High School Basketball
The Concordia boys basketball team defeated Santa Fe last (Tue) night 57-53 in their conference tournament. Concordia plays again tomorrow (Thu) night against St. Paul. Thank you to Coach Eric Hahn for calling in that score.
The Knob Noster Boys Basketball team defeated the Van Horn Falcons 60 – 53 last (Tue) night in non-conference play. Thank you to Coach Adam Easterwood sending in the score.
The Lincoln girls beat Smithton last (Tue) night 41-37.
The Smithton boys beat Lincoln 53-33.
The Meadville boys and girls basketball teams were victorious last (Tue) night against Atlanta. The girls won 59-38 and the boys score was 64-38. Thank you to Meadville Coach Darren Smith for those scores.
Other scores from Tuesday Dec. 4 include:
Pilot Grove- 65
Thank you to Rick Grunden.
In the Husker Classic:
Higginsville girls topped Richmond 52-25
Odessa girls defeated Oak Grove 40-20
Higginsville boys beat Lexington 72-37
Richmond boys edged out Brookfield 68-35
Windsor boys fall to Odessa 67-44.
Tonight – St. Pius girls take on Brookfield. It’s Holden Lady Eagles against Lexington. On the boys side, Oak Grove and Richmond square off at 7:30.
In the Lone Jack Tournament St. Paul Lutheran was defeated by Crest Ridge 48-43.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Laurence Bowers scored a career-high 26 points to help No. 12 Missouri rally from 10 points down at halftime and beat Southeast Missouri State 81-65 Tuesday night. The Tigers trailed for 17 minutes before Bowers made a turnaround jumper to give Missouri a 57-56 lead with 10:56 remaining, then stretched the lead to 73-62 with 4:16 left on an alleyoop dunk by Keion Bell. Phil Pressey added 17 points for the Tigers (7-1) after making only 3 of 14 shots from the field in the first half, including 1 of 6 from 3-point range. Corey Wilford scored all of his 14 points in the first half to lead the Redhawks (6-5). Nino Johnson and Missouri transfer Tyler Stone both added 13.
KANSAS (AP) – Kansas State coach Bill Snyder has been voted the AP Big 12 coach of the year after leading the Wildcats to the third conference championship in school history and a berth in the Fiesta Bowl. The Wildcats’ only loss came at Baylor late in the season, when they had climbed to No. 1 in the BCS standings. They rebounded to beat Texas last Saturday to wrap up their first Big 12 title since 2003, when Snyder was still in his first tenure at Kansas State. Snyder also won the award last season, when he led the Wildcats to the Cotton Bowl, and in 1998, when Kansas State came up just short of playing for a national championship. The only other three-time winner of the award is Oklahoma’s Bob Stoops.
NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Butler of the Kansas City Royals has been selected as the winner of the 2012 Edgar Martinez Outstanding Designated Hitter Award. Butler received 80 of the 84 first-place votes in balloting by club beat writers, broadcasters and AL public relations departments announced Tuesday, beating Toronto’s Edwin Encarnacion. It’s the first time in his six-year career that Butler has been chosen as the American League’s top DH. The 26-year-old first-time All-Star batted .313 with 32 doubles, 29 homers and 107 RBIs last season. He is the first Royals player since Carlos Beltran in 2003 to hit .300 with at least 25 homers and 100 RBIs. Three-time winner Harold McRae (1976, 1980 and 1982) was the previous Kansas City player to earn the award.