Springfield, Mo. (OzarksSportsZone.com) -- OzarksSportsZone.com, KY3 and KSPR will be all over the area tonight. Here are updates from games around the Ozarks. If you have a score update, DON'T FORGET to text or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 417-268-3055. You can also tweet @OzarksOzone!
High School Boy's Basketball:
Regular Season Nixa 79, Mount Vernon 59 - FINAL - CLICK HERE FOR STORY
Jacob Ruder finished the night with six 3-pointers and 26 points, 17 of which came in the first half. Wes Middleton contributed 20 points for the Nixa Eagles. Junior Braden Adams led the Mountaineers with 21, while junior Chandler Myers added 20.
Waynesville 86, Lebanon 55 - FINAL
Joe Johnson dropped 23 points in Waynesville's conference win over Lebanon.
Green County (Okla.) 53, Exeter 49 - FINAL
Colten Stringer tallied up 21 points depsite Exeter's loss.
Houston 39, Mansfield 38 - FINAL
Houston edged by Mansfield for head coach Rob Coffey's first career victory.
Gainesville 81, Viola (Ark.) 36 - FINAL
Gainesville finished with three scorers in double figures led by Thomas Ritter with 18 points.
Eminence 61, Norwood 41 - FINAL - CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS
Logan Dyer collected a double-double showing of 23 points and 16 rebounds for Eminence, while Norwood's Zayne Tate scored 20.
Bradleyville Tournament Bradleyville 75, Riverview 55 - FINAL
Buffalo Tournament Rolla 83, Buffalo 28 - FINAL Warrensburg 55, Bolivar 53 - FINAL
Carthage Tournament Springfield Central 60, Neosho 56 - FINAL OT Joplin 61, Nevada 45 - FINAL
Clever Tournament Morrisville 47, Billings 42 - FINAL
Brevin Hill knocked down 23 points for Morrisville.
Clever 70, McAuley Catholic 40 - FINAL
Clever's Jared Albright led the Blue Jays with 17 points.
Forsyth Tournament Branson 81, Forsyth 70 - FINAL
DaQuan Ervin led the way for the Pirates with 35 points and seven assists. Forsyth's Brandon Jahn netted 23 points.
Harrison (Ark.) 67, Reeds Spring 41 - FINAL
Humansville Tournament Everton 93, Halfway 69 - FINAL
Everton's Cody Brewer scored a game-high 38 points.
Fair Play 83, Hermitage 69 - FINAL
Laquey Tournamentpierce Iberia 73, Stoutland 38 - FINAL
Marionville Tournament Miller 63, Wheaton 30 - FINAL
Miller finished with three players in double figures, as the Cardinals defeated Wheaton by a 33-point margin Tuesday night.
Stockton 51, Greenfield 45 - FINAL
Pierce City Tournament Crane 69, Verona 32 - FINAL
Sarcoxie 57, Diamond 44 - FINAL
Republic Tournament Republic 83, Siloam Springs (Ark.) 34 - FINAL
Republic rolled Siloam Springs thanks in large part to the 27-point performance of Cody Geiger.
Rogersville 61, Rogers (Ark.) 58 - FINAL
Corbin Medley netted 25 points to lead all scorers for Rogersville. Rogers' Hunter Hill scored 23.
Strafford Tournament Ash Grove 67, Fair Grove 53 - FINAL
Ash Grove's Cody Allhands led all scorers with 37 points, while Ben Weinreis finished with 20.
Aurora 68, Conway 66 - FINAL
Garrett Bader tallied up 22 points for Aurora.
Thayer Tournament Alton 58, Neelyville 53 - FINAL
Thayer 60, Mammoth Springs 34 - FINAL
Warsaw Tournament Warsaw 83, El Dorado Springs 40 - FINAL
Randall Sherman netted a game-high 31 points in Warsaw's first round victory over El Dorado Springs.
College Men SBU 83, Missouri Baptist 74 - FINAL - CLICK HERE FOR STORY
The Southwest Baptist men's basketball team hosted Missouri Baptist University of the NAIA in a nonconference game Tuesday night at the Meyer Sports Center. The Bearcats started off the game showcasing their three point shooting as SBU jumped out to a marginal 14-12 lead going into the first media timeout. The Bearcats held the advantage at the half 49-34 and continued to hold on in the second half forcing 11 turnovers on the night to help the Bearcats take down the Spartans 83-74.
High School Girl's Basketball
Regular Season Gainesville 71, Viola (Ark.) 32 - FINAL
Madison Strong dropped a 31-point game-high performance on Viola (Ark.) Tuesday night.
Chadwick 40, Seymour 34 - FINAL
Chadwick's Kailyn Rozell netted 16 points to lead all scorers.
Norwood 56, Eminence 17 - FINAL - CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS
Madison Crain scored 17 points in Norwood's big win over Eminence.
Bronaugh 43, Joplin Thomas Jefferson 35 - FINAL
Bronaugh's Martell Moore led the game with 15 points, while Marisa Donica of Thomas Jefferson scored 13.
Ash Grove Tournament Strafford 58, Mount Vernon 55 - FINAL - CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS
The Strafford duo of Kaylee Larimer and Jenna Clements led the way for the Lady Indians, as Larimer dropped 18 points and Clements had 17. Mackenzie Farmer netted a game-high 23 points for Mount Vernon.
Blue Eye Tournament Galena 69, Hollister 31 - FINAL Southwest (Washburn) 57, Reeds Spring 39 - FINAL
Southwest's duo of Shrum & Mitchell both grabbed 20 points.
Diamond Tournament Diamond 51, McAuley Catholic 19 - FINAL Lockwood 63, Verona 35 - FINAL
Everton Tournament Everton 38, Niangua 35 - FINAL
Fair Grove Tournament West Plains 57, Pleasant Hope 22 - FINAL
West Plains overpowered the Lady Pirates behind the 27-point showing of junior Cassidy Johnson.
Aurora 67, Springfield Catholic 43 - FINAL
Aurora's Parker duo paved the way for the Lady Houns, as Emily talliedup 20 points and Rachel was close behind with 18. Emma Thomas concluded the night with a 20-point showing. Aurora finishes the first half on a 20-6 run to extend their lead over the Lady Irish by 20 points.
College Women Louisville 91, Missouri State 49 - FINAL
Kenzie Williams led the Lady Bears with 13 points.
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