The Nevada Tiger and Lady Tiger basketball teams, for the first this week, will play on the same day as action wraps up Saturday in the Clinton boys and girls basketball tournaments. Both teams are finishing up play in the winner’s bracket but in different contests. The Nevada Lady Tigers will play for the championship in the girls tourney while the Tigers are looking for a respectable third place finish in the boys bracket. The Nevada boys will be up first as they have a 12:30 contest against the Versailles Tigers at Clinton High School. Nevada started the tournament as the number five seed and sit 5-11 on the season. Versailles is not in the game they expected after entering the week with the second seed only to be upset by Clinton 67-53 Thursday night in the semi-finals. The Tigers are 8-7 on the year and are led by 6-1 senior guard, Trey Woods, who averages over 21 points a game. On the inside they have 6-3 junior, Michael Allen, who accounts for over 18 points a contest.
Meanwhile, the Nevada Lady Tigers are in search of their first tournament title of the season. The second seeded Lady Tigers have posted lopsided wins this week over the Odessa junior varsity and El Dorado Springs. They take on the top seeded Odessa Lady Bulldogs who have posted wins against Knob Noster and Warrensburg, in overtime. Both teams will enter the contest at 13-3. Nevada head coach, Brent Bartlett, says Odessa reminds him a lot of El Dorado Springs. The championship contest is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. at Clinton High School. Coverage of both Nevada games will be heard Saturday on 97.5 FM, KNMO starting with pregame at 12:15 p.m. Each contest will also be online at www.knemknmo.com and www.nevadamotv.com.
In action from Friday night at the Clinton Tournament, in the girls 7th place game, Knob Noster beat Odessa JV 54-29. In the girls 5th place game, Clinton had no problem getting past Sherwood 47-20. The El Dorado Springs boys claimed 7th place as they beat Holden 59-56. In the boys 5th place contest, Knob Noster just barely edged Sherwood 71-70.
The Cottey Comets got their 2 game homestand started off with a win as they beat the Missouri Valley Junior Varsity 73-53 Friday night. Cottey was led by Lindsey Denney with 17 points. Latasha Griggs also added 13 points, with Emily Allen and Machela VanGennip each contributing 11 points. Every player the Comets roster scored points in the game. Cottey now sits at 9-6 on the season. They will host Ottawa University Junior Varsity on Tuesday Night. Tip-off is set for 7:00 P.M.
Nevada Tiger Wrestlers will be back on the mats Saturday as they travel to St. Joseph and participate in the St. Josepht Benton Duals. Tune in to our local news, weather, and sports broadcast on Monday to hear how Nevada Tigers faired.
Nevada High School Girls Swimmers will be taking part in the Springfield Invitation in Springfield Saturday. The meet is scheduled to held at the Foster Natotirium in Springfield. Swimming is slated to start at 8:00 A.M. and 1:30 P.M.
The Missouri Tigers are looking to end their 6 game losing streak as they host Ole Miss Saturday at Mizzou Arena in Columbia. Mizzou comes in with a record at 7-13 on the season. The Rebels are 13-7 on the season. Tiger Network pregame starts at 2:30 P.M. on AM 1240 KNEM. Tip-off is set for 3:00 P.M.
Nevada Tiger Football standout Caleb Smith will be signing a letter of intent to play football at Truman State University on Wednesday, February 4th. The signing is scheduled for 2:30 P.M. in the Nevada High School Media Center.
Nevada Tiger Football standout Taylor Manes will be signing a letter of intent to play football at Truman State University on Friday, February 6th. The signing is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. in the Nevada High School Media Center.