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The Norborne Lady Pirates took a sectional round victory last night over the Meadville Lady Eagles 49 – 39. Cheyenne Baxter for Norborne led all scorers with 17. Erin Shiflett led the way for the Lady Eagles with 15 points. Meadville wraps up their season at 20 – 9 while Norborne improves to 25 – 2 on the year.
The Lady Pirates don’t have long to rest – they are back in action tomorrow at 2:45 at Truman State University in Kirksville in the quarterfinal round. We’ll be broaadcasting that game on 103.9 The Grenade. We also have the Lafayette County C-1 boys quarterfinal matchup broadcast tomorrow. The Huskers are scheduled to tip off at 1 o’clock Saturday afternoon from the Independence Events Center, and the game will also be broadcast on The Grenade.
In other high school action last night Pilot Grove lost to Drexel, the #1 rated team in class 1, 67 – 48. Pilot Grove wraps up their season with a 23 – 7 record.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Keion (kee-AHN’) Bell racked up 24 points while Jabari (jah-BAHR’-ee) Brown added another 23 as Missouri trounced South Carolina 90-to-68 last night. The Tigers shot nearly 70 percent for the game and had 10 dunks and 46 points in the paint.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Bri Kulas collected 26 points and 12 rebounds as Missouri’s women’s basketball team knocked off 14th-ranked South Carolina 65-to-58 yesterday. It’s the second time the team’s toppled a rank opponent this season.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas basketball coach Bill Self is accepting an apology from Iowa State students after this week’s overtime victory. The sixth-ranked Jayhawks rallied in the closing minutes to force overtime before rolling to a 108-to-96 victory. That prompted an Iowa State fan to try to charge Self after a brief postgame interview and sparked racist and threatening comments on Twitter about Elijah Johnson, who scored 39 points.
ST. LOUIS (AP) – Jonathan Toews (tayvz) scored twice as the Chicago Blackhawks shut out the St. Louis Blues 3-to-0 last night. Andrew Shaw also scored for Chicago, which extended their NHL-record season-opening points streak to 20 games.