The Warrensburg boys basketball team pulled away in the closing minutes Saturday to beat Smith-Cotton 82-69 in a West Central Conference game at Warrensburg.
Warrensburg led 39-37 at halftime and held only a one-point lead near the two-minute mark of the fourth quarter.
Warrensburg’s Dakota Jones erupted for a game-high 42 points.
Chance Johnson paced S-C with 24 points, Jacob Bergman had 22 and Spencer Ruckman had 13.
S-C (5-10 overall, 0-3 West Central) will face Clinton in another conference matchup at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Clinton.
Sacred Heart 91, Northwest 35
Top-seeded and state-ranked Sacred Heart roared into the semifinals of the Kaysinger Conference boys basketball tournament Saturday with a 91-35 rout of the Northwest Mustangs.
The Gremlins (17-0) will meet Green Ridge in the semifinals at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Northwest will face La Monte or Cole Camp in the consolation semifinals at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Stefan Cox scored a game-high 27 points for the Gremlins. Chase Lyles added 14 points, and Clint Spangler had 10.
Cortlen Austin paced Northwest (5-13) with 10 points.
The Gremlins led 27-10 after one quarter, 53-21 at halftime and 78-28 after three quarters.
Tipton 53, Stover 34
The second-seeded Tipton Cardinals shot out to an early lead and rolled to a 53-34 win over the Stover Bulldogs in the second round of the Kaysinger Conference boys basketball tournament Saturday at State Fair Community College.
Tipton (14-4) will meet Windsor in the semifinals at 9 p.m. Wednesday. Smithton will face Lincoln at 6 p.m. Monday in a consolation game.
The Cardinals built a 37-15 halftime lead, and their advantage never dipped below 20 points in the second half, according to Tipton coach Billy Jeffries.
Dylan Cooper paced Tipton with 17 points, and Garrett Goetze had 12 for Stover, which fell to 7-13.
Windsor 67, Smithton 64
Sixth-seeded Windsor upset No. 3 Smithton 67-64 Saturday night in the second round of the Kaysinger Conference boys basketball tournament at the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center.
The Tigers (15-2) lost for the first time to a Kaysinger school this season and will face Lincoln at 6 p.m. Monday in a consolation game.
Windsor (9-7) will take on Tipton in the semifinals at 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Knob Noster 77, Versailles 68
Hayden Anderson scored a game-high 27 points Saturday and led the Knob Noster Panthers to a 77-68 win over Versailles in the championship game of the Clinton boys basketball tournament.
Anderson added seven rebounds and five assists. Jon McKinzie had 19 points and five assists.
Bordan Edgar paced Versailles with 17 points.
Knob Noster (18-2) led 23-19 after one quarter, 34-29 at halftime and 52-42 after three quarters.
Warrensburg 45, Smith-Cotton 30
Warrensburg held Smith-Cotton to two third-quarter points Saturday and beat S-C 45-30 at Warrensburg High School.
Warrensburg led 12-10 after one quarter, 16-15 at halftime and 27-17 after three.
Abby Knight paced S-C (6-11 overall,0-3 West Central) with eight points.
Sacred Heart 54, Smithton 37
Gabbi Ebers scored a game-high 24 points Saturday, and the third-seeded Sacred Heart Gremlins beat Smithton 54-37 in the second round of the Kaysinger Conference girls basketball tournament at State Fair Community College.
Claudia Cox joined Ebers in double figures with 19 points to send the Gremlins into the semifinals where they will face Tipton at 9 p.m. Tuesday. Smithton will face Green Ridge in a consolation game at 4:30 p.m. Monday.
Mariah Cairer paced Smithton (5-12) with 14 points.
The Gremlins (10-7) led 14-12 after one quarter, 25-16 after two and 38-26 after three.
Windsor 49, La Monte 32
Top-seeded Windsor advanced to the semifinals of the Kaysinger Conference girls basketball tournament with a 49-32 win over La Monte in the second round Saturday night at the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center.
Windsor (13-5) will meet Cole Camp in the semifinals at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. La Monte (10-10) will face the winner of the Northwest-Stover game in a consolation semifinal at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Tipton 59, Lincoln 27
The second-seeded Tipton Cardinals outscored Lincoln 38-16 over the middle two quarters to beat the Lincoln Lady Cardinals 59-27 in the second round of the Kaysinger Conference girls basketball tournament Saturday at the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center.
Paige Bybee paced Lincoln with 11 points.
No Tipton statistics were reported.
Tipton (13-5) will meet Sacred Heart in the semifinals at 9 p.m. Tuesday. Lincoln (1-18) will face the winner of the Smithton-Green Ridge game at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the consolation semifinals.
Smith-Cotton 43, Clinton 25
The Smith-Cotton eighth-grade boys basketball team closed the 2013-14 season with a 43-25 win over Clinton on Saturday at Smith-Cotton Junior High School.
Terrance Callaway paced S-C with 14 points, and Brice Pannier had nine.
S-C finished with a record of 11-1.
Smith-Cotton 36, Clinton 26
Macy Hoover scored 15 points, and Abbey Ahern had 10 in the Smith-Cotton junior high girls basketball team’s 36-26 win over Clinton on Saturday at Smith-Cotton Junior High School.
The Lady Tigers improved to 6-5.
Stover 48, La Monte 25
Without leading scorer Seth Johnson, the La Monte Vikings were no match for seventh-seeded Stover on Friday night in the first round of the Kaysinger Conference boys basketball tournament at the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center.
Garrett Goetze scored a game-high 13 points for Stover, and Brock Nolting added 10.
Juan Barajas and Cobey Martin paced La Monte with seven points each.
Stover held quarter leads of 7-4, 22-10 and 33-12.
Marshfield 77, Warsaw 46
The Warsaw Wildcats could only keep up for one quarter Friday night and lost 77-46 to Marshfield in a nonconference boys basketball game at Marshfield.
Marshfield led 15-12 after one quarter, 40-23 at halftime and 61-39 after three quarters.
Randall Sherman paced Warsaw with 23 points, and Jesse Chamberlain had 10 for the Wildcats, who fell to 12-8.
Webster Groves 44, Knob Noster 33
The Knob Noster Panthers accumulated five forfeit wins Friday night, but lost 44-33 to Webster Groves in St. Louis.
Kyle Thomas won Knob Noster’s only contested match, beating Corbin Conaway 7-5 at 170 pounds.
Clarence Valelo (120 pounds), Weston Corbett (145), Aaron Adams (152), Alex Lakin (182) and Nick Vansell (195) each won by forfeit.
Webster Groves went 5-1 in contested bouts.