Barry County Basketball Round-up

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


• Purdy knocks off reigning district champs. The Purdy Lady Eagles knocked off McAuley Catholic last Monday 56-42. Tied at 35 after three quarters, the Lady Eagles outscored McAuley 21-7 to end play and come up with the big victory. Audrey Patton led the team with 24 points.

• Southwest takes down Sarcoxie. The Southwest Lady Trojans had no trouble with Sarcoxie beating them for the second time this season 75-42. Chelsea Sneed (19), Brittany Clifton (13) and Haley Clifton (10) all scored in double digits for Southwest.

• Exeter girls chase off Verona. The Lady Tigers opened up with a 24-10 lead after one quarter and dominated Verona throughout the game. Exeter outscored Verona in all four quarters and won 66-34. Whitney Edie led Exeter with 20 points and Shelby Bowman picked up 15.


• Trojans drop two. The Southwest boys team got off to two slow starts and couldn't make up for it in either contest, losing 70-63 to Galena and 56-47 to McAuley. Caleb Mitch-ell led the team in all facets this week, scoring 36 points and tallying 22 rebounds in the two games. Levi Roberts contributed with 41 points.

• Purdy finishes McAuley. It was a sweep this week for the Purdy basketball squads. After the girls team beat the Warriors on Monday, the boys team finished the job, beating McAuley 60-55 on Tuesday. Mason Roller had 28 points in the game followed by Blake Williams who scored 14.

• Pierce City steals one from Bulldogs. The Wheaton Bulldogs had it won. Leading 45-43 with a few seconds left in the game, Wheaton was confident, but Jared Frey's three-pointer with one second left helped Pierce City steal a win from the local squad. Jon Pendergraft led Wheaton with 11 points in the game.

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