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Live Tonight: Campbell Basketball Tournament Score Updates

Posted Thursday, November 29, 2012, at 4:34 PM

I'll provide live updates for the championship game of the Campbell Invitational varsity boys basketball tournament Friday beginning at approximately 8:30 p.m.

Feel free to post score updates for the tournament you attend as well.

I'll post updates at this forum thread link: Post Updates Here

See additional information and brackets for the South Pemiscot and Campbell varsity basketball tournaments below:

The Bernie Mules have received the No. 1 seed in the Campbell Invitational varsity boys basketball tournament.

"The number one seed in the opening tournament doesn't mean a whole lot," Bernie coach Brad Botsch said following the seed meeting Wednesday afternoon. "Nobody has played yet and there are several teams who could have gamered that spot. We appreciate the respect shown by the coaches, but we want to be the No. 1 at the conclusion of the tournament."

Holcomb is seeded second, Risco is seeded third, Twin Rivers is seeded fourth, Puxico is seeded fifth, Bloomfield is seeded sixth, East Prairie is seeded seventh and Campbell is seeded eighth.

The Campbell Invitational Tournament will take place Nov. 26 - Nov. 30. The championship of the 8-team tournament is scheduled to be played Nov. 30 at 8:30 p.m.

Risco is the defending champion. Risco beat Holcomb last season in the title game to win the tournament for the first time since the 1974-75 season.

Bernie won the tournament four straight seasons before Risco ended the streak in 2011. Bernie placed third in the tournament last season.

A bracket for the tournament is available at this link: Campbell Bracket

The Caruthersville Tigers boys basketball team and New Madrid County Central girls basketball team are seeded No. 1 in the upcoming Bulldog Classic varsity basketball tournament.

The Bulldog Classic will take place Nov. 26 - Nov. 30 at South Pemiscot School.

For the first time in recent history two facilities will be utilized to play the tournament and championship games will take place on a Friday instead of a Saturday. Games will be played simultaneously at South Pemiscot High School Gymansium and South Pemiscot Multi-Purpose Facility on Nov. 26, Nov. 27 and Nov. 29. Championship and third-place games will take place at South Pemiscot High School Gymnasium on Friday, No. 30.

The boys bracket features No. 1 seeded Caruthersville, No. 2 seeded Hayti, No. 3 seeded Gosnell, Ark., No. 4 seeded South Pemiscot, No. 5 seeded Clarkton, No. 6 seeded Gideon, No. 7 seeded Senath-Hornersville and No. 8 seeded North Pemiscot. Caruthersville is the two-time defending champion in the boys bracket.

The girls bracket features No. 1 seeded New Madrid County Central, No. 2 seeded South Pemiscot, No. 3 seeded Portageville, No. 4 seeded Senath-Hornersville, No. 5 seeded Kennett, No. 6 seeded Malden, No. 7 seeded Campbell and No. 8 seeded Caruthersville. Kennett is the three-time defending champion in the girls bracket.

A complete bracket / schedule for the boys bracket is available at this link: Boys Bulldog Classic Bracket

A complete bracket / schedule for the girls bracket is available at this link: Girls Bulldog Classic Bracket

Are the seedings accurate? Which team do you think will win the boys and girls bracket? Post your thoughts in the comments section below!

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Who are you picking this year for state that you have never seen play before?

-- Posted by Kobeyashi on Tue, Nov 6, 2012, at 9:24 AM


I think the Class 2 southeast Missouri representatives for boys and girls basketball could come from the Missouri Bootheel. The other classes should be more difficult to predict this season because of the number of players multiple traditional talents in each class graduated last season.

-- Posted by Dustin Ward on Tue, Nov 6, 2012, at 1:24 PM

How did the Kennett girls get seeded #5? That seems very low to me.

-- Posted by Preacher Man Fan on Wed, Nov 7, 2012, at 9:30 AM

forgive me for asking this question I just started keeping up with high school sports but why are the Malden girls in this tournament and not the boys.

-- Posted by blitzman on Sun, Nov 11, 2012, at 10:04 AM

Malden's boys are in the 8-team tournament at Oran.

-- Posted by Dustin Ward on Sun, Nov 11, 2012, at 4:00 PM

I could see a possible upset in the 2nd round with South Pem beating Caruthersville. Caruthersville hasn't had any practices yet with the football team going deep in playoffs. Could be a problem for them, esp with a new coach..

-- Posted by Cheesehead. on Thu, Nov 15, 2012, at 10:00 AM

Cheese, it could happen. South Pem is much improved and have a couple of guys that moved in. They have a good sophomore group as well. I expect them to give Caruthersville a tough time, especially this early. They have no answer for Monroe, but few, if any, do.

-- Posted by bball79 on Thu, Nov 15, 2012, at 2:36 PM


Make sure your at the game.

-- Posted by TIDAL on Sat, Nov 17, 2012, at 11:09 PM

Anyone know anything about Gosnell, Ark.?

Is the fact Arkansas begins play earlier an advantage for the out-of-state team?

-- Posted by Dustin Ward on Sun, Nov 18, 2012, at 1:13 AM

I'm at all the games.

I never said South Pem was going to win. I just said with the football team going so deep in the playoffs, the basketball team hasn't had the practice time in like other teams around the area. Add that to adding a new coach, seeing South Pem win wouldn't surprise me. Do I think they will? No. I still give Caruthersville the advantage in that game based off pure talent alone.

-- Posted by Cheesehead. on Sun, Nov 18, 2012, at 10:27 AM

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Dustin Ward has been the sports editor at Daily Statesman in Dexter, Mo., since August 2013.

Ward graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a minor in psychology. He also has 21-hour concentration in environmental science, social studies and education.

Ward started following sports in southeast Missouri when he was five-years-old in 1991. In the 2009-10 basketball season, he watched 84 varsity basketball teams play a total of 147 varsity games. He has also attended the state basketball, baseball and volleyball tournaments the last three seasons. His favorite baseball memory is watching the St. Louis Cardinals defeat the Texas Rangers in the 2011 World Series.

Ward completed an internship in the summer of 2010 at semoball.com. During the internship he had the opportunity to visit and photograph the athletic facilities at all 58 semoball schools. He also researched the district and state championship histories of 55 schools and used the Cover it Live application to cover the Senior Babe Ruth state baseball tournament. After the internship he served as sports editor at Daily Dunklin Democrat in Kennett, Mo., from 2011-2013.