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Last night in Higginsville both the girls and boys basketball teams got wins over Concordia.

In the first varsity contest of the night the Lady Huskers got out to an early lead over the Concordia Orioles, but the Lady Orioles kept it close in the first half only trailing by 5 with the score 22-17. In the second half however, strong defense and a sustained offensive attack helped the Lady Huskers pull away from Concordia and win the game 44-27. Senior Emma Dyer led the Lady Huskers with 17 points.

In the boys varsity game Higginsville; led by Tyrell Thirkield, set upon the Concordia Orioles with a full court press throughout the first quarter; resulting in numerous turnovers by Concordia. At the end of the first quarter Higginsville had an astounding 27-6 lead. By halftime that lead had ballooned into an insurmountable 50-14 spread over the Orioles.

Concordia however did not quit; the squad banded together to fight back in the third quarter, but for every point scored by Concordia, Higginsville answered with a score of their own and a stolen ball here and intercepted pass there. The Huskers were too much for Concordia who fell to Higginsville 73-29.

DeShaun Thirkield led the Huskers with 16 points followed by Mark Fine who put up 13. Rounding out scoring the younger Thirkield, Tyrell scored 11, Trenton Cooper had 8, including a three pointer and Sophomore Landon Figg and Senior Adam Nolte each had 7.

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Lawson Invitational:

Richmond girls – 44     Carrollton – 24

Lawson girls – 65     Lexington – 30

Carrollton boys – 55     Lexington – 24

Lawson boys – 73     Plattsburg – 48

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Bill Burns Classic in Lathrop (called in by Bart Gordon):

North Platte girls – 56     Van Horn – 39

Polo girls – 59     Orrick – 44

St. Mary’s boys – 61     Van Horn – 50

East Buchanan boys – 69     Orrick – 21

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Milan Tournament:

Mercer girls – 71     Grundy County – 16

Brookfield girls – 60     Linn County – 55

Mercer boys – 57     Linn County – 48

Novinger boys – 82     Grundy County – 27

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Kearney Bulldog Classic Tournament:

37th annual girls division:

(1) North Kansas City – 58     (8) Excelsior Springs – 25

(5) Benton – 58     (4) Ray-Pec – 28

(2) Kearney – 62     (7) Chillicothe – 41

(3) Lafayette – 53     (6) Liberty North – 32

45th annual boys division Tuesday schedule:

(2) Lafayette vs. (7) North Kansas City – 3:30 p.m.

(3) Fort Osage vs. (6) Cameron – 5 p.m.

(1) Kearney vs. (8) Benton – 6:30 p.m.

(4) Savannah vs. (5) Warrensburg – 8 p.m.

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The Lincoln Jr. High Girls Basketball team improved their record to 2-0 on the season by defeating the Northwest Jr. High Lady Mustangs on Monday Jan. 9. The visiting Lady Cardinals jumped out to a 14-1 first quarter lead and expanded it to a margin of 20-6 at the intermission. Outscoring the Northwest team by a score of 8-2 in the third quarter, the Lincoln team took a 28-8 lead into the fourth quarter. Lincoln added 9 points in the final stanza while holding Northest to only 3 points to bring about the final score of 37-11. Lincoln was led in scoring by Paige Bybee with 8 points and Seana Hansen with 7. Taylor Sanders and Sloan Swearngin each chipped in 6 points. Paige Kahler added 4 points and Macie Yearout, Megan Bartley and Ashton Asbury each dropped in 2 points to complete the scoring for the Lady Cards. Northwest was led by Ali Chamberlin with 4 points. Lincoln won the B team game as well by a score of 7-3. Megan Bartley, Seana Hansen and Sarah Adams each scored 2 points for Lincoln with Paige Kahler adding one point. This report is filed by Marlin Hammond the Jr. High coach for Lincoln.

Lincoln JH Boys played at Northwest on Monday night. Lincoln won the contest 36-6. Lincoln was led by Trevor Kroenke with 7 points, Corbin Mertgen and Boone Kroenke with 6 points, and Ryan Eckhoff with 5 points. Adam Curtis Lincoln JH Boys Basketball Coach