Area Basketball Round-up
Lady Trojans drop Diamond. The Lady Trojans of Southwest defeated Diamond 45-33 last Monday night. Jessica Mitchell had 18 points for Southwest and Chelsea Sneed contributed 12 points.
Exeter ladies hand Wheaton a loss. The Exeter Lady Tigers earned another Ozark 7 victory by defeating Wheaton 58-36 last Friday. Whitney Edie had a game-leading 26 points and Heather Goostree paced the Lady Bulldogs with 14 points.
Southwest wins one, loses one. The Trojans earned an impressive 67-37 victory over Sarcoxie on Jan. 24. Caleb Mitchell and Levi Roberts poured in the points for Southwest with 21 and 20 points respectively. Josh Hartin also scored in double-digits with 10 points. Southwest stumbled against Seneca, falling to the Big 8 team 50-70.
Purdy downs Exeter. The Purdy Eagles capitalized on a 37-25 half-time lead to defeat the Exeter Tigers 76-52 and pick up another Ozark 7 win on Jan. 21. Purdy was led by Mason Roller with 23 points. Other Eagles scoring in double digits were Blake Williams with 17 and Ryan Veith with 14.
Blue Eye trips up Exeter. The Tigers were no match for Blue Eye and fell 27-63. Exeter scorers were: Tyler Henderson 10, Ryan Odenbrett 6, Zachary Wubker 5, Chase Higgs 4 and Justin Brattin 2.
Wheaton competes in Crane tourney. The Bulldogs earned one win and suffered two losses in last week's Crane Tournament. In the first game, Wheaton fell to Marionville 38-52 and then came back to defeat Verona 33-26 in game two. In their final match up, the Bulldogs lost to Billings 36-52. Tournament scoring totals for Wheaton were as follows: Jon Pendergraft 43, Sean Crane 32, Donovan Bartkoski 18, Derek Parsons 8, Dalton Brown 4 and James Musick 2.