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HILLCREST 59-51 OVER WAYNESVILLE

IT WAS THE TALE OF TWO HALVES FOR THE WAYNESVILLE TIGERS LAST NIGHT AT HILLCREST..
THE TIGERS WON THE FIRST TWO QUARTERS, LEADING BY 2 AFTER ONE QUARTER AND BY 4 AT THE HALF…
HILLCREST OUTSCORED THE TIGERS 19-11 IN THE 3RD AND TOOK THE LEAD, AND WON THE 4TH QUARTER BY 4 AND THE GAME BY 8…
TIGER COACH CHRIS PILZ SAID “We played well in the first half. We struggled again in the second half tonight. Hillcrest is shooting the ball well right now. Hillcrest’s Haggard is one of the best players in the Ozark Conference.
“ Jayden Smith was a bright spot tonight. He, as an inside presence, will be a big help as we close out the season.”

“It is a make or miss game and they made shots. They out-toughed us in the second half. ”

THE HORNETS WERE BETTER FROM DOWNTOWN HITTING 9 THREE’S COMPARED TO THE TIGERS 4, AND WHILE THE TIGERS HAD A 5 POINT ADVANTAGE FROM THE FREE THROW LINE, THEY NEEDED MORE THAN ONE IN DOUBLES…
JAYDEN SMITH LED THE TIGERS WITH 16……
HILLCREST WAS BALANCED ON THE SCOREBOOK…
CRISHAWN HAGGARD FINISHED WITH 19, JORDON AUSLER HAD 12, DEVIN OLIVER AND COLE GRESIMER EACH ADDED 11….
WAYNESVILLE FALLS TO 10-11, 2-5 IN THE CONFERENCE….
HILLCREST HORNETS IS 5-17 OVERALL AND NOW, 3-4 IN THE O.C.

THE TIGERS GET CAMDENTON ON FRIDAY AT WAYNESVILLE FOR THE ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF NATIONS…

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IN THE FRISCO..
IBERIA 93-74 OVER DIXON

THE HOME COOKIN’ CONTINUED TASTING PRETTY GOOD IN ROCKTOWN AS THE IBERIA RANGERS RAN THEIR CONFERENCE RECORD TO 7-0 WITH ONE MORE TO GO TO RUN THE TABLE AFTER THEIR 93-74 VICTORY OVER DIXON….
A CLOSE GAME AFTER ONE WITH THE RANGERS ON TOP BY 1, THEN INCREASED THAT TO 11 AT THE HALF…..
MADE IT 63-48 AFTER 3 AND WEATHERED A RUN BY THE BULLDOGS IN THE 4TH FOR THE 19 POINT WIN….
IBERIA WAS A 3 POINTER AND A FREE THROW FROM HAVING 6 IN DOUBLES…
ZACH VOSS LED WITH 27…GABE PLEMMONS HAD A DOUBLE DOUBLE WITH 18 POINTS AND 12 BOARDS…
WADE BOND AND KOBE HALLEY EACH DRAINED A BAKERS DOZEN..
CJ THILTGEN LED THE BULLDOGS WITH 26 INCLUDING 5 THREE POINTERS, TREY HOLZER HAD 13, AND WILL SHELTON TOSSED DOWN 10…..
COACH STEVE SCHOLFIELD OF DIXON SAID “Not very good defensively tonight.”
DIXON IS 11-10, 4-3 IN THE FRISCO WHILE IBERIA GOES TO 18-4, AND AGAIN, 7-0 IN THE LEAGUE WITH PLATO LEFT ON FRIDAY AND THAT’S IN MILLER COUNTY….

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CUBA 63-51 OVER LAQUEY

THE LAQUEY HORNETS MAY HAVE LOST THEIR GAME AT CUBA LAST NIGHT, 63-51, BUT THE HORNETS SHOULD HAVE PICKED UP SOME CONFIDENCE WHEN IT COMES TO MAKING BASKETS..
JASON YOUNG HAS BEEN A CONSTANT WHEN IT COMES TO DOUBLE DIGIT SCORING FOR THE HORNETS…LAST NIGHT, YOUNG FINISHED IN SINGLE DIGITS WHILE GAUGE FLESHUTE DRAINED 14, JAYDEN BELL ADDED 11, AND MICHAEL FLESHUTE TOSSED DOWN 10…..

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LICKING 57-54 OVER PLATO

THE PLATO EAGLES ROLLED INTO THE SHERMAN HILL FIELDHOUSE IN LICKING, FELL BEHIND THE WILDCATS 13-11 AFTER ONE, CAME BACK TO TAKE A 31-25 LEAD AT THE HALF, WENT UP BY 11 AFTER 3, BEFORE THE HOME COOKIN’ TOOK OVER WHEN LICKING WENT ON A 20-6 RUN TO CLOSE IT OUT AND WIN IT BY 3….

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RICHLAND 70-57 OVER NEWBURG

THE RICHLAND BEARS WENT TO NEIGHBORING PHELPS COUNTY AND CONTINUED THEIR WINNING WAYS WITH A 70-57 VICTORY OVER NEWBURG….
THE BEARS JUMPED OUT TO AN 18-11 LEAD, AND TOOK A 34-28 LEAD INTO THE LOCKER ROOM AT THE HALF….
NEWBURG WAS ABLE TO KEEP IT CLOSE IN THE 2ND HALF, BUT THE BEARS WENT TO THE FREE THROW LINE 35 TIMES IN THIS GAME AND MADE 23….THEY MISSED MORE FREE THROWS THAN THE WOLVES MADE….NEWBURG WAS 10 OF 12 FOR A MUCH BETTER PERCENTAGE, BUT THAT FREE THROW ADVANTAGE OF 13 POINTS, IS ALSO THE MARGIN OF VICTORY…
VESTON FEARON LED THE BEARS WITH 26, ETHAN FAGRE ADDED 23…..8 DIFFERENT BEARS PUT POINTS ON TEH BOARD…
NEWBURG WAS BALANCED WITH 4 IN DOUBLES LED BY HUNTER MENTOLA WITH 143, JARED LOTT HAD 13, GABE KILLION HIT FOR 12 AND TRISTAN WOFFORD ADDED 10…..

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GIRLS
CROCKER 56-31 OVER DIXON

IN A MAKE UP FROM JAN. 23RD, A STATE RECORD IS SET AT CROCKER IN THE LADY LIONS 56-31 WIN OVER THE DIXON LADY BULLDOGS…TAKING A CHARGING FOUL IS A KEY PART OF A TEAMS DEFENSE.
THE OPPOSING PLAYER DRAWS A FOUL, YOUR TEAM GETS THE BALL, AND IT GOES DOWN AS A FORCED TURNOVER…..CROCKER’S MEGAN BECKER TOOK HER 23RD CHARGE OF THE SEASON, STANDING HER GROUND IN THE PAINT WHILE BEING PLOWED INTO AND THAT BROKE THE SEASON RECORD OF 22 SET BY CABOOL’S SARA LUELLEN IN 2015…..
DESPITE STARTING SLOW, THE LADY LIONS LED 14-6 AFTER ONE, THE TWO PLAYED FAIRLY EVEN IN THE 2ND BEFORE CROCKER WENT ON A 17-8 RUN IN THE 3RD, WENT UP BY 16 IN THE 4TH AND PUT THIS AWAY…..
SKYLAR LAYMAN FINISHES WITH A DOUBLE DOUBLE FOR CROCKER…SHE POURED IN 20 POINTS AND PULLED DOWN 10 REBOUNDS..MEGAN BECKER, WHO COACH RICH MUELLER SAID HAD AN OUTSTANDING GAME FINISHED WITH 14, MARIAH DEAN ADDED 10…
FOR DIXON, BROOKE SINCLAIR ENDS WITH 17, AMY WADE CHIPPED IN 10..
CROCKER IS 18-6, AND NOW 6-1 IN THE LEAGUE WITH RICHLAND WAITING IN THE WINGS TOMORROW WITH THE CONFERENCE TITLE ON THE LINE….

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IN A MAKE UP TONIGHT, LICKING TRAVELS TO NEWBURG……
THE LADY WILDCATS ARE ALSO 6-1 IN THE LEAGUE…..SO IS CROCKER, AND RICHLAND….

THE CONFERENCE SCENARIO, AS WE UNDERSTAND IT AND WE THANK THE IBERIA A.D., LISA LAW, WHO HELPED FILL US IN…
A TIE AT THE TOP OF THE LEAGUE WILL BE BROKEN BY A HEAD TO HEAD MATCH UP…IF THAT DOES NOT BREAK THE TIE, THEN CO-CHAMPS WILL BE AWARDED…

SO HERE’S THE SKINNY….
RICHLAND BEAT LICKING…..LICKING BEAT CROCKER….RICHLAND MEETS CROCKER TOMORROW..
LICKING PLAYS NEWBURG TONIGHT…

IF RICHLAND DEFEATS CROCKER, THE LADY BEARS ARE THE WINNERS….
IF CROCKER WINS ON THURSDAY, AND LICKING WINS TONIGHT, LICKING IS THE WINNER…
IF NEWBURG BEATS LICKING AND CROCKER TAKES DOWN RICHLAND, THAT GIVES CROCKER THE TITLE BECAUSE BOTH RICHLAND AND LICKING WILL HAVE 2 CONFERENCE LOSSES, CROCKER ONLY 1…..
STAY TUNED…..

ANOTHER MAKE UP TONIGHT…..
THE RICHLAND BEARS BOYS GAME AGAINST LAQUEY FROM DEC. 17TH THAT WAS CANCELLED IS TONIGHT.

THE BOYS FRISCO LEAGUE TITLE IS A LITTLE EASIER TO FIGURE OUT…..
IBERIA IS 7-0 WITH PLATO LEFT…
RICHLAND IS 6-1 WITH LAQUEY LEFT, TONIGHT…..
IBERIA CAN RUN THE TABLE AND WIN IT OUTRIGHT…
IF PLATO BEATS IBERIA, AND RICHLAND TAKES DOWN LAQUEY, THE RANGERS WIN IT VIA HEAD TO HEAD COMPETITION AFTER THEIR 69-61 WIN OVER RICHLAND LAST WEDNESDAY…

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