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WEDNESDAY HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL:

CLASS 2 SECTIONAL AT MOUNTAIN GROVE-

MANSFIELD LADY LIONS 42 NEWBURG LADY WOLVES 40

JADA HENRY’S BASKET WITH TWO SECONDS REMAINING LIFTED MANSFIELD TO A DRAMATIC VICTORY AND A TRIP TO THE STATE QUARTERFINALS….MANSFIELD LED THE MAJORITY OF THE EVENING BEFORE NEWBURG TIED IT WITH UNDER 20 SECONDS REMAINING….COACH GARY GREENE OF MANSFIELD SAID IT WAS A STRUGGLE..

 

 

JADA HENRY REGISTERED A GAME-HI 20 POINTS FOR MANSFIELD WHICH IMPROVES TO 24-6…CLAIRE AFFOLTER SCORED 17 FOR THE LADY WOLVES WHO WRAP UP AT 19-9…MANSFIELD WILL TRAVEL TO REPUBLIC TO MEET BLUE EYE SATURDAY AT 1:00

HARTVILLE 71 IBERIA 33

IN A REMATCH OF THE TWO SCHOOL’S THAT PLAYED FOR THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP FOUR YEARS AGO, THE EAGLES HAD THIS ONE WELL IN HAND FROM THE OPENING TIP, RACING TO A 26-4 ADVANTAGE AFTER THE FIRST EIGHT MINUTES….COACH BRETT REED SAID HIS SQUAD CARRIED OUT THE GAMEPLAN..

 

 

RYCE PIPER’S 24 POINTS LED HARTVILLE..BRADEN BRANSTETTER ADDED 18…GABE PLEMMONS SCORED 8 FOR THE RANGERS, WHO CONCLUDE THE SEASON WITH A 22-5 RECORD…HARTVILLE IS 27-2 AND WILL BE IN REPUBLIC TO FACE SPRINGFIELD GREENWOOD AT 2:45 SATURDAY IN A REMATCH OF A STATE SECTIONAL GAME A YEAR AGO, WON BY GREENWOOD ON THE WAY TO A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP IN 2019…

ALSO IN CLASS TWO:

SKYLINE 58 CREST RIDGE 46

EUGENE 70 NEW FRANKLIN 64 (OT)

THAYER 42 BERNIE 35

GREENWOOD 79 PURDY 50

CLASS TWO GIRLS:

BLUE EYE 46 COLLEGE HEIGHTS 40

MILLER 51 CREST RIDGE 30

THAYER 47 NEELYVILLE 40 (OT)

TIPTON 74 EUGENE 60

CLASS THREE BOYS:

AVA 57 ST. PIUS OF FESTUS 56

FAIR GROVE 60 PIERCE CITY 46

BLAIR OAKS 72 BUTLER 35

CLASS THREE GIRLS-

LICKING 51 STEELVILLE 45

STRAFFORD 49 MOUNT VERNON 40

SOUTHERN BOONE 64 BUTLER 41

CLASS FIVE DISTRICT 10 CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES ARE ON TAP TONIGHT IN LEBANON WITH THE HOST LADY YELLOWJACKETS MEETING OZARK AT 6:00..
LHS COACH JACKY PAYNE HAS HIS BALLCLUB IN A CHAMPIONSHIP SETTING FOR THE SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR AFTER WINNING A DISTRICT IN 2019..

 

 

THE BOY’S GAME WILL MATCH SPRINGFIELD GLENDALE AND OZARK IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE GIRLS CONTEST….

COLLEGE BASKETBALL WEDNESDAY-

MISSISSIPPI 75 MIZZOU 67

The Tigers erased a 15-point first-half deficit, but couldn’t withstand a Rebel run down the stretch. Xavier Pinson led the scoring with 16 points, and added five assists and four rebounds. Jeremiah Tilmon, posted 12 points and seven rebounds off the bench, his most points since Dec. 3. Coach Cuonzo Martin is hopeful Tilmon can still be a major contributor even though it’s late in the season…

 

 

Mizzou outrebounded the Rebels, 38-33, and converted 19-of-23 free throws to fight back in the second half. The regular season concludes Saturday when Alabama comes to Columbia for a 1:30 tipoff…

MIZZOU LADY TIGERS 64 OLE MISS 53 IN THE S.E.C. TOURNAMENT

EVANGEL LADY CRUSADERS 74 CULVER STOCKTON 69 (OT) IN THE HEART OF AMERICA CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT

BASEBALL-

THE CARDINALS CAME UP ON THE SHORT END OF GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE ROAD GAME WEDNESDAY DOWN IN FLORIDA..

NEW YORK METS 4 CARDINALS 1

 

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ROYALS 9 SAN DIEGO 7

A Lebanon sports icon in the nineteen seventies has passed away at the age of 60. John McAllister died Tuesday after a short battle with cancer. Johnny Mac as he was known attended Lebanon High School, where he was two-time athlete of the year and a 5-sport letterman. He played baseball, football, basketball and golf, and he participated in track and field. He still holds his high school’s long-jump record. After graduating from Lebanon High School in 1977, he attended Missouri Southern University on a full-ride football scholarship. Funeral service for John McAllister will be Saturday at 3pm at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia.

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