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.
Southwest boys 67, Thomas Jefferson 51
Southwest rallied from a first-quarter deficit and defeated Thomas Jefferson in an Ozark ‘7’ Conference game at Thomas Jefferson.
Blake Barnes, a 5-foot-9 junior, and Robbie Randall, a 6-2 sophomore, each scored 18 points for Southwest.
Trevor Spriggs led Thomas Jefferson with 18 points and Michael Joseph added 13 points.
Thomas Jefferson took a 21-18 first-quarter lead, but Southwest outscored the Cavaliers 16-5 in the second quarter and led 34-26 at halftime.
Thomas Jefferson will play McAuley Catholic at 5 p.m. Thursday at Thomas Jefferson.
Jasper boys 61, College Heights 53
Blake Jeffries scored 18 points and Jasper came from behind in the second half and defeated College Heights Christian in a Spring River Valley Conference game.
College Heights led 33-22 at halftime, but Jasper outscored the Cougars 39-20 in the second half.
Josh Woodmansee sank three 3-pointers and led College Heights with 23 points and 13 rebounds. Jake Hamilton added 13 points for the Cougars, and Ryan Beaver had 11 rebounds.
Jasper made 21 of 33 free throws while College Heights was 7 of 18 from the free-throw line.
College Heights will play at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Sarcoxie.
Webb City girls 82, Carthage 32
CARTHAGE, Mo. — Kaitlin Beason scored 25 points and grabbed 16 rebounds and the Cardinals sank 12 treys in their Central Ozark Conference Large Division win on Monday night..
Beason, a 5-8 senior, scored 22 points to key the 40-20 halftime lead for Webb City.
Beason, who had five 3s, was backed by 5-6 senior all-stater Mikaela Burgess’ 22 points and six assists and 6-0 junior Desirea Buerge’s 19 points and 12 rebounds. Burgess, who had four treys, was 8-for-8 from the charity stripe.
Maya Williams, a 5-9 sophomore, tallied 16 points for Carthage.
Nixa (17-7, 4-1 visits Webb City (18-4, 4-1) on Thursday — the junior varsity game starts at 6 p.m. — with Republic the COC Large leader at 5-0. Carthage is at Branson on Thursday.