The Smith-Cotton Tigers won their second straight West Central Conference boys basketball game Friday night in Kansas City.
The Tigers, who beat Clinton on Wednesday night, defeated St. Pius X 40-37.
S-C led 12-9 after one quarter, 21-18 after two and 30-23 after three.
Chance Johnson paced S-C with 14 points, and Dalton Zaremba had 11.
The Tigers (8-13 overall, 3-6 conference) will face Nevada on Tuesday at Nevada, Mo.
St. Pius X 35, Smith-Cotton 24
The Smith-Cotton Lady Tigers played another defensive gem Friday night in Kansas City.
However, their offense remained in a funk, and St. Pius X beat the Lady Tigers 35-24.
St. Pius X held quarter leads of 10-7, 22-14 and 32-18.
Brianna Pollitt paced S-C with six points, and Kirby Lewellyn had five.
The Lady Tigers (8-14 overall, 2-7 West Central Conference) will take on Hickman in a nonconference game on Tuesday in Columbia.
Sacred Heart 54, Northwest 30
The Sacred Heart Gremlins beat Northwest 54-30 in a Kaysinger Conference girls basketball game Friday night in Hughesville.
The Gremlins led 13-12 early in the second quarter before going on a 14-2 run to close the half. In the third quarter, Sacred Heart continued to extend the lead. The Gremlins were up 36-16 before Northwest cut into the lead to trail 40-24 heading into the fourth. Northwest got as close as 12 points before the Gremlins pulled away once again in the fourth quarter.
Gabbi Ebers led Sacred Heart with 17 points. Claudia Cox added 10.
Alyssa Durrill scored 11 points for the Lady Mustangs, seven in the first quarter. Jessi Zimmerman added nine.
Sacred Heart will open district play on Monday against Sweet Springs.
Stover 57, Climax Springs 13
The Stover girls basketball team’s defense ruled Friday night in the Lady Bulldogs’ 57-13 win over Climax Springs in a nonconference game at Stover.
The Lady Bulldogs (16-9) led 20-4 after one quarter, 39-7 at halftime and 55-11 after three quarters.
Mallory Uptegrove paced Stover with 18 points and six assists. Carley Nolting had 14 points, and Jensen Bauer and Hunter Miesner had eight each.
Sweet Springs 45, Slater 40, OT
The Sweet Springs Lady Greyhounds outscored Slater 9-4 in overtime Friday night to win 45-40 in a nonconference girls basketball game at Sweet Springs.
Sweet Springs led 9-7 after one quarter, 21-17 after two and 29-27 after three. The score was tied at 36 at the end of regulation.
Ashleigh Bright paced Sweet Springs (14-10) with 13 points, seven rebounds and five assists; Nicole Bright had 11 points; and Christina Higgins had 10.
Applewood Christian 61, Springfield Rush 32
Applewood Christian beat the Springfield Rush 61-32 in the first round of the Missouri Homeschool Championships girls basketball tournament on Friday at St. Louis Christian College.
Applewood Christian jumped out to a 16-6 lead after one quarter and led 33-14 at halftime.
Meredith Crosier had a double-double and nearly made it a triple-double with 24 points, 11 rebounds and eight steals. Miranda Crosier also had a double-double with 19 points, 13 rebounds and four assists.
Emily Cummings and Aleea Magras each scored eight points.
Applewood Christian (14-4) will face Joplin Homeschool in the state semifinal at 11:45 a.m. Saturday.
St. Pius X 48, Smith-Cotton 40
Keoni Hale scored a team-high nine points, but his Smith-Cotton junior varsity Tigers lost 48-40 to St. Pius X in a boys basketball game Friday night in Kansas City.
Greg Jackson added eight points for the Tigers, who fell to 6-10.
Green Ridge 73, Santa Fe 60
The Green Ridge Tigers shot out to a big first-quarter lead and held on for a 73-60 win over Santa Fe in a nonconference boys basketball game Thursday night in Alma.
Green Ridge (14-11) led 19-6 after one quarter, 38-22 at halftime and 53-46 after three quarters.
Axton Harding scored a game-high 28 points for the Tigers. Hayden Doane and Zac Callahan added 15 points each. Callahan added 11 rebounds for a double-double. Harding had a team-high six steals, and Tom Dove had three blocked shots.
Cole Camp 48, Stover 30
Tanner Oelrichs led a balanced Cole Camp attack in the Bluebirds’ 48-30 Kaysinger Conference boys basketball win Thursday night at Cole Camp.
Alex Pritzel added 10 points, Connor Balke had eight and Tyler Ward six.
Slater 45, Northwest 38
Cortlen Austin produced 17 points and eight rebounds Thursday night, and the Northwest Mustangs lost 45-38 to Slater in a nonconference boys basketball game.
Trey Green added seven points, and Truman Leicher had five points and a team-high 14 rebounds.
Slater held quarter leads of 15-5, 27-15 and 37-26.
Versailles 63, Warsaw 10
The Warsaw Wildcats didn’t score a point in the first quarter, and the Versailles Tigers won 63-10 Thursday night in a Tri-County Conference girls basketball game at Versailles.
The Tigers led 14-0 after one quarter, 30-5 after two and 49-9 after three.
Jessica Blankinship paced Warsaw with five points.
Warsaw fell to 2-21 overall and 0-6 in the conference.