The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

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February 16, 2011

Fast start ignites Glendale past Joplin

A terrific start — a 26-6 lead after one period — helped the Springfield Glendale boys basketball team hurdle Joplin 72-51 on Tuesday night in Kaminsky Gymnasium.

“We had a poor start and basically were short-handed at guard,” Joplin coach Jeff Williams said of the Ozark Conference loss. “We settled down and played well in the second half.”

Four Falcons scored in double figures — Cameron Johnson 16, Joey Harbour 13 and Thomas Halter and Tommy Hedges 10.

Evan Menke tallied 16 for Joplin. Adam St. Peter added 10.

Coach Williams said that freshman guard Charlie Brown played about a quarter because of flu symptoms. Dayton Whitehead was limited because of an ankle injury. Son Sam Williams is recovering from a nose injury.

Joplin, seeking its second conference win, ends the regular season on Friday night at West Plains.

Carl Junction boys 65, East Newton 60

GRANBY, Mo. — Carl Junction withstood a late East Newton surge and defeated the Patriots in a Big 8 Conference game.

East Newton, which trailed 31-15 at halftime, cut the lead to three points twice in the fourth quarter.

Jake McClarnon led Carl Junction with 23 points and Travis Vogt scored 19. Clint Broyles scored 20 points for East Newton, and teammates Brett Black and Tucker Anderson each had 14.

The Bulldogs, 6-0 in the Big 8, entertain Mount Vernon on Thursday.

Carthage boys 60, Webb City 58

CARTHAGE, Mo. — Despite a strong second half push by Webb City, Carthage hung on for a COC Large Division victory.

The Tigers (16-8, 3-3) took a 37-27 halftime lead. The Cardinals (13-9, 1-4) got back in it after reeling off a 13-5 run to open the second half.

The Tigers held on due to the efforts of Desmond Buerge, Keith Lawrie and Ethan Wiggin. Buerge finished the game with 18 points, Lawrie poured in 17 and Wiggin 11.

Maddy Johnson, who had played a key role in the third-quarter surge, paced the Cardinals with 18 points. Breckin Williams chipped in 11 and Austin Daniel added 10.

Webb City girls 65, Nevada 30

NEVADA, Mo. — Senior Kyndal Clark tallied 19 points to lead four players in double figures as Webb City, ranked No. 1 in Class 5, improved its record to 22-2.

Clark made three of her five 3-point goals in the first quarter when the Cardinals built a 31-10 lead.

Hailey Roderique contributed 18 points for Webb City, followed by Gabbie Gannaway with 13 and Kaitlin Jaeger with 10.

Tiffani Long scored 10 points to lead Nevada (11-10).

Jasper boys 66, College Heights 61

JASPER, Mo. — Michael Branham sank four treys in scoring 28 points to pace the Eagles in the Spring River Valley Conference game.

Branham, a 5-11 junior, was backed by 5-10 senior Heath Schooling (18 points) and 6-1 senior Josh Bruton (13).

College Heights, which was outscored 23-15 in the final period, was paced by Zach Wilkins (18 points), Patton Conroy (15) and Evan Belk (13).

Jasper hiked its record to 8-11 overall and 2-3 in the SRVC.

Thomas Jefferson boys 66, Southwest 51

The Cavaliers, who lost 66-23 to the Trojans at Washburn less than two weeks ago, extracted revenge behind Alex Oserowsky.

Oserowsky, a 6-3 junior, scored 34 points, grabbed 16 rebounds and blocked four shots as the Cavaliers improved to 8-10 overall amd 4-5 in the Ozark 7 Conference.

Tyler Thurman, who added 11 points, hit 3 of 4 treys. Oserowsky added 3 of 7.

Southwest (12-9, 5-2), which trailed 32-23 at the half, received 13 points from 6-4 senior Justin Barber.

Southwest girls 46, Thomas Jefferson 32

Stingy defense helped the Southwest girls get past Thomas Jefferson in Ozark 7 Conference action at TJHS.

Trailing 8-5 after one quarter, the Trojans stepped up their defense in the second and third quarters and outscored the Cavaliers 32-7 over that span.

Michaela Mitchell paced the Trojans with 17 points while Taylor Mattlach added 13.

Kaylee Conner pitched in 18 for the Cavaliers.

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