The Nevada Lady Tigers overcame a sluggish start and put together a big third quarter to pull away from the Harrisonville Lady Wildcats for a 57-33 win Thursday night in girls basketball action at Harrisonville. Mikayla Bartlett scored 16 points and fellow seniors, Morgan McNeley and Rilie Good, each added 11 as the Lady Tigers won their fifth straight contest. Nevada jumped out to a 12-2 lead in the first but Harrisonville hung tough in the second quarter and trailed 25-14 at the half. The Lady Tigers put the game away in the third when they started the second half with a 10-0 run and eventually outscored Harrisonville 21-9 in the stanza. Morgan Bundt was the only player to reach double digits for the Lady Wildcats with 11. With their fifth straight win, Nevada heads into their holiday break at 7-2. The Lady Tigers also grabbed the preliminary game with a 51-30 win over Harrisonville in the junior varsity contest. The Nevada girls will now be away from game action until Monday, January 5th, when they host Monett at Wynn Gymnasium.
The Nevada Tiger basketball team will close out their pre-holiday schedule Friday night in West Central Conference action as they host the Warrensburg Tigers at Wynn Gymnasium. Nevada is still in search of their first ever WCC win as they enter the contest at 0-4 in league play and 1-6 overall. Its a tripleheader of action as play starts at 4:30 p.m. with the freshman contest followed by the junior varsity and varsity tilts. Pregame coverage should start at about 7:15 p.m. on AM 1240, KNEM as well as online at www.knemknmo.com and www.nevadamotv.com.
The Bronaugh Wildcats and Lady Wildcats enter the holiday break on a high note as they beat the Hume Hornets and Lady Hornets in the annual Christmas Game Friday night. The Bronaugh Lady Wilcats got the night started off with a 52-31 win over the Lady Hornets. Bronaugh was paced by Martell Moore and Taylor Stratford both with 14 points. Amanda Raper reached double digits with 10 points. Brhett Mumma led Hume with 13 points. The boys half of the doubleheader was all Bronaugh as they up ended the Hornets 67-29. The Wildcats outscored the Hornets 39-17 in the first half of play. Justin Hudson led all scorers with 22 points. Gabe McIntire added 13 and Bryce Whitworth added 10. Blake Lewis led Hume with 9 points.
Other area high school action for Thursday night included:
Boys: El Dorado Springs 76 Stockton 68
Boys: Rich Hill 75 Greenfield 49
Girls: Greenfield 48 Rich Hill 45
The Nevada Tiger wrestlers hit the road Thursday night for a triangular event. The Tiger grapplers traveled to Buffalo High School for matches against the Bison and the Glendale Falcons out of Springfield. Nevada faired well against Glendale, beating them in the team competition 47-36. Clay Landoll won at 113. At 132 Colton Shrewsbury was victorious. Christian Aguilar at 138 and Chaden Brandt at 170 each notched wins. Jacob Johnson at 195 received a win as well. In the matchup with Buffalo, Nevada fell n the team competition 45-27. Dayton Miller won at 126. Colton Shrewsbury was victorius. Chaden Brant at 170, Scott Swink at 220 and Trey Protchett at 284. Nevada is also scheduled to be in competition this Friday and Saturday at the two-day Harrisonville Holiday Tournament.
Nevada High School Girls Swimming competed in Carthage in the Carthage Lady Dual on Tuesday. In team results, the Lady Tigers were 6-1, beating Harrisonville, Joplin, Lamar, Monett, Ozark, and Seymour. The only loss coming to Carthage. In individual results, Nevada claimed 1st place in the 200 Yard Freestyle Relay with a time of 1:54.99. The team was made up of Morgan Ernsbarger, Emma Denman, Maddie McCaffree, and Makayla Haner. Emma Denman placed 2nd in the 50 Yard Freestyle with a time of 28.17. Nevada also placed 2nd in the 200 yard Medley Relay with a time of 2:08.57. That team was comprised of Makayla Haner, Paige Webb, Mikayla Mohrmore, and Emma Denman. Morgan Ernsbarger claimed 3rd in the 200 Yard IM with a time of 2:39.51. Mikayla Mohrman also received a 3rd place finish in the 100 Yard Freestyle with a time of 1:06.50.
Junior Dayton Miller joins the Century Club with his 100th Career Win. Currently he is 14-1 on the season heading into the Harrisonville Holiday Tournament this weekend.
Missouri Tiger basketball looks to get back above .500 on Saturday as theyplay the host Illinois Fighting Illini at the Scotttrade Center in St. Louis. Mizzou sits at 5-5 on the season, while Illinois is 7-3. Pregame will begin at 12:30 P.M. on Saturday, preempting the 12:30 News broadcast. Tip-off is set for 1:00 P.M. on the Tiger Network.
The Kansas City Chiefs are looking to continue their run for the playoffs as they battle the Steelers at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvia. The Chiefs sit in 2nd place in the AFC West Division with a record of 8-6. Kickoff Sunday is scheduled for 12:00 P.M.
The St. Louis Rams are home this week as they host the New Your Giants. The Rams sit at 6-8 on the season, claiming 4th place in the NFC West Division. Kick-off is set of 3:05 P.M. at the Edwards Jones Dome in St. Louis.
Missouri State has hired Missouri defensive coordinator Dave Steckel as its new head football coach. Steckel is a long-time aide of Gary Pinkel, and replaces Terry Allen, who was 37-64 in 9 seasons, and 4-8 last season. Mizzou led the SEC in total defense in conference. Steckel did say he would coach Missouri through the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl on January 1st, before joining the Bears.
The Missouri Tigers have received word they will be featured in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl on January 1st at 12:00 P.M. Mizzou will face Minnesota. The Tigers look to bounce back after the 42-13 rout by Alabama in the SEC Championship Game.