Southwest Livingston High School’s Lady Wildcats now share a matchable, but unbreakable, state record after their first-round game in the Keytesville Invitational Tournament Monday.
In their first appearance ever in the tournament, the Lady Wildcats held Bevier without a basket in posting a 73-3 victory.
Bevier’s only points came on two second-stanza free throws and one in the third.
That record-equaling performance highlighted Monday’s opening night of a week full of tournament hoops in the area.
(G) #3 SW Livingston 73, Bevier 3
(B) #2 SW Livingston 46, Keytesville 12
(G) #5 Keytesville 52, Brunswick 36
(B) #3 Bevier 62, Brunswick 50
KEYTESVILLE — Sydnee Rounkles missed a quadruple-double by one assist, netting 22 points with 18 rebounds and 10 steals. Witney Maddux came off the bench to get a career-best 16 points and snage seven boards. Haylee Johnson rang up 15 points and Maritza Chavez eight steals, six assists, and six points.
The Lady Wildcats (11-3) will meet either Norborne or Madison in the semifinals Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
The Southwest Livingston boys preceded the Lady Wildcats’ annihilation of Bevier with their own easy victory.
With Brandon Bothwell following up his double-double (10 points, 15 rebounds) against Hale last Friday with eight points and 12 boards, the Wildcats (12-2) had a game-high 11 points from Jordan Konopasek, 10 points by Ethan Crowe, and eight points and eight rebounds from Mason Mehrhoff.
The Wildcats will face Bevier in the championship semifinals Thursday at 6 p.m.
The Lady Wildcats had an “excellent night passing the ball,” according to coach Julie Bothwell, earning 20 assists on 34 buckets. They also stole the ball 30 times.
(G) #6 Mendon: Northwest’n. 51, #3 Linn County 33
(B) #3 Linn Co. 58, Grundy R-5 31
(B) #2 Mercer 64, Mendon: NW 39
(G) #1 Mercer 84, Grundy R-5 21
MEADVILLE — Even though there was one upset, none of the first-night games were close.
The surprise was sixth-seeded Mendon: Northwestern hand-ling No. 3 Linn County by 18.
A 3-pronged Lady Eagles attack proved decisive, with Mallory Gardner netting 17 points, Kynlee Marnin 13, and Sarah Jo Benedict 11 as Northwestern moved over .500 at 8-7.
Linn County (10-5) was led by Megan Schreiner’s 10 points.
Linn County’s Mustangs (10-5), who will meet Mercer in the title semifinals at 7 p.m. Thursday, were paced in their win by Ty Stillwell’s 16 markers. Josh Allen chipped in 11.
Mercer All-Stater and Missouri Lady Tigers recruit Sierra Michaelis lit up the Galt girls for 48 points, while Cardinals star Colton Hartley had 24 in the Mercer boys’ win.
Northwestern’s Eagles (6-9) had 22 tallies by Luke Sanders.
(G) #2 Hamilton 63, Richmond 25
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(G) #4 Polo 58, Gallatin 49, ot
(B) #1 Richmond 69, Hamilton 38
HAMILTON — What theoretically should have been the game of the night on the first night of action in the Hamilton tournament was just that.
The matchup of the Nos. 4 and 5 seeds in the girls’ division saw fourth-seeded Polo rally from a bad start to finally forge a 45-45 tie at the end of regulation time and then carry on its momentum through the extra four minutes to win by nine.
Down 14-4 after the initial stanza, the Lady Panthers (14-2) reversed the polarity in the next frame, outscoring Gallatin 12-6 to get within four at the half. Despite continuing trouble controlling Sidney Copeland, GHS’ Lady Bulldogs managed to nurse a 3-points lead into the final quarter, but five more of Si. Copeland’s game-high 20 tallies helped Polo erase the rest of the deficit and get extra time.
In OT, Adriana Segar became Gallatin’s nemesis, netting two of PHS’ three buckets and one of its seven free throws as the Lady Panthers advanced to the championship semifinals, likely vs. No. 1 seed Trenton Thursday.
Segar finished with 15 points, Sammie Jo Copeland 10, and Caie Boruch nine for the winners. Gallatin had 13 from Kait-lyn Hefley, 11 from Sara Lin, and 10 by Kailey Salmon.
The rest of the opening-night games were routine wins for high seeds.
Hamilton’s Lady Hornets (13-2) rode another huge offensive night by Elsie Greenwood – 36 points this time. She has 110 in the last three games. Morgan Prather chipped in 10.
Hamilton’s boys (2-10) were smoked by RHS’ Reid Summers, who drilled nine treys as he scored 34 points. The Hornets got 10 tallies each from Drew Finch and Jalen Richman and nine by Colin Gorham.
Polo’s Panthers (7-9) also finished their game with a running clock as Gallatin built a 50-21 halftime lead and was up 41 after three periods.
Derrick Lin’s 20 points and Dexter Daniel’s 18 paced the Bulldogs. PHS got 10 from Dalton Mills.
GILMAN CITY INVITATIONAL
(G) #1 Princeton 64, Jamesport: Tri-County 24
(B) #2 Princeton 76, Jamesport: Tri-County 33
GILMAN CITY — Tri-County’s squads were no problem for Princeton Monday as the PHS clubs each won by 40 or more.
Brant Faulkner rifled in 25 points to lead four double-digit scorers for Princeton’s Tigers, who led only 18-12 after one period. They turned a 14-points halftime lead into a 30-points spread after three.
TCHS’ Mustangs (2-12) were paced by Dillon Cook’s 17.
The Lady Mustangs from Jamesport (1-13) trailed by 16 after one stanza and 31 at halftime before having a better second half.
Nancy Berwanger’s 27 tallies led PHS. Tri-County had 10 from Briana Hixson.
Page 3 of 3 - Both TCHS teams will play in the consolation semifinals Thursday night.
NORTH PLATTE INVITATIONAL
DEARBORN – The No. 2 seed Conception Junction: Jefferson girls turned back Mid-Buchanan 42-29, the fourth-seeded Jefferson boys shaded Plattsburg 52-46, the No. 3 North Platte girls topped West Platte 43-28, and the No. 3 seeded Mid-Buchanan boys held off the hosts’ upset bid, 50-45.
Braymer’s boys are seeded second and its girls fifth. Both play first-round games tonight.