Jan. 18 High School Basketball Scores and Highlights

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Hillcrest 76, Prestonwood Christian (Texas) 49 FINAL   CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS  -  CLICK HERE FOR STORY
       The Hornets controlled the final three quarters and won going away. Hillcrest outscored Prestonwood 25-5 in the second quarter and led by 16 at halftime. Hillcrest senior Austin Petry had a game-high 20 points. The Hornets got a lift from reserves Brady Petry (12 points) and Jonah Hill (14 points, 11 rebounds). Marquan Botley was the lone Prestonwood player in double digits with 11 points. Hillcrest will play either Little Rock Hall or Bullitt East (Kentucky) in the fifth place game at 5 p.m. Saturday.
Bullitt East (Ky.) 68, Little Rock Hall (Ark.) 58 FINAL  -  CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS
       Bullitt East wins 68-58. The Chargers got 20 points from Elliott Young and 19 points from Kentucky commit Derek Willis, who also had nine rebounds. Hall’s Bobby Portis had 18 points and eight rebounds. Hall closed within 50-49 in the fourth quarter, but then got a basket and two free throws from Willis. Hall got as close 56-54, but Bullitt East scored six straight to pull away. Bullitt East led 45-41 entering the fourth quarter.   We're tied at 31 at halftime after Hall's Dayton Artis hit a 3-pointer just before the second quarter buzzer. Javon Perry has 10 points to lead Hall. Bullitt East's Derek Willis has 10 points and 5 rebounds. No highlight worthy dunks for either team yet. Hall's Bobby Portis has 3 points and 3 rebounds. Bullitt East's Elliott Young leads all players with 12 points and 5 rebounds. Bullitt East has a 15-4 edge in rebounds.
Paul VI (Va.) 52, St. John Bosco (Calif.) 50 FINAL  CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS
    Paul VI wins 52-50 at the buzzer on Kevin Dorsey's deep 2-point jumper from the right wing. Paul VI trailed 49-42 with about three minutes remaining, but the Panthers got two 3-pointers from sophomore Marcus Derrickson to eventually tie the game at 50-50 with 1:08 left. Bosco tried to hold for the final shot, but Daniel Hamilton was fouled with 18.8. However, he missed the front end of his one-and-one free throw, and Paul VI grabbed the rebound to set up Dorsey's winner at the buzzer.St. John Bosco leads 42-39 after three quarters. Isaac Hamilton has 19 points for St. John Bosco, and younger brother Daniel Hamilton has scored 12. Franklin Howard and Marcus Derrickson have 9 points each for Paul VI. St. John Bosco 26, Paul VI 21 at halftime. Brothers Isaac Hamilton (8 points, UTEP signee) and Daniel Hamilton (9 points) lead the way for St. John Bosco. Marcus Derrickson has 7 points and 7 rebounds for Paul VI. Paul VI has a 21-10 edge in rebounding, but is shooting just 7-for-24 from the field to St. John Bosco’s 12-for-25. The Panthers led 11-10 after the first quarter.
Monteverde (Fla.) 78, Nixa 61 FINAL  -  CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS
      Montverde Academy wins 78-61. Kasey Hill finishes with 22 points, 20 coming in the first half. Dakari Johnson added 18 points and seven rebounds. Austin Ruder led Nixa with 19 points, and Jacob Ruder added 11 points. Montverde Academy leads Nixa 65-41 after three quarters. Kasey Hill has 22 points and Dakari Johnson 18 points. Austin Ruder has 14 points for Nixa, and sophomore Jacob Ruder 10 points. Montverde Academy leads Nixa 40-23 at halftime. Montverde guard Kasey Hill, a future Florida Gator, has come out on fire. He has 20 points, including four 3-pointers, and is 7-for-8 from the field. Dakari Johnson has added nine points and three rebounds for Montverde Academy. Sophomore post Jacob Ruder leads Nixa with eight points and three rebounds. Nixa is 1-for-11 from 3-point range and has committed 11 turnovers. Senior guard Austin Ruder has three points on 1-for-8 shooting.  Montverde Academy leads Nixa 22-9 after the first quarter. Florida-bound guard Kasey Hill has gotten off to a quick start and has 14 points on 5-for-6 shooting from the field, including 3-for-4 from 3-point range. Chan Hocklander has five points to lead Nixa. The Eagles have struggled against Montverde’s full-court defense, committing six turnovers.

Boys Regular Season
Fair Grove 80, Mountain Grove 36 FINAL  -  CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS
       In the battle of the groves, the Eagles crushed the Panthers to improve their record to 9-8. Deric Link poured 27 points of his own in Fair Grove's win.

Skyline 68, Macks Creek 54 FINAL
       Skyline was led by freshman Dylan Mountain's 17-point showing.

Gainesville 63, Bakersfield 26 FINAL
       Bakersfield lost big to the Bull Dogs on the road, 63-26. Gainesville's Josh Peter led all scorers with 16, Thomas Ritter added 15, and Zach Boss chipped in with 12 points.

Hartville 61, Norwood 30 FINAL
       Shade Piper netted a game-high 30 points in Hartville's big win over Norwood, 61-30.
West Plains 65, Camdenton 46 FINAL
        Cole Butler knocked down 18 points to lead the Zizzers to victory over Camdenton Friday night.

         In a non-conference matchup, the Mountaineers hand Clever their third loss of the season, 54-45.  Chandler Myers paved the way for Mount Vernon with 20 points. Clever's Dalton Fisher also had 20.

       The Willard Tigers edged by Bolivar thanks to Chris Kendrix's 22 points.

Mansfield 74, Plato 59 FINAL

Fordland 54, Seymour 43 FINAL

Joplin 63, Olathe North 56 FINAL

Hermitage 59, Halfway 49 FINAL


Hollister 58, Aurora 40 FINAL - CLICK HERE FOR STORY
Conway 76, Buffalo 48 FINAL

Webb City 63, Rogersville 50 FINAL

Southwest (Washburn) 63, Monett 46 FINAL  -  CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS
Poplar Bluff 74, Marshfield 65 FINAL

Walnut Grove 49, Weaubleau 46 FINAL-OT

East Newton 47, McAuley Catholic 38 FINAL

Crane 63, Morrisville 42 FINAL

Carl Junction Tournament
Carthage 60, Carl Junction 57 FINAL
      Carthage led by three at halftime, and continued their momentum into the second half to sneak by host Carl Junction, 60-57.

Frontenac Tournament
Frederick Douglass (Okla.) 81, Nevada 57 FINAL
       Silas Smith scored 21 points in the Tigers' losing effort in the Frontenac Tournament.

Liberal Tournament
Golden City 52, Bronaugh 44 FINAL
Joplin Thomas Jefferson 42, Arma 34 FINAL

Mark Twain Conference Tournament
New Covenant 63, Chadwick 28 FINAL
       The Warriors crushed Chadwick in pool play of the Mark Twain Conference Tournament, 63-28. New Covenant's trio of Austin Cassity, Jarred Schrader, and Chace Smartt all finished with double-doubles. Cassity poured a game-high 16 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, Schrader had 15 points and 10 rebounds, and Smartt scored 13 points with 11 rebounds.
MV-BT/Liberty Tournament
Licking 70, Summersville 24 FINAL
       Licking held Summersville to only three points in the final period of play to clinch a win in the consolation semifinals, 70-24.

Spokane Tournament
Cassville 44, Verona 41 FINAL
Blue Eye 57, Marionville 36 FINAL
Reeds Spring 44, Spokane 21 FINAL
Purdy 63, Springfield Catholic 61 FINAL
        Verona was leading Cassville by three after the third period, but the Wildcats found scoring success late to pull them over the Wildcats, 44-41. Blue Eye moves on to the Consolation semifinals after defeating Marionville, 57-36. No. 4 seed Reeds Spring upsets No. 1 Spokane in a semifinal blow-out, 44-21. The Fighting Irish fall just short of Purdy in the Spokane semifinals, 63-61. Cameron Terry led the Eagles with 15 points. The Irish took more of an balanced approach, finishing with three players in double-figures. For seventh place, Marionville and Verona will play Jan. 19 at 2:00 PM. Blue Eye will contend Cassville in the consolation finals Jan. 19 at 3:30 PM, while Reeds Spring battles Springfield Catholic for third place at 5:00 PM. Purdy squares up with Reeds Spring for title game Jan. 19 at 6:30 PM.

Stockton Tournament
Greenfield 61, Lockwood 58 FINAL-2OT
Stockton 50, Pleasant Hope 27 FINAL
Lamar 68, Dadeville 45 FINAL
Greenwood 54, Pierce City 39 FINAL
       Austin Marshall led Greenfield with 25 points through two overtimes to edge by Lockwood, 61-58. The Tigers ended with three players in double-figures. The Tigers stomped Pleasant Hope in the consolation semifinals by a 23-point margin. Michael Coots had 12 for Stockton. Zach Medley scored 16 points despite Dadeville's loss. Nathan Carmichael of Greenwood netted 25 points in the Blue Jays' win over Pierce City in the St. James Tournament. Greenfield will meet host Stockton in the consolation finals Jan. 19 at 12:30 PM. Dadeville plays Pierce City for third at 3:30 PM, and Greenwood faces-off against Lamar at 6:30 PM for the championship.

St. James Tournament
St. James 58, Rolla 45 FINAL

Girls Regular Season

Webb City 67, Skyline 48 FINAL
      Skyline led by one at the half, but the Lady Cardinals turned on their offensive pressure after intermission to down the Lady Tigers by a 19-point margin, 67-48. It was a 3-point contest through the first two quarters, as Skyline and Webb City scored a combined 10 3-pointers.

Walnut Grove 71, Weaubleau 42 FINAL
      Heather Harman's 29 points made the difference in Walnut Grove's Friday night victory over Weaubleau.

Halfway 49, Hermitage 22 FINAL

Licking 38, Salem 34 FINAL

Galena Tournament
Lutie 36, Wheaton 35 FINAL
Galena 72, Forsyth 55 FINAL
Sparta 51, Cassville 45 FINAL
        Lutie takes home fifth place over Wheaton, 36-35. Galena won with ease over Forsyth in the third place game, 72-55. Sparta clinces the gold Friday night against Cassville, 51-45.

Marionville Tournament
Reeds Spring 39, Monett 30 FINAL
Billings 52, Verona 42 FINAL
       Reeds Spring advances on in the Marionville Tournament by a 9-point margin. Billings knocked off Verona thanks in large part to Andrea Begley's 17-point outburst to lead the Lady Wildcats to a 52-42 consolation semifinals win.

Mark Twain Conference Tournament
Chadwick 65, Bradleyville 36 FINAL

Mountain Grove Tournament
Dora 52, Houston 13 FINAL
Strafford 43, Mountain Grove 39 FINAL
    Dora stomped Houston in pool play of the Mountain Grove Tournament, 52-13. The Lady Indians clinch their fourth straight victory after downing host Mountain Grove by a four-point margin.
Rogersville Tournament
Southwest (Washburn) 70, Kickapoo 64 FINAL-OT  -  SEE BOTTOM OF ARTICLE FOR VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
       The Lady Chiefs battled back late in the fourth quarter to score 11 points to tie Southwest at 56, but the Lady Trojans prevailed in overtime, 70-64. Michaela Mitchell led Southwest with 17 points. Natalie Closser scored a game-high 22 despite Kickapoo's loss in pool play.

Rogersville 45, Fordland 29 FINAL
After a low scoring first half, the Lady Wildcats held Fordland to only six points throught the first two quarters. Host Rogersville then turned on their offensive game to drop Fordland, 45-29.
Smith-Cotton Tournament
Nixa 43, Parkview 36 FINAL
        The Lady Eagles knocked off Parkview in the semifinals of the Smith-Cotton Tournament, 43-36.

Thayer Tournament
Couch 54, Mammoth Springs (Ark.) 39 FINAL
       After being down by three at half, Couch came to play in the remaining two quarters to take home a third place finish in the Thayer Tournament.

Willow Springs 58, Thayer 56 FINAL
Bakersfield 66, Koshkonong 50 FINAL


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