The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

January 29, 2013

Prep Roundup: Heger's double-double powers Webb City

The Joplin Globe

— Casey Heger registered a double-double and Webb City used a big third quarter to get past Springfield Central 60-41 on Monday night.

Heger scored 16 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for the Cardinals, who improved to 16-3.

Mikaela Burgess scored nine of her game-high 23 points during Webb City’s big third quarter, when the Cardinals stretched a 22-19 halftime lead to 45-34.

“The third quarter was big for us,” Webb City coach Brad Shorter said. “We were able to get some pressure on them and create some easy baskets. We kind of woke up a little bit.”

Desirea Buerge added eight for the Cardinals.

Central was led by Jocelyn Williams’ 10 points.

Webb City now prepares for a showdown with Republic at home on Thursday.

Parkview girls 57, Joplin 26

The Vikings bolted to a 34-10 halftime lead and didn’t let Joplin get back into the Ozark Conference matchup.

Aubrey Buckley led Parkview with a game-high 28 points. Tiana McDaniel added 12.

Joplin got seven points each from Bailey Taylor and Sam Stout while Kelsey Johnson added six.

The Eagles host Carl Junction tonight.

Carl Junction girls 66, Cassville 41

CASSVILLE, Mo. — Carl Junction used big second and third quarters to run away from Cassville.

Cassville led 20-15 after the first quarter, but Carl Junction outscored the Wildcats 36-11 over the next two quarters — including 16-2 in the third — to take control.

Brenlee McPherson led Carl Junction with 13 points  while Bryce Boyd added 10.

Cassville’s Emily Speakman scored a game-high 18 points.  

Bronaugh 65, Cavaliers 60

BRONAUGH, Mo. — The Wildcats rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Thomas Jefferson boys 65-60 to cap the nonconference sweep.

Bronaugh’s girls handled Thomas Jefferson B 58-10 in the opener.

Bronaugh’s boys, 5-11, outscored the Cavaliers 23-13 in the final quarter.

“We played well in that fourth quarter,” Wildcat coach Sean Crane said. “We finally knocked down shots. We’d had good looks before but they weren’t falling. It’s difficult to score on someone who’s 6-foot-10 (Justin Brown).”

Josh Willis, a senior, scored 27 points with five treys to spark Bronaugh. Brown scored 22 for Thomas Jefferson and John Burnett had 18.

Crane’s girls won their third game behind sophomore Martell Moore’s 18 points. Sarah Wilson notched six for Thomas Jefferson.