's 3-pointer with 3:30 to go gave the Greyhounds a 57-47 lead, but the Lady Panthers fought back behind Funderburk to throw a major scare into Uindy. Funderburk's follow of her own 3-point miss with 16 seconds left cut the Greyhounds lead to three (60-57) with 16 seconds left, and after Turner hit two free throws to push it back to five, Funderburk scored on a drive with six seconds left to cut it to 62-59. But Turner made two more free tosses with 4.9 seconds left to push it back to five, and Drury didn't answer down the stretch for the final margin. The Lady Panthers, who led 35-34 at the half - their only lead of the game - shot just 36 percent from fhe field, and were 0 of 9 from 3-point range in the second half (and 5 of 21 for the game). Drury won the boards 39-34, the first time this season the Lady Panthers have lost a game in which they won the rebounding battle.
Avila 64, Evangel 58 FINAL
Avila pulled away from Evangel with a 15-6 run midway through the second half, then held on for a 64-58 win over the Crusaders Thursday at the Ashcroft Center. Avila led 27-25 at halftime. Evangel took the lead early in the second half and the two teams traded leads until the Eagles put together a run that put them in front for good. 
Tiaunshe Brown matched a season high to lead Evangel with 17 points while Emily Akins added 14. Courtney Gimlin led Avila with 19 points while Cassie Bruner chipped in with 17. The Crusaders dropped to 4-7 and 3-2 in the Heart of America conference. Avila snapped a four game losing streak and improved to 4-10 and 2-3 in the league.
Arkansas 63, LSU 54 FINAL
       The University of Arkansas women's basketball team earned their first SEC win on Thursday, defeating the LSU Tigers 63-54 at Bud Walton Arena. The Razorbacks were propelled by a career high 14 points by senior Erin Gatling, and Quistelle Williams' third double-double of the season. Arkansas improved to 13-3, 1-2 SEC, while LSU fell to 10-6, 1-2 SEC. Making her first start at Arkansas, Gatling displayed a strong shooting touch all night, where she made her first four shots, including a career high in three pointers made with three. Gatling finished the game with 14 points, and added two steals and two assists. Arkansas had a hot start out of the gate. Gatling opened the scoring with a three pointer on the first possession. That keyed an opening 14-0 run, with Gatling adding another three and LSU missing their first eight shots. The Tigers responded with an 11-3 run to cut into the deficit. The Tigers had cut the lead to two points at 20-18 when the Razorbacks got hot from long range. On consecutive possessions, Melissa Wolff, Calli Berna, and Keira Peak all swished three pointers to extend the lead. The Razorbacks finished off a strong opening stanza by taking a 31-25 lead into halftime. Arkansas had a 24-19 advantage in rebounds in the first half, forced nine turnovers, and blocked three shots. Gatling picked up where she left off in the second frame, knocking down a career high third three pointer of the game to open up a double digit lead at 38-28. The Tigers roared back, posting an 11-1 run to tie the game at 44 with twelve minutes remaining, and take their final lead of the game at 48-46.  Williams spurred the Razorbacks back into the lead for good by scoring on two consecutive possessions, and added a three pointer to send Arkansas on a 9-0 run over a 2:30 stretch to retake and extend their lead to 55-48. Arkansas never relinquished that lead, finishing the game on a 15-6 run to earn their first conference victory. Williams also set a career high with 12 rebounds. She also had 13 points for her third double-double of the season.

Tennessee 84, Missouri 39 FINAL
      Thursday's contest was hard-fought, but the Missouri Women's Basketball team falls to 12-5 on the season (1-2 SEC) after its 84-39 loss at No. 9 Tennessee. The Lady Vols topped the Tigers in a physical battle in Knoxville. Morgan Eye led Missouri with 18 points overall and Junior Bri Kulas contributed nine points in the contest as well. The Tigers had a rough go of it in the first half, as Tennessee outscored the Tigers 48-21. Eye made three of her seven three-point attempts in the first half, and Kulas put up nine points as well. The Tigers grabbed 22 rebounds in the half, using their defensive efforts to slow down the Lady Vols. Missouri came out energized in the second half, with Morgan Eye hitting a three-pointer early on. Lianna Doty followed that up with a layup after snatching the ball from Tennessee's Ariel Massingale. Eye finished the contest making six of 17 three-point attempts, marking the eighth game this season that she has attempted 10 or more treys in a game. Freshman Morgan Stock put points on the board for the Tigers this contest, and her sister Maddie Stock made one of Missouri's nine three-pointers in the game.
Women's Swimming:
Hillcrest, Parkview, Nixa, Rogersville, Lamar and Nevada faced off on Thursday  -  CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS




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