MCAULEY CATHOLIC BOYS 68, SHELDON 49
McAuley Catholic took command in the middle quarters on the way to a home win over Sheldon on Tuesday.
The Warriors (3-9) took a one-point lead into the second quarter before outscoring the Panthers 20-12 in the second period to build a nine-point advantage by the intermission. McAuley pulled away in the third quarter after pushing the lead to more than 20 by the start of the fourth.
“This was a solid win for us against a district opponent,” McAuley coach Tony Witt said. “Hopefully we can gain some momentum from this one as we enter the heart of the season.”
Kable Reichardt led McAuley with 13 points, while Michael Parrigon and Noah Black each finished with 12 in the win. Jacob Bracich finished with 10 to give the Warriors four players in double figures.
Sheldon was led in scoring by Aiden Ellfritts, who finished with a game-high 17 points.
McAuley opens conference play with a road game against Verona.
REPUBLIC BOYS 63, NEOSHO 50
Republic built a double-digit lead by the end of the first quarter and held on for a Central Ozark Conference win over Neosho on Tuesday.
Republic took the momentum early after jumping out to a 21-10 lead by the end of the first eight minutes of action. The Wildcats cut the lead to two by the intermission and trailed by five to start the fourth before the Tigers outscored Neosho 20-13 down the stretch, led by Gunner Ellison’s 10 fourth-quarter points.
Ellison finished with 17, while Ahlante Askew had 22 points for Republic. Devon James McMillin had eight.
K’dyn Waters had 11 to lead Neosho (10-5), while Kael Smith and Isaiah Green each had nine. Brock Franklin had eight and Carter Fenske finished with seven.
Neosho hosts Willard on Friday.