McAuley Catholic sophomore Kate Mieseler made a successful return from the injury list on Monday night.
Mieseler was the McAuley scoring leader with nine as the Warriors defeated Thomas Jefferson 36-23 to cap opening action in the annual McAuley Warrior Classic.
In other girls games, Miller beat Exeter 49-40 and Wheaton nipped College Heights 41-39.
Girls games tonight are Exeter vs. Pierce City B at 5:30 and McAuley vs. Wheaton at 7. The boys contest at 8:30 pits McAuley against CHC.
Mieseler had missed several games with a concussion, Warrior coach Zack Owens said.
McAuley led the Cavaliers 25-8 at the half.
Megan Price and Katie Carr combined for 13 McAuley points. Marisa Donica and Annie Goodwin combined for 13 Thomas Jefferson points.
Wheaton, which rallied from a 27-14 halftime deficit, received 15 points from Emily Killion and 10 apiece from Mariah Kochell and Karlee Mason.
Bri Shores notched 17 points for College Heights.
Miller extended a 22-18 halftime advantage against Exeter.
Dalyn Hadlock paced the winning Cardinals with 19 points. Rylie Odenbrett tallied 13 for Exeter.
Parkview girls 68, Joplin 42
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Vikings’ Aubrey Buckley, a 6-1 senior headed for Missouri State, spoiled the Eagles’ return to their Ozark Conference schedule.
Buckley scored 26 points with 14 in the first half as Parkview built a 34-18 lead by intermission.
Joplin (7-12, 1-2) received 17 points from 5-9 junior Bailey Taylor. Freshman wing Katie Sticklen added nine and senior post Danielle Hollingshead had eight.
Joplin coaches Dustin Larsen and Danielle Falor were forced to go with six players in the varsity and junior varsity games.
Junior Samantha Stout is out for the season following a recent ACL injury, Falor said. Sophomore post Naomi Alexander missed because of sickness and freshman guard Lexi Sohosky missed with a mild concussion,
Joplin visits Lebanon for another Ozark Conference contest on Thursday.
Bronaugh boys 62, Thomas Jefferson 41
BRONAUGH, Mo. — Thomas Jefferson’s boys were dealt a road loss at the hands of Bronaugh on Monday. The Cavaliers got off to a slow start, scoring just eight points in the first quarter and allowing 14 in both quarters of the first half.
Bronaugh’s scoring attack only improved from there as the third and fourth quarters both saw the Wildcats put up 17.