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Smith-Cotton beat Savannah 53-49 in the opening round of the Eldon Tournament on Thursday.

SC 8-12, 29-25, 40-33, 53-49

Dante Scorggins iced the game with a free throw with seven seconds left. The Tigers errased a 12-8 deficit after one quarter by outscoring Savannah 21-13 in the second.

Dalton Zaremba led the Tigers with 18 points. Chance Johnson added 11 and Jacob Bergman had 10.

Knob Noster 71, Nevada 39

David Barton had 23 points and 14 rebounds as Knob Noster beat Nevada 71-30 on Thursday in the semifinal of the Clinton Tournament.

The Panthers jumped out to an 18-9 lead after one and extended the lead in the second half by outscoring Nevada 40-20.

Brett Marsh added 14 points going 6 of 6 from the free throw line. Jon McKinzie scored 13, including hitting 3 for 3 from 3-point range.

Knob Noster (17-1) will face Versailles in the tournament championship game at 4 p.m. Saturday.

Smithton 61, Leeton 60

Smithton edged Leeton in the semifinal of the Leeton Tournament, 61-60.

Dane Apsher scored 25 points. Tyler Gerke scored 12 points and Preston McMullen scored eight.

Conway 85, Warsaw 63

Warsaw fell to host Conway 85-63 on Thursday in the semifinal of the Conway Tournament.

Randall Sherman scored 22 points for the Wildcats. Jesse Chamberlain added 19 and Joey Cooner scored 11.

Warsaw (11-7) will face Ava in the third place game at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Prairie Home 40, Otterville 33

Prairie Home pulled away from Otterville in the fourth quarter to win 40-33 on Thursday in the CCAA Tournament.

Rayce Kendrick scored 12 points and Wyatt Borghardt added 11 for Prairie Home.

Junior High

Boys Basketball

Smith-Cotton held off a late Warrensburg rallyB 28-22 Warrensburg

Tyler Abney eight points and Kinser Corbett six

A won 52-18

Brice Pannier 12 points and Chris Scheiner and Zach Gwaltney with eight

Smith-Cototn hosts its tournament

Girls Basketball

Smith-Cotton 35, Warrensburg 26

Smith-Cotton won the eighth grade ‘A’ girls basketball game 35-26 on Thursday against Warrensburg.

Darby Christian led the Lady Tigers with 13 points. Abbey Ahern added 10.

Smith-Cotton won the ‘B’ game 24-12. McKenna Wollery scored six points and Taylor Fisher scored four.

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