Scoreboard Jan. 19

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Lady Wildcats fall in Big 8 contests

The Cassville girls basketball team (10-6), dropped pair of Big 8 contests last week, falling 55-30 to Seneca on Jan. 11 and 39-35 to Lamar on Jan. 13. Against the Lady Indians, Cassville fell behind by 23 at the break, shooting 22.8 percent in the game and being outrebounded by 12. Riley Morris led with 9 points, and Sharayah Seymour added 6 points and 11 boards. Against Lamar, the Lady Wildcats led for much of the game, up 27-23 at halftime, but falling behind by the end of the third quarter. The Lady Wildcats shot 35.4 percent and hit six 3-pointers. McCrackin led with one of her biggest games of the year, a 17-point performance. Morris added 9 points, and Seymour had 11 rebounds. The Lady Wildcats play next at the Pittsburg Girls Varsity Tourney on Thursday against Carthage.

Wildcats fall in pair of games

After ripping off three wins in a row to start 2022, the Cassville boys basketball team (6-9) has lost its last two. Cassville fell 58-53 to Big 8 foe Seneca on Jan. 11, then lost on the road at Southwest, 59-43. Cassville this week is the No. 6 seed in the Spokane Tournament. The Wildcats played No. 3 Spokane on Tuesday, with results not available as of presstime. They will face either Blue Eye or Exeter on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. if they lose to the Owls and 8:30 p.m. if they defeat the Owls.

Trojans rolling through schedule

The Southwest boys basketball team has yet to lose a game in 2022, extending a two-game win streak to four last week with a 65-63 victory over Verona on Thursday and a 59-43 win over Cassville on Friday. Southwest is competing in the NEO Tournament this week, playing Reeds Spring on Monday, with results not available at presstime. The Trojans play in the tournament again on Thursday.

Eagles downed by College Heights

The Purdy boys basketball team (6-8) fell on Jan. 11 to College Heights Christian, 58-43. The Eagles were down 35-16 at the half and could not mount a comeback. Purdy shot 61.8 percent from the field and 47.6 percent from beyond the arc. However, the Eagles were outrebounded, 24-19, and lost the turnover battle, 16-7. Angel Perez led Purdy with 12 points, and Jesus Aldava and Jake Young each contributed 8. Young also dished 7 assists.

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