The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

December 5, 2012

Prep roundup: Defense lifts Joplin past Carthage in OT

From staff reports

CARTHAGE, Mo. — Joplin saw a fourth-quarter lead disappear but recovered to edge Carthage 44-41 Tuesday night in a boys prep basketball nonconference game.

Charlie Brown captured game honors with 20 points to pace Joplin (3-1). The Eagles led 24-18 at halftime and 31-27 after three periods.

Nathan Reed scored 16 points before fouling out in overtime for Carthage (1-3), and Dawson Allmoslecher contributed 11.

“We lost the lead, but we played good defense at the end of the game and stopped them when we had to,” Joplin coach Jeff Williams said. “In overtime we hit just enough free throws to win the game.

“I’m pleased with our defense. We have to find ways to score more, but our defense was pretty solid throughout the night.”

Joplin makes its home debut against McDonald County next Monday night.


Nevada girls 50, Carl Junction 43

NEVADA, Mo. — Tori Dahmer, Morgan McNeley and Rillie Good combined for 39 points as the host Tigers avenged a last-second loss to the Bulldogs in last week’s Carl Junction Classic.

Dahmer led the way with 15 points, followed by McNeley with 14 and Good with 10. Nevada (2-2) outscored the Bulldogs 12-3 in the third quarter to break away from a 23-23 halftime deadlock.

Sydney Koch topped Carl Junction (2-2) with 11 points.


Purdy boys 69, CHC 40

PURDY, Mo. — Behind 20 points from Cameron Terry, the Purdy boys defeated College Heights Christian.

Purdy led 27-23 at halftime but opened up the game in the second half by outscoring College Heights 42-17.

College Heights was led by 13 points from Ryan Beaver.

Tyler Scott added 14 for Purdy.


Nevada boys 67, Carl Junction 52

NEVADA, Mo. — Nevada outscored Carl Junction 20-8 in the first quarter and went on to defeat the Bulldogs in a nonconference game.

Silas Smith led Nevada with 26 points. The Tigers led 34-24 at halftime, then outscored Carl Junction 19-11 in the third quarter.

Carl Junction, which won the Carthage Invitational last week, was led by Travis Vogt with 21 points and Matt Magee with 18 points.