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Tipton won the New Franklin boys basketball tournament, beating Sturgeon 62-53 in the final on Saturday.

Sturgeon had won the tournament four years in a row and entered the final quarter Saturday with a 51-46 lead before the Cardinals limited them to two points in the final eight minutes.

“We were able to over come that and hit free throws down the stretch to put it away,” said Tipton coach Billy Jeffries.

Dylan Cooper led Tipton with 29 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists, hitting a pair of 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and going 8 of 11 from the free throw line in the game. Grant Huhmann had 11 rebounds. Aaron Rugen had eight rebounds and Dylan Tate had seven rebounds.

Tipton (8-3) will face La Monte on Tuesday.

Higginsville 45, Knob Noster 44

A Kyle Taylor 28-foot jumper with four seconds left lifted Higginsville to a 45-44 win over Knob Noster in the Lafayette County Tournament on Saturday, handing the Panthers to their first loss of the season.

Jon McKinzie scored 12 points for Knob Noster. Brett Marsh added 11. David Barton had 11 rebounds and three blocked shots.

Taylor led the Huskers with 15 points. Landon Fig scored 13.

The teams meet again in regular season play on Tuesday in Knob Noster.

“It was a hard fought battle all the way though out,” said Knob Noster coach Adam Easterwood. “You’ve just got to tip your hat. We got better and learned from many teachable moments. We will have to clean up a few possessions and come right back at them on Tuesday. “

Windsor 57, Crest Ridge 56

After trailing for most of the game, Trent Johnson gave Windsor the lead with 14 seconds left as the Greyhounds beat Crest Ridge 57-56 on Saturday at UCM.

Crest Ridge had a chance to answer but missed a shot at the buzzer.

Johnson scored 35 points.

Windsor (6-4) will host Green Ridge on Tuesday.

Stover 62, Russellville 42

Stover beat Russellville 62-42 on Saturday to claim seventh place in the Stover boys tournament.

Stover pulled out to a 30-19 halftime lead and extended it in the second half.

Garrett Goetze led the Bulldogs with 23 points. Jordan French scored 13 and Brock Nolting added 12.

Stover will host Lincoln on Tuesday.

Osage 84, Green Ridge 64

Two Osage players combined for 54 points as Osage beat Green Ridge 84-64 in the consolation final of the Stover Tournament on Saturday.

Hayden Drace scored 28 and Tristan Hensley added 26.

Axton Harding led the Tigers with 28. Hunter Niceswander scored 13.

Green Ridge will visit Windsor on Tuesday.

Lincoln 39, Prairie Home 34

Lincoln beat Prairie Home 39-34 in the consolation game of the Otterville Tournament on Saturday.

Boone Kroenke led the Cardinals with 14 points.

Girls Basketball

Windsor 36, Crest Ridge 32

Windsor picked up a 36-32 win over Crest Ridge on Saturday at UCM.

Windsor led 28-19 after three quarters and held off a late Crest Ridge rally.

Bailey Rollins scored 16 points. Haley Crouch added seven.

Northwest 42, Lincoln 38

A Lakota Wiskur free throw with 1.5 seconds left sealed the victory as Northwest beat Lincoln 42-38 in the consolation game of the Otterville Tournament on Saturday.

Lincoln jumped out to an 11-7 lead after one quarter before Northwest went on a 13-5 run in the second.

Paige Bybee led Lincoln with 18 points.

Jessi Zimmerman scored 16 for Northwest with Alyssa Durill adding 10 and Wiskur scoring nine.

Northwest will face Smithton on Tuesday.

Lincoln will visit Stover today.

Slater 56, Otterville 39

Otterville fell in the third place game of the Otterville Tournament, losing to Slater 56-39 on Saturday.

Lisa Robertson led Otterville with 12 points. Hannah Benny scored 11.

Otterville will host Jamestown on Tuesday.

Versailles 50, Green Ridge 43

Green Ridge fell to Versailles 50-43 in the seventh place game of the Stover Tournament on Saturday.

BreAnna Peck led the Lady Tigers with 19 points. Samantha Unkel added 18.

Cole Camp 47, Holden 27

Cole Camp pulled away in the second half to beat Holden 47-27 in the consolation game of the Stover Tournament on Saturday.

Cole Camp led 23-16 at the half before outscoring Holden 24-11 in the second half.

Kaleena Logan led the Lady Bluebirds with 21 points. Meghan Pitts added 16.

Cole Camp will host Sacred Heart on today.

Osage 42, Stover 35

Stover fell to Osage 42-35 in the third place game of the Stover Tournament.

Mallory Uptegrove led Stover with 11 points. Jensen Bauer scored 10.

Stover will face Lincoln today.


Smith-Cotton 33, Holden 18

Smith-Cotton’s seventh grade basketball team won the Holden Tournament on Saturday, beating Holden 33-18 in the final.

It is the Tigers’ third tournament championship in a row.

Will Knight led the Tigers with 10 points. Nate McFail added nine.

Earlier in the tournament, Smith-Cotton beat Knob Noster 41-9 behind 14 points from Kyler Simoncic.

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