AREA HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL RESULTS

BOYS
MEADVILLE 57, GLASGOW 43
MOBERLY 65, BOONVILLE 43
FULTON 58, KIRKSVILLE 54
NEW FRANKLIN 66, CAIRO 51
STURGEON 88, BRUNSWICK 38
SALISBURY 76, SLATER 32
PARIS 65, FAYETTE 35
MARCELINE 62, WESTRAN 59
CREST RIDGE 58, SWEET SPRINGS 43
ORRICK 68, CONCORDIA 31
HARRISBURG 83, SANTA FE 67
SMITHTON 83, ST. PAUL 78 (2-OT)
GREEN RIDGE 61, NW-HUGHESVILLE 59
LA PLATA 82, NW-MENDON 69
ATLANTA 74, KEYTESVILLE 52
BRAYMER 60, SOUTHWEST 29
HIGBEE 54, MALTA BEND 34
K.C. CENTER 82, SMITH-COTTON 65
K.C. LUTHERAN 81, KINGSVILLE 55
MONROE CITY 62, BROOKFIELD 58
LOUISIANA 63, CENTRALIA 55
MACON 60, CLARK COUNTY 33
LAWSON 62, LATHROP 51
KNOB NOSTER 50, CARROLLTON 39
LEXINGTON 66, HOLDEN 48
ST. JOSEPH-LAFAYETTE 65, CHILLICOTHE 57
ODESSA 56, OAK GROVE 48
HARRISONVILLE 69, GRAIN VALLEY 67
PLEASANT HILL 54, EXCELSIOR SPRINGS 40

GIRLS
GLASGOW 38, MEADVILLE 35
BOONVILLE 71, MOBERLY 38
KIRKSVILLE 54, FULTON 43
NEW FRANKLIN 51, CAIRO 43
STURGEON 51, BRUNSWICK 19
SALISBURY 38, SLATER 17
PARIS 57, FAYETTE 23
CREST RIDGE 47, SWEET SPRINGS 36
SANTA FE 84, HARRISBURG 71
ST. PAUL 58, SMITHTON 27
PILOT GROVE 68, JAMESTOWN 60
OTTERVILLE 38, BUNCETON 37
LA PLATA 38, NW-MENDON 31
KEYTESVILLE 71, ATLANTA 38
BRAYMER 62, SOUTHWEST 59
HIGBEE 78, MALTA BEND 46
K.C. CENTER 47, SMITH-COTTON 40
BROOKFIELD 55, MONROE CITY 38
CENTRALIA 66, LOUISIANA 21
MACON 33, CLARK COUNTY 21
LAWSON 59, LATHROP 54 (OT)
KNOB NOSTER 33, CARROLLTON 28
CHILLICOTHE 49, ST. JOSEPH-LAFAYETTE 45
GRAIN VALLEY 71, HARRISONVILLE 30
TINA-AVALON 77, BRECKENRIDGE 21
Our next high school basketball games to be on 103.9 Curly Country will be Wednesday, Feb. 25th with the Boys Semi-Finals from the Class 3 District 15 tournament being held in Richmond. The first game is set for a 6:00 p.m. tip-off and the second game will follow. We will also have the Girls Semi-Finals the next night with the same start time of 6 o’clock. You can catch all the play-by-play on 103.9 KRLI.

 

TOP-25 MEN’S BASKETBALL-SCHEDULE

 

The University of Kentucky is among the most storied programs in men’s college basketball, but the Wildcats never opened a season 26-0 until Tuesday.

Devin Booker poured in 18 points and had seven boards as the top-ranked Wildcats hammered the Volunteers 66-48 at Tennessee. Kentucky is still in line for its first unbeaten season since the 1953-54 squad went 25-0.

In other top-25 games:

— Tenth-ranked Notre Dame beat Wake Forest 88-75 behind Jerian Grant’s 24 points and 10 assists. Pat Connaughton added 13 points for the Irish, who hit their last 19 free throws and improved to 23-4 on the year.

— Shaquille Morris scored a career-high 17 points on 7 of 8 shooting to lead No. 13 Wichita State to an 84-62 win over Southern Illinois. Fred VanVleet and Ron Baker each scored 13 as the Shockers won their fifth in a row.

— Jordan Woodard scored 11 of his 13 points in the second half to lead No. 17 Oklahoma to a 71-69 comeback win against Texas.

— Taurean Prince scored 18 of his 22 points in the first half of 20th-ranked Baylor’s 54-49 victory over Texas Tech. Prince was 9 for 14 from the field, including three 3-pointers as the Bears improved to 19-7.

— Treveon Graham scored 16 points and No. 25 VCU used a 23-5 run spanning halftime to beat Saint Louis 74-54. The Rams turned 14 turnovers into 19 points and ended a two-game skid.

 

CHIEFS CUT WR’S

 

The Chiefs have formally announced the release of Wide Receivers Donnie Avery and AJ Jenkins. While in Kansas City, Avery played in 22 games, tallying 55 receptions for 772 yards with two touchdowns. Jenkins came to Kansas City in a trade for Jon Baldwin in August 2013, he had 17 receptions in two seasons with the Chiefs, including nine this year before he ended the season on the IR. All together, both moves save nearly $5 million in cap space.

 
Spring Closer Than You Think

 

Any sign of spring is welcome while much of the Northeast is buried by piles of snow and folks in the Midwest are enduring some bitter cold Temperatures.

Spring training begins in earnest this week when pitchers and catchers report to camps in Florida and Arizona. American League champion Kansas City Royals get going on Thursday. And another sure sign that spring is almost upon us, The Daytona 500 is this Sunday.