The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

High School Sports

January 24, 2013

Bulldogs sweep at Eldon tourney

ELDON, Mo. — The Carl Junction Bulldogs boys basketball team jumped out to a 20-2 lead as it cruised to an 80-50 victory against the School of the Osage on Thursday night at the Eldon Tournament.

Freshman Ryan Devore led the Bulldogs with 20 points off the bench. Travis Vogt added 15 points in reserve as Carl Junction’s bench produced 42 points.

Matt Magee contributed 12 points for Carl Junction.

Carl Junction (9-7) advanced to the semifinals against Marquette at 7:30 p.m. today.

Carl Junction girls win

ELDON, Mo. — Katie Skaggs led three players in double figures as the Carl Junction girls rolled past Carnahan 67-24.

The win moves the Bulldogs into the semifinals against Marquette tonight at 9.

Skaggs scored a game-high 12 points for Carl Junction while Bradyn Wall added 11 and Olivia Uhrich chipped in with 10. Ten more Bulldogs scored at least two points in the runaway win.

Carl Junction led 45-16 at halftime.

Shamica Gordon led Carnahan with nine points.

McAuley boys 80, Bronaugh 63

Shaw Robertson scored a career high 34 points, and the McAuley Catholic Warriors cruised past Bronaugh in a home game.

Three other Warriors — Adam Robertson (16), Cole Lowry (12) and Connor Schlegel (10) — scored in double figures.

McAuley (7-10) jumped out to a 40-23 halftime lead.

Bronaugh was led by Patrick Hallam with 26 points, while Blake Hudson added 17.

The Warriors will be at Thomas Jefferson tonight.

McAuley girls 44, Bronaugh 32

The Warriors had a dandy start — leading 16-6 after one quarter — in claiming the nonconference decision against the visiting Wildcats.

It was the third win of the campaign for the Warriors.

“The girls played well,” McAuley coach Greg Wilks said. “I’m very happy. It probably was our best overall performance of the season.”

The Warriors received 12 points from Abby Pekarek, 11 from Victoria Foley, 10 from Kambry Wagner and eight from Katie Carr. Foley had seven points in the first quarter and Wagner had two treys.

Bronaugh, which trailed 24-9 at the half, received 18 points from sophomore Martell Moore. She tossed in four 3s.

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