Ahead 49-41 after three quarters in their Class 1 state tournament opener, Lady Wildcats are outscored 18-2 by Worth County in final eight minutes to finish season 22-4. Norborne girls advance to state quarterfinals, though, with surprising 56-43 triumph over unbeaten Green City
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — The 2017-18 season for the Carroll-Livingston Activity Association regular-season and tournament champion Southwest Livingston Lady Wildcats – and the basketball careers of two of the greatest Lady Wildcats players ever – stunningly ended Tuesday night when Worth County outscored Southwest 18-2 in the fourth quarter to defeat the Lady Wildcats, 59-50.
The game at Civic Arena came in the first (sectional) round of Missouri’s 2018 Class 1 state tournament.
No details on the game, other than team scoring by quarters, was available at the time of this posting.
Southwest Livingston trailed 14-13 after one stanza, but then jumped ahead 32-27 at halftime and was up 48-41 after three before its offense shut down prematurely.
Southwest Livingston’s season concluded with a 22-4 record. The Lady Wildcats this season won their third district championship in the careers of seniors Kaylie Campbell and Kortlyn Rounkles.
While Southwest Livingston’s girls bowed out of the state tourney, the team which finished second to them in the CLAA in both the regular-season standings and conference tournament and lost all three of its meetings with SLHS, Norborne, moved into the state quarterfinals.
The Lady Pirates (22-4) avenged last year’s sectional loss to Green City, dealing the Lady Gophers their first and last loss of ’17-’18 by a stunning 56-43 margin. That game was played at Chillicothe High School.
No details on the game had been reported at the time of this posting. Green City finished 28-1.
Norborne, making a third-straight state-tourney appearance, now will take on Glasgow (21-7) Saturday night at 6 o’clock at Salisbury High School.