Cassville boys fall to East Newton
The Cassville Wildcats got off to a stellar start against the East Newton Patriots on Friday, but fell 49-45.
The Wildcats led 11-6 at the end of the first quarter, and 24-16 at halftime. A slow start to the third period allowed the Patriots to out pace Cassville 18-8 and take a 34-32 lead into the fourth.
Cassville was led in scoring by Gabe Kirk with 15 points, and Ethan Lowery added 13.
The Wildcats hosts Seneca on Friday. Tip off is set for 6 p.m.
Cassville girls fall to Aurora, 48-25
The Cassville Lady Wildcats fell 48-25 to Aurora on Monday night.
Aurora held the Lady Wildcats scoreless in the first period to build a 9-0 lead. Cassville battled back in the second quarter and outpaced the Lady Houn's 12-10, but a 15-4 run by the visitors in the third sealed Cassville's fate.
The Lady Wildcats were led in scoring by Brittani Long with 11 points and Raeghan Blisard with 6 points.
Cassville hosts Seneca on Thursday for its final home game. Tip off is set for 6 p.m.
Purdy girls earn a pair of hard-court wins
The Purdy Lady Eagles basketball team (12-9, 4-0) inched closer to an Ozark 7 Conference championship with a pair of victories.
On Thursday, Purdy squeaked by Southwest, 47-44.
The Lady Eagles led 17-3 at the end of the first quarter. Courtney White recorded 19 points and Jayse Henderson added 17 for Purdy.
On Friday, the Lady Eagles erased an 18-14 halftime deficit with a 16-2 run in the third quarter en route to a 36-25 win over McAuley.
Desirie Ennes paced Purdy with 12 points and Henderson chipped in 10.
The Lady Eagles can clinch the conference title outright with a win over Exeter Thursday. Tip off is set for 6 p.m.
Purdy boys split conference tilts
The Purdy Eagles split two conference games to end the week.
On Thursday, the Eagles dropped a 62-57 heartbreaker to Southwest.
Brent Cornman and Alex Mareth scored 27 and 21 points, respectively, for Purdy.
On Friday, the Eagles rebounded with a 62-59 win over McAuley.
Mareth finished with 22 points and Cornman recorded 12.
The Eagles hosts Exeter Thursday at 6 p.m.
Verona girls upset Exeter
The Verona Lady Wildcats (6-14, 2-2) upset the Exeter Lady Tigers 56-50 on Friday.
Exeter led 24-23 at halftime, but Verona won the third period 12-6 and held on in the fourth quarter.
Scoring for Verona: Tori Pinkly, 15; Nicole Stephenson, 13; Shelby Barsotti, 12; Leann Hesemann, 9; Hannah Hilton, 5 and Keiana Gunther, 2.
Exeter scoring was not reported.
Exeter travels to Purdy on Thursday at 6 p.m.