District Champions will be crowned Monday night, after games had to be pushed back due to winter weather over the weekend. The Rich Hill Tigers are among those teams on the hunt as they have a bid in the Championship game in the Class 2 District 13 tournament in Butler. They will face the Lockwood Tigers Monday night. Pregame coverage starts at 5:50 P.M. on 97.5 FM KNMO and online at www.knemknmo.com. Video coverage will also be provided by www.nevadamotv.com. Tip-off is set for 6:00 P.M. The Class 2 District 13 Girls Championship game will feature Jasper against Archie, with tip-off at 7:30 P.M.
Also on the schedule for Monday night is the Class 3 District 12 Championship games, played at Lamar. In the girls championship game, Stockton will face East Newton at 6:00 P.M. At 7:30 P.M., Mount Vernon will play East Newton.
Play starts Monday night in the Class 4 District 13 girls tournament in Warrensburg. The #4 seed Clinton will face #5 seed Warrensburg at 5:30 P.M. At 7:00 P.M., #3 seed Pleasant Hill will play #6 seed Harrisonville. The winner of Pleasant Hill versus Harrisonville will play the Nevada Lady Tigers on Thursday, March 5th at 5:30 P.M.
The Missouri Tigers came out shooting poorly, fell behind by double digits early and never recovered as they dropped a 68-44 decision to the Georgia Bulldogs Saturday in Athens, GA. The Bulldogs led 41-23 at the half and led by as many as 28 points in the second half in winning their third straight game and improved to 19-9 and 10-6 in the SEC. Missouri fell to 8-21 and 2-14, last in the SEC. Johnathan Williams III and Namon Wright led the Tigers with ten points each. The Tigers begin the final week of regular season play Tuesday night with "Senior Night" at Mizzou Arena against the Auburn Tigers at 8:00 p.m.
The Missouri Tiger Talk program is back on the airwaves Monday night. Missouri men's basketball coach Kim Anderson will be the guest and talk about the loss on Saturday to Georgia. Airtime being at 7:00 P.M. on AM 1240 KNEM.
For the first time since 2007, the Nevada Lady Tigers reached the 20 win plateau as they closed out the regular season Friday night with a 69-41 win over the Kansas City Center Lady Yellowjackets in West Central Conference basketball action. The Lady Tigers were able to celebrate "Senior Night" and give head coach, Brent Bartlett, a win in his final home game before stepping down at the end of the season. All three seniors for Nevada reached double figures with Rilie Good leading the way with 23 points, while fellow classmates Mikayla Bartlett added 15 and Morgan McNeley 14. The Lady Tigers finished the regular season at 20-4 and 10-2 in their first year in the W-C-C, good enough for second place behind St. Pius X. Daisah Purnell led Center with 14 points but the Lady Yellowjackets fell to 7-18 and 3-9 in league play. Prior to coaching his final home contest for Nevada, Bartlett was recognized at center court in front of a large group of former players. He say's it's a night he'll always remember especially being coupled with "Senior Night" for his own daughter, Mikayla. Nevada will now get ready for the start of Class 4 District 13 play. The #2 seeded Lady Tigers have a first round bye and will be in the semi-finals at Warrensburg next Thursday at 5:30 p.m. against the Monday first round winner between #3 Pleasant Hill and #6 Harrisonville.
Brandon Barker scored 25 points for Nevada but it wasn't enough as the Center Yellowjackets defeated the Nevada Tigers 72-61 to spoil "Senior Night" for the Tigers at Wynn Gymnasium. Nathan Burrell led the 'Jackets with 18 points while Angelo Allegri added 12 as Center improved to 13-9 and finished West Central Conference play at 8-4. Nevada finished their regular season play at 8-17 and 2-10 in league action. The Tigers had an 11-7 lead after the first quarter, but Center responded with a 24-6 advantage in the second period for a 31-17 lead at the half. Nevada trailed by as many as 23 points in the third quarter before the Tigers rallied to within nine in the fourth quarter but the rally fell short. Freshman Clay Gayman joined Barker in double digits with 15 points. It was the final home game for Seniors Barker, Tristan Smith, Ben Sommer, Brodrick Mason, Anthony Fox and Dalton Eador. Nevada will begin play in the Class 4 District 13 tournament Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. as the fifth seed and will take on #4 Pleasant Hill in Warrensburg
With the Cottey College basketball season coming to an end Thursday afternoon, recruiting for the next season will begin shortly. Cottey lost to North Central Missouri College 76-64 on Thursday in the NJCAA Women's Division II Region 16 semi-finals contest, ending their season with a record of 12-11. Head Coach for the Cottey Comets, Stephanie Beason says, this year's squad took a step in the right direction to turn the program around. The first day for Cottey College to sign players for next season is April 10th.
Nevada's Dayton Miller came up one win short of winning a state title in the Missouri State High School Wrestling Championships in Columbia. Miller advanced to the Class 2, 126 pound, championship match held Saturday night at Mizzou Arena. However, the Nevada junior was defeated in an 8-4 decision by Oak Grove's Shawn Kavadas. Miller settled for second in the state meet and finished the season with a record of 49-4. Miller was one of five Nevada wrestlers under head coach, Devin White, to compete in the state wrestling tournament but the only one to finish as a medalist after the three days of competition. As a team, Nevada Tied for 17th place with 26 points. Oak Grove won Class 2 with 158 points.
Nevada Lady Tiger Golfer Hannah Householder will be signing a letter of intent to play Golf at Fontbonne University on Friday, March 6th. The signing is schheduled for 2:30 P.M. at Nevada high School Media Center.
Seedings have determined for the upcoming Class 4 District 13 boys and girls basketball tournaments March 2nd - 7th at Warrensburg High School. In the girls bracket, the Bolivar Lady Liberators were selected as the #1 seed followed by the Nevada Lady Tigers at #2. They will each get a first round bye in the six team district. The rest of the girls seedings included Pleasant Hill at #3, Clinton at #4, Warrensburg at #5 and Harrisonville as the 6th seed. Nevada's first distict game will be on Thursday, March 5th, at 5:30 p.m. against the winner of the first round contest between Pleasant Hill and Harrisonville. Click here to see the complete bracket.
The Class 4 District 13 boys bracket has Bolivar's Liberators as the top seed. The Harrisonville Wildcats are the second seed and earns the second first round bye. The #3 slot went to Warrensburg followed by Pleasant Hill at #4, Nevada at #5 and Clinton as the 6th and final seed. The Nevada Tigers will have a first round game on Tuesday, March 3rd at 5:30 p.m. against Pleasant Hill with the winner to meet top seed Bolivar in the semi-finals on Thursday, March 5th at 7:00 p.m. Click here to see the complete bracket.