Meadville boys will take on Paris for third there Saturday afternoon, as well. Hale/Bosworth boys, Polo girls won Thursday (Feb. 6, 2020)
With the undisputed Carroll-Livingston Activity Association basketball championship for the 2019-20 regular season now in hand, Norborne’s undefeated Lady Pirates will, at last, try to add the Salisbury Invitational Tournament title Saturday evening.
Postponed a day back on Jan. 10 and then again the following day until this Saturday (Feb. 8, 2020), the Lady Pirates will try to take down the solid Class 2 host squad in the 6 p.m. championship contest.
That will be preceded by the Meadville boys meeting Paris for third place at 4:30.
While the Salisbury tourney finally draws to a close, the annual Carroll-Livingston Activity Association Tournament – itself victimized by the weather last year to the degree that it was cancelled with only a couple of first-round games being played – will tip off for 2020 with seemingly no weather worries for its planned 8-days run.
Two first-round “play-in” games between each gender’s two lowest seeds are on tap Saturday.
At 11:00 a.m., the Breckenridge and Norborne boys will tangle, followed at 12:30 p.m. by Hale/Bosworth’s and Keytesville’s girls. The winners move to the quarterfinal round on Tuesday, while the losers will be eliminated.
On Thursday (Feb. 6), Hale/Bosworth divided a pair of non-conference games at Galt, taking the boys’ contest, while Polo was splitting at home against Concordia via a girls’ win. At Hamilton, Penney High’s boys were swatted aside by Maryville.
On Wednesday, Tina-Avalon split at Galt, the boys winning by three.
(G) Grundy County R-5/Newtown-Harris 50, Hale/Bosworth 28
(B) Hale/Bosworth 72, Grundy County R-5/Newtown-Harris 55
GALT, Mo. — Aubrey Gann’s 24 points propelled the Lady Panthers to the decisive victory.
Hale/Bosworth’s girls (4-13) had 10 each from Karter Burnside and Averi Norris.
No information on the Cardinals’ victory was available before this edition’s print deadline.
Hale/Bosworth’s girls tip off play in the CLAA Tournament today at 12:30 p.m., facing winless Keytesville. The Cardinals, the No. 2 seed, wait until Tuesday at 8:15 p.m. for their quarterfinal clash with Hardin-Central.
If the Lady Cardinals get by Keytesville, they’ll match up with top seed Norborne in a quarterfinal Tuesday at 4:30 p.m
(G) Polo 57, Concordia 56
(B) Concordia 62, Polo 49
POLO, Mo. — The host Lady Panthers (12-9) grabbed a 6-points lead, 17-11, after one quarter and were outscored by five in the third stanza. When the two even-numbered quarters each battled to a draw, that meant a PHS victory.
Polo’s girls featured a strong 1-2 punch as Kelly Baldon led with 19 points and Mary Copeland fired in 18. Baldon attempted 17 free throws, although only nine found their way through the twine.
Joe Beaver’s 21 points and 20 from Alex Pilger weren’t enough for the PHS boys to prosper as only eight points came from the other Panthers (6-14).
Polo is to make up a January GRC-East postponement at Gallatin Monday.
(B) Maryville 87, Hamilton: Penney 60
HAMILTON, Mo. — The host Hornets (3-13) had a respectable 27 points at halftime, but still were virtually doubled up by then, trailing 50-27.
Eventually, five Maryville scorers finished with twin-figures totals – led by Ben Walker’s and Caleb Kreizinger’s 13 each – and three others with eight apiece.
Hamilton had the game’s high scorer in Ryan Cook, who rang up 17. Jared Potts provided 11 and Andrew Rich 10.
After visiting Lawson Friday, Penney High’s teams next will host Lathrop for KCI Conference action Tuesday.
(G) Grundy County R-5/Newtown-Harris 64, Tina-Avalon 41
(B) Tina-Avalon 63, Grundy County R-5/Newtown-Harris 60
GALT, Mo. — Diversified scoring – at least in individual players, if not families – served the visiting Dragons (5-11) well as they slipped past the Panthers.
Kylier Sturgeon again paced T-A’s boys with 16 points, while Kayden Sturgeon popped in 11 and Balazs Sturgeon 10. Connor Jenkins provided nine plus a team-best seven rebounds.
GCR5/N-H got 18 points apiece from Tanner Williams and Caden Gann.
Tina-Avalon’s girls, entering on a good run, were cooled by the tough Lady Panthers, who got 24 points each from Jandie Peterson and Aubrey Gann and 11 from Anna Milazzo. A. Gann fired in four triples.
The Lady Dragons (7-10) had three double-digits scorers themselves with Haley Rucker hitting for 17, Kadie Rounkles 12, and Samantha Rounkles 10.
Tina-Avalon hosted Hardin-Central Friday in a make-up game and now preps for its CLAA quarterfinal games Monday. The girls will meet Mendon: Northwestern at 4:30 p.m. and the boys will test Southwest Livingston in that night’s finale at 8:15.