Gremlins roll into semifinals

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The Smith-Cotton Tigers won their third straight game Tuesday night, beating Nevada 63-58 in a nonconference boys basketball game in Nevada, Mo.

S-C, which trailed 9-8 after one quarter, came alive in the second and took a 23-11 halftime lead. S-C led 41-32 after three quarters.

Jacob Bergman paced S-C with 23 points, nine rebounds and five blocked shots. Gavin Jones scored 12 points and Dante Scroggins had 11.

S-C’s Chance Johnson did not play because of a shoulder injury.

S-C (9-13) will host Warrensburg on Friday night in its regular-season finale.

Smith-Cotton won the JV game 49-40.

Sacred Heart 94, La Monte 40

The Sacred Heart Gremlins routed La Monte in the first round of the Class 2, District 14 boys basketball tournament Tuesday night at Crest Ridge High School near Centerview.

The Gremlins beat the Vikings 94-40.

Six different Sacred Heart players scored in double figures with Jimmy Villalobos leading the way with 17 points. Stefan Cox and Garrett Strange scored 16 each, Cal Racy had 11, and Chase Lyles and Charlie Wendt had 10 each.

Seth Johnson paced La Monte with 11 points.

The Gremlins held quarter leads of 26-6, 48-23 and 79-35.

Sacred Heart (25-0) will face Windsor in the semifinals at 6 p.m. Thursday. Windsor beat Concordia 75-70.

Belle 75, Cole Camp 66

Cole Camp fell in the first round of the Class 2, District 8 boys basketball tournament to Belle 75-66 on Tuesday at Russellville.

The Bluebirds trailed by double digits in the second quarter before rallying to pull within seven at the half, 37-30. Belle also took a double digit lead early in the third only to see Cole Camp get within four. The Bluebirds got within 65-60 with two minutes left, but the Bluebirds could not finish the comeback.

In his final high school game, Tanner Oelrichs scored 16 points for Cole Camp. Koby Knievel added 10 and Tyler Ward scored 13. Alex Pritzel scored 15 points.

Kolton Clark led Belle with 28.

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