The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

February 19, 2013

Prep roundup: Webb City girls earn 20th win


From staff reports

— Webb City reached the 20-win plateau in girls prep basketball by beating Neosho 60-35 on Monday night.

The Cardinals, powered by 5-foot-7 junior Mikaela Burgess’ 30 points, improved to 20-5 overall and a final 4-3 in the Central Ozark Conference Large Division.

Desirea Buerge, a 6-0 sophomore, added 16 points for Webb City. Burgess sank six treys and Buerge two.

The Cardinals led 33-17 at the half.

Neosho received 10 points from 5-10 sophomore Chelsey Henry, 8 from 5-8 senior Morgan Rathmann and 7 from 6-2 sophomore Morgan Rogers.

Neosho is at Carthage and Webb City is at Aurora for regular-season ending games on Thursday night.

Class 1 District 4

SPARTA, Mo. — Niangua, the No. 3 seed, eliminated Thomas Jefferson 60-47 in the first round on Saturday night.

Dusty Edwards and Wyatt Bailey scored 18 and 17 points for the Cardinals. The Cavaliers’ Justin Brown, a 6-10 senior, tallied 24 points and had four 3s.

Thomas Jefferson, 5-18, trailed 24-14 at the half.