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January 20, 2014

Prep roundup: Joplin girls fall 60-54 in Lady Cat Classic

Third-seeded Sparta defeated Joplin 60-54 in the Rogersville Empire Bank Lady Cat Classic on Monday night.

Joplin, which will play at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the consolation round, was outscored 19-9 in the third quarter to face a 49-35 deficit entering the fourth.

The Eagles (5-8) received 26 points and 12 rebounds from Bailey Taylor and 19 points from Kate Sticklen (who had five 3s).

But the Trojans had three players score in double figures with Cailyn Long getting 19, Tensa Gilley 17 and Brooklyn Driggers 14.

“We allowed too many open looks,” Joplin coach Dustin  Larsen said. “Also, we gave up too many offensive rebounds and too many points off turnovers, We have to find a way to play 32 minutes.”

ST. MARY’S COLGAN BOYS 77, THOMAS JEFFERSON 25

LIBERAL, Mo. — Eleven Panthers scored as he No. 1 seed was ahead 48-20 by halftime.

Luke Marquardt (15 points), Ian Duncan (12) and Austin Commons paced St. Mary’s-Colgan.

Trevor Spriggs and Noah Wells combined for 13 Thomas Jefferson points.

WHEATON BOYS 66, COLLEGE HEIGHTS 64, OT

SARCOXIE, Mo. — Chase Cantwell and Matt Hickman combined for 50 points and 10 treys to lift the Bulldogs past College Heights in overtime in the Sarcoxie Tournament.

Ryan Beaver tallied 22 points and Josh Woodmansee 21 to spark CHC.

CHC outscored the Bulldogs 19-14 in the fourth period to force the extra session at 52.

WEBB CITY BOYS 55, MCDONALD COUNTY 36

WEBB CITY, Mo. — Clay Gardner scored 16 points as Webb City defeated McDonald County in a nonconference game.

Channing Mickey added seven points for the Cardinals, while Daton Aubrey led McDonald County with nine points.

Webb City will play Tulsa (Okla.) Rogers on Thursday in the NEO Tournament at Miami.

REPUBLIC BOYS 77, CARL JUNCTION 50

REPUBLIC,  Mo. — The Carl Junction Bulldogs couldn’t slow Republic’s potent offensive attack in a road loss Monday night.

Carl Junction coach Kyle Williams was more than happy with his own team’s offensive performance, but said a few key mistakes cost them against a team that “always seems to make the right plays.”

The second and third quarters haunted the Bulldogs, as they hung with the defending state champion Tigers in the first and last stanzas, trailing by only four points combined in those periods.

“They don’t make mistakes,” Williams said. “So you’ve got to play mistake-free as well.”

The Bulldogs were not able to do so, missing six first-half layups and committing a few key turnovers as the second half got started.

Next up for Carl Junction is a home game against Willard tonight.

 

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