The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

February 6, 2013

Prep roundup: Carl Junction girls reach 4-0 in Big 8 play

From staff reports

LAMAR, Mo. — Carl Junction, lifted by a strong start, moved to 4-0 in Big 8 Conference girls basketball by beating Lamar 64-48 on Tuesday night.

Carl Junction outscored the Tigers 22-7 in the first quarter behind Brenlee McPherson’s seven points. The Bulldogs were ahead 40-15 at the half.

Carl Junction, 12-9 overall with a four-game winning streak, received 17 points from McPherson, 14 from Bryce Boyd and 13 from Maria Chism.

Ryan O’Sullivan tallied 12 for Lamar and Chynna Moore added 10.

Carl Junction boys 74, Lamar 57

LAMAR, Mo. — Travis Vogt led four players in double figures as Carl Junction defeated Lamar in a Big 8 Conference game.

Carl Junction, which led 27-11 after one quarter, improved to 3-1 in the conference and 11-9 overall

Vogt sank three 3-pointers and led the Bulldogs with 26 points. Matt Magee had 17 points, Ryan Devore scored 11 points — including three 3-pointers — and Dustin Satterlee had 10 points.

Tripp Tucker sank four 3-pointers and led Lamar with 14 points. Teammate Chad Rice scored 10 points, including 6-for-6 at the free-throw line.

The Bulldogs have their homecoming game Friday night against Aurora.

Hillcrest boys 74, Joplin 32

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Hornets popped in nine 3-point goals while dominating the Eagles.

Juwan Johnson tallied 23 points to pace Hillcrest, followed by Roy Hardy with 16 and Austin Petry with 11. The Hornets grabbed a 23-8 first-quarter lead and widened the margin to 40-19 at halftime and 55-29 after three periods.

“We played a hot team on their home court, and they hit a lot of 3s,” Joplin coach Jeff Williams said. “They did the same thing to Parkview last Friday night, almost the same identical score. They can really shoot the ball.”

Charlie Brown scored 11 points for Joplin, and Adam St. Peter had eight.

“We have to go back to work,” Williams said. “We have to find somebody to score for us. Right now we’re struggling scoring. ... We’re in a little bit of a funk right now.”

The Eagles play their homecoming game Friday night against Kickapoo.

Willard boys 60, Webb City 40

WEBB CITY, Mo. — Chris Kendrix scored 25 points to lead Willard in the COC Large Division contest.

Kolbe Kinghorn added nine points for Willard, which led 33-18 at halftime. Kohl Slaughter led Webb City with 23 points.

“They did a nice job,” Webb City assistant coach Jeremy Butler said of Willard. “He (Kendrix) had a nice game and they had a solid start.”

Southwest boys 69, McAuley 62

Josh Cutberth tallied 23 points as Southwest rallied in the second half to clip the host Warriors.

McAuley Catholic led 28-24 at the intermission before the Trojans (13-9) outscored the Warriors 23-18 in the third quarter and 22-16 in the final eight minutes.

Shaw Robertson paced McAuley (9-13) with 20 oints, followed by Cole Lowry with 14, Zach Crossland with 13 and Connor Schlegel with 10.

James Pettit contributed 17 points and Jordan Epling 11 for Southwest.

The Warriors return to action Friday in their homecoming game against Purdy.

Greenfield boys 65, College Heights 29

Austin Marshall scored 12 points in the first period to key the visiting Wildcats’ 19-6 advantage after one in the Spring River Valley Conference contest.

Marshall and Anthony Schwindler finished with 19 points apiece for Greenfield. Jacob Long tallied 14.

College Heights’ Jake Hamilton tallied 14. Cougar season scoring leader Josh Woodmansee missed all of the second half and part of the first with an ankle sprain.

Greenfield girls 65, College Heights 33

Paige Hargis scored 26 points and led visiting Greenfield past College Heights in a Spring River Valley Conference game.

Greenfield was helped by five 3-pointers, including three by Taylor Shepherd, who scored 13 points.

Afton Clevenger led College Heights with 11 points.

“We had a 12-11 lead and we just struggled scoring after that,” said College Heights head coach John Blankenship.