Feb. 28 High School Basketball Scores and Highlights

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High School Boys Postseason
Class 4 - District 10: CLICK HERE FOR A BRACKET
Hillcrest 82, Salem 41 - FINAL  -  CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS
Bolivar 44, Marshfield 42 - FINAL  -  CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS
     Bolivar's Chance Rash stole the ball and scored just before the buzzer to give Bolivar the 44-42 win over Marshfield.
*Hillcrest will battle Bolivar for the district gold March 2 at 1:30 PM.
Class 4 - District 11: CLICK HERE FOR A BRACKET
Rogersville 77, West Plains 67 - FINAL  - CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS - CLICK HERE FOR STORY
       Corbin Medley led all scorers with nine first half 3-pointers, finishing with a game-high 42 points.

Republic 49, Reeds Spring 21 - FINAL  -  CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS  -  CLICK HERE FOR STORY

*Rogersville-Republic hit the floor March 2 at 7:00 PM for the district championship.
Class 4 - District 12: CLICK HERE FOR BRACKET
Carthage 67, Monett 37 - FINAL
Carl Junction 51, McDonald County 44 - FINAL

*In semifinal play, Carthage meets Nevada March 1 at 6:00 PM, while Webb City contends with Carl Junction at 7:30 PM.
Class 5 - District 10: CLICK HERE FOR A BRACKET
Washington 39, Waynesville 36 - FINAL
*Waynesville falls to Washington by three points in the district championship.

Class 5 - District 11: CLICK HERE FOR A BRACKET
Nixa 61, Ozark 56 - FINAL
        Austin Ruder set the Nixa all-time scoring record after scoring 17 points.

*Kickapoo and Nixa are matching up in the Class 5 - District 11 championship March 2 at 7:00 PM.

Class 5 - District 12: CLICK HERE FOR A BRACKET
*Willard's Chris Kendrix recorded his career 1,000th point, leading the Tigers to a Class 5 - District 12 championship with 26 points.

Class 1 State Tournament: Sectionals
Marion County 50, Glasgow 48 - FINAL OT
Meadville 76, Hale 34 - FINAL
Drexel 67, Pilot Grove 48 - FINAL

Class 2 State Tournament: Sectionals
Sacred Heart 80, Skyline 59 - FINAL - CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS
West Platte 67, Albany 55 - FINAL
College Men
Evangel 73, Peru State 68 - FINAL
      Evangel survived their quarterfinal game with Peru State and advanced with a 73-68 win at the Ashcroft Center Thursday. Peru State rallied from a double-digit deficit and took the lead over the Crusaders 55-54 with around five minutes remaining. Evangel gave themselves a small cushion with three minutes left when the Crusaders made a free throw, got an offensive rebound on a free throw miss, then got a three-pointer from Victor Agbasi to put Evangel ahead by five. Peru State guard Kody Kirkpatrick led all scorers with 26 points. Zack Kleine led four Evangel players in double figures with 17 points. Agbasi chipped in with 15. Evangel led 40-33 at halftime. The Crusaders move on to the HAAC semifinals on Saturday and will host Central Methodist at 7 p.m. in the Ashcroft Center. Central Methodist, seeded fourth in the tournament, advanced with a home win 81-69 over Benedictine.
Missouri 90, South Carolina 68 - FINAL
       Keion Bell scored 24 points and Jabari Brown added 23 to lead Missouri to a 90-68 win over South Carolina on Thursday night. Missouri shot 69.6 percent (32 of 46) for the game, and plenty of those baskets were easy. The Tigers (20-8, 9-6 Southeastern) had 10 dunks and 46 points in the paint to pick up just their second win on the road this season. Missouri shot just nine 3-pointers, making six of them. After shooting 67 percent (16 of 24) in the first half, the Tigers (20-8, 9-6 Southeastern Conference) made 12 of their first 13 shots from the field in the second half to go on a 31-13 run that ballooned a seven-point halftime lead into a 76-51 margin. For most of the game, Missouri flirted with its best shooting night ever, 75.4 percent against Hawaii Loa in December of 1989. But the Tigers missed four of their last six shots to fall off the pace. Damien Leonard came off the bench to lead South Carolina (13-15, 3-12) with 20 points. The Gamecocks have lost seven of their last eight games. Missouri remains fifth in the SEC, just a game behind fourth place and a double bye in the conference tournament. With the victory, the Tigers reached 20 wins for the fifth straight year. Bell missed the first game between the teams in January, where the Tigers shot 20 percent in the first half and had to come back from 13 points down for a 71-65 win. He was the difference in this one, shooting 8-of-12 and even adding four assists. Alex Oriakhi scored 18 points, making all six of his shots and all six of his free throws. Phil Pressley didn't attempt a single shot, but had nine assists, two over his SEC-leading average of seven a game. Williams and Brian Richardson each added 10 points for South Carolina. Missouri started the game hitting its first six shots and barely cooled off the rest of the half. But South Carolina always had a run to keep it close. The Gamecocks made seven of their 12 3-pointers in the opening half. South Carolina's reserves scored 28 points, led by Brenton Williams' 10 points. Williams' jumper with 2:35 left in the first half cut Missouri's lead to 39-36. But the Tigers got dunks on each of their next three possessions and led 45-38 at halftime.

Drury 81, Missouri S&T 60  -  FINAL
        Alex Hall became Drury's all-time 3-point king, making six treys and finishing with 33 points as the nationally eighth-ranked Panthers rolled to an 81-60 victory over Missouri Science and Technology Thursday night in their Great Lakes Valley Conference regular season finale. Hall went 6 for 6 from 3-point range and hit 15 of 17 free throws as the Panthers won their 14th consecutive game and improved to 22-4 overall. Drury finished the GLVC season as West champions with a 16-2 mark, establishing a new high for league victories by a West team since the Panthers joined the GLVC in 2005-06. As a result of having the league's best mark in either division. Coach Steve Hesser's Panthers will take the No. 1 overall seed into next week's Deaconess GLVC Championships in Evansville, ind. Drury will play on Thursday in the quarterfinals at a time and against an opponent to be announced after Sunday's first-round games on campus sites. And the ringleader against Missouri S & T - again - was Hall, who torched the Miners for 33 points on Dec. 6 at the O'Reilly Center, when he set a new DU single-game mark with his nine 3-pointers (in 10 attempts). Hall had 27 first-half points - including 5-for-5 from 3-point range - in staking the Panthers to a 46-24 halftime advantage, overcoming an S&T physical approach saw the Miners foul him at most every opportunity late in the half. S&T was whistled for 18 first-half fouls on its way to 28 for the contest, matching DU in a game with 56 fouls and 49 turnovers. Hall was draped by Miners early in the second half, but finally broke free for the record-breaker with 8:37 left, leaving the game shortly thereafter as DU's subs finished off the contest. The Panthers made 29 of 35 free throws (84 percent) while S and T hit 26 of 39 (67 percent).  Drury also was 8 of 16 from 3-point range while limiting the Miners to 2 of 16 shooting from behind the arc (13 percent)  in defeating S & T for the 17th consecutive time. Cameron Adams added 14 points and a team-high six rebounds in 23 minutes off the bench, while freshman Kameron Bundy had 13 points (on 6 of 9 shooting) for a career high.


High School Girls Postseason

Class 4 - District 10: CLICK HERE FOR A BRACKET
        Lauren Aldridge dropped 28 points in Marshfield's district win over Eldon.     


*Marshfield and Bolivar tip-off March 2 at 12:00 PM for the district title.

Class 4 - District 12: CLICK HERE FOR A BRACKET
Carthage 49, Nevada 32 - FINAL
Webb City 83, Carl Junction 65 - FINAL

*Carthage and Webb City play March 2 at 1:00 PM for the championship.

Class 5 - District 10: CLICK HERE FOR A BRACKET
Waynesville 52, Washington 36 - FINAL

*Waynesville takes home the Class 5 - District 10 title, 52-36.

Class 5 - District 12: CLICK HERE FOR A BRACKET
*Aubrey Buckley led Parkview with 29 points, as the Lady Vikings take home the district title over the Willard Lady Tigers.
Class 5 - District 9: CLICK HERE FOR A BRACKET
Columbia Rock Bridge 63, Jefferson City 11 - FINAL
Columbia Hickman 67, Camdenton 48 - FINAL
*Rock Bridge-Columbia Hickman square up March 2 at 5:00 PM.

Class 1 State Tournament: Sectionals
Chamois 59, Marion County 33 - FINAL
Norborne 48, Meadville 38 - FINAL
Drexel 56, Bunceton 22 - FINAL

Class 2 State Tournament: Sectionals
Skyline 47, Windsor 38 - FINAL
        Madisen Brethower of Skyline netted 18 points to lead the Lady Tigers to a district victory.

Maysville 47, North Platte 39 - FINAL

College Women
Drury 66, Missouri S&T 57 - FINAL
      Katie Pritchard, in her last visit to the closest Great Lakes Valley Conference rival to her hometown of Waynesville, continued to leave a lasting impression at Missouri Science and Technology.  Pritchard scored a game-high 24 points and Bethanie Funderburk added 20 points off the bench, and both hit key free throws down the stretch as Drury knocked off S & T 66-57 at the Bullman Multipurpose Building Thursday night. The Lady Panthers moved to 14-12 overall and finished GLVC regular season play at 8-10, but more importantly, played their rare spoiler role to perfection - and avenged a 69-66 loss to the Lady Miners at The O' on Dec. 6. It also sends the Lady Panthers to Somers, Wis., on Sunday for the opening round of the Deaconess GLVC Championships, where 12th-seed Drury will take on No. 5 seed Wisconsin-Parkside in a 1 p.m. tipoff. A win there would propel the Lady Panthers to Evansville for the (Friday) March 8 quarterfinals at the Ford Center. Drury trailed 11-2 in the game's first five minutes in Rolla, but rallied to lead 30-29 at halftime behind 12 first-half points from Pritchard and 10 points off the bench from Funderburk. The Lady Panthers gradually built their lead into double-digits in the second half , then closed it out with key rebounds and made free throws in the final two minutes. The Lady Miners cut it to seven ((60-53) with 1:27 left and had possession, but an S&T miss and turnover gave it back to DU, and Funderburk (2 for 2) and Pritchard (4 for 4) were perfect at the line in the final 56 seconds to secure the victory. Funderburk (8 for 8) and Pritchard (9 of 11) combined to go 17 of 19 at the line for the Lady Panthers, who committed a season-low seven turnovers and forced 15 by the Lady Miners. Hailee Parks had 16 points, Kylie Cooper added 14 points and 11 rebounds and Senait McLeod had 12 points to lead the Lady Miners, who claimed a 34-29 rebounding advantage. Kylie Williamson led Drury with eight rebounds to go with her eight points.

Missouri 65, South Carolina 58 - FINAL
     Bri Kulas had 26 points and 12 rebounds as Missouri knocked off No. 14 South Carolina 65-58 Thursday night. Sydney Crafton added 11 points and Liene Priede had 10 for the Tigers (16-13, 5-10 Southeastern), who are 14-4 at home this season with wins over two ranked opponents (the other an 80-63 win over then-No. 9 Tennessee on Feb. 3) Leasia Walker and Khadijah Sessions led South Carolina (22-6, 10-5) with 14 points apiece. Missouri, which has made a school-record 240 3-pointers this season, beat the Gamecocks the old-fashioned way - by pounding the ball inside. The Tigers outscored South Carolina 34-14 on points in the paint and attempted just seven 3-pointers, making three. Missouri shot 53.5 percent and never trailed in a game that was close throughout. Its biggest lead was eight points when Kulas converted a three-point play with 52 seconds remaining.

Benedictine 75, Evangel 57 - FINAL
        Benedictine ended Evangel’s season in the quarterfinal round of the Heart of America conference tournament with a 75-57 win over the Crusaders Thursday in Atchison, Kansas. The Ravens, seeded second in the tournament and ranked 12th nationally, opened a 38-23 lead at halftime and held off the Crusaders in the second half.  Justice Payne led Benedictine with 17 points on 6 of 10 shooting. The Ravens got 32 points from their bench.  Evangel guard Emily Akins led all scorers with 21 points. Sierra McSpadden finished with 16. Benedictine advances to the HAAC semifinals and will play third seeded Central Methodist in the next round. Evangel finishes the season with a 7-18 record.

Video: Bolivar 44, Marshfield 42
Video: Marshfield 62, Eldon 48
Video: Hillcrest 82, Salem 41

Video: Nixa 61, Ozark 56
Video: Skyline 47, Windsor 38
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Video: Sacred Heart 80, Skyline 59


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