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KAYSINGER CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT
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BOYS
SACRED HEART 64, WINDSOR 34
TIPTON 44, COLE CAMP 37

GIRLS
TIPTON 47, COLE CAMP 41
WINDSOR 32, STOVER 23

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CLAA TOURNAMENT
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BOYS
HARDIN CENTRAL 71, HALE/BOSWORTH 35
NORTHWESTERN 65, KEYETESVILLE 46

GIRLS
KEYETESVILLE 60, HARDIN CENTRAL 33
TINA-AVALON 43, NORTHWESTERN 32

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MIDWAY TOURNAMENT
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BOYS
LONE JACK 61, K.C. LUTHERAN 58
ARCHIE 57, CHRIST PREP 47

GIRLS
MIDWAY 65, LONE JACK 27
ARCHIE 46, K.C. LUTHERAN 25
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OTHER AREA SCORES
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BOYS
FULTON 58, MARSHALL 56
MOBERLY 65, KIRKSVILLE 54
BOONVILLE 58, HANNIBAL 48
HELIAS 78, MEXICO 41
WELLINGTON 69, SANTA FE 51
SWEET SPRINGS 60, ORRICK 55
MARCELINE 62, SLATER 28
PARIS 63, FAYETTE 54
HIGGINSVILLE 83, LEXINGTON 28
RICHMOND 50, KNOB NOSTER 46
GLASGOW 53, CAIRO 20
NEW FRANKLIN 60, JAMESTOWN 33
PILOT GROVE 76, OTTERVILLE 38
PRAIRIE HOME 71, BUNCETON 38
SMITH-COTTON 67, CLINTON 51
O’HARA 58, WARRENSBURG 53
ODESSA 54, HARRISONVILLE 51
OAK GROVE 60, EXCELSIOR SPRINGS 39
PLEASANT HILL 49, GRAIN VALLEY 47
ST. PIUS X 58, K.C. CENTER 51
LAWSON 60, NORTH PLATTE 44
EAST BUCHANAN 52, HAMILTON 49
BRAYMER 69, KING CITY 55
STANBERRY 64, POLO 23
LEETON 61, CHILHOWEE 25
BROOKFIELD 55, SOUTH SHELBY 39
PALMYRA 62, MONROE CITY 43
CALIFORNIA 56, WARSAW 44
HALLSVILLE 61, VERSAILLES 48
BLAIR OAKS 67, ELDON 51

GIRLS
KIRKSVILLE 53, MOBERLY 36
HELIAS 62, MEXICO 25
WELLINGTON 50, SANTA FE 46
SWEET SPRINGS 61, ORRICK 32
MARCELINE 39, SLATER 23
PARIS 58, FAYETTE 12
GLASGOW 50, CAIRO 48
JAMESTOWN 51, NEW FRANKLIN 48
PILOT GROVE 82, OTTERVILLE 52
CLINTON 49, SMITH-COTTON 45 (OT)
O’HARA 56, WARRENSBURG 48
ODESSA 47, HARRISONVILLE 31
GRAIN VALLEY 73, PLEASANT HILL 43
OAK GROVE 40, EXCELSIOR SPRINGS 38
ST. PIUS X 54, K.C. CENTER 35
NORTH PLATTE 53, LAWSON 37
HAMILTON 50, EAST BUCHANAN 35
CHILLICOTHE 69, MARYVILLE 43
BRAYMER 46, KING CITY 38
POLO 60, STANBERRY 39
BROOKFIELD 58, SOUTH SHELBY 25
MACON 40, CENTRALIA 37
PALMYRA 67, MONROE CITY 33

Our next high school basketball games to be on 103.9 Curly Country will be Friday the 13th from Brookfield, with the Bulldogs playing host to the Macon Tigers. The girls game is set for a 6:00 p.m. tip-off with the boys game to follow. You can catch all the play-by-play on 103.9 KRLI.

 
MISSOURI-SOUTH CAROLINA

 

Sindarius Thornwell scored 14 points and Laimonas Chatkevicius added 13 points and eight rebounds to lead South Carolina to a 65-60 win over Missouri in a game between the Southeastern Conference’s bottom two teams.

The Gamecocks (12-11, 3-8 SEC) led by 10 in both the first and second halves, but couldn’t put the Tigers (7-17, 1-10) away until late. Missouri had cut South Carolina’s lead to 54-51 with less than three minutes to go when Thornwell hit his second 3-pointer of the game. The Gamecocks would stretch the lead to 10 again before the Tigers hit a couple of late 3-pointers.

Missouri’s bad season took a turn for the worse. The Tigers had only nine players in uniform and lost sophomore guard Wes Clark to a gruesome arm injury in the second half. The Tigers have lost 10 in a row.

 
T25-RESULTS

 

Another night, another close road victory for Kentucky, which remains the only undefeated Division I men’s team in the country. Willie Cauley-Stein scored 15 points and top-ranked Kentucky stayed unbeaten with another tough road win, 71-69 over LSU when the Tigers missed a 3-pointer that could have won it at the buzzer. Kentucky can tie a school record for the best start to a season by winning at home on Saturday against South Carolina.

In other AP top-25 hoops:

— Wayne Selden Jr. scored 16 points and No. 8 Kansas shot well from 3-point range, beating Texas Tech 73-51. The Jayhawks were 11 of 20 from beyond the arc.

— No. 5 Wisconsin built a big lead early and then held off Nebraska’s late comeback bid for a 65-55 victory. The Badgers are 22-2 overall and 10-1 in the Big Ten. Sam Dekker matched his career high with 21.

— Jerian Grant scored 22 points and Demetrius Jackson hit the tying and go-ahead baskets as No. 10 Notre Dame outlasted Clemson 60-58. The Irish, who are 22-4 overall, overcame a four-point deficit down the stretch to improve to 10-3 in the ACC.

— No. 24 Arkansas overwhelmed Auburn 101-87. Bobby Portis had 22 points and eight rebounds for the Razorbacks, who are 19-5.

 
RAMS-STADIUM

 

Gov. Jay Nixon announced deals with a power company and a railroad that he said represent progress toward plans for a proposed riverfront stadium for the St. Louis Rams. Nixon’s news conference yesterday included leaders of Ameren Missouri and Terminal Railroad Association. Ameren would relocate a power station and the railroad would move tracks out of the stadium footprint.

The proposed 64,000-seat, open-air stadium would replace the Edward Jones Dome that was built in 1995. The Rams informed officials earlier this month that they were going to a year-to-year lease, and owner Stan Kroenke is part of a joint venture building an 80,000-seat stadium in the Los Angeles area. If the team moves, Nixon said it would cost the state $10 million in annual income tax revenue paid by NFL players.

 

NBA-RESULTS

 

James Harden scored 20 of his 40 points in the fourth quarter and the Houston Rockets pulled away to beat the Phoenix Suns 127-118. Harden scored 45 in a loss to Portland on Sunday and has six games of 40-plus points. Josh Smith added 20 for the Rockets, who’ve won seven of nine. Harden leads the NBA by scoring at least 40 points on six occasions.

In other NBA:

— Pau Gasol continues to be a force inside for the Chicago Bulls. Gasol continued his strong play with 26 points and 16 rebounds, Tony Snell had a career-high 24 and Derrick Rose added 23 to lead the Bulls to a 104-86 rout of the Sacramento Kings. It was Gasol’s NBA-best 34th double-double of the season, and his 13th straight.

— Zach Randolph had 19 points, Marc Gasol added 14 and 11 rebounds and the Memphis Grizzlies ruined the return of former coach Lionel Hollins with a 95-86 victory over the Brooklyn Nets. The Grizzlies have won 14 of 16.

— Detroit mauled Charlotte 106-78. Greg Monroe led the Pistons with 23 points and 12 boards.

— And in the final game of the night, the Denver Nuggets snapped their six-game losing streak by beating the L.A. Lakers 106-96. Ty Lawson had a huge night for the Nuggets, scoring 16 of his game-high 32 points in the fourth quarter. Lawson also dished out 16 assists.

 

NBA-ALL-STAR GAME

 

Dwyane Wade has backed out of Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game. The Miami guard has missed his team’s last six games with a hamstring injury and says he needs the time off to get better. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver revealed that Atlanta’s Kyle Korver will be Wade’s replacement on the Eastern Conference roster. Wade said he thought Milwaukee’s Brandon Knight, who was born in Miami, would have been a fitting choice.

Korver, who was All-Star weekend bound anyway for the 3-point contest, is the record-tying fourth Atlanta player on the East roster. The Hawks are the runaway leaders in the East. Wade will still go to New York for All-Star weekend, with a number of events planned with business partners.