The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

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January 26, 2013

Prep Roundup: Slow start dooms Joplin in loss to Rolla

ROLLA, Mo. — Joplin’s early deficit was too much to overcome on Friday night.

The Eagles outscored Rolla by 10 in the second half but fell 51-48 to the Bulldogs at Rolla High School

“We couldn’t hit any shots in the first half,” Joplin coach Jeff Williams said. “We were 1-for-12 on 3-pointers early. We missed chip shots and we missed jumpers. It was a slow start.”

Joplin (12-5, 2-1 Ozark) trailed 11-3 after the first quarter and 26-13 at halftime. Junior guard Charlie Brown, who led the Eagles with 25 points, scored 12 of Joplin’s 13 points in the first half.

In the second half, Joplin used the press to climb back into the game. The Eagles pulled within 36-27 at the end of the third quarter, and then scored 21 points in the fourth.

“I was proud of how our kids fought back,” Williams said.

Caleb Copleland led Rolla with 15 points.

Joplin will try to rebound Tuesday at Parkview.

Bulldogs fall short

ELDON, Mo. — Carl Junction, in a nip-and-tuck scrap with Class 5 St. Louis Marquette, lost 62-60 to the Mustangs in a semifinal of the Eldon Tournament.

The Bulldogs, 8-9, will play the loser of Savannah-O’Fallon Christian at 4 p.m. today.

Marquette outscored the Bulldogs 26-17 in the fourth quarter behind Dillon Jones’ 10 points. A trey by the Mustangs with 44 seconds left boosted them ahead 56-54 and, although tied, they never trailed the rest of the game.

Marquette had been allowing only about 40 points an outing to teams in the St. Louis area.

Carl Junction, which scored the last two points in the game, received 28 points from Matt Magee. Dustin Satterlee hit three treys.

Jones had 17 points for Marquette and Matt Hink added 16.

Webb City girls 57, Mount Vernon 46

WEBB CITY, Mo. — The Cardinals’ Casey Heger scored 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as they were keyed by a 17-7 scoring advantage in the third quarter.

“I thought our defense and rebounding picked up in the third quarter,” Webb City coach Brad Shorter said. “Desirea (Buerge) had eight points (in the third quarter).”

Webb City, 15-3, also received 11 assists from Kaitlin Beason and 12 points apiece from Mikaela Burgess, who sank three 3s, and Buerge.

Mount Vernon, which trailed 27-21 at the half, was led by Mackenzie Farmer’s 24 points and Tamiaya Henderson’s 13.

Big second half spurs Cards

BOLIVAR, Mo. — The Webb City Cardinals needed a dominant second half to take care of Aurora 57-41 in the Bolivar tournament.

The win puts Webb City into the tournament’s title game against host Bolivar tonight at 7.

Aurora led the Cardinals 27-20 at halftime before Webb City outscored the Houn’ Dawgs 21-7 in the third and 16-7 in the fourth to pull away.

Clay Gardner hit four 3-pointers and led Webb City with a game-high 16 points while John Roderique added 12.

Andrew Parker and Garrett Bader score nine points apiece to lead Aurora.

Sweep for Golden City

GOLDEN CITY, Mo. — The Eagles swept College Heights Christian in the Spring River Valley Conference on Thursday night.

Golden City won the girls game 41-36 before the Eagles won the boys game 55-43 behind a combined 37 points from Wyatt Scott and Dakota Triplett.

The Golden City girls received 12 points from Dez McDonald and 10 from Rachel Sheets.

Kirsty Green tallied 15 points and Bri Shores 11 for the CHC girls. Ryan Beaver netted 14 for the CHC boys.

The CHC teams resume next week in the McAuley Catholic Warrior Classic.

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