KNEM-KNMO Current Sports
Thursday, December 5, 2013
The Nevada Tiger basketball team edged Neosho, 35-33 Wednesday evening in the consolation bracket of the 67th annual Carthage Boys Basketball Tournament. With the scored tied at 33, the Tigers had the ball for the game's last sixteen seconds and freshman guard Matthew Sommer swished a jumper from twelve feet with two seconds on the clock for the victory -- Nevada's first in the 2013-2014 regular season. The Tigers led, 24-18, at halftime only to be outscored by the Wildcats, 11-1, during the third quarter. Nevada's defense limited Neosho to one field goal and a pair of free throws during the game's final eight minutes. Sommer was credited with ten points for the Tigers while Neosho's Darrian Gillory led all scorers with fourteen. Neosho's 0-3 this season. The Tigers return to Carthage Saturday to play Monett in the fifth-place game at 1:30 p.m. The Cubs upset Carthage, 59-55, Wednesday night. In the winner's bracket semi-finals at Carthage Wednesday, top-seeded Heritage -- of Rogers, Arkansas -- edged Seneca, 62-59, to advance to Saturday's title game against Springfield Central. Central outscored Joplin, 75-71, despite Charlie Brown's 37 points.
Siloam Springs' full-court pressure forced numerous Nevada Lady Tiger errors and the Lady Panthers raced to a 58-28 victory Wednesday evening in the semi-finals of the Lady Bulldog Classic at Carl Junction High School. Siloam Springs led, 13-7, after the first eight minutes and 24-17 at halftime as they advanced to Saturday afternoon's championship game against the top-seeded Carl Junction Lady Bulldogs. Junior post player Bailey Cameron led the Lady Panthers with seventeen points and Morgan Miller added twelve. Six-foot-two-inch junior Rilie Good led Nevada with nine points before fouling out with five-and-a-half minutes left in the game. The Lady Tigers are 2-1 and are to return to Carl Junction Saturday to play Carthage at one o'clock Saturday afternoon for third place. Carl Junction defeated Carthage, 67-34, in the first game Wednesday evening. The consolation semi-finals are scheduled Friday evening with the Liberal Lady Bulldogs to play Monett at six o'clock -- with coverage to be heard on Double K Country -- and the Carl Junction junior-varsity to play McDonald County at about 7:30 p.m.
In the Western Missouri Conference Tournament's consolation bracket semi-finals Wednesday night at Adrian, Rich Hill's Lady Tigers defeated Appleton City, 47-25, Cass-Midway's Lady Vikings out-scored Miami-Amoret, 48-20, the Archie Whirlwind edged Miami-Amoret, 38-35 and Adrian defeated Appleton City, 48-39. Rich Hill's Lady Tigers are to play Cass-Midway in the fifth-place game at 4:30 p.m. Friday. The winner's bracket semi-finals are scheduled today, starting with an Archie-Osceola girls game at 4:30 p.m. followed by an Osceola-Midway boys game, Drexel's Lady Bobcats against Adrian and the Rich Hill Tigers against Drexel.
Hume's Lady Hornets overcame a slow start and defeated Ballard, 43-23, Tuesday in the Larry Berry Gym at Hume High School. Hope Yarick and Megan Sutcliffe teamed up to score 29 of the Lady Hornets' points -- Yarick with fifteen and Sutcliffe with fourteen. The Lady Hornets are 2-0.
The Nevada Lady Tiger junior-varsity game edged Harrisonville, 42-37, in overtime Wednesday night in the Harrisonville Tournament to finish in second place. The results were not so good for the Tiger boys junior-varsity squad in the fifth-place game -- a 46-27 win by Grain Valley.
The Nevada Tiger freshman boys and girls basketball teams visit Harrisonville this evening for a doubleheader, starting at five-thirty and the Nevada Middle School's seventh- and eighth-grade girls basketball teams travel to Stockton for A-team games only with the seventh-grade game at six and the eighth-grade game to follow.
Nevada High School 2008 graduate Spenser Daniels is to be inducted into the high school's Wall-of-Fame Tuesday evening. The ceremony is scheduled between the junior-varsity and varsity wrestling matches between this year's Tiger wrestling team and Bolivar. Head coach Devin White says the junior-varsity matches begin at six o'clock. Daniels was 141-24 during his four-year career as a Nevada Tiger grappler, winning state wrestling championships during both his junior and senior years -- finishing his senior year ranked ninth in the nation at 189-pounds. The son of Dr. Paul and Sherrie Daniels also excelled in the classroom, earning academic all-state honors from the Missouri Wrestling Association. Spenser was named an academic All-American in 2008 by the National High School Coaches Association. A reception for Daniels is planned at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Commons Area at Nevada High School and the public's invited.
This week's Nevada High School Tiger Talk program -- normally heard Wednesday evenings on Double K Country -- will be heard tonight on AM-1240 KNEM because of our coverage of Nevada Tiger and Lady Tiger basketball Wednesday night at Carthage and Carl Junction. Basketball coaches Brent Bartlett and John McNeley and wrestling coach Devin White will be the guests on Tiger Talk at 6:05 p.m. today again on the AM as well as www.knemknmo.com.
The Missouri Tiger basketball team hosts West Virginia this evening in an SEC/Big 12 Challenge Game at the Mizzou Arena in Columbia. The Tigers are off to a 7-0 start for the 2013-2014 regular season while West Virginia is 6-2. Tip-off time is shortly after six o'clock and Tiger Network coverage is to be heard on 97.5FM, KNMO.
The Missouri Lady Tiger basketball team made seventeen "treys" and defeated Oral Roberts, Wednesday night, 86-64, at Columbia. Former Montrose Lady Jay Morgan Eye (five three-point baskets) and led Mizzou with seventeen points and Morgan and Maddie Stock added fifteen points apiece including five treys apiece. The Tiger women broke open an 18-18 game with a 14-0 run that started midway through the first half. The Lady Tigers are 8-1 this season and are to host Bradley Sunday afternoon at two o'clock.
Auburn's Tigers are favored by two points over Missouri in the SEC Championship football game Saturday in the Georgia Dome at Atlanta. Both teams completed regular-season play with records of 11-1, over-all, and 7-1 against conference opponents. The Tigers clinched their first SEC-East championship last Saturday when they out-scored Texas A & M, 28-21, at Faurot Field while Auburn upset #1 Alabama, 34-28, Saturday on its home turf at Jordan Hare Stadium. Auburn is favored by one-and-a-half points early in the week as the teams prepare for a 3:00 p.m., CST, kick-off Saturday. Tiger Network coverage is to be heard on Double K Country.
Missouri Conservation Department employees estimate the number of ducks at the Four Rivers Conservation Area at 68,750 (mostly mallards) along with a few geese. Eighteen hunting positions have been available but hunting has been poor. 81 hunters shot 134 ducks and five geese last weekend. There are an estimated 46,150 ducks and 13,720 geese at the Schell-Osage Conservation Area. 42 hunting positions have been in use and hunting success has been fair. 177 hunters shot 450 ducks and 20 geese last Saturday and Sunday.