Feb. 5 High School Basketball Scores and Highlights



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College Men
Northern Iowa 48, Missouri State 37 FINAL  -  CLICK HERE FOR STORY
       A 14-2 run by home standing Northern Iowa (13-11, 6-6) midway through the second half proved to be the difference as the Panthers held off Missouri State, 48-37, in a Missouri Valley Conference defensive dog fight at McLeod Center. After Christian Kirk gave MSU (7-17, 5-7) a 29-26 lead with 11:30 left in the game, UNI reeled off 14 of the game's next 16 points over the next seven-and-a-half minutes. The Panthers' advantage reached 40-31 on a 3-pointer by Chip Rank with 4:19 to go. Keith Pickens' put-back at the four-minute mark kept the Bears within seven, but UNI ignited with another three-ball from Marc Sonnen -- his only trey of the night -- and a layup by Jake Koch to push the home club back ahead 47-35. The Bears were led by Anthony Downing with 9 points as they were held to an all-time low point production in Valley play. Dorrian Williams and Christian Kirk added 8 points apiece. Downing and Drew Wilson added 7 rebounds to the MSU ledger as the visitors out-rebounded UNI, 35-31, including 12 offensive boards. The Bears were 15-for-55 (.273) from the field, 3-for-21 (.143) from bonus distance and 4-for-4 in limited free throw opportunities. The Bears committed just 6 turnovers on the night. UNI was led by Anthony James with 14 points and 10 boards, while Koch added 11. The Panthers finished 16-for-40 (.400) from the field and 5-of-19 (.263) from long range. The Panthers had 8 turnovers and made 11-of-14 (.786) at the line. In the first half, Missouri State executed a near-perfect defensive game plan, but home standing Northern Iowa benefited from a pair of unusual technical fouls to push ahead 20-19 at the intermission. MSU had an answer for every UNI rally, leading by as many as five points after Williams knocked down back-to-back 3-pointers over the span of two minutes, 25 seconds. Williams' second trey of the half gave the Bears a 17-13 lead with 3:24 to go. UNI responded with a trey of its own with Matt Bohannon drilling a long-range shot with 2:32 on the clock to bring UNI back within one. On its next possession, MSU ran an alley-oop play for Wilson who missed the dunk but was whistled for hanging on the rim too long in effort to protect himself. James knocked down both subsequent penalty free throws to give the Panthers their first lead of the night, 18-17. Forty-five seconds later, the Bears got the ball to Wilson on the low blocks again. This time, he forced through a one-handed jam to give the lead back to the visitors. But, the officials whistled him for his second technical foul for taunting, sending James back to the line for two more free throws to give UNI the one-point halftime edge.

Arkansas 80, Florida 69 FINAL
       On a historic night in Bud Walton Arena the University of Arkansas basketball team toppled No. 2 Florida, 80-69, on Tuesday evening in front of a frantic Razorback crowd and a national television audience.  Eight Arkansas players scored at least seven points as the Razorbacks defeated the No. 2 team in the nation for the sixth time in school history and the first time in 14 years. The Arkansas (14-8, 5-4 SEC) win is the fourth time that the Razorbacks have defeated a ranked opponent at Bud Walton Arena over the last two years, handing Florida (18-3, 8-1 SEC) its first conference loss of the season and the first loss by the Gators since late December.  Sophomore BJ Young led the Razorbacks in scoring with 13 points while junior Marshawn Powell and freshman Michael Qualls each scored 11. The Arkansas defense was relentless as they pestered the Gators throughout the contest, forcing 16 turnovers and capitalizing on them with 21 Razorback points. Offensively, the Razorback bench contributed 50 percent of Arkansas’ points (40). The win was the first time since Feb. 24, 1999, that the Razorbacks topped the No. 2 team in the country.  That evening they steamrolled Auburn, 104-88. Arkansas’ 80 points were also the most scored against Florida this season, the previous high was set by Kansas State, in a 67-61 loss. Arkansas was clicking on all cylinders starting off nearly flawless with a 9-2 run over the opening 2:23.  The Razorbacks increased their lead to double-digits over the Gators as Qualls stroked a three-pointer to put Arkansas up by 11, 19-8. On the ensuing play, Powell laid down a dunk heard throughout Fayetteville (22-8), sending the crowd to its feet. The 13-point lead was the largest any team held over the second-ranked Gators this season. Arkansas never let up the defensive pressure and it seemed the high flying Razorbacks couldn’t miss a shot. The Razorbacks grew their lead to a whopping 23 points as freshman Jacorey Williams tipped in a two-pointer to put Arkansas up 36-13. Arkansas entered the locker room with a 17-point lead, 43-26. The 43 Razorback points were the most points the Gators have given up this season in the first half. The Razorback defense held the Gators to their lowest first-half field-goal percentage (7-of-24, .292) of the season. Arkansas on the other hand went 16-of-30 from the field in the first half. The Razorbacks also finished the first half with a season-high seven three-point field goals, in which a total of five different Razorbacks contributed a three-pointer. Arkansas out-rebounded Florida 19-13 and finished the first with 10 assists. Arkansas forced seven Gator turnovers that led to 12 Razorback points. The second half began no different than the first as the Razorbacks hounded the Gators, going on a 6-0 run before Florida head coach Billy Donovan signaled for a timeout. The Gators returned to the court to put up their biggest run of the evening, 7-0. Arkansas wasn’t ready to let the Gators come within single-digits of their lead and answered Florida by growing their lead to a comfortable 27 points after a crowd-erupting dunk by Clarke to put Arkansas up 67-40 with 9:40 remaining in the game. The Gators were unable to come back from their biggest deficit this season as Arkansas downed a top-5 team for the first time since Dec. 30, 2008 when the Razorbacks rolled No. 4 Oklahoma, 96-88.

High School Boys Regular Season
Kickapoo 74, Glendale 59 FINAL  - CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS - CLICK HERE FOR STORY  -  SEE BOTTOM OF ARTICLE FOR VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS     
       
Kickapoo's duo of Chris Ward and Matt Ridder excelled in the Chiefs' win over Glendale at the O'Reilly Family Event Center Tuesday night, as they both ended in double-figures with 23 and 19 respectively.

Hollister 69, Clever 59 FINAL-OT  CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS  -  CLICK HERE FOR STORY  -  SEE BOTTOM OF ARTICLE FOR VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
       The Tigers were clutch at the charity stripe when it mattered most Tuesday night, going perfect at the line in a 69-59 overtime win at Clever. Blake Woods led four Hollister players in double figures with 19 points as the Tigers improved to 17-5.

Hillcrest 74, Joplin 32 FINAL  CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS  -  SEE BOTTOM OF ARTICLE FOR VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
       Hillcrest used Juwan Johnson's 23-point showing to roll Joplin in a conference show-down, 74-32. Roy Hardy added 16 for the Hornets.

Branson 56, Ozark 50 FINAL - CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS - CLICK HERE FOR STORY  -  SEE BOTTOM OF ARTICLE FOR VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
        Ozark led by six at the half, but Branson survived late in the fourth quarter to take a win from the Tigers, 56-50. Da'Quan Ervin led Branson with 21 points.

Marshfield 84, Buffalo 60 FINAL - CLICK HERE FOR STORY
        Lawfton Summers shined for the Blue Jays after scoring a game-high 32 points to defeat Buffalo, 84-60.

Parkview 85, Rolla 51 FINAL  -  CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS
        Parkview's Erik Durham poured 42 points, seven rebounds and five assists in Parkview's big conference win over Rolla at home, 85-51. AJ Green chipped in with 11 points and seven assits for the Vikings.

Nixa 76, Carthage 32 FINAL
 
     Austin Ruder paved the way for Nixa with a game-high 18 points.

Mansfield 38, Seymour 28 FINAL
       Jacob Caruso led Mansfield with 14 points.

Mount Vernon 57, Nevada 54 FINAL
       Nevada's Silas Smith netted 25 points to lead all scorers, Chandler Myers knocked down 19 for Mount Vernon.

Rogersville 62, Reeds Spring 32 FINAL
       Corbin Medley tallied up 19 points for the Wildcats Tuesday night, as Rogersville takes home a COC-Small win over Reeds Spring by a 30-point margin.

MV-BT/Liberty 87, Ava 60 FINAL
        Liberty outscored Ava 24-14 in the third period to knock off the Bears, 87-60.

Ash Grove 80, Stockton 57 FINAL
       Cody Allhands recorded a 33-point performance to give the Pirates the offensive advantage over Stockton.

West Plains 60, Lebanon 31 FINAL
     
  West Plains grabbed their 13th win of the season with the help from Taylor Gill's 17 points.

Skyline 61, Marionville 54 FINAL
       Jordan Edge ended with 21 points which was enough for Skyline to overcome the Comets at home.

Gainesville 62, Fordland 60 FINAL-OT
        Gainesville prevailed in overtime thanks in large part to Thomas Ritter's game-high 25 points.

Salem 70, Cabool 63 FINAL
       Down by four at the half, Salem battled back to defeat Cabool, 70-63. Michael Elliot led Salem with a game-high 32 points, while Taylor Bay totalled up 25 for Cabool.
 
Bolivar 68, Springfield Catholic 37 FINAL
        The Liberators improve to 15-7 after Chance Rash dropped 18 points on Springfield Catholic. Coday Garrison and Evan Roberts both scored 14 for Bolivar.

Republic 64, Neosho 20 FINAL
      Jake Fletcher assisted Republic with 16 points, as the Tigers crushed Neosho at home, 64-20.

Sparta 55, Blue Eye 52 FINAL
       Sparta's Robert May and Jacob Shipman found double-digit scoring success, as May led with 17 and Shipman had 16. Jonathan Lueke of Blue Eye led all scorers with 20 points.

New Covenant 65, Chadwick 29 FINAL
       Chace Smartt and Jarred Schrader chalked up 17 and 12 points in New Covenant's win Tuesday night.

Aurora 55, Cassville 54 FINAL -  CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS - CLICK HERE FOR STORY
  
      In Big 8 Conference play, the Houn Dawgs edged by Cassville, 55-54.

Greenwood 74, Everton 67 FINAL  CLICK HERE FOR STORY -  SEE BOTTOM OF ARTICLE FOR VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

Hartville 77, Conway 57 FINAL - CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS - CLICK HERE FOR STORY
 
Verona 59, Wheaton 50 FINAL

Fair Grove 90, Pleasant Hope 34 FINAL

Forsyth 73, Galena 41 FINAL

Thayer 49, Willow Springs 44 FINAL

Niangua 48, Norwood 45 FINAL

Camdenton 59, Waynesville 51 FINAL-OT
 
Seneca 68, East Newton 45 FINAL

Strafford 61, Monett 37 FINAL

Carl Junction 74, Lamar 57 FINAL

Willard 60, Webb City 40 FINAL

Hurley 71, Bradleyville 47 FINAL

Exeter 47, Joplin Thomas Jefferson 35 FINAL

Crane 65, Spokane 53 FINAL


Columbia Rock Bridge 94, Springfield Central 39 FINAL

Fair Play 42, Lakeland 26 FINAL

Halfway Tournament
Humansville 67, Halfway 63 FINAL-OT

Climax Springs 68, Weaubleau 67 FINAL

High School Girls Regular Season
Everton 43, Greenwood 41 FINAL - CLICK HERE FOR STORY
       Kelsey Nau scored 19 points despite Greenwood's loss.

Southwest (Washburn) 60, McAuley Catholic 19 FINAL
       The Lady Trojans won their 11th consecutive game to improve their season to 21-3.

Halfway 35, Exeter 30 FINAL
       Halfway held Exeter to a 13-5 fourth quarter run to come away with the victory.
 
Strafford 55, Willow Springs 50 FINAL - CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS

Verona 35, Wheaton 30 FINAL

Diamond 57, Golden City 24 FINAL
 
Norwood 33, Niangua 32 FINAL

Hurley 65, Bradleyville 46 FINAL

Miller 48, Lockwood 39 FINAL
 
Carl Junction 64, Lamar 48 FINAL

Seneca 67, Clever 59 FINAL

El Dorado Springs 69, Butler 47 FINAL
 


 

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