The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


January 28, 2014

Prep roundup: Webb City now 14-3

WEBB CITY, Mo. — The Webb City High School girls basketball team hiked its winning streak to eight games by beating McDonald County 80-59 on Monday night.

The Cardinals, 14-3, expanded a 40-27 halftime lead with a 27-17 advantage in the third quarter in the nonconference game.

The Cardinals received 32 points from Mikaela Burgess, 20 from Desirea Buerge and 16 from Kaitlin Beason.

McDonald County was led in scoring by Preslea Reece with 19. Nicole Ickes and Cortni Smith tallied 12 apiece.

Said Cardinal coach Brad Shorter: “We played OK. McDonald County did a nice job. They (the Mustangs) came out strong. They took the early lead. We stayed after it. Early, they forced us into too many turnovers.”

Riverton girls 51, Thomas Jefferson 33

The visiting Rams outscored the Cavaliers 16-4 in the second quarter for a 25-12 halftime lead.

Tori Sly, a 5-foot-10 sophomore, tallied 15 points to pace the Rams.

Said Thomas Jefferson assistant Erin Rice: “Sly worked the inside for her points. She did a really good job rebounding and had several offensive rebounds.”

Macy Williams and Hanna White combined for 17 additional Riverton points.

Annie Goodwin, a freshman, scored 16 to lead Thomas Jefferson.

Purdy girls 47, College Heights 32

The visiting Eagles held a 31-12 lead by intermission in the nonconference contest.

Purdy got 12 points apiece from Jayse Henderson and Desirie Ennes. Andrea Humphrey and Courtney White each had nine.

Afton Clevenger had eight points and nine boards for CHC. Bri Shores added nine points.

“The Eagles were aggressive the entire game,” CHC coach John Blankenship Said. “They worked hard. They hustled. They attacked the basket.”


Brent Cornman scored 29 points and led Purdy past College Heights in a boys nonconference game at College Heights.

Alex Mareth added 20 points and Robbie Moody scored nine points for Purdy, which made 16 of 19 free throws.

Ryan Beaver led College Heights with 20 points. Josh Woodmansee scored 17 points and Jake Hamilton chipped in 13 points. The Cougars made three of six free throws.

College Heights will play at 7:30 p.m. today at Lockwood.

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