SPRINGFIELD, Mo. —
Joplin’s boys needed a better beginning in their 68-58 loss to Glendale in Ozark Conference high school basketball on Tuesday night.
“We made a nice run. ... cut it (the deficit) to nine points late in the game,” Eagle coach Jeff Williams said. “The difference was how we started.”
The Falcons were ahead 36-22 at the half behind Cameron Maes’ 10 points.
Senior guard Charlie Brown, who had five 3s, scored 36 points for the Eagles. Spencer Layne added 11.
Maes finished with 16 points for Glendale. Chandler Collins led the Falcons with 18 — Williams thought it was their sixth win in a row — and Garrett Skipworth added 13.
Joplin, 3-4 in the Ozark, entertains West Plains on Friday in Young Gymnasium at Missouri Southern. The freshmen game at 4:30 p.m. opens the homecoming tripleheader.
Carthage boys 50,Webb City 42
CARTHAGE, Mo. — Anthony Turk scored 21 points as the Carthage Tigers rallied from an early deficit to defeat the Webb City Cardinals.
Webb City jumped out to a 17-8 first quarter lead, but the Tigers (8-15, 2-3 COC) rallied to take a 26-25 lead into halftime. Turk scored 10 of his points in the second quarter.
“They shot really well in the first quarter,” Carthage coach Steve Ray said. “After the first quarter, we were a little more focused defensively. We made some adjustments and rebounded well. We didn’t give them many second-chance opportunities.”
Clay Gardner led Webb City with nine points.
Southwest girls 59, Thomas Jefferson 22
Jame Shrum and Montana Hendrix combined for 38 points as Southwest cruised to a win over the Cavaliers at Thomas Jefferson.
Shrum made five 3-pointers and Hendrix added 11 points in the first quarter as Southwest jumped out to a 28-2 lead. Shrum and Hendrix finished with 19 points each.
Thomas Jefferson (1-16, 0-6 Ozark 7 Conference) was led by Annie Goodwin with eight points. The Cavaliers will be at home against McAuley Catholic at 6 p.m. Thursday.