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Jacob Bergman caught a length-of-the-floor pass and scored the game-winner with 0.8 seconds left Tuesday night in the Smith-Cotton Tigers’ 67-66 win over Clinton in a boys basketball game at Clinton.


The Tigers (6-10 overall, 1-3 WCC) secured their first West Central Conference win of the season.


Bergman finished with 16 points, second only to teammate Chance Johnson’s 19. Dalton Zaremba added 12 points, and Dante Scroggins had 11.


S-C held quarter leads of 18-11, 36-27 and 51-47.


California 86, Warsaw 68


Randall Sherman’s 34 points weren’t enough for the Warsaw boys basketball team to beat California (Mo.) on Tuesday night at Warsaw.


The Pintos won the Tri-County Conference game 86-68.


Jesse Chamberlain (15 points) and Joey Cooner (14) joined Sherman in double-figure scoring for Warsaw, which fell to 12-9.


Knob Noster 64, Richmond 52


Knob Noster trailed after one quarter but rallied to beat Richmond 64-52 in a Missouri River Valley Conference-East game on Tuesday.


Richmond led 15-11 after one before Knob Noster outscored the Spartans 13-7 in the second quarter to take a two-point lead into the half. The Panthers led 40-34 after three quarters.


Brett Marsh scored 22 points and pulled down four rebounds. Jon MicKinzie added 13 points and David Barton had 12 points and 14 rebounds.

“After a slow start we were able to start finding cracks in their zone,” said Panthers coach Adam Easterwood. “Brett Marsh shot well from the perimeter which opened up touches for Barton. We knew Richmond was a dangerous team coming into (Tuesday’s) contest. We feel very fortunate to come away with a win. Hayden Anderson, Garnet Williams, and Mike Williams provided us with some much needed energy in the second half to help us get away.”
The Panthers (19 – 2, 5 – 1 MRVC East) take on conference opponent Holden Friday night at Knob Noster for Court-Mat.


GIRLS BASKETBALL


Clinton 71, Smith-Cotton 47


The Clinton Lady Cardinals girls basketball team held a five-point lead after one quarter Tuesday night and pulled away over the next two periods to beat the Smith-Cotton Lady Tigers 71-47 at Clinton.


Brianna Pollitt paced S-C with 18 points, Abby Knight had 10 and Kirby Lewellyn had nine for the Lady Tigers, who fell to 6-12 overall and 0-4 in the conference.


Applewood Christian 54, Springfield Rush 41


Senior Miranda Crosier scored 25 points and had a career-high 17 rebounds Tuesday night, and the Applewood Christian girls basketball team beat the Springfield Rush 54-41.


Senior Meredith Crosier had 16 points and 11 rebounds in a game played at the Applewood Christian gymnasium.


The sisters combined to go 15 of 18 from the free throw line. Applewood Christian struggled from the field, shooting only 30 percent, but the team went 18 of 22 on free throws overall.


Applewood Christian’s other senior, Emalea Rieckhoff, had seven points and six rebounds.


Orrick 46, Sweet Springs 27


The Sweet Springs girls basketball team fell to Orrick 46-27 on Tuyesday.


Orrick jumped out to a 16-5 lead after one quarter and kept pulling away from there.


Christina Higgins led the Lady Greyhounds with seven points.


Stover 51, La Monte 31


The Stover Lady Bulldogs earned a spot in the consolation final of the Kaysinger Conference girls basketball tournament Tuesday night at the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center.


The Lady Bulldogs beat La Monte 51-31 to eliminate La Monte from the tournament.


Stover will face Smithton in the consolation final at 5 p.m. Thursday at State Fair Community College.


Smithton 40, Lincoln 38


The Smithton girls basketball team fought off Lincoln on Tuesday for a 40-38 win in a consolation semifinal of the Kaysinger Conference girls basketball tournament.


Smithton will face Stover in the consolation final at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center.


WRESTLING


Smith-Cotton 55, Hickman 20


The Smith-Cotton Tigers picked up four wins and six by forfeit Tuesday night and beat the Hickman Kewpies 55-20 in a dual wrestling match.


Tanner Proctor (132 pounds) beat Landon Wiswall 4-2, Noah Aziere (152) pinned Cameron Parry in 3:32 and Barry Rivera (170) pinned Andrew Pieper in 5:36.


Kayla Semler (106), Logan Parham (120), Izaiah Snyder (182), Wade Hagebusch (195), Kyler Taber (220) and Michael Laster (285) each won by forfeit.


Higginsville 55, Knob Noster 24


Knob Noster fell to Higginsville 55-24 in a wrestling dual on Tuesday.


The Panthers got a pinfal victory at 113 pounds from Taylor Rogalski who pinned Dylan Wahn in 2:58.


At 120 pounds, Clarence Valelo pinned Richard Livigne in 5:16.


Mason Hoagland also pinned Lane Frerking in 56 seconds in the 138-pound match.


In the 145-pound match Weston Corbett pinned Hunter Goring in 2:59.

 

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