THE MISSOURI SPORTS HALL OF FAME HAS ANNOUNCED THE FIRST 2024 INDUCTION CLASS….IT FEATURES FORMER LEBANON, MIZZOU AND N.F.L. FOOTBALL STANDOUT JUSTIN BRITT…HE’LL BE JOINED BY LONG-TIME N.B.A. PERFORMER ANTHONY TOLLIVER WHOSE SPRINGFIELD KICKAPOO BASKETBALL PROGRAM FROM 2003-2006 WILL ALSO BE RECOGNIZED, AS WILL THE 1988 TO 1995 WARSAW WILDCAT FOOTBALL TEAMS…THE VOICE OF THE MISSOURI STATE LADY BEARS, TOM LADD WILL ALSO BE ENSHRINED AND LONGTIME BEARS PLAY-BY-PLAY MAN ART HAINS WILL RECEIVE THE HALL’S INSPIRATION AWARD…SHERRI GENTRY GULA OF CAMDENTON HIGH SCHOOL AND FORMER MARSHFIELD GIRLS BASKETBALL COACH SHELLY JONES WILL BE WYNN AWARD RECIPIENTS….THE CEREMONY IS SET FOR 1:00 SUNDAY FEBRUARY 4TH AT THE OZARK EMPIRE FAIR GROUNDS IN SPRINGFIELD……

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL THURSDAY-

PLATO 59 CONWAY 57

OSAGE 64 KNOB KNOSTER 55

IBERIA 58 BUNCETON 52

TOLTON CATHOLIC 65 EUGENE 54

WEAUBLEAU 86 SEDALIA SACRED HEART 60
GAGE JOHNSON OF WEAUBLEAU WITH 26 SURPASSED 1500 POINTS FOR HIS CAREER

BLAIR OAKS 47 SEDALIA SMITH COTTON 43

BELLE 73 BOURBON 36

LINCOLN 50 NORTHWEST 46

WILLARD 78 MCDONALD COUNTY 49

BRANSON 66 MONETT 59

GIRLS BASKETBALL-

HARTVILLE 50 CRANE 43

CALVARY LUTHERAN 57 EUGENE 42

WEAUBLEAU 58 SEDALIA SACRED HEART 46

WOMENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL-

MISSOURI STATE LADY BEARS 69 WESTERN KENTUCKY 68

MAKE IT 3 STRAIGHT VICTORIES FOR THE LADY BEARS….THE LADY TOPPERS MADE THINGS VERY INTERESTING DOWN THE STRETCH, DESPITE MISSOURI STATE PUSHING THE LEAD TO THEIR LARGEST OF THE NIGHT AT 15 POINTS AT THE MIDWAY POINT OF THE FINAL PERIOD OFF A KYRAH DANIELS THREE-POINTER. WKU WENT ON A SCORING SPREE, PUTTING TOGETHER A 24-11 RUN THAT INCLUDED FIVE TRIPLES TO MAKE FOR A TENSE FINISH FOR MISSOURI STATE COACH BETH CUNNINGHAM..

THE LADY BEARS WILL HOST NORTHERN IOWA A WEEK FROM TOMORROW TO BEGIN MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE PLAY…..(COURTESY  MISSOURI STATE)

MIZZOU LADY TIGERS 85 KANSAS CITY 42

MENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL-

TONITE, IT’S THE BRAGGIN’ RIGHTS GAME IN ST. LOUIS BETWEEN MIZZOU AND ILLINOIS WITH TIPOFF RIGHT AFTER 8:00 AT THE ENTERPRISE CENTER……THE TIGERS COME IN AT 7-4 AFTER LAST SUNDAY’S LOSS TO SETON HALL..THE ILLINI ARE 8-2…

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