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WHILE SOME DISTRICT TOURNAMENTS HAD THE NIGHT OFF IN THE SMALLER CLASSES IN THE STATE, 3 SCHOOLS AND 4 PROGRAMS GOT TOGETHER FOR SOME MAKE UP GAMES IN TIGER TOWN LAST NIGHT AND THE ADMINISTRATION ADDED SOME EXTRA EVENTS TO THE GAMES….

WAYNESVILLE 65-62 OVER SEDALIA OT

THE WAYNESVILLE LADY TIGERS OPENED UP THE NIGHT IN THE MAIN GYM WITH A 65-62 OVERTIME WIN OVER SEDALIA SMITH COTTON..
SMITH COTTON WAS THE TALLER TEAM, WON THE BATTLE OF THE BOARDS 20-19, WON THE SHOOTING PERCENTAGE 41-40%, HAD 7 MORE POINTS AT THE FREE THROW LINE, AND JUST TWO MORE TURNOVERS, BUT IN THE END, 3 FREE THROWS BY ARIANNA JONES SEALED IT FOR THE HOMETOWN LADY TIGERS.

LADY TIGER COACH BRITTANY MATLOCK SAID PRACTICE SETS THE STAGE FOR THOSE MOMENTS.

WAYNESVILLE GRABBED THE LEAD EARLY IN THE GAME, HAD AN 8 POINT CUSHION AT THE HALF, UPPED IT TO A DOZEN HEADING INTO THE LAST STANZA, BUT SEDALIA WOULD NOT GO AWAY…THEY BATTLED BACK, FORCED SEVERAL TURNOVERS, WORKED THE PAINT, DREW FOULS, HIT THEIR FREE THROWS AND OUTSCORED WAYNESVILLE 22-10, AND TIED IT UP AT THE END OF REGULATION….IN THE OVERTIME, THE TWO TRADED BASKETS AND WITH 6 TICKS LEFT, JONES PUT WAYNESVILLE UP BY 3 FORCING SMITH COTTON TO HIT A LONG ONE FOR THE TIE….AFTER CALLING A TIME OUT, SMITH COTTON INBOUNDED THE BALL, HAD IT IN FRONT OF THE FREE THROW LINE, AND WITH WAYNESVILLE DEFENDING THE 3 POINT LINE, SMITH COTTON DIDN’T GET THE SHOT THEY NEEDED AND THE BUZZER SOUNDED….
TWO KEYS TO SMITH COTTON’S SUCCESS, SOPHIE MARTIN AND HALEY WISKER FOULED OUT AND BOTH WERE IN DOUBLES FIGURES…WISKER HIT 10 FROM THE STRIPE IN THE 4TH QUARTER TO HELP FORCE OVERTIME BEFORE SHE FOUND THE BENCH.. SHE FINISHED WITH 25 POINTS…….BAILEY BROWN HAD 15, AND MARTIN ENDED WITH 12…
NAUDIA EVANS LED THE WAYNESVILLE LADY TIGERS WITH A 36 POINT PERFORMANCE…

WAYNESVILLE COACH BRITTANY MATLOCK SAID THEY ESCAPED WITH THIS ONE, BUT SHE KNEW THEY EARNED IT.

COACH BRITTANY MATLOCK SAID THEY HEAD TO DISTRICTS MONDAY AT LEBANON AND WILL START PREPARING TOMORROW…

NAUDIA EVANS IS THE GO TO ON THIS TEAM, THAT’S NOT NEWS TO ANYONE WHO’S SEEN THE LADY TIGERS PLAY.
COACH BRITTANY MATLOCK SAID SHE’S MORE THAN JUST A SCORING MACHINE..

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JEFF CITY 58-54 OVER WAYNESVILLE..

THE BOYS GAME THAT FOLLOWED THE GIRLS WAS JUST AS CLOSE….9 LEAD CHANGES AND 4 TIES, ALMOST ALL IN THE 2ND AND 3RD QUARTERS BEFORE JEFF CITY PULLED AWAY FOR THE 58-54 WIN…THE TIGERS DID KNOT IT UP AGAIN IN THE 4TH, BUT THE JAYS WERE A LITTLE BETTER FROM THE FIELD HITTING AT A 63% CLIP AND HELD ON FOR THE “W”…….WAYNESVILLE HIT AT A 60% CLIP DRAINING 23 OF THEIR 38 SHOT, BUT FELL SHORT BY 6 AT THE FREE THROW LINE GOING 4 OF 10 WHILE THE JAYS WERE 10 OF 13……EVERY SHOT COUNTS IN TYPE OF GAMES……
TIGER COACH CHRIS PILZ SAID IT WAS ANOTHER CLOSE ONE THAT GOT AWAY, AND THAT’S NOT NEW…

JAYDEN SMITH LED THE TIGERS WITH 17 POINTS, MIKE LEWIS ADDED 15..
THE JAYS WERE LED IN SCORING BY BRANNAN JEFFRIES AND STERLING DeSHA WITH 14 EACH…..BEN FOLZ CAME OFF THE BENCH AND ADDED 10 BEFORE HE FOULED OUT….

TIGER COACH CHRIS PILZ SAID IT’S THE SAME THING IN CLOSE GAMES THAT KEEP BITING THE TIGERS..

TIGER COACH CHRIS PILZ SAID THEY CRASHED THE BOARDS WELL, BUT SOME MISSED SHOTS COST THEM…
HE CAN’T FAULT THEIR EFFORT…

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A NIGHT OFF AT LAQUEY LAST NIGHT IN PREPARATION OF TONIGHT’S FINALS….
ON BOTH THE GIRLS AND BOYS BRACKET, IT’S THE TOP 2 SEEDS AND THE COLOR ORANGE WILL BE REPRESENTED..
THE LADY BEARS, AND THE BEARS OF RICHLAND ARE IN BOTH GAMES….THEY HAVE A GOOD FAN BASE, THEY ARE NOISEY, AND THEY’LL HAVE THEIR RALLY TOWELS FLYING…
LADY BEARS COACH NANCY WARD SAID THERE’S PROBABLY NOTHING NEW TO LEARN, BUT THEY STILL BREAK OUT THE FILM…….

RICHLAND BOYS COACH MATT MULDER SAID PRETTY MUCH THE SAME THING…..THE FINALS WILL BE NO SURPRISE FOR EITHER TEAM.

GIRLS FINAL AT 6, BOYS AT 7:30…
PRE GAME ABOUT 5:50 ON 97.9 FM..
WINNERS MOVE TO MTN. GROVE NEXT WEDNESDAY FOR THE ROUND OF 16….

LAST NIGHT AT CABOOL, 2ND SEED MANSFIELD PULLED OFF AN UPSET TAKING OUT HARTVILLE, 52-50….
HARTVILLE’S SEASON ENDS AT 23-4 WHILE MANSFIELD HEADS TO THE SECTIONALS WITH A 22-6 RECORD AND WILL FACE EITHER RICHLAND OR NEWBURG NEXT WEEK….

THE BOYS FINAL IS TONIGHT AND FEATURES TOP SEED HARTVILLE AND 3RD SEED SEYMORE….
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THE OTHER FRISCO LEAGUE STILL GOING ARE THE LADY WILDCATS OF LICKING AND THEY’RE PLAYING IN THE CLASS 3 DISTRICT 4 FINALS TONIGHT AND THEY GET A FAMILIAR FOE, THE ST. JAMES LADY TIGERS..
THE GIRLS TILT AT 6..
ST. JAMES AND AVA IN THE BOYS GAME AT

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