EL DORADO 60, MCAULEY 32
DIAMOND, Mo. — El Dorado Springs outscored McAuley Catholic 21-10 in the first quarter and never looked back in a win in the Gem City Classic basketball tournament on Wednesday.
The Bulldogs took a 37-19 lead into the intermission and outscored the Warriors 17-8 in the third to build an insurmountable lead down the stretch.
Landon Murray led El Dorado with a game-high 27 points, including three 3-pointers, while Joe Gordon finished with 24 points.
Michael Parrigon led McAuley in scoring with 13 points, while Alex Bohachick had six. Nic Svec, Rocco Bazzano-Joseph and Max Anreder each finished with three in the loss.
McAuley takes on Mount Vernon in the third-place game at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.
SARCOXIE 64, THOMAS JEFFERSON 33
DIAMOND, Mo. — Sarcoxie outscored Thomas Jefferson 21-3 in the first quarter to build a big lead and pulled away down the stretch for a Gem City Classic win on Wednesday.
Sarcoxie outscored TJ 15-4 in the fourth quarter to seal the win.
Sarcoxie’s Garrett Smith had 20 points, while Caleb Chrisman had 15 and Carter Phillips 12 to lead the team in scoring.
Thomas Jefferson’s Jack Twiss and Kohl Thurman each scored 11 points and knock a 3-pointer, while Jackson Radius had five points and Spencer Long and Ethan Renger each had three. Thurman finished with a double-double after grabbing 14 rebounds. Radius had nine boards and Renger had eight rebounds.
Thomas Jefferson rakes on Diamond at 7:30 p.m. on Friday in the seventh-place game.