Sports Briefs

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Cassville boys finish third at Spokane

The Cassville Wildcats took third place honors at the Spokane Tournament on Saturday with a 56-44 win over Springfield Catholic. The win was payback for a 29-point defeat the Irish handed the Wildcats in the second game of this season.

Ethan Lowery led the way with 20 points and Josh Brown chipped in 12.

In the semifinal on Thursday, the Wildcats fell 51-42 to Marionville. Lowery led the way with 20 points.

Cassville opened the tournament with a 59-41 win over Spokane last Tuesday.

Lowery finished with 25 points including two 3-pointers. For his efforts, Lowery was named to the all-tournament team.

The Wildcats will be in action on Friday, at Reeds Spring. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m.

Cassville girls take second at Galena

The Cassville Lady Wildcats picked up two much-needed victories and almost a third in the Galena Tournament falling in the championship tilt.

On Saturday, the hosting Lady Bears won the tourney title with a 49-43 effort.

Raeghan Blisard paced the Lady Wildcats with 14 points and Brittani Long finished with 10.

On Friday, Cassville downed Purdy 46-41 in overtime to advance.

Brooke Fields led the Lady Cats with 12 points. Long and Deyvn Callahan added 10 apiece.

In the initial round on Jan. 21, Cassville handled Wheaton, 61-20. Makenzie Durossette record 14 points for the Lady Wildcats.

Cassville will be in action at home on Thursday against Clever. Tipoff is slated for 6 p.m.

Exeter earns third at Sarcoxie Tourney

The Exeter Tigers made strides at the Sarcoxie Tournament with a third place finish.

On Saturday, the Tigers defeated Wheaton, 88-57. Colton Stringer exploded for 33 points. Blake Walker added 11.

In the semifinal, Exeter fell 65-45 to Billings.

Stringer was the top scorer with 12 points. Terry Cook chipped in 10.

The Tigers opened the tournament with a 59-45 over East Newton. Stringer poured in 22 points and Cook recorded 10.

Exeter hosts Wheaton on Friday. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m.

Southwest takes second at NEO tourney

The Southwest Trojans took second in their eight-team pod at the NEO Tournament on Saturday.

The Trojans opened play with a 67-46 win over Wyandotte, Okla.

Brad Daniels scored 22 points and Blake Barnes added 20 for the Trojans.

In the semifinal, Southwest topped Chetopa, Kan., 55-45.

Daniels scored 24, Barnes added 20 and Malon McIntire finished with 9 points for the red and black.

In the championship game, Southwest fell 59-47 to Salina, Okla.

Barnes led the team with 21 points and Daniels finished with 13.

The Trojans host Monett on Friday. Tipoff is slated for 6 p.m.

Purdy boys place sixth at Spokane

The Purdy Eagles placed sixth in the eight-team Spokane Tournament on Saturday, falling 52-50 to Reeds Spring.

Brent Cornman led the Eagles with 20 points and Robby Moody chipped in 10.

Alex Mareth was named to the all-tournament team.

Purdy girls settle for fourth at Galena

The Purdy Lady Eagles fell 51-34 to Greenwood on Saturday in the Galena Tournament.

A rocky first half led to a 23-8 halftime deficit. The Lady Eagles showed spunk in the third period, outscoring Greenwood 16-11, but it was too little, too late.

Desirie Ennis led Purdy with 11 points.

In the semifinal on Friday, Purdy dropped a 46-41 heartbreaker to Cassville in overtime.

The Lady Eagles outperformed the Lady Wildcats 19-14 in the fourth quarter to force the extra session.

Ennes recorded 15 points during the match. Purdy's Courtney White was named to the all-tournament team.

On Tuesday, the Lady Eagles downed College Heights, 57-32.

Jayse Henderson and Ennes paced Purdy with 12 points each. White, Andrea Humphrey and Ashton young added 9 apiece.

The Lady Eagles (8-8) host Jasper on Friday. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m.

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