Posted: Thursday, 31 January 2013 7:22PM

Jan. 31 High School Basketball Scores and Highlights

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College - Women
William Jewell 59, Drury 57 FINAL  -  CLICK HERE FOR STORY
      Chelsea Meeks followed her own missed jumper with a tip-in with 1.1 seconds left, lifting William Jewell to a 59-57 Great Lakes Valley Conference victory over the Drury Lady Panthers here on Thursday night. The Lady Panthers had knotted the score at 57-all with Kalea Parks' layup with 31 seconds to go, part of a career-high, 15-point night  for the DU freshman. But William Jewell played for a final, game-winning shot. Meeks missed her 17-footer with four seconds left, yet after the shot clock expired and the horn sounded, worked her way through a Lady Panthers' defense and inside for the rebound and tip-in of her miss with 1.1 seconds left. Parks missed a shot from inside half-court in desperation as the final horn sounded, dropping the Lady Panthers to records of 8-10 overall and 2-8 in the GLVC with their second straight loss by two points (following Saturday's 58-56 setback at Missouri-St. Louis). William Jewell improved to 12-6 and 6-4. Kylie Williamson had career-highs of 15 points and 11 rebounds for her first career double-double, and Katie Pritchard also had 15 points to join Parks in leading the Lady Panthers, who lost despite claiming a whopping 50-25 advantage on the boards. But William Jewell committed just seven turnovers while forcing 18 miscues by Drury, which led 30-24 at the half. The Lady Panthers led 55-53 with 3:03 to go after Pritchard's 3-pointer, but the Cardinals tied it on two Meeks free throws with 1:06 to go, then took the lead on a Katlyn Wood jumper with 55 seconds to go after DU was whistled for a disputable illegal screen call on Parks in the backcourt. Parks tied it at 57 all on her bucket inside with 31 seconds left, setting the stage for Meeks' late heroics. Parks also had a career-high eight rebounds. Meeks finished with 22 points to pace the Cardinals.

Missouri 69, Florida 64 FINAL
       With the game tied at 64 and 1:30 remaining, senior leader Sydney Crafton scored four straight points to put Mizzou (14-8, 3-5) ahead for good as the Tigers knocked off the Florida Gators (13-9) on Thursday (Jan. 31) night by a 69-64 final. The win for the Tigers marked the 40th victory for coach Robin Pingeton. Both teams battled in the tightly contested game, making huge runs as the squads fought for control until the final buzzer. Florida used a 14-0 run to end the first half with a two-point lead, and Missouri went on a 14-0 run in the second half to regain the upper hand in the contest. The Tigers were led by freshman guard Lianna Doty, who had 11 points, nine rebounds and seven assists in the contest. Center Liz Smith also had a huge day with 15 points and six boards, including going 5-for-6 from the line. Again, the team showed depth on the offensive end with seven of the 10 players who checked in for Mizzou registering points, and six players with eight points or more. The victory for the Tigers gives Mizzou its most wins since the 2006-07 season, when the team totaled 17 victories. Mizzou took control of the game early, as Liene Priede nailed a layup on a backdoor feed from Bri Kulas and Smith connected on a layup for an early 4-2 lead. Kyley Simmons nailed a three off a feed from Doty to build the lead to 7-3 at the first media timeout. Morgan Eye entered the game after the break and made two threes with a Crafton free throw in between, keeping the Gators down three at 14-11. The Tigers then went on an 8-2 run, fueled by another Eye three and layups by Smith and Kulas to take a 22-13 lead. The Gators responded by going on a 7-1 run, narrowing the Mizzou lead to just three points before the Tigers counted with a 9-0 run behind a Crafton layup, an Eye trey, and four straight Doty points to build the lead to 12 at the 4:42 mark. The Gators battled back again, going on a 12-0 run, tying the game at 32 with less than a minute left in the half. A running jump shot for the visiting team with two seconds left gave Florida the lead, capping a 14-0 run to end the first half and giving the Gators a 34-32 lead heading into the locker room. Both teams battled to start the second half, trading scores to the first TV timeout with the Gators clinging to a 42-39 lead, as the Tigers took advantage of two scores from Smith and a Simmons layup. Florida started to build a cushion after the break, building the lead to seven at 48-41, with only Simmons connecting for the Tigers before Mizzou took a timeout at the 12:08 mark. Doty broke the scoreless drought by connecting from deep, cutting the deficit to 48-44 at the under-12 media timeout. After a Gator free throw, four straight points by Smith brought the Tigers back within one, and a Doty three from the corner put Mizzou back on top at 51-49. Five straight Kulas points gave Mizzou a seven-point lead, and Crafton connected on a jumper to put the Tigers ahead 58-49, forcing a Florida timeout. The Gators hit a three after the break, ending a 14-0 Missouri run and starting a 7-0 Florida run to bring the visitors back within three. Crafton ended the threat, though, with an "and-one" layup to put the Tigers back ahead 61-55 with less than four minutes remaining. The Gators were equal to the task, though, and went on a 9-3 run to tie the game at 64 with 1:30 remaining. The Tigers broke the tie with a gorgeous backdoor cut by Crafton for an easy layup, then she made a jumper in the lane for a four-point lead with 35.5 seconds left. Doty split a pair of free throws to put the Tigers up five.

Arkansas 77, Ole Miss 66 FINAL
       University of Arkansas senior Sarah Watkins dropped in a career-best 28 points leading the Razorbacks to a 77-66 Southeastern Conference win against Ole Miss in Oxford, Miss., Thursday. Watkins was 11-for-15, going 6-for-7 from the line and pulling in five rebounds helping the Razorbacks (15-6, 3-5 SEC) to just the second-ever win in Oxford, Miss., in program history. Ole Miss took the early lead with the hot shooting hand in the opening 10 minutes of play.  The Lady Rebels’ aggressive trapping defense prevented Arkansas from getting the ball inside and Ole Miss forced the Razorbacks to handle the ball away from the basket. Arkansas, meanwhile, started the game 4-for-13 from the floor as Ole Miss (8-13, 1-7 SEC) opened the lead.  A media timeout allowed the Razorbacks to make some adjustments and the Razorbacks put together a 6-for-7 run in four minutes closing within one, 23-23. The Razorbacks tied the game at 25 when Keira Peak drove the lane, was fouled and hit the bonus shot.  The contest was much more closely contested for the rest of the half despite foul trouble for both teams.  The game see-sawed back-and-forth before Arkansas grabbed the lead again on a basket from Peak, at the 3:30 mark. Arkansas maintained the lead going into the locker room with a 38-35 advantage.  The 38 points is the highest point total in an SEC game this season. Watkins was tough under the hoop in the final 12 minutes in the opening stanza.  The Germantown, Tenn., native scored a game-high 16 points and finished with just one foul in the first 20 minutes. Watkins picked up where she left off in the second half and scored well in the paint. The game remained tight for about the first eight minutes of the second half until Watkins along with Quistelle Williams and Peak really heated up leading Arkansas on a 20-3 run that put the game out of reach for the Lady Rebels. Arkansas has played some close, defensive games in their last three contests but the offense came to life tonight.  The Razorbacks shot 48.4 percent with their best point total, 77, in Oxford.  The Razorbacks shot 53.3 percent in the second half behind Watkins. Sophomore Jhasmin Bowen added 14 points, while Peak and Williams scored 12 each.  Arkansas also won the rebounding battle. 44-37, and took good care of the basketball with just nine turnovers. Sophomore Calli Berna was key to the post players’ success.  She was credited with eight assists and six rebounds.  Berna played 40 minutes without a turnover and she blocked one shot.

High School - Girls
Blue Eye 62, Sparta 57 FINAL-OT  -  CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS
       Cheyenne Sheets' 32-point outburst gave Blue Eye the offensive advantage over Sparta, 62-57. Cailyn Long tallied up 28 points for Sparta. Blue Eye's Tressa Linson added 17.

       The Lady Vikings overcome Springfield rival Kickapoo at home, 47-39.

       The Marionville Lady Comets grab their 16th win of the season after defeating Morrisville on the road.

Chadwick 76, Spokane 29 FINAL
       Maddie Hursh nailed four 3-pointers to finish with 21 points in Chadwick's win over Spokane Thursday night.

New Covenant 58, Niangua 28 FINAL
       The Lady Warriors knocked off Niangua by a 58-28 final thanks in large part to Casey Askins' 21 points.

Seymour 64, Mansfield 21 FINAL
       Seymour's Braythan Helms poured 27 points of her own to drop Mansfield, 64-21.

Thayer 69, Houston 54 FINAL
  Thayer improves to 5-0 in the SCA with a win over Houston.

Nixa 48, Branson 38 FINAL - CLICK HERE FOR STORY
       Tosh Leavitt knocked down 17 for the Nixa Lady Eagles. Branson's Moriah Dapprich scored her 1,000th career point despite Branson's home loss.

       After leading by three at the half, Bolivar falls to Marshfield late in the fourth quarter, 54-51. Lauren Aldridge netted 20 points for the Lady Jays.

Republic 49, Webb City 44 FINAL
       The Lady Tigers escaped the tough defensive grasp of Webb City to sustain their 18-0 undefeated season.

Willow Springs 43, Salem 40 FINAL
       Beth Sherbo's 11 points was enough for Willow Springs to edge by Salem, 43-40.

Skyline 53, Fair Grove 41 FINAL
       Madisen Brethower paved the way for Skyline with 20 points.

Springfield Catholic 67, Rogersville 63 FINAL - CLICK HERE FOR STORY
     The Lady Irish clinched a conference thriller over Rogersville with the help of Chelsea Collins' 30-point showing.

Mount Vernon 62, Monett 23 FINAL
      The Lady Mountaineers remain undefeated in the Big 8 Conference (4-0) after crushing Monett at home.

Mountain Grove 50, Ava 49 FINAL
       Ava battled back from a 17-point deficit to come within one of Mountain Grove, but the Lady Panthers prevailed to a 50-49 finish.
Strafford 68, Forsyth 35 FINAL
Crane 75, Clever 34 FINAL

Lamar 37, Cassville 19 FINAL

West Plains 71, Rolla 48 FINAL


Ash Grove 66, Pleasant Hope 60 FINAL-OT

Joplin 47, Lebanon 45 FINAL

Conway 49, Norwood 36 FINAL

Hermitage 65, Macks Creek 64 FINAL

El Dorado Springs 66, Warsaw 39 FINAL
Greenfield 61, Fair Play 48 FINAL
Hartville 50, Fordland 17 FINAL
Buffalo 57, Reeds Spring 46 FINAL

Hillcrest 61, Waynesville 52 FINAL

College - Men
Drury 72, William Jewell 55 FINAL  -  CLICK HERE FOR STORY
           Drury broke open a tight game right after halftime and cruised to a 72-55 victory over William Jewell in Great Lakes Valley Conference action Thursday night for the Panthers sixth consecutive victory. Drury moved to 14-4 overall and 8-2 in the GLVC West with the victory, as Teddy Simniok paced five Panthers in double-figures with 15 points. Alex Hall added 14 points, Cameron Adams had 13 points off the bench and Drake Patterson finished with 10 points for the Panthers, who led just 34-31 at halftime but broke it open with an early second-half run. Drury was leading 37-36 with 17 minutes to go before going on a 13-2 run over the next five minutes to grab a 50-38 lead. From there, the Panthers were never threatened, pushing the advantage to 20 points (65-45) on Lonnie Boga's layup with under six minutes to go. The Panthers claimed a 29-19 rebounding advantage, with Adams grabbing a team-high six boards and Patterson adding five. Andrew Schofield had 14 points to pace William Jewell (8-10, 4-6).
Alabama 59, Arkansas 56 FINAL  
       The University of Arkansas basketball team fought back from an 11-point deficit to tie the game late, but a missed three as time expired ended a hard-fought contest at Coleman Coliseum, 59-56, to the Alabama Crimson Tide. Leading Arkansas (12-8, 3-4 SEC) on the hardwood was sophomore BJ Young, finishing the night with a game-high 14 points and game-high four assists. Junior Marshawn Powell also had a noteworthy performance, picking up 11 points, two assists, two blocks and two steals. The Razorbacks and the Crimson Tide kept things close at the start. Alabama would go on a 7-0 run over Arkansas to take a 17-9 lead. Alabama (13-7, 5-2 SEC) would extend its lead to as much as 11, 26-15. It was at the 4:04 mark in the first half that Michael Qualls began to get hot. The freshman knocked down a jumper to bring Alabama’s lead back to single digits, 26-17. Qualls would score four of the next six Razorback points. Arkansas would enter the half with just a seven-point deficit, 30-23. Qualls finished the first half leading the Razorbacks on the court with six points, four rebounds and one steal in just six minutes of play. Powell recorded a team-high seven points in the first with three boards and one steal. The Razorbacks were in a tight game in the second half as they began to chip away at the Alabama lead. It was sophomore Hunter Mickelson, who put Arkansas back in the lead as he knocked down two free throws with 12:33 on the clock to put Arkansas up 38-37. Arkansas and Alabama would continue trading baskets with no team grabbing much of a lead. With 7:02 remaining, Young picked up a huge layup to give Arkansas back the lead, 46-45. Powell would score Arkansas’ next two baskets to give the Razorbacks a 50-47 lead, but the Crimson Tide refused to go away. With five seconds remaining Arkansas was down by three, 57-54 and Arkansas needed a three-pointer, but with everyone guarded closely it was Young who found a seam up the middle for a big dunk to bring Arkansas within one, 57-56. It came down to a last second shot by Young to try and send the game to overtime, but it fell short of the basket as time expired.

High School - Boys
       Riley Keith led Greenwood with a double-double performance of 22 points and 13 rebounds.

Thayer 55, Gainesville 45 FINAL
New Covenant 81, Niangua 75 FINAL

Macks Creek 52, Hermitage 45 FINAL

McAuley Tournament
Springfield Catholic 55, College Heights Christian 53 FINAL
      Catholic takes home a close pool play win over College Heights, 55-53.

The Eagles beat Kickapoo and Republic on Senior Night.  -  CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS  -  SEE BOTTOM OF ARTICLE FOR VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS


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