The Norborne Lady Pirates displayed why they are the top seed in the Class 1 District 12 basketball tournament last (Wed) night with a 59 – 20 victory over the Brunswick Lady Wildcats. Michaela Coats led all scorers with 17. Megan Shannon added 15 and Cheyanne Baxter scored 10 for the Lady Pirates. On the Brunswick side Chelsea Lee Manson was their leading scorer with 8.
The other girls game from Class 1 District 12 in Norborne last night was much closer as Tina-Avalon pulled the slight upset over number two seed Hale 36 – 33. The Lady Dragons Kelsey Garber had 16 to lead all scorers. Senior Quincy Copple had 11 points in her last basketball game for the Hale Lady Cardinals.
That sets the stage for the Class 1 District 12 girls championship game between the Norborne Lady Pirates and the Tina-Avalon Lady Dragons. Weather permitting that game is scheduled for Friday night at 6 o’clock. The matchup will be broadcast on 103.9 The Grenade.
On the boys side last night in Norborne the host team fell to Northwestern 60 – 45. Hale beat Tina-Avalon 47 – 43. That sets up a Class 1 District 12 championship game on the boys side between Northwestern and Hale for Friday night at 7:15.
Last night was the semifinal round for the ladies in Class 3 District 14 at Higginsville. The Lafayette County C-1 girls got a 50 – 36 win over St. Paul. O’Hara topped Richmond 54 – 30.
The semifinals are up next for the boys in Class 3 District 14. Top seed Lafayette County C-1 will face St. Paul and Richmond is scheduled to take on Knob Noster. The original bracket called for those games to be played tonight (Thu). With the current weather situation it seems likely they will try for those games on Friday evening.
Class 1 District 8 scores:
Bunceton-63 vs Northwest-33 (girls)
Otterville-63 vs Pilot Grove-60 OT (girls)
Otterville-66 vs Leeton-47 (boys)
Pilot Grove-67 vs Chilhowee-26 (boys)
Mason Schlotzhauer led all scorers with 24. Kendall Kraus added 14 and Dylan Twenter had 12 for Pilot Grove as they improve to 22 – 6. Chilhowee finishes their season with a 15 – 9 record.
Comments from Pilot Grove coach Rick Grunden – “During district play it is important to take each game at a time. Tonight we took on a Chilhowee team that is athletic with some talent to match. Their best player, Dillon Anstine, is a threat on many levels. He can handle the ball and he has a genuine ability to elevate on the shot. We knew it would be difficult for us it contain him. We tried to challenge him, but force him to beat us on his own. That idea worked to our advantage. We did well moving the ball around and going to the basket. We will have our hands full as we play for the district championship on Friday night against Otterville. They are a team that continues to improve and they are a danger everywhere on the court. ”
Class 1 District 13 at Braymer:
Wellington-Napoleon girls – 69 Hardin-Central – 35. Kayla Thompson with 18 for Wellington, Olivia Ellis scored 15 for Braymer.
Orrick girls – 64 Polo – 57. Madison Winters scored 25 for Orrick and Sammie Jo Copeland added 20 for Polo.
Wellington-Napoleon will face Orrick for the Class 1 District 13 girls championship Friday at 6 p.m.
Wellington-Napoleon boys – 61 Polo – 59 (2 OT). Christian Bryant had 24 for Wellington and Jack Pile from Polo led all scorers with 27.
Hardin-Central boys – 45 Braymer – 42. Colton Layman scored 14 to lead Hardin, Braymer’s Jesse Utt was the game’s top scorer with 20.
Wellington-Napoleon will take on Hardin-Central for the Class 1 District 13 boys championship Friday at 7:30 p.m.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Elston Turner scored 21 points and Alex Caruso added another 14 points in Texas A&M’s come-from-behind victory over Auburn, 65-56 Wednesday night.
Auburn opened the game with a 12-0 run through the first six minutes of play, but Texas A&M (16-10, 6-7 Southeastern Conference) fought back to cut the Tigers’ lead to 31-29 by halftime. The Aggies closed the game on a 12-5 run over the final five minutes to pull away.
The Aggies outshot Auburn from the field, finishing 22 of 50, while the Tigers made 21 of 56 shots.
Allen Payne led Auburn (9-17, 3-10) with 11 points.
Texas A&M shot 11 of 30 from the field in the first half before turning things around and shooting 11 of 20 in the second half. Auburn’s shooting dropped off from 13 of 26 in the first half to 8 of 30 in the second.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The NCAA wasted no time in challenging a new Pennsylvania law designed to keep the $60 million Penn State fine over the Jerry Sandusky scandal in the state, filing a federal challenge to the legislation hours after Gov. Tom Corbett signed it into law Wednesday.
State and congressional lawmakers have objected to use of the NCAA fine to finance child abuse prevention efforts in other states.
The NCAA claims the state’s action is unconstitutional.