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BOYS HOOPS: Neosho builds early cushion in win over Nevada

SoMo Sports staff reports

NEOSHO, Mo. — Neosho opened the season on a high note, using a big first half to build a sizable cushion on the way to a 61-38 win over Nevada on Tuesday.

The Wildcats took a nine-point lead into the second quarter before outscoring the Tigers 16-4 in the second period to gain a 21-point margin by the break. Neosho held the advantage in the second half on the way to the season-opening victory. 

“The boys were really unselfish and had a great first showing,” Neosho coach Zane Culp said to SoMo Sports. “Ten guys scored and we had only four turnovers on the night.”

Carter Baslee led the way for Neosho with a double-double, scoring 13 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Kael Smith added 10 points, while Carter Fenske finished with nine. Michael Day added six points and Collier Hendricks scored five.

Cade Beshore led Nevada with 13 points, while Drew Beachler and Brice Budd each finished with eight points in the loss.

Neosho takes part in the Battle at The Ridge basketball tournament at Pea Ridge, Arkansas, from Dec. 8-10.



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