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WHS 67-56 OVER STEELEVILLE

THE WAYNESVILLE BASKETBALL TIGERS HIT THE ROAD TO THE SULLIVAN TOURNAMENT AND OPENED THEIR SEASON WITH A 67-56 VICTORY OVER STEELVILLE…

THE TIGERS CAME IN WITH THE 4TH SEED, OPENED UP A 15-6 LAED AFTER THE FIRST QUARTER AND NEVER TRAILED…..WAYNESVILLE RACKED UP A 15 POINT, 37-22 LEAD AT THE HALF, BUT STEELVILLE CAME OUT AND WENT ON A 14-9 RUN, CUT THE DEFICIT TO 10 HEADING INTO THE FINAL 8 MINUTES, GOT IT TO 7 IN THE 4TH, BUT THE TIGERS CLOSED THE DOOR AND MOVED TO THE RIGHT ON THE BRACKET WITH AN 11 POINT WIN….

Coach CHRIS Pilz SAID:

“ I thought our guys played hard and and transferred what we have been working on in practice to the game.“

“ STEELEVILLE played well tonight. We had some issues with their 3/4 court press.They will win several games this season.”

THE TIGER COACH CONTINUED…

“We definitely have some areas to clean up before Thursday’s game. We made unnecessary fouls and we have talked in practice about being careless with the basketball. We had careless unforced turnovers.

“I like our guys. They try hard in practice and are engaged when it comes to corrections. Our coaches and players are excited to get to practice tomorrow. “

ALL 9 TIGERS SCORED IN THE GAME, LED BY HUNTER POOLE WITH 15, AVANT HILL DROPPED IN A DOZEN…

ERIC MORRIS, HUNTER O’NEIL AND JERED HYATT WERE ALL WITHIN A BASKET OF DOUBLES…THE TIGERS ARE IN THE WINNERS SIDE OF THE BRACKET AND PLAY THURSDAY…..

THEY GET TOP SEED ST. JAMES WHO HAD THE MERCY CLOCK TICKING ON POTOSI WITH A 70-35 VICTORY…

THAT TOURNAMENT CONTINUES TONIGHT…

FARMINGTON TAKES ON SALEM AT 5:30, SULLIVAN MEETS ST. CLAIR AT 7….

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AT THE FRISCO LAST NIGHT…..

LICKING 75-44 OVER PLATO

THE TOP SEED LADY WILDCATS OF LICKING SHOWED WHY THEY WERE THE 1 SEED DRAINING 16 THREE’S ON THE NIGHT, USED THEIR LENGTH TO CUT OFF THE PASSING LANES FORCING PLATO INTO 17 TURNOVER AND TURNED ON THE TURBO CLOCK IN A 75-44 VICTORY OVER THEIR TEXAS COUNTY NEIGHBOR…..

THE LADY WILDCATS ONLY COMMITTED 8 TURNOVERS AND YOU POST VICTORIES WHEN TURNOVERS ARE KEPT IN SINGLE DIGITS…

LICKING PLAYED 11, AND 9 SCORED….ABBIE SULLINS LED THE LADY CATS WITH 24 POINTS, KARLEE HOLLAND ADDED 15, ANNA SULLINS TACKED ON 12…..

PLATO GOT 11 FROM CARA COUCH AND KELSEY TODD…

LICKING COACH STEVE RISSLER SAID HE USED ALL HE COULD OFF THE BENCH, THEY’RE STILL JOCKEY-IN FOR THE TOP SPOTS…



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COACH STEVE RISSLER OF LICKING SAID THEY LAUNCH THE DOWNTOWN SHOTS WHEN THERE’S NO DEFENSE TO CHALLENGE.



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COACH STEVE RISSLER OF LICKING SAID THEY COULD NOT GET BALL INSIDE TO ABBY MONCREIF WITH ANY CONSISTANCY, SO THE PERIMMETER GAME TOOK OVER.



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NEWBURG 50-33 OVER CROCKER

IN THE 2ND GAME OF THE EVENING, THE NEWBURG DEFENSE APPLIED THE PRESSURE, FORCING CROCKER INTO 25 TURNOVERS AND FOUL PROBLEMS THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT AND THE 2 SEED MOVES INTO THE SEMI FINALS WITH A 50-33 WIN….

NERWBURG OUTSHOT CROCKER 41-31%, DOUBLED UP THE LADY LIONS AT THE FREE THROW LINE, BUT IT WAS THEIR ZONE DEFENSE THAT SEEMED TO CONFUSE CROCKER AND FORCED NUMEROUS BAD PASSES.

A CLOSE FIRST QUARTER, NEWBURG TOOK CONTROL WITH A 12-2 RUN IN THE SECOND WHEN CROCKER WENT SCORELESS FROM THE FIELD….BAILEY BROOKSHIRE POURED IN 15 TO LEAD NEWBURG, CLAIR AFFOLTER ADDED 11…..MEGAN BECKER HAD 12 TO LEAD CROCKER….

NEWBURG COACH ASHLEE MARLATT SAID THEIR AGGRESSIVE STYLE WORKED WELL AGAINST CROCKER.



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COACH ASHLEE MARLATT SAID THEIR 1-3-1 DEFENSE WAS GOOD…



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COACH ASHLEE MARLATT SAID THERE WERE TOO MANY FOULS, AND THEIR AGGRESSIVENESS IS PARTLY TO BLAME, BUT THE SEASON IS STILL YOUNG AND THERE’S ROOM TO GROW…



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RICHLAND 61-27 OVER IBERIA

THE LAST GAME SAW THE TURBO CLOCK TICKING IN THE 4TH AS 3RD SEED RICHLAND USED THEIR SPEED AND OUTRAN IBERIA GOING AFTER LOOSE BALLS, AND ROLLED TO A 61-27 VICTORY TO MOVE TO THE RIGHT ON THE BRACKET.

THEIR DEFENSE WAS ALSO RELENTLESS CAUSING THE LADY RANGERS 29 TURNOVERS AND JUST 28% SHOOTING FROM THE FIELD WHILE RICHLAND POURED IN 64% OF THEIR SHOTS…LEADING THE SCORING FOR RICHLAND WAS KATLYN COLE WITH 16, MIRANDA MOSS TOSSED DOWN 11 AND BELLE HARLEY ADDED 10….THE LADY BEARS WERE ABLE TO PLAY 10, 8 DIFFERENT PLAYERS SCORED…

KAYLIE SLAWSON LED THE LADY RANGERS WITH 11…..

RICHLAND COACH NANCY WARD SAID THIS WAS THEIR FIRST GAME AND HER LADY BEARS WERE BITING AT THE BIT TO GET GOING..



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COACH NANCY WARD OF RICHLAND SAID SHE GOT A CHANCE TO SEE WHAT HER ENTIRE TEAM COULD DO, AND WAS PLEASED..



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COACH NANCY WARD SAID THEY’RE STILL WORKING ON THE DEFENSE, AND ELIMINATING SOME OF THE SILLY FOULS..



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THE FRISCO LEAGUE TOURNAMENT CONTINUES TONIGHT AT LAQUEY FROM THE BOYS BRACKET….AT 5, TOP SEED

DIXON GETS THE CROCKER LIONS…..THIS WILL BE A BATTLE BETWEEN 2 COACHES WHO SHARED THE BENCH AT IBERIA FOR 7 YEARS AND WERE VERY GOOD YEARS FOR THE RANGERS, SO THEY KNOW EACH OTHER PRETTY WELL…CROCKER’S CHRIS HARRIS KNOWS HE’LL HAVE TO PREPARE FOR ANYTHING..



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THE 2ND GAME FEATURES THE 2ND SEED IBERIA RANGERS TAKING ON LAQUEY…3RD SEED RICHLAND AND PLATO WRAP IT UP…..

ALL 3 ON 97.9 FM WITH THE PRE GAME ABOUT 4:45……

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WHILE WE DON’T HAVE ANY OFFICIAL WORD FROM TOURNAMENT OFFICIALS, OR TIGER TOWN, APPARENTLY THE CARTHAGE GIRLS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT HAS BEEN MOVED UP SEVERAL DAYS AND FOR GOOD REASON….WHAT WAS TO BE THURSDAY THRU SATURDAY IS NOW TODAY, TOMORROW AND THURSDAY…

THAT’S BECAUSE SEVERAL SCHOOLS IN THE TOURNAMENT, CARTHAGE, WEBB CITY AND CASSVILLE ARE PLAYING FOOTBALL FRIDAY AND SATURDAY IN COLUMBIA IN THE STATE’S FINALS….SO THE PLAYERS, COACHES, FANS AND PARENTS CAN ATTEND THE STATE FOOTBALL FINALS, THE GIRLS TOURNAMENT WAS PUSHED UP….

THE WAYNESVILLE LADY TIGERS WILL OPEN AT THE CARTHAGE LADY TIGER TOURNAMENT TONIGHT AT 6:30 AND GET THE HOSTS….THE EARLY GAME HAS HILLCREST AND WEBB CITY AT 5……CASSVILLE AND LAMAR PLAY AT 8…

ALSO TONIGHT, THE WAYNESVILLE WRESTLING TIGERS OPEN THEIR SEASON AND THEY DO IT AT HOME WITH ANOTHER TIGER TEAM COMING IN….REPUBLIC VISITS WAYNESVILLE FOR A MATCH THAT STARTS AT 5…..

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CLASS 1 SOCCER

3 MEMBERS OF THE LAQUEY SOCCER TEAM HAVE MADE THE ALL STATE SOCCER TEAM IN CLASS 1…

SAM URBAN NOTCHED A FIRST TEAM BERTH AT FORWARD……..SKYLAR EIDEM WAS AN HONORABLE MENTION MID FIELDER, AND COACH TYLER SEVON TIED FOR COACH OF THE YEAR, IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL DIVISION WITH SMITHTON COACH SEAN HUTCHINSON…

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