Eagles take down Exeter. Purdy (9-7, 5-0) soared over Exeter (0-10, 0-5) in an Ozark 7 contest. The Eagles put the game away in the second half outscoring their opponent 33-20. Blake Williams (18), Mason Roller (17) and Michael Shuey (14) all scored in double figures for Purdy (No stats were available for Exeter). The Eagles also played a non-conference game with Seneca (14-9) this week but lost 44-68 after a rough start. Williams led the squad with 12 points.
Southwest hits .500. The Southwest Trojans re-hit the mid-mark this week, evening their record at 11-11 after beating Verona (7-5, 3-2) 51-43. The squad had not been at .500 since they started the season 1-1. Southwest moved to 6-4 in the Ozark 7 using a big third quarter to move past the Wildcats. Josh Hartin scored 18 and Caleb Mitchell 14 for the Trojans.
Purdy blows past Wheaton. The Purdy Lady Eagles (16-3, 7-1) dispatched the Wheaton Bulldogs (3-9, 1-4) in an Ozark 7 contest. Purdy led 24-10 after one quarter of play and never trailed afterward in the 68-44 decision. Audrey Patton led Purdy with 33 points and 11 rebounds. Avery Roller (14) and Shelby White (11) also scored in double figures (No stats were available for Wheaton).
Lady Tigers edge Purdy. The Exeter Lady Tigers' squad (9-3, 7-0) proved to be just a little too much for Purdy this week, winning 45-44. Exeter stifled Purdy all night, limiting the Lady Eagles to just 15 rebounds and eight assists. Shelby White led Purdy in scoring with 26 (No stats were available for Exeter). Exeter also had two more contests this week. The Lady Tigers picked up victories over Billings 67-48 and Joplin McAuley 51-35. Against Billings (8-11), the Lady Tigers jumped out to a 20-7 lead. Facing conference opponent McAuley (5-7, 2--5) Exeter did much the same leading at half 29-15 before putting the contest away. Whitney Edie scored 19 for Exeter against McAuley.
Southwest dispatches Verona. The Lady Trojans (12-7, 5-3) had to rally but still got a 59-47 victory over Verona (5-9, 0-6). The Lady Wildcats had a huge second quarter, giving them a 29-18 half-time lead. Southwest turned things around in the third, outscoring Verona 21-5 enroute to the victory.