The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


January 28, 2014

Prep roundup: Carthage girls sink JHS in overtime

CARTHAGE, Mo. — Maya Williams scored 30 points to help Carthage knock off Joplin 47-44 in overtime in the opening game of the Tigers’ Tournament on Tuesday night.

The Eagles outscored Carthage 16-4 in the fourth quarter to force the extra session at 39. But Carthage quickly jumped ahead by four points in the overtime.

Larissa Pyle-Morris backed Williams, a 5-foot-9 sophomore, with 12 points. Pyle-Morris had five points and Williams three in the overtime.

Williams’ 17 points keyed a 22-17 halftime lead for the Tigers (6-11).

Joplin (7-9) received 22 points from Bailey Taylor, whose free throw sent the game into overtime, and 10 from Katie Sticklen. Joplin sank just 12 of 22 free throws and two of 18 treys.

Carthage resumes against Pittsburg at 6 p.m. on Friday. Joplin tackles Republic at 7:30. The tourney picks up with Pittsburg and Republic meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday.

McAuley boys 75, Wheaton 56

WHEATON, Mo. — A big third quarter lifted McAuley Catholic to a road victory over Wheaton.

The Warriors led 30-25 at halftime but nearly doubled their total in the third stanza, scoring 28 points while holding the Bulldogs to 13.

Adam Robertson led McAuley with 24 points, followed by Cole Lowry’s 17 and Lathan Vlasin with 13. Wheaton also had three players score in double figures, but only two others scored at all.

Cate Banks had 18, Matt Hickman added 17 and Chase Cantwell had 12 for Wheaton.

Carl Junction boys 75, Monett 59

MONETT, Mo. — Carl Junction survived a second-half surge, hanging on to beat Monett on the road.

Monett scored just 19 points in the first half, but put up 40 in the final two quarters. Carl Junction used a big third quarter to maintain its lead, scoring 24 in the stanza.

Dustin Satterlee had 23 to lead all scorers, and the Bulldogs had three others in double digits as Gaige Crockett had 15, Cody Vogt added 14 and Matt Magee finished with 11.

Logan Coones led Monett with 12 points.

Carl Junction will play Marquette at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the Eldon Tournament.

Purdy boys 55, Thomas Jefferson 30

The visiting Eagles relied on scoring balance and early control to claim the Ozark 7 Conference game.

Purdy was ahead 38-11 at the half.

The Eagles received 16 points from Alex Mareth, 13 from Robby Moody and 12 from Brent Cornman. The Eagles finished with eight 3s as Cornman and Moody each hit three.

Three Cavaliers notched six points — Trevor Spriggs, Seth Triplett and Levi Vasquez.

Wheaton girls 45, McAuley 36

WHEATON, Mo. — A 12-6 scoring advantage in the third quarter allowed the Bulldogs to expand a tenuous 17-15 halftime lead.

The Bulldogs (2-11, 1-2 Ozark 7 Conference) received 12 points from Mariah Kochell, nine from Amanda Munday and eight from Karlee Mason.

Katie Carr had 17 points and Megan Price 10 to pace the Warriors. Carr hit four treys.

Lockwood girls 48, College Heights 32

LOCKWOOD, Mo. — Lockwood jumped out to a 30-12 halftime lead and went on to defeat College Heights in a Spring River Valley Conference game.

Alexis Byrnes led Lockwood with 15 points and Madison Coose scored 13 points. Bre Shores led College Heights with 12 points.

Lockwood plays at 6 p.m. Friday at Greenfield.

Purdy girls 65, Thomas Jefferson 20

Four Purdy players scored in double figures as the Eagles defeated Thomas Jefferson in a girls nonconference game at Thomas Jefferson.

Jayse Henderson led Purdy with 16 points. Desirie Ennes scored 13 points, and Ashton Young and Courtney White each scored 11.

Kaylee Connor led Thomas Jefferson with 15 points.

Thomas Jefferson plays Verona at 6 p.m. Thursday at Thomas Jefferson.

Lockwood boys 60, College Heights 39

LOCKWOOD, Mo. — College Heights trailed by just three points at halftime, but managed only 14 in the second half.

Ryan Beaver led College Heights with 13 points while Josh Woodmansee added 12.

Ben Schnelle led all scorers with 15 for Lockwood, while teammates Isaac Spain and Noah Sowell both added 10.

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