Sports Round-up

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Girls game report

• Lady Eagles take down Sarcoxie. The Purdy girls' team soared over Sarcoxie last week 79-41. The Lady Eagles took a 26-11 lead after one quarter of play and never looked back. Audrey Patton led the squad with 24 points.

• Exeter edges Lady Trojans. In an Ozark 7 Conference match-up, Exeter did just enough to get by Southwest. Coming out of a 23-23 tie at halftime, the Lady Tigers outscored Southwest by two in each of the final quarters, pulling off a 50-46 victory. Whitney Edie led Exeter with 29 points. Chelsea Sneed had 13 for Southwest.

Boys game report

• Purdy finishes fourth. The Purdy Eagles ended their holiday break with a fourth place finish in the Southwest Tournament. The Eagles lost 56-67 to Eureka Springs, Ark., in the semi-finals before dropping the third place game to hot-shooting Pierce City 84-70. Blake Williams had 19 for Purdy in the Eureka Springs contest and Mason Roller tallied 25 against Pierce City.

• Bulldogs take sixth. The Wheaton Bulldogs finished the Southwest Tournament with a sixth place finish. Wheaton beat the host Trojans 55-45 in the consolation semi-final and then lost to Cassville 33-45 in the fifth place contest. Jon Pendergraft scored 23 for Wheaton in the first game and Sean Crane poured in 14 in the second.

• Southwest places seventh. The Trojans lost their semi-final match-up 45-55 against Wheaton but finished strong with a 59-37 decision over Exeter. Levi Roberts tallied 18 for the Trojans in the semi-final and Josh Hartin tallied 15 in the seventh place contest.

• Tigers fall in tournament. The Exeter Tigers had an unsuccessful holiday tournament. Exeter fell to Cassville in the consolation semi-final by a score of 22-54 and then to Southwest in the seventh place game 37-59. Tyler Henderson tallied 11 in the first contest and Keith Hayworth did the same in the second.

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