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Tipton pulled away from Green Ridge in the second half to win 72-64 on Thursday,

Dylan Cooper scored 22 for the Cardinals. Dylan Tate scored 16, Grant Huhmann added 14 and Logan Hirst had 10.

“We settled down and pushed the ball in the third quarter to get the lead and hang on form there,” said Tipton coach Billy Jeffries. “If we were to shoot free throws a little better, we could have put them away early. I thought Dylan Cooper did a great job of not forcing the issue all night. They ran a box and 1 on him all night and was still able to be the leading scorer and make everyone better around him.”

Axton Harding led the Tigers with 22. Hunter Niceswander and Connor Dillon each had 11.

Girls Basketball

Belle 66, Warsaw 52

Warsaw fell 66-52 to Belle on Thursday.

Belle put the game away from the free throw line, hitting and 15 of 16 in the game and 12 of 12 in the second quarter.

Kylie McRoberts led the Lady Wildcats with 16 points.


The Smith-Cotton girls swim team picked up wins over Marshall and KC Center on Thursday, beating the Lady Owls 140-97 and the Lady Yellowjackets 164-79.

Abby Monsees won the 200 freestyle in a time of 2:28.32 as teammates Mariah Turner and Sarah Skrzypczak took second and third.

Monsees also won the 500 freestyle with a time of 6:33.93. Turner was third in that race.

Ali Burkholder won the individual medly in 2:38.67 with Kaytlyn Muhr second and Autumn Proffitt third.

Burkholder’s time of 1:11.40 was the fastest in the backstroke.

Wendsday Thompson took first in the 50 freestyle with a time of 29.84. Brittany Borke was third in that race.

Thompson was also second in the breaststroke.

Borke won the 100 freestyle with a time of 1:11.01, beating second-place Valerie Hager of Marshall by nearly three seconds.

Smith-Cotton’s 400 relay team of Skrzypczak, Turner, Muhr and Proffitt took first with a time of 5:39.28.

In the medley relay, Burkholder, Thompson, Monsees and Borke took second with a time of 2:19.67. They won the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 2:00.76.

Late Wednesday

Girls Basketball

Sweet Springs 54, La Monte 36

A strong first quarter helped Sweet Springs pull out a 55-38 win over La Monte at the Leeton Tournament on Wednesday.

The Lady Greyhounds jumped out to a 17-6 lead after one and led 24-8 at halftime. The Lady Vikings outscored Sweet Springs 25-18 in the fourth quarter.

Christina Higgins led Sweet Springs with 19 points. Ashleigh Bright had 15 points and 11 rebounds and Nicole Bright scored 12 points and pulled down 12 rebounds.

Madison Harris scored 13 points for La Monte with Cathy Butts adding nine.

Sweet Springs will face Crest Ridge in the tournament championship game on Saturday.

Crest Ridge 60, Smithton 41

Crest Ridge beat Smithton 60-41 in the Leeton Tournament on Wednesday.

The Cougars used an 11-6 first quarter run and outscored the Lady Tigers 25-11 in the third.

Four Crest Ridge players scored in double figures led by Timber Erisman’s 15 points.

Boys Basketball

Pilot Grove 84, Fayette 61

Four players in double figures led Pilot Grove to an 84-61 win over Fayette on Wednesday

Pilot Grove jumped out to a 25-18 lead after the first quarter and extended that to 41-27 at the half, then outscored Fayette 26-15 in the third.

Mason Schlotzhauer scored 23 points, shooting 8 of 12 from the field and 3 of 4 from 3-point range. Jake Leverton added 17 points including 3 of 5 shooting from 3-popint range. Colton Glenn scored 16 points and Trenton Young added 10.

“I hought our guys came out and did what they were suppose to do,” said Pilot Grove coach Derek Scaggs. “Mason and Jake really came out with a strong offensive first quarter combining for 20 of our 25, but we still need to work on the little things. We are half steps from coming up with more deflections and steals on defense. We have to tighten up our defensive rotations and offensive execution.”

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