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The Smith-Cotton Tigers wrestling team controlled the heavier weight classes Tuesday night and beat the Clinton Cardinals 42-30 at Clinton High School.


The Tigers won five of the six heavier weight classes, starting at 160 pounds.


At 160, Noah Aziere beat Chance Huff 9-4; at 170, Jacob Weeks pinned Blake Mallory at 1:57; at 182, Barry Rivera beat Tyler Grimes by technical fall (15-0) at 4:51; at 195, Wade Hagebusch pinned Walter Langdon at 55 seconds; and at 285, Michael Laster pinned Steven Walker at 1:07.


The Tigers won three of the smaller weight classes.


At 113, Kyle Perez pinned Jordan Wilson at 5:32; at 120, Logan Parham pinned Benny Ladd at 2:58; and at 132, Tanner Proctor beat Justin Puckett by major decision (12-0).


BOYS BASKETBALL


Sacred Heart 94, Green Ridge 60


Stefan Cox and Keyaire Marshall combined for six 3-pointers Tuesday night, and the Sacred Heart Gremlins routed Green Ridge 94-60 in a Kaysinger Conference boys basketball game in Green Ridge.


Cox finished with 24 points and four 3-pointers, and Marshall had 13 points and two 3-pointers. Jimmy Villalobos (16 points) and Garrett Strange (10) joined them in double figures for the Gremlins, who improved to 12-0 overall and 4-0 in the Kaysinger.


Axton Harding scored a game-high 26 points for Green Ridge (8-8, 2-2), and Hayden Doane added 11.


The Gremlins held quarter leads of 26-18, 55-37 and 84-50.


Tipton 56, Stover 34


The Tipton Cardinals took control in the first quarter and cruised to a 56-34 Kaysinger Conference boys basketball win over Stover on Tuesday night at Tipton.


The Cardinals (11-3, 4-0 Kaysinger) jumped ahead 16-4 after one quarter and led 30-16 at halftime and 46-23 after three quarters.


“We played well from the start and did not let them get within 11 points after the first quarter,” Tipton coach Billy Jeffries said.


Logan Hirst scored a game-high 17 points for the Cardinals, and Dylan Cooper had 13 points to go along with seven rebounds. Grant Huhmann had six points, six rebounds and five assists, and Dylan Tate had eight points and a team-high eight rebounds. Ryan Wood had a team-high six assists in addition to two points.


Brock Nolting paced Stover with 16 points, and Garrett Goetze had 14.


KC Lutheran 58, La Monte 48


Despite Seth Johnson’s 25 points, five rebounds and 7-for-8 showing at the free throw line, the La Monte Vikings basketball team lost 58-48 to Lutheran on Tuesday night in Kansas City.


Lutheran held quarter leads of 17-14, 32-23 and 47-35.


La Monte fell to 5-9 following the Mid-State Conference matchup.


Knob Noster 66, Holden 50


Brett Marsh got the Knob Noster boys basketball team rolling, and David Barton overcame a slow start in the Panthers’ 66-50 win over Holden in a Missouri River Valley Conference East matchup at Holden.


“Holden did a great job of frustrating David Barton in the first half,” Knob Noster coach Adam Easterwood said. “The hot shooting of Brett Marsh opened things up and gave Dave some great looks in the second half.”


Marsh finished with a game-high 22 points, Barton tallied 13, Hayden Anderson had 11 and Garnett Williams had 10. Marsh went 5 for 5 from 3-point range.


Knob Noster (14-1 overall, 3-0 MRVC East) led 13-11 after one quarter, 25-18 after two and 47-31 after three.


GIRLS BASKETBALL


Sacred Heart 65, Green Ridge 42


Claudia Cox scored 10 of her team-high 16 points in the first quarter Tuesday night, and the Sacred Heart defense did the rest in a 65-42 win over the Green Ridge Lady Tigers in a Kaysinger Conference girls basketball game at Green Ridge.


The Gremlins led 19-11 after one quarter, 36-20 after two and 46-25 after three.


Gabbi Ebers (15 points) and Lauron Tanguay (14) joined Cox in double figures for the Gremlins, who improved to 8-5 overall and 4-0 in the conference.


Samantha Unkel scored a game-high 19 points for Green Ridge, and BreAnna Peck added 14.


Sweet Springs 43, Otterville 34


The Sweet Springs Lady Greyhounds beat Otterville 43-34 in a non-conference girls basketball game Tuesday at Sweet Springs.


Nicole Bright led Sweet Springs with 17 points. Christina Higgins added 16.


Lisa Robertson had 11 for Otterville.


LATE MONDAY


Girls Basketball


Cole Camp 58, Lincoln 37


The Cole Camp Lady Bluebirds beat Lincoln 58-37 in a Kaysinger Conference girls basketball game Monday night at Lincoln.


The Lady Bluebirds jumped out a 12-0 lead and led 34-10 at halftime.


Kaleena Logan was one of four Cole Camp players to score in double figures. She had 11 points. Kimmi Finkiewicz, Meghan Pitts and MacKenze Gudde each scored 10.


Paige Bybee led Lincoln with 16 points. Sloan Swearngin added 10.


Clinton 55, Warsaw 25


The Clinton girls basketball team beat the Warsaw Lady Wildcats in a non-conference game 55-25 on Monday night at Clinton.


Jessica Blankinship led the Lady Wildcats with five points.


JUNIOR HIGH


Girls Basketball


Northwest 17, Green Ridge 12


Northwest’s junior high girls beat Green Ridge 17-12 on Monday night in a Kaysinger Conference matchup at Hughesville.


Ashlynn Liebl scored eight points for Northwest and Megan Walk had five.

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