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WHS 50-47 OVER WEST PLAINS……

THE WAYNESVILLE TIGERS SQUEEZED BY WEST PLAINS 50-47 IN THEIR LAST OZARK CONFERENCE CONTEST OF THE SEASON….BOTH TEAMS FINISH WITH 4-5 CONFERENCE RECORDS…

WAYNESVILLE DOUBLED UP THE ZIZZERS 12-6 AFTER THE FIRST QUARTER, KEPT THAT 6 POINT LEAD AT HALFTIME, WENT ON A 17-8 RUN IN THE 3RD QUARTER, BUT HAD TO DIG DEEP AND HOLD ON AFTER GETTING OUTSCORED 20-8 IN THE FINAL QUARTER TO PULL OUT THE 3 POINT WIN…….
TIGER COACH CHRIS PILZ SAID “Another tight game for the Tigers. We played well for 3 quarters. We played just well enough to win tonight. It was a great win for our seniors on senior night.”
IT WAS A GOOD BALANCE IN SCORING FOR THE TIGERS….ERIC MORRIS LED WITH 12, JAYDEN SMITH HAD 11, MIKE LEWIS ADDED 10….

UP NEXT, THURSDAY WITH THE JEFF CITY JAYS AND A DOUBLE DIP WITH THE GIRLS AND SEDALIA….
THE TWO J.V. GAMES WILL BE IN THE AUXILLARY GYM AT 5:30 AND 7..
VARSITY GAMES IN THE MAIN GYM, SAME TIMES….BOTH OF THOSE ON 102.3 FM….

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AT LAQUEY LAST NIGHT, THE GIRLS SEMI-FINALS IN THE CLASS 2 DISTRICT 9 TOURNAMENT………TWO MORE WERE ELIMINATED AND JUST TWO OF THE 8 THAT STARTED ARE LEFT…RICHLAND AND NEWBURG PLAY IN THE FINALS FRIDAY..

RICHLAND 67-53 OVER PLATO

IN THE FIRST GAME, RICHLAND ADVANCED WITH A 67-53 VICTORY OVER PLATO…
A CLOSE FIRST HALF WITH A 4 POINT LEAD AFTER ONE BY PLATO WAS A 2 POINT LEAD BY RICHLAND AT THE HALF…THE LADY BEARS TURNED UP THE TEMPO IN THE 2ND HALF, AND PLATO WENT FROM 8 TURNOVERS TO 21 BY THE END OF THE GAME….
BUT, THE MOST INTERESTING STAT ON PAPER THAT DID PLAY A BIG PART IN THE OUTCOME OF THIS:
PLATO DID NOT SHOOT A FREE THROW THE ENTIRE 32 MINUTES OF THE GAME WHILE RICHLAND HIT 20 OF 24, 11 OF 12 IN THE LAST QUARTER….
THAT’S A 20 POINT ADVANTAGE FROM STRIPE, GAME OVER….
KATELYN COLE, DESPITE SOME FOUL TROUBLE, LED THE LADY BEARS IN SCORING WITH 19….ALLIE BELSHE DRAINED 13, MIRANDA MOSS, WHO WAS MONEY IN THE BANK AT THE FREE THROW LINE FINISHED WITH 12, AND BELL HARLEY HAD A DOUBLE-DOUBLE WITH 11 POINTS AND 12 REBOUNDS….
PLATO HAD CARA COUCH WITH 15, KENNEDY HALL ADDED 14 AND KELSEY TODD TOSSED IN 10….
SEASON IS OVER FOR PLATO WHILE RICHLAND ADVANCES TO FRIDAY’S FINALS AGAINST NEWBURG.

RICHLAND COACH NANCY WARD SAID THEY KNEW COMING IN PLATO WAS A WORTHY OPPONENT THEY COULD NOT TAKE LIGHTLY.

COACH NANCY WARD OF RICHLAND SAID AFTER A TOUGH FIRST HALF, THEY MADE SOME ADJUSTMENTS AT THE BREAK, PUT IT INTO MOTION IN THE 2ND HALF AND PULLED THIS OUT.

COACH NANCY WARD OF RICHLAND SAID FREE THROWS ARE A BIG PART OF THEIR OFFENSE, AND THEY WORK AT IT.

COACH NANCY WARD SAID THEY’LL BE READY FOR THE LADY WOLVES, THEY’VE MET BEFORE.

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NEWBURG 55-43 OVER CROCKER

THE NEWBURG LADY WOLVES RAN INTO A CROCKER TEAM THAT WAS COMING OFF A BIG COME FROM BEHIND WIN ON MONDAY AND LOOKED A LITTLE OUT OF SYNC AND THE LADY WOLVES POSTED A 55-43 VICTORY…
CROCKER TURNED IT OVER 10 TIMES IN THE FIRST QUARTER, HIT 3 OF 7 FROM THE FIELD, MISSING SOME EASY BUNNIES, HIT ONLY 1 OF 7 FROM THE FREE THROW LINE IN THE FIRST 16 MINUTES, BUT STAYED CLOSE TO RE-GROUP AND TIE THIS UP AT HALFTIME AT 18….THERE WERE 4 TIES AND 8 LEAD CHANGES IN THE FIRST HALF, BUT THE NEXT 16 MINUTES WERE DIFFERENT….. CREDIT THE LADY WOLVES FOR SOME OF CROCKER’S FIRST HALF PROBLEMS…..
NEWBURG WENT TO WORK IN THE 2ND HALF WITH AN 18-11 THIRD QUARTER RUN, HAD A 19-14 ADVANTAGE IN THE 4TH, AND HIT THEIR FREE THROWS ALL NIGHT DRAINING 16 OF 19, COMPARED TO JUST 6 FOR CROCKER AND THAT’S A 10 POINT ADVANTAGE FROM THE CHARITY STRIPE IN A 12 POINT MARGIN OF VICTORY….
NEWBURG WAS LED BY BAILEY BROOKSHIRE WITH 25…..CLAIR AFFOLTER TOSSED IN 11, AND MACY SUSHANKE DRAINED 10..
CROCKER HAD MEGAN BECKER WITH 12, AND MARIAH DEAN WITH 10…..
NEWBURG GETS RICHLAND IN THE DISTRICT 9 FINALS ON FRIDAY AT 6..

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CLASS 3 DISTRICT 4 AT MTN. GROVE SAW THE LADY WILDCATS OF LICKING START OFF A LITTLE SLOW AGAINST AVA, LEADING 11-9 AFTER ONE QUARTER, BUT TURNED IT ON IN THE SECOND STANZA, LED BY 20 AT THE HALF, AND TURNED ON THE TURBO CLOCK IN THE 4TH, SPANKING THE 4TH SEEDED LADY BEARS, 58-29…
KARLEE HOLLAND TOSSED DOWN 28 POINTS IN TEH FIRST 3 QUARTERS, ABBY MONCREIF ADDED 14….
THE LADY WILDCATS GET ST. JAMES IN THE TITLE GAME ON FRIDAY AFTER THE LADY TIGERS GOT BY MTN. VIEW LIBERTY IN A 58-54 NAIL BITER…..

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BOYS SEMIFINALS TONIGHT AT LAQUEY IN THE DISTRICT 9 CLASS 2 BRACKET…
AT 6, IT’S TOP SEED IBERIA GOING UP AGAINST PLATO IN THE EARLY TILT..
2ND SEED RICHLAND GETS 6TH SEED LAQUEY IN THE LATE ONE..BOTH ON 97.9 FM..

AT THE CLASS 3 DISTRICT 4 TOURNAMENT AT MTN. GROVE IN THE BOYS SEMI FINALS…
ST. JAMES AND WILLOW SPRINGS MEET AT 6…
AVA AND MTN. VIEW LIBERTY MEET AT 7:30……

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