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3 hrs ago | Douglas County Herald
The seventh grade Lady Bears improved their record to 3-1 after defeating both West Plains and Reeds Spring in last week's play.
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7 hrs ago | Springfield News-Leader
<![CDATA[* Angie Allen, Nixa, sr. - A 5-foot-10 talented post player, Allen has a high basketball IQ and can do a variety of things for new coach Jennifer Perryman. Allen can defend multiple positions and is versatile offensively for the Lady Eagles. * Hadley Blake, Branson, sr. - A good athlete, the 5-8 three-year starter is a top defender for the Lady Pirates. * Natalie Closser, Kickapoo, jr. - An all-Ozark Conference first-teamer last season, the 6-foot post player provides coach Jim Pendergrass with an inside presence. She averaged 13.5 points and 5.8 rebounds last season. * Hannah Cook, Ozark, sr. - The future member of the Alabama Crimson Tide, Cook should be primed for another huge season for the Lady Tigers. At 15.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game last season, she was a standout and possibly the area's best player as a junior. She can do it all offensively, is an excellent passer, solid defensively and can rebound. * Keri Cook, Glendale, sr. - Cook scored 11 points and had 9 rebounds per game as the leader of last year's Glendale team, which struggled after tough graduation losses. The rebuilding continues for coach Renee Temple, but the Lady Falcons should win more games this year. * Jordyn Danzer, Kickapoo, jr. - Danzer can shoot the ball and handle it for the Lady Chiefs. A consistent player, she'll be crucial for Kickapoo, which is still a young team despite not losing anyone to graduation. * Kim Deines, Glendale, sr. - The younger sister of University of Louisville's Megan Deines is back with the Lady Falcons after taking a year off. The 5-9 senior probably walks back on the court with the team's most talent, and should help rebuild the program. * Ashley Forrest, Branson, soph. - Forrest scored 11 points per game as a freshman and will need to score even more to replace key departures such as Moriah Dapprich. Forrest will be one of the area's best players for awhile, so fans should get used to her. * Toshua Leavitt, Nixa, jr. - One of the most talented guards in southwest Missouri, Leavitt could be primed for a huge season. She can get hot from deep and is athletic. She's one of the most fun players to watch in the area, boys or girls. * Ivy Reynolds, Ozark, sr. - Great role player for the Lady Tigers could be much more during her senior season. A solid rebounder, Reynolds has great leadership qualities that will help new coach David Brewer. * Evan Rohde, Ozark, sr. - A great on-the-ball defender, the quick and athletic Rohde should play an important role for the Lady Tigers. * Sydney Shepherd, Branson, sr. - A three-year starter for coach Kip Bough, Shepherd will be called on to continue her solid outside shooting and leadership. * Whitney Snow, Camdenton, sr. - The soccer star also has been filling it up on the basketball court for a few years. * Laura Vierkant, Kickapoo, so. - Was one of the best freshmen in the area last season, averaging 12 points per game. The 5-7 guard can play any guard position, and has the ability to get hot from long range. * Madison Wells, Nixa, sr. - The 5-9 guard is a very good defender, and one of the smartest athletes coach Perryman has on her roster. -Matt Schoch
11 hrs ago | Trenton Republican-Times
Trenton's high school basketball teams each picked up semifinal wins on Thursday night at the Gallatina STournament.
15 hrs ago | DigitalBURG
The Central Missouri Mules scored 20 points in overtime to upset 15th-ranked Fort Hays State 93-85 Thursday night at the UCM Multipurpose Building.
The Smith-Cotton boys basketball team couldn't stop Jefferson City's 3-point shooting early on in a 71-46 loss on Thursday.
Early season games present an opportunity for college basketball teams to work on all facets of their games.
Once again, Hardin-Central and the Norborne Lady Pirates will face off Friday night for first place in the Hardin-Central tournament.
Fans of the Missouri State Lady Bears hope Parkview's Aubrey Buckley is soon part of a renaissance of a proud program with great tradition.
Mississippi State will try to get its sixth straight home win of the season on Thursday when it hosts Texas Christian University as part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge.
<![CDATA[* Shelby Barrett, Willard, sr. - A returning senior contributor for coach Mike Percival's team, the 5-7 guard should help lead the Lady Tigers. * Kallie Bildner, Waynesville, soph. - One of the better young players in the Ozark Conference, Bildner scored 14 points and averaged 8 rebounds per game as a freshman. She's already a solid rebounder and scorer for coach Brittany Matlock and is working on expanding her game. * Hannah Bland, Waynesville, sr. - The leader of the Lady Tigers, Bland scored 11 points per game last season. She's a quick defender, solid rebounder and scorer. * Aubrey Buckley, Parkview, sr. - The 6-1 Missouri State signee averaged 23.8 points and 6.7 rebounds a game last season, and is the cornerstone of an emerging Parkview program. She has great touch and knocks down her free throws. She also finishes strong even when fouled around the basket. * Mikalyn Callahan, Lebanon, so. - A 5-9 undersized post player, Callahan can handle the ball and shoot. She creates mismatches against other inside players. * Leann Cody, Central, sr. - The workhorse for coach Callie Newton, Cody is a three-year starter for the Lady Bulldogs. She's a 5-8 post player and matches up with taller post players. She led the Lady Bulldogs in rebounding last year and makes hustle plays throughout the game. * Madison Collier, Rolla, sr. - A solid offensive player, the 5-8 player has a nice and steady offensive post game for coach Bryce Swafford. * Chelsey Henry, Neosho, jr. - Entering her third year as a valuable varsity contributor, Henry has dedicated herself to getting better and should improve upon her 9-point and 6-rebound averages from a year ago. * Mallory Kurtz, Willard, jr. - A tough defensive player and standout athlete for Willard, the 5-9 junior should expand her scoring role as leader Amber Percival has graduated. * Jordan Laughling, Waynesville, sr. - Another leader for Waynesville, the inside-outside player has worked hard to expand her game. * Shannon McCaul, Rolla, sr. - The point guard is good at seeing the floor, demonstrates great hustle and will push the ball for the Lady Bulldogs, who were 10-15 last season. * Tyra Moore, Parkview, jr. - One of Springfield's best athletes, she will push the ball and run the offense for coach Keri Nichols' team. Moore has also expanded her shooting abilities, which should keep defenses honest on Buckley. * Gabrielle Otte, Rolla, sr. - A quick defensive player, Otte should knock down more shots this year for Rolla. The 5-8 wing also could get mismatches in the post, and should continue her strong rebounding. * Morgan Rogers, Neosho, jr. - The 6-2 junior has the ability to block and alter shots, freeing Neosho perimeter defenders to be more aggressive. She has recovered from a summer ankle surgery and is back ready to go for coach Lance Robbins' team. * Savannah Rush, Central, sr. - The shooting guard led Central in scoring and 3-point shooting last season. She is a hard worker and team leader on the floor. She's also a great student at Central, and stands out in many ways for the Lady Bulldogs. * Mariah Stewart, Willard, jr. - Willard's most experienced returning post player, Stewart will be joined in the frontcourt by 6-foot juniors Ali Perry and Raven Mammah, who both have shown potential. * Bailey Taylor, Joplin, jr. - Coach Dustin Larsen's leading scorer last year with 11 points per game, Taylor is one of five returning starters for the Eagles. * Maggie Vaughan, Lebanon, jr. - The leader of the Lebanon defense, the aggressive defensive player can also knock down shots. * Jaslyn Williams, Central, so. - Started at point guard as a freshman last season, and can get to the basket when she wants. Her quickness could be a good building block for a fine sophomore year. * Kelsey Winfrey, Lebanon, fr. - Should step on to the area scene and be a leader from day one for coach Brendan Kelley. She has a greater skill set than most incoming freshmen, the coach says. -Matt Schoch
Missouri women's basketball forward Bri Kulas shoots past Oral Roberts University forward Bernadett Balla at Mizzou Arena on Wednesday.
The 2012-13 Tigers knocked off Stanford and VCU during the Battle 4 Atlantis, topped Illinois and Bucknell and took UCLA to overtime at Pauley Pavilion.
<![CDATA[* Blayne Armstrong, Marshfield, sr. - One of the area's best athletes, Armstrong will be playing point guard this year for new coach Damon Seiger. He's also stronger than last season, and will be tough to defend on drives to the basket. * Dalton Aubrey, McDonald County, so. - A solid inside and outside scorer for coach Trent Barratt, Aubrey has worked to improve his defense and rebounding. * Dylan Bekemeier, Republic, sr. - A fast and dynamic point guard, the 6-footer can drive and defend the ball. He has the ability to score and set up others and is signing to play with Evangel. * Christian Brown, Rogersville, so. - A strong and athletic guard, Brown should put his stamp on Rogersville this season, serving notice that he should be a part of one of the area's most dangerous backcourts of the future. * Logan Coones, Monett, so. - Another future star, Coones will have to grow up quickly to help Monett recover from a 7-19 season. * Justin Davis, West Plains, jr. - The 6-3 Davis is an 80 percent free-throw shooter and the leading returning scorer for the Zizzers, notching an 8.3-point average last season. * Easton Flaugh, Reeds Spring, sr. - The big, bruising football player is a big bruising post player in the winter. He's the leading returning producer for coach Barry Yocom, averaging 6.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per game last season. * Zach Flippin, West Plains, jr. - A great floor leader for coach Kevin Smith, Flippin sees the floor well and can shoot and pass it. * Clay Gardner, Webb City, sr. - A part-time starter last season, the 6-foot senior guard has a quick first step and can hit outside shots. * Coday Garrison, Bolivar, sr. - One of the area's top ball-handlers, Garrison should be a steadying influence for the Liberators. * Cody Geiger, Republic, sr. - An All-Ozarks player last year for the state champions, Geiger scored 13 points and grabbed 6 rebounds per game for the Tigers. He's a great player inside and out and can get to the basket against tough defenders. Has a knack for finishing around the basket. * Marcus Gorman, Rogersville, so. - Coach Rod Gorman's son should be a more consistent threat as a sophomore. He showed flashes of his talent last season and should continue to develop. * Austin Grotts, McDonald County, jr. - The 6-5 post player is a good low-post defender for the Mustangs. * Zach Hallacy, Webb City, sr. - The Cardinals have a lot of holes to fill, but the 6-foot-1 guard will be the unquestioned leader of coach Landon Cornish's team. * Juwan Johnson, Hillcrest, sr. - If you've been reading the News-Leader in the past few years, you know about Johnson, possibly the best leaper in the Ozarks. He'll again be a team leader for coach John Schaefer's team. * David Macintosh, Hillcrest, sr. - The point guard found the weight room in the offseason. Macintosh still has the ball-handling and steady presence that's gotten him a lot of playing time over the past couple of years. He should show off his shooting ability more as a senior. * Matt Magee, Carl Junction, sr. - One of the area's best athletes, Magee could be the best player in the Big 8 Conference. * Corbin Medley, Rogersville, sr. - A shooter who can also take it to the hoop, Medley could have more big games for the Wildcats. * Brady Petry, Hillcrest, jr. - Petry can get hot from 3-point range and has a lot of skills for a guard his size. The 6-3 shooter should bring more to the table as he establishes his all-around game this season. * Cody Prevost, Carthage, sr. - A returning starter, Prevost worked hard in the offseason to improve his game for the Tigers. * Chance Rash, Bolivar, sr. - The athletic Rash is a difference-maker for coach Robby Hoegh. The shooter should team with Garrison for a strong backcourt. * Canyon Smith, Republic, sr. - A big-time shooter for coach Trevyor Fisher, Smith has worked on his mid-range game. His point production in bursts adds another weapon to the state champions offensive attack. * Lawfton Summers, Marshfield, sr. - A big body that is skilled and athletic, Summers averaged 13 points and 6 rebounds per game last season despite missing much of the season with an injury. * Anthony Turk, Carthage, sr. - The leading returning scorer for coach Steve Ray, Turk is a tough matchup because of his strength and his ability to hit jump shots. * Cody Whitaker, Salem, sr. - Whitaker averaged 10 points and 2 steals per game last season, and is a good shooter and scorer in transition. - Matt Schoch
After losing all-staters Austin Ruder and Jalen Norman to graduation this past May, it would be natural to expect the Nixa High School boys basketball team to take a step back this year.
It wasn't a work of art, but the Richmond Spartans were able to chalk up a 64-48 victory in the season opener Tuesday night against visiting Excelsior Springs.
Tip-off high school basketball tournaments have become an early December tradition akin to putting up the Christmas tree.