From staff reports

sports@joplinglobe.com

CARTHAGE, Mo. — Nixa, pulling away in the third quarter, completed a perfect run through the Carthage Tournament on Saturday.

The Eagles bounced new Central Ozark Conference rival Carthage 67-36 in the final game of the pool-play tournament.

Webb City clinched second in the tournament at 2-1 with a 51-16 decision over Nevada in the opening game.

Nixa, ahead 30-23 at the break, outscored Carthage 28-8 in the third quarter.

Morgan Smith had 14 points to lead the balanced Eagles’ attack. Bethanie Funderburk and Abby Bracket added 12 each.

Chelsea Williams had a game-high 17 points for Carthage.

Webb City controlled the opener, racing to a 34-9 halftime lead.

Kaitlyn Jaeger had 13 points to spark Webb City and Nicole Hudson added nine. Taylor Means led Nevada with six points.

Funderburk, Smith and Emily Walker of Nixa were named to the all-tournament team, joining Carthage’s Denise Taylor and Webb City’s Jaeger and Hudson.

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