First of all, let me say congratulations to my beloved Baltimore Ravens, Super Bowl 47 Champions!
Now back to our regularly scheduled Key Games thread. As we wind down the regular season, we have a full slate of big conference match-ups, rivalry games, and conference tournaments this week.
The Ozark Foothills Conference Tournament (OFCT) continues this week after kicking off last Saturday at Neelyville High School. The finals will be played at Three Rivers Community College on Friday night.
The Tri-County Conference Tournament tips off Monday night at Delta C-7 High School in Deering. #8 Cooter plays #9 Southland for the honor of being #1 Holcomb's sacrificial lamb the next night. Risco is the #2 seed, but Clarkton and Delta C-7 will be looking to pull an upset. I don't have the schedule or times of these games, so if someone could post those, I would be grateful.
The Mineral Area Activities Association (MAAA) Tournament also began last Saturday in Ste. Genevieve. The rest of the tournament will be played at Mineral Area College. Farmington is #1 seed and Park Hills Central is the #2 seed. Those two teams should meet for their rubber match in the finals, but we will keep an eye on things up north and report how it goes later in the week on this thread.
As always, feel free to post any other key games you feel I've overlooked along with scores, predictions, corrections, analysis, etc. I am always amazed at the hundreds of posts this thread continues to attract and thank each one who chooses to read and post their thoughts. BuckMajor will chose some of these Key Games for his weekly PickEm thread and I am grateful to have a role in that also.
All games begin at 6:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Now get out and see some of these Key Games!
Tuesday, Feb. 5:
1. #1 Clearwater vs. #5 Neelyville, OFCT Semi-Finals, Neelyville High School, 7:00 p.m.
2. #2 Twin Rivers vs. #3 Doniphan, OFCT Semi-Finals, Neelyville High School, 8:30 p.m.
3. #1 Holcomb vs. #8 Cooter/#9 Southland, T-CCT, Delta C-7 High School.
4. #2 Risco vs. #7 Campbell, T-CCT, Delta C-7 High School.
5. #3 Clarkton vs. #6 Gideon, T-CCT, Delta C-7 High School.
6. #4 Delta C-7 vs. #5 North Pemiscot, T-CCT, Delta C-7 High School.
7. NMCC at Kennett.
8. Cape Central at Jackson.
9. Bernie at Hayti.
10.Caruthersville at Meridian, IL.
11.Poplar Bluff at Scott City.
12.Puxico at Leopold.
13.Oak Ridge at Meadow Heights.
14.St. Vincent at DeSoto.
15.Oran at Bloomfield.
Thurday, Feb. 7:
1. #1 Holcomb vs. #4 Delta C-7/#5 North Pemiscot (probable game), T-CCT Semi-Finals, Delta C-7 High School.
2. #2 Risco vs. #3 Clarkton (probable game), T-CCT Semi-Finals, Delta C-7 High School.
3. Puxico at NMCC.
Friday, Feb. 8:
1. OFCT Championship at TCCC, 8:30 p.m.
2. T-CCT Championship at Delta C-7 High School.
3. Cape Central at Sikeston.
4. Portageville at Charleston.
5. Malden at Bernie.
6. Cairo, IL at Caruthersville.
7. Chaffee at Oak Ridge.
8. Kennett at Dexter.
9. Notre Dame at Poplar Bluff.
10.Jackson at NMCC.
11.Oran at Scott County Central.
Saturday, Feb. 9: (If anyone knows the times of these two games, please update us.)
1. Poplar Bluff at Jackson.
2. Bloomfield vs. Gideon at TRCC.
One Key Game in girls basketball I meant to list on Monday night is Notre Dame Lady Bulldogs at Dexter Lady Bearcats. It will likely be a preview of the district championship as well. The game will be aired live on YHC-TV and www.semosportszone.com at 7:30 p.m. as will Tuesday night's NMCC at Kennett game (also a 7:30 tip-time).
I'll provide live updates for the Bootheel Conference varsity girls basketball semifinals Monday at Kennett.
Tuesday: Saxony Lutheran at Crystal City
Friday: Meadow Heights at Saxony Lutheran (Saxony homecoming game)
So can folks outside of dexter watch the girls game online preach?
Yes, go to www.semosportszone.com or the web-page for YHC-TV to watch the girls game streamed live.
With regard to the T-CCT games on Tuesday, Holcomb will play (prolly) Cooter at 4 p.m., Delta C-7 vs. North Pem at 5:30 p.m., Risco vs. Campbell at 7 p.m., and Clarkton vs. Gideon at 8:30 p.m.
Thanx preach! Go ladycats!!
Thanks for the list Preach a couple of others i find worth some interest on tuesday Eminence and South Iron,And saturday Carutheresville and South Iron at TRCC AT 3PM!That Eminence and South Iron will be a preview of class 1 district 3 finals!
Update from MAAA tourney:
Potosi over Valle Catholic 71 to 53 (upset)
Arcadia Valley over North Co. 72 to 60
SG over Caledonia 67 to 26
and FredMo over Kingston 58 to 32
That's from an on line source.
Not sure what the brackets are but Farmington, PHC, West Co. and Bismarck all had first round byes. Most likely Farmington will face Potosi and FredMo faces PHC (again!) either tonight or tomorrow. I can't make it to any of the games, have to stay in St. Louis the next couple nights. May see if I can pick up a radio stream somewhere....
I'll have updates all week from the OFC Tournament:
Found the brackets, Preach!
Farmington faces AV today
Bismarck takes on SG tonight
West Co. vs FredMo Tuesday
PHC will face Potosi Tuesday too.
Semi's will be Friday.
Sorry to bug u again preach but is that yhc-tv a charter cable channel or just internet streaming video?
Big score just now released from Tri-County Conference varsity boys tournament at Deering, Mo.
No. 9 Southland upsets No. 8 Cooter 59-51.
Text sponsored by First National Bank. The Kennett junior varsity girls basketball team defeated Campbell 31-21.
The Hayti junior varsity girls defeated Malden 39-16.
The night of upsets continues at the Tri-County Conference varsity boys basketball tournament. No. 5 seeded North Pemiscot just beat host Delta C-7 47-29.
Text sponsored by First National Bank. At the end of the first quarter the Kennett varsity girls lead South Pemiscot 17-5.
Clarkton and Gideon play tonight on the varsity level and they play each other tomorrow night on the JV level
is the Sheppard girl playing for South Pemiscot tonight
Text sponsored by First National Bank. At halftime the Kennett varsity girls lead South Pemiscot 33-10.
Risco 29 Campbell 18 at half
Text sponsored by First National Bank. At the end of the third quarter the Kennett varsity girls lead South Pemiscot 58-24
No. 2 seeded Risco defeats No. 7 seeded Campbell 58-48 at the Tri-County Conference Tournament.
Text sponsored by First National Bank. The Kennett varsity girls defeated South Pemiscot 70-24.
Lady Bearcats drilling ND 53-32 end 3rd!!
At the end of the first quarter the Senath-Hornersville varsity girls lead Portageville 20-4.
At halftime the Senath-Hornersville varsity girls lead Portageville 30-21.
Dexter turboclocks lady damers 74-42!!! Ladycats utterly annihilated them, I dont think they have anything to worry about in districts! Wayta go cats!!!!!
Dexter 74 ND 42 - #RedAndBlackToCOMO
Dustin, do you have the score of the Clarkton and Gideon game, my wife said Clarkton was up by 15 at half, that was about 30 to 40 minutes ago, no reception in the Delta C-7 gym
The Senath-Hornersville varsity girls lead Portageville 48-34 at the end of the third quarter.
Clarkton won by 23 over Gideon in the first round of the Tri-County Conference Tournament
The Senath-Hornersville varsity girls defeated Portageville 54-53.
The Clarkton varsity boys defeated Gideon 64-40.
Here's your northern B'ball report:
From MAAA Tourney Monday, Farmington beat Arcadia Valley 68 to 40. Ste Gen beat Bismarck 73 68 in a mild upset.
Games tonight: Fredericktown vs West Co. and PHC vs Potosi.
No. 1 seeded Holcomb defeated No. 9 seeded Southland 62-20 in a quarterfinal contest at the varsity boys Tri-County Conference Tournament at Delta C-7 Tuesday afternoon.
Willie is really sick. He wasn't feeling well Friday for the Twin Rivers game, and it's gotten worse over the weekend. I heard he will still try and play tonight. I know he wasn't at school all day today. So we will see how this goes. We also have another JV player sick, and one out with a possible concussion.
So since he wasn't at school today, doesn't that mean he can't play tonight?
That suck cause I have been looking forward to seeing him play
I don't know what the rules are anymore regarding eligibility when out from school.
I'll keep you guys updated on the Cville/Meridian game.
Clearwater 36 Neelyville 20 at the half
I'm sorry I should have had a common in there, that was a poorly worded sentence. He wasn't at school for the whole day, he was there half a day.
Despite the kids being out NMCC JV defeats Kennett 59-31.
Text sponsored by First National Bank. The New Madrid County Central junior varsity boys defeated Kennett 57-39.
The Bernie junior varsity boys defeated Hayti 56-40.
The Campbell junior varsity boys defeated Cooter 58-56.
Caruthersville JV beat 12-1 Meridian's JV 49-46
Jimmerson is playing
The NMCC varsity boys lead Kennett 12-0 with 6:19 left in the first quarter.
The Hayti varsity boys lead Bernie 13-6 at the end of the first quarter.
Yes he is Yaeger. I'm sorry, I phrased that sentence poorly. My bad on that one.
Meridian leads Cville 30-26 after 1.
NMCC 19-7 over knnt, coach started all seniors by the time the best players were in knnt was down 12-0
Text sponsored by First National Bank. The NMCC varsity boys lead Kennett 21-9 at the end of the first quarter.
Portageville 25 East Prairie 11 End of 1st
Hayti leads Bernie 27-25 at halftime.
Oran & Bloomfield tied at 30 at tbe half.
Cville leads Meridian 53-50 at half
The Holcomb junior varsity boys defeated North Pemiscot 59-36.
Text sponsored by First National Bank. The NMCC varsity boys lead Kennett 40-33 at halftime.
Clearwater beats Neelyville 59-45
40-33 NMCC second half should be good
Dustin has Bernie started back yet?
Is the Bernie/hayti game on the radio?
Anyone with PB/Scott City update?
Hayti 46, Bernie 44 after 3 quarters
Scott City up 32-29 over Poplar Bluff at halftime.
Keep them coming Legend please!
Hayti varsity boys lead Bernie 46-44 at the end of the third quarter.
Portageville 54 East Prairie 26 Half
After 3 quarters Oran leads Bloomfield 49-36.
Richland defeats Kelley 79-39, Richard Forshee led with 30
What is the score of the Bernie/hayti game?
NMCC/Kennett back on the floor yet?
Meridian leads Cville 81-79 after 3.
Hayti 68, Bernie 56 (final)
Chaffee defeats Zalma 78-60.
Looks like Hayti should get the #1 seed IMO
The Hayti varsity boys defeated Bernie 68-56.
Portageville 87 East Prairie 41 End of Third
56-49 NMCC. 2:08 left in third.
How many does Jimmerson have
That class 2 district is gonna be wild in Bloomfield this year again! No need in even trying to make predictions cause no way to make an educated guess! They are just too evenly matched! Can't wait!
Sounds like a bunch of great games tonight. Keep the updates coming.
Oran defeats Bloomfield 67-63 to pick up their 20th win of the season
59-58 NMCC end of third
jimmerson has 9 i think, he picked up 3 first half fouls, had limited action in 3rd quarter
Text sponsored by First National Bank. At the end of the third quarter the NMCC varsity boys lead Kennett 59-58.
I'm really surprised he is even playing. May not have been a good move. Espicially with a 3 game week.
Portageville 101 East Prairie 47 Final
Twin Rivers 30 Doniphan 23 at the half
Jimmerson has 11
Dexter over Bell City 62-51.
Meridian pours it on the Tigers in the 4th to get the win 125-93
Wow!! Is that accurate? 125 points? That's 44 in the 4th quarter.
no way.... cheesehead...
Class 2 District 3's best team seemed to have their hands full with the likely sixth seed from District 1!
Yes! That's correct lol
Switched over and watched some of Kennett New Madrid game and Kennett players complaining about every call. Finally got a T Kennett coach needs to address the reaction of his players. Will cost them.
NMCC Kennett update?
73-68 NMCC. 3:28 remaining.
nmcc 73 kennett 68 about 3 and half minutes left
Leopold over puxico 75-31
FINAL: Poplar Bluff 63, Scott City 62.
2:49 left 73-68 nmcc
77-69 NMCC. 1:50 left.
77-69 NMCC 1:50 left
79-77 NMCC over Kennett
Text sponsored by First National Bank. The NMCC varsity boys defeated Kennett 79-77.
Jimmerson 13 Mitchell 30 NMCC wins 79-77 good game
Wooooooo!!! Wooooo! Great win guys! Way to overcome some adversity!
Just a thought on the last 3 matchups between Holcomb/Hayti/Bernie.
Holcomb 56 Hayti 44 (Holcomb up 20 w 4 to go)
Bernie 60 Holcomb 38
Hayti 58 Bernie 46
Good luck figuring that out.Sadly 2 teams are going to get the short end of a draw of straws at the seed meeting tomorrow.
that is going to be tough trying to figure out the seedings, but if I had to do it, I would give Hayti the 1, Bernie the 2, Holcomb the 3, because Bernie beat Holcomb on their floor, Holcomb beat Hayti on a neutral floor, and Hayti earlier in the season beat Holcomb on Holcomb's floor.
Hayti is TOUGH at home
I thought Hayti beat Holcomb and what's up with poplar bluff only winning by 1
Hayti did beat Holcomb earlier in the year but people are only counting when Holcomb beat them in the BCHT apparently. Based off record against District opponents, Hayti deserves the 1 seed.
Hayti did beat Holcomb eaier in the season at Holcomb, they lost to Holcomb them in the Bloomfield Tournament
Hayti beat Holcomb @Hayti..
@cheesehead I did mention when Hayti beat Holcomb in the forementioned post
I know kdjones. I was talking about other people the last week.
my faught I thought it was at Holcomb, but I got that game mixed up with the Portageville game
Yeah that is one tough district and Bloomfield gave Oran all they wanted
Doniphan 45 Twin Rivers 44, sets up a re-match of last years OFC final between C'water and Doniphan.
Unofficial score Advance 83, Woodland 42
Didn't Bernie beat Advance on a buzzer beater and Oran beat them by double digits?
Lastride67 you missed the first half when Jimmerson got a T, also. Guess Coach Day needs to address the reaction of some of his players, as well.
It's Jimerson. That's his first T of the year, also the first T for any NMCC player this year.
Sorry about that, Maxpreps on the New Madrid site has it listed as Jimmerson with 2 m's. Guess the coach put one too many on the website by accident. I was just following his lead. I believe that was Cameron Harper's first technical this year. Not a stat I keep up with, though.
The refs who did the ktown nmcc game needs to be fired by
The state ray Charles could of called that game better im a Kennett fan but nmcc also got bad calls to.. my advice to them is to stick with little league basketball
It's okay, can't always trust Maxpreps.
NOBODY has better control of their team than Coach Day. He is a class act and his teams play hard. Jimerson is a great kid and will learn a lesson from his mistake. He wasn't disrespectful and may have chirped a bit to long, but it wasn't anything big. Refs didn't decide this game. Fact is, NMCC was the tougher team and it wasn't even close. They killed Kennett on the boards and deserved the win, PERIOD.
Eminence beats South Iron on a buzzer beater 58-56!St.louis University scout at the game looking at keeling for Eminence but was more impressed with 6'3 sophmore from south iron great class one game these two teams are ready for districts!
Both teams played hard, good game
indianchief, you have good hearing aids. I couldn't hear what he did or didn't say, just know he got a T. And yes, the Eagles did out rebound the Indians.
Bernie couldnt hit shots, Hayti did. Its that simple.
DW in KenMo,
Why the smart remark? I just wanted to make the point that Coach Day is a class act and his players carry themselves well. To act as though the refs decided this game takes away from a great effort by NMCC on the road. One more letter Jimerson did get was a W.
Haha good one indianchief. Your a class act man, and so is coach vaugh. He is a heck of a coach, and Kennett always plays very tough games. Good luck in districts!
I didn't say the refs decided this game. What have you been reading? I didn't say it, maybe somebody else did, but not me. As far as the smart remark, it was a joke. I'm not the one who saw the need to capitalize certain words. You have such a love for New Madrid, your name should be Big Bird instead of indianchief. I would've liked to have seen Kennett win, but it was a great game, regardless.
Jackson over Cape Central 57-43. Big win for the Indians over their arch-rivals.
Thanks BuckMajor. I like your team and the future is bright.
Also, DeSoto defeated St. Vincent 45-35 and Oak Ridge avenged an upset loss last week to Meadow Heights 49-38. Notre Dame over Perryville 69-45.
I was referring to several comments I read on here not just yours. Let's be clear, I'm a Kennett Indian fan and NOBODY supports them more me. With that said, I just wanted to clear the air and state that NMCC was deserving of their victory.
Well, not mine period. I never once stated anything about the officiating contributing to the loss. I went back and read my previous posts just to see if my bad memory had kicked in or something. I'm glad you are an Indian supporter. NMCC has a very good team and they deserved this win. Every run Kennett put on them, they countered. I think Jimerson is probably the best guard in Semo. And to think he's just a sophomore. If he's not, he is very close.
Wow,sounds like a great night of basketball you can tell districts are upon us emotions are running high we all love highscool basketball thats why we come to this site!
Gonna be a wild finish, that's for sure.
Gostlrams, Bernie did beat Advance on a Hail Mary buzzer beater the first time they played, then beat them by double digits in the finals of the SCAA Conference Tournament. Oran and Advance have split their two meetings this season.
I agree. He didn't have his normal night but they found a way to get it done.
2 point game, sounds kinda close to me, anyway NMCC should give charleston all they can handle in the districts
T-CCT Semi-Finals, Thursday, Feb. 7, at Delta C-7 High School (Deering, MO):
1. #1 Holcomb vs. #5 North Pemiscot, 7:00 p.m.
2. #2 Risco vs. #3 Clarkton, 8:30 p.m.
Holcomb shouldn't have much trouble with North Pem, but the Risco-Clarkton game intrigues me. The Tigers have already rolled arch-rival Clarkton twice, but Risco struggled with Campbell tonight. I like Risco to win the game, but they better come ready to play.
OFCT Championship: #1 Clearwater vs. #3 Doniphan, Friday, Jan. 8 at TRCC, 8:30 p.m. This will be a re-match of last year's finals. I like Clearwater as they've already beat the Dons this season and are on quite a roll right now, but should be a close game.
Porchswing, St. Louis university as in the Billikens?
The Gideon junior varsity boys defeated Clarkton 46-45.
News from the MAAA:
Last night Fredericktown beat West County 55 to 53 in OT, the third or fourth OT game the 'Cats had played in this year.
PHC beat Potosi 53 to 43, setting up another re-match between the Blackcats and Rebels Friday.
I hope the 'Cats are getting tired of losing to PHC!
Farmington and Ste Gen will face each other in the other semi final game Friday.
the kennett/new madrid game was just like the super bowl or a heavyweight fight. great effort by both teams, Jimerson is a great player, but I think Kevonte Mitchell was the best player in that game, and I think he is the better guard right now, just my opinion. he proved to those who said he did not have a good outside shot wrong. kennett players were just as well behaved as the new madrid player, both teams played hard and wanted the win, no refs decided the game, that 12-0 run to start the game,the mistake of letting a minute run off the clock before fouling at the end of the game, and kennett's inability to crash the boards decided this game.
YES!He represented himself as a billiken blue university jacket and all i can only take people at their word!
wonder how they heard of an Eminence player
Oh these schools know about players it doesn't matter where they are Keeling is 6'3 and shoots the three really well i have seen eminence 5 or 6 times he has had 25-30 everytime not real flashy just good!I know some people won't agree with me on this but when you think of Keeling think of Kyle Stroder same exact player!
heard some kid scored 30 points or close to it last night in a game, but can't remember where. Did anyone else hear about this?
I think mitchell hit 30 for kennett last night but not sure.
stroder from leopold had 29
Mitchell did score 30 last night
Kennett was in the SEMO conference for years. They pulled out of it 5 or 6 years ago.
Had to work. Didn't get to see C'Ville. Wow! How in world does a team score 40 in a quarter. Crazy!
Let's go Tigers. Got to play D to beat Cairo.
bball_hs, Barr from Advance had 31 points, 11 boards last night in approximately two and one-half quarters of play.
Well I knew Jimerson wasn't feeling well. He played last night with the flu. He is now out with the flu.
NMCC won't need him to beat Puxico, Buck. Friday night against Jackson is another matter, however. Hope he's feeling better by then.
The Delta C-7 junior varsity boys defeated Campbell 50-49 in double overtime.
Text sponsored by First National Bank. The Hayti junior varsity girls defeated Kennett 29-24.
The Holcomb junior varsity boys defeated Gideon 48-33.
NMCC JV defeats Puxico 55-37.
Text sponsored by First National Bank. After one quarter the Kennett varsity girls lead Senath-Hornersville 13-9.
Jimerson is not playing tonight. Regardless NMCC is up 17-2 after the 1st.
Text sponsored by First National Bank. At halftime the Kennett varsity girls lead Senath-Hornersville 28-18.
NMCC 49-19 at halftime, Jimerson is out this game
Armondo thatch has 25 at halftime.
South Pem defeats Scott City 78-68
NMCC up 64-24 end of third
Text sponsored by First National Bank. After the third quarter the Kennett varsity girls lead Senath-Hornersville 41-30.
Risco 32 Clarkton 28 at half
NMCC defeats Puxico 74-39. All subs 3rd and 4th quarter.
Holcomb over North Pemiscot 58-39
Text sponsored by First National Bank. The Kennett varsity girls defeated Senath-Hornersville 55-46.
The Holcomb varsity boys defeated North Pemiscot 58-39.
porchswing who is going to be a billikin next year?
Risco 70 Clarkton 61 final
The Risco varsity boys defeated Clarkton 70-61.
The stage is set for a sellout in Deering, Mo., Friday night when top-seeded Holcomb takes on No. 2 seeded Risco for the varsity Tri-County Conference championship. Host Delta C-7 will meet Holcomb in the junior varsity final at 6 p.m. with the varsity final to follow.
Hornets.I don't know if anybody will be or not i just know they was supposedly looking at the Keeling kid from Eminence!
Tri County Conference Tournament
Delta C-7 50, Campbell 49 2OT
Holcomb 48, Gideon 33
Holcomb 58, North Pemiscot 39
Risco 70, Clarkton 61
South Pemiscot 78, Scott City 68
Realbootheelbasketball- I didn't attend the game. A buddy of mine posted the score and thought I'd share it on here. Sorry I didn't have more info for you.
Most interesting game tonight could be Oran/SCC. I believe SCC finds a way to win tonight on their home floor. This win, if they succeed in getting it could propel them going into district. They have been a roller coaster but don't think for a second they can't get hot and win that district on their home floor. If they lose tonight, season may be over.
Hey Preach, who ya got in the OFC final C'water or Doniphan? C'water has won 9 in a row including last Friday's win over the Dons. MSHSAA has C'water at 18-3, IMO they will be 19-3 after tonight! Any idea when the Class 3 District 2 seedings will be out? I seen that Class 3 District 1 and 3 are out already.
Tooldogging, I like Clearwater to win in a close one. Doniphan has Patterson, but just not enough guard play. Plus your Tigers are just hot right now. I don't know when the C3D2 seedings come out, but surely Clearwater will get the #1 seed.
I don't understand why people are still doubting Oran against SCC. Oran won the first two games against SCC by 30 and 26, the second time being at SCC. Why would it be all that different in the third game?
I was thinking the same thing sideline. Oran is just flat out better than SCC this year.
Because sideline, you're talking about 14-18 year old kids. That's why. We will see i guess.
Seems like a weak reasoning.
Class 3 District 2 seeds on Saturday, tooldogging
I'll be posting updates tonight from the OFC championship: www.twitter.com/darsports
haha, well sideline, you obviously don't know nearly as much about 14-18 year old kids as you do about basketball.
But there's more to it as far as my reasoning goes.
1-They have already played 3 times. No one can argue that it's tough to defeat a team 3 times in 1 season. Yes Oran has defeated SCC soundly. Yes Oran has clearly been the better team.
2-It's the second time SCC will have played Oran at SCC.
3-SCC has been up and down. But the talent level is still high enough for them to get hot and play well. They played Holcomb to 10 points last week and Oran is no better than Holcomb.
4-Oran won by 4 to a good Bloomfield squad earlier this week. SCC is every bit as good as Bloomfield.
That being said, if Oran plays up to their capabilities, they, more than likely will win this 3rd match up. But, maybe, just maybe sideline, SCC plays up to their capability. Again, we will see.
How do you know Oran is no better than Holcomb? Again, seems like you are investing in creating a narrative and picking with gut instead of head. SCC has lost to Holcomb as well as Chaffee (who Oran has defeated multiple times in recent weeks), Oran has proven to be much more consistent over the course of the season, and has already handily defeated SCC twice. I don't see how one could reasonably say they think SCC should win. Can they? Yes. It is possible but I wouldn't count on it. Oran is built in a way that puts them at an advantage against a team like SCC. And saying that it is 14-18 year olds playing isn't a reason for anything. If so, you could justify Bell City over Sikeston with that reasoning but that doesn't make it any more likely.
Is Banks playing agian for SCC?
I think SCC could defeat the Eagles tonight, but the real question is: If Oran wins, will SCC run to the locker room to avoid shaking hands, like the conference tournament when they wouldn't stay to accept the second place trophy on their home floor?
If Oran was south of Dexter this conversation would not exist.
I don't agree with that Charlie. Oran is every bit as good as the southern class 2 schools. My opinion would be the same if Holcomb or Hayti were in the same position as Oran is tonight.
Sideline you're disappointing me. First of all. I have nowhere stated that SCC SHOULD win tonight. In fact, we have both agreed that Oran should win. Read everything I say and you will see that.
Secondly, the age has nothing to do with the talent level of a team. My reference to age has more to do with motivation, or lack thereof, focus and other intangibles.
You act as if I'm being totally disrespectful to Oran sideline. I can offer up different viewpoints that, just because they may not have your stamp of approval, doesn't mean they don't make sense.
You seem like you are trying to write a narrative before a game has happened.
And the season won't be over for SCC if they lose tonight. This game matters very little for either school outside of being a good test before districts. It won't kill or make anyone's season.
You have, yourself written many "narratives" on Semoball. Which, by the way, I enjoy reading. But you need to be careful not to think you're the only one on here with a little knowledge.
I said it "MAY" be over if they lose.
However, in the interest of discussion, I will debate with you your last point. I believe that, possibly, if the SCC loses tonight it could be the "straw that breaks the camel's back", so to speak. Remember, I said possibly. With the district being at SCC, they have a shot regardless of what happens.
What district is Oran in and where are they seated?
Oran is in Class 2 District 3 which is being played over at Bismarck. Here are the seeds.
5. Meadow Heights
Thanks, Oran Advance and Chaffee have a ways to travel. Know anything about Bismark?
The Dexter-Kennett game is airing live on YHC-TV and www.semosportszone.com.
Kennett leading Dexter 13-12 after one. Nelson hit a long trey at the buzzer to give the Indians the lead.
Bernie leads Malden 38-34 at half
Risco 29 Holcomb 26 at half
Kennett leads Dexter 32-18 at the half. The Indians went to a 2-1-2 match-up zone and full court press and just took over the game in the second quarter.
Sikeston leads Cape Central 33-23 at half.
Cville up on Cairo at halftime 47-36
Jackson 30 NMCC 14 at half
Now that's a surprise localfan! Is Jimerson playing?
Kennett leads Dexter 47-30 at the end of the 3rd qtr.
After 3 it's Cville up on Cairo 62-52
He shouldn't be playing. He doesn't feel well at all.
Charleston leads Portageville 52-28 at the half.
Sikeston leads Cape Central 41-32 after three.
Bernie beat Malden 87-60
Sikeston leads Cape Central 50-34 with 6:04 to go.
Sikeston leads 41-32 after 3.
I'm on a huge delay...
Did Bernie just play bad the first half or really great the second half
Kennett over Dexter 62-51. The Bearcats made it interesting in the 4th qtr., getting as close as 6, but the Indians held their composure and got the win.
Cape Central is falling apart as Sikeston has pushed the lead to 20 in the fourth. Spoiler alert, Rocketsbro.
I'm good. It's just now 50-34 on my end.
Oak Ridge score?
Kevonte Mitchell scored 27 points for Kennett tonight.
Bernie didn't play terrible in first half, but they played really well in second. I think David Baker had close to 40 points tonight. He played as good of a ball game as I have seen him play.
Final on the Holcomb game?
Oran leads SCC 47-38 at the half.
Sikeston defeats Cape Central 69-47. Bulldogs win at least a share of the SEMO Conference.
51-49. 1 min left
What game buck?
51-51. Joiners on steal and bucket!!
76-43 Charleston up on P'ville after 3
The Holcomb varsity boys defeated Risco 60-54.
NMCC just started hitting shots too late. Good effort by them. Very poor free throw shooting by Jackson. Missed 12 of 18 in the second half. Coach Scott seemed to stop their aggression in the 4th quarter. Lucky win for the Indians!
What was the final score, localfan?
Nd just beat PB 51 to 50. ND missed 5 free throws in the last 2 minutes.
Tough loss for the Eagles localfan. But the real problem seems to me that NMCC spotted Jackson a 16 point halftime lead.
Garan evans didnt play for cape tonite, anyone know the scoop?
Coach's decision, cirithungol. Not sure the details but I figured that's all we need to know anyway.
Oak Ridge over Chaffee 52-45.
Anyone know who SEMO is interested in since their coach was there?
Vashawn Ruffin would be my guess TFA.
That would be a good guess. However, Nutt is really good friends with Coach Holifield and watches Sikeston on any free nights he can. He and his team were at the Sikeston vs. Charleston game, also.
Any final score on SCC-Oran game?
Oran defeats SCC 92-83.
Clearwater defeated Doniphan 55-46 to win the OFCT. Congrats to the Fightin' Tigers!
Kennett is a good team. Dexter played a great game tonight. Very proud of our Bearcats. D.J. Dowdy had 21 points and 3 charges tonight. Jordan Miller played well as did Brad Potts. Chandler Young is developing into a great player. Myles Urhahn came in and mixed things up a little. Hold your heads high Bearcats!
Evans is a huge part of that team, they will be a force in distrix with him in lineup. Much respect for tigers. And bluedawgz and indians for that matter.
Final score of C-ville / Cairo game ?
Also, anybody know the final of the PHC/Fredericktown game in the MAAACT tonight?
FYI, SCC has moved up several of their better JV players and they are a better team than they were a month ago. I don't know if they will be able to beat Leopold but it should be a better game than it would have been, IMO
Congratulations to Risco Jr Jordon Pavy on reaching the 1,000 career point mark tonight against Holcomb.
Oak Ridge 59
Don't know where above score came from. Crazy game, 4 int fouls called and I'm not sure any of them were actually intentinal fouls.
Well done Oran. Tough to beat a team 3 times during the same season. Even tougher when you play the team 2 times on their home floor.
Oran is a legit contender in their district and beyond.
Caruthersville won 89-74
PHC over Fredericktown 53-42. So, as predicted, Farmington and PHC will meet for their rubber match in the MAAACT tomorrow at Mineral Area College. Does anybody know when tip-time is?
Congrats to Gabe Bohnert of Saxony for scoring his much deserved 1,000 point of his career!! Saxony won against meadow heights 53-34 in their homecoming
Hey Larry: Do you think SCC has ever been beaten 3 times in one season by the same team?
Caruthersville 97, Cairo, IL 83
Kennett 62, Dexter 51
Bernie 87, Malden 60
Charleston 97, Portageville 49
Oran 92, Scott County Central 83
Ozark Foothills Comference Championship
Clearwater 55, Doniphan 46
Tri County Conference Championships
JV Final-- Delta C-7 34, Holcomb 29
Varsity Final-- Holcomb 60, Risco 54
yahyah - Semo is recruiting Ruffin, and Jones even though he's only a Jr. That's why Coach Nutt is at so many of their games.
Tip time for PHC and Farmington is 8:30 pm
Nutt was at the Jackson/Cape game Tuesday with Hollifield
I can see SEMO recruiting Ruffin.
J.T. Jones? Can't see it.
C'water beats Doniphan 55-46 to win OFC title, avenged the one point lost to Doniphan in last years final. Patterson kept the Dons close, even when C'water pushed the lead to 15, but he had no help and the Tigers played aggressive D and used their quickness to wear down Doniphans' bigs. Good win for Tigers to continue their great season. They are now 19-3 with games left at Van Buren Monday and at Naylor on Tuesday. Congrats Tigers!
In addition to the Bloomfield vs. Gideon game at TRCC tomorrow, Caruthersville plays South Iron at 3 p.m.
birdfan - following his potential. Definitely wanting Ruffin, but if they get a feel that Jones could play the perimeter, then he'll get more looks.
semo501 - they are following Cox, King and Reynolds. Don't know how serious on them, but they are tracking them for now.
Lots of schools are going to be recruiting Reynolds pretty soon.
Clearwater has a real nice season going only losses to South Iron twice and Eminence once!I thought they were in control of doniphan tonight Patterson had 24.
Blake Reynolds is honestly the best talent in Southeast Missouri as a post player, much better than Cox in my opinion. No doubt Dickie was there to watch him and Karson King.
Glad Semo looking at area talent.
Semo already has local talent and you see how that's going. They need to get rid of Nutt and get someone else in there he has proven he's not a coach over his career. He has already signed Payne and now if he really is looking at Ruffin and Jones well that answers my question 3 6"1 guys all for pretty much the same postion and that's to go along with White who is already there.
Got to say I agree with you on that one BIGELW. We can either have a local all-star team or we can have a team that actually contends in the OVC. I can think of maybe 10 players over the past few years who would have made any kind of significant impact at SEMO...and at least 3 of them would have been absolutely wasting their talent by playing there.
Dickey Nutt has restored credibility to SEMO's program. What were they like before he got there? Besides, we're all just speculating who he was watching or possibly recruiting.
You and the others might be speculating...
YHC tv announcer said the name of a smaller school that was looking at primer from kennett last night. Not sure for what position but its cool that he might get to play somewhere. He's got good moves around the rim and can handle the ball and shoot outside pretty descent.
Think they said Truman state
Ok PatK, who are your sources?
I agree Ktown i like primer really skilled has a chance but do u think he needs to be slimmed down some to really increase his game!
Anybody know what time gideon and bloomfield play today!
Ruffin would be an upgrade over some of the guards that Semo currently has. You can't fault them for recruiting a kid that would be an upgrade over the current players, especially when that kid is a local player.
I guess it's that time of year seems like a lot of scouts are out at these games right now!
I think it's hilarious they'd recruit Karson King but not Kyle Stroder.. Stroder is a much better shooter but King is better inside.. Maybe he wants a more physical 3 man
I hope Nutt is taking a look at Stroder as well as Doniphan's Brian Patterson and Holcomb's Jamie Massey.
I think SEMO should be after Reynolds, Jimerson, and Mitchell and that's it.
I want to see Patterson play.. does he ever play a game close to a cape/sikeston school?
Usually not sportsnerd. The BCT is about as close as Doniphan gets to Sikeston.
what schools are recruiting him?
Sportsnerd to really see patterson's skill set you need to see him with some good guards watched him last night again really frustrated had to play point guard again last night.
No idea sportsnerd. Anybody else know if anyone is recruiting Patterson? Maybe TRCC?
Yeah he might need to slim down, if that's the case I'm sure they can help him with that. I need too for that matter. Just my opinion but I think Mitchell will be much bigger than SEMO when it's all said and done . Unless he just wants to play close to home
Doniphan plays in Charleston on Monday night
This is from a very good source his stock has dropped a little because of the season the team is having and the coaching situation hasn't helped!The very close source told me SEMO,TRCC.UMSL,TAKE IT TO THE BANK ON THOSE THREE!
To compete at the top of the OVC SEMO must recruit the top players regionally and nationally that get overlooked. Kids like a Ed Daniel or a Tarius Johnson who played in SEMO's backyard last year at 3 rivers, only to go to Eastern Kentucky, I believe.
I have not watched Jackson play this year. So I can't speak about those kids.
Realistically speaking, if they want to consistently be at the top of the OVC they need to recruit kids that are talented, big and athletic. Many of the kids listed here don't meet all 3 of those criteria. Now before everyone blows up at me, I'm not saying they are not good players.
Jimmerson has the skill and quickness to play at the level in 2 years.
I'm not totally sold on Ruffin. He's very good but he's not close to the guards they have now as a hs senior. I'm talking about SEMO's wings. If Ruffin was 6-2 my opinion would be different. Ruffin is not a point guard. He's too small to be a OVC elite 2 guard. Remember, we are talking about taking SEMO to the top of the OVC.
Patterson needs to go the 3 rivers, then he'd possibly be ready for a SEMO. He has skills and 2 years at 3 rivers would propel him. Quickness and speed would need to improve. He could probably make it at SEMO out of high school but would be better prepared after juco.
Stroder and Massey are not Division 1 talents at this time. Good lord please don't take that as a slap in the face. Again, remember. We are talking about taking SEMO to the top of the OVC.
JT Jones could possibly be that guy because of his size and shooting ability. He has a high basketball IQ and with improved wing skills I could see him playing at that level.
Mitchell is a talent. He has great size and could possibly be that type of talent.
jwhitlock i may not agree with everything you have said in the last post but i am glad you gave your opinion i agree 3 rivers with bess would not hurt patterson a bit!
It's better when we don't all agree. Otherwise semoball would not be as popular.
For some reason, SEMO and TRCC don't have a good relationship so most of Coach Bess's talent goes elsewhere. Maybe Coach Nutt can fix that.
Birdfan, thanks for the update. I would've missed that game for my next Key Games thread. Does anybody know if the Caruthersville-Doniphan game will be made up this week too?
I understand other peoples opinion's help keep the mind open!
Nick Niemcyck went to SEMO. Not sure I agree with that.
Patterson is too slow and not athletic enough to play at Semo. That comes directly from a D2 coach that is recruiting him. I've never seen him play so I have no idea.
I personally don't think Stroder or King is good enough, and I don't mean any disrespect to them, just my opinion.
I think Ruffin could become a point guard, which is what Coach Nutt also thinks I bet. He will need to improve his ball handling, but that's a teachable skill that you can improve on with practice and technique work. He's already good enough to defend point guards, and he can shoot well enough for an OVC point guard, but he'll need to work on ball handling and passing -- and I bet Semo thinks he can improve to become a point guard in time.
I just don't think we need a point guard that badly.. I'd much rather get Brandon Roberts than Vashawn Ruffin
PatK of course he would say that if he's competing against SEMO in recruiting Patterson.
I agree that Mitchell and Jimerson are prolly the only 2 that have a chance to actually play there and IMO I don't know for sure they can but none of the other guys can. Why wouldnt he use some of those scholarships for some juco guys that have proven they can get it done. IMO he needs to win now because he might not have to many years left if he doesn't.
IMO PatK i have to respectfully disagree you admitt you have never seen patterson play i have seen him put iton very fast very atheltic bigs out of st.louis in some aau games this summer he had a very good point guard with him and they won the tourney!
There is no way Massey could play div 1 he couldn't play for sikeston
Time will tell yaeger. Massey will definitely be playing somewhere next season IMO.
Yaeger I assure you Sikeston would use Massey.
This while conversation is pointless. Does everybody really want to see Semo win 5 games next year? C'mon guys, your smarter than that.
What are you talking about Unc?
I agree Charlie. If SEMO wants to be at the top of the OVC the majority of their roster must be comprised of regional or national talent.
Thank you for understanding jwhitlock.
South Iron leads the Caruthersville varsity boys 21-13 at the end of the first quarter.
Porchswing - I didn't say anything about Patterson, that's what a coach said, not me.
Preacermanfan - I assure you the coach isn't competing against Semo for Patterson.
South Iron leads Caruthersville 31-26 at halftime.
Yep Preach the MAAA championship game starts at 8:30. But gotta say, was proud of my Blackcats last night, kept a lead until the end of the third and ran out of gas it seems halfway in the fourth ending up 10(?) down at the end. Farmington handled SG by about 20 in the first game. Should be a good match up tonight. Probably will be the same teams battling it out for the District 2 crown in a few days.
The girls championship game is at 7:00 with Fredericktown vs PHC. Go at it Lady Cats and bring home a win!
The Gideon varsity boys defeated Bloomfield 58-49.
PatK, you said a D2 coach who is recruiting him told you he was too slow for SEMO. That seems to imply he knows they're recruiting him or why mention SEMO? Porchswing seems pretty confident they are recruiting him. I just put your two premises together and drew a logical conclusion.
Preach - he said Semo because I asked him. I've never seen Patterson play, so I asked him if he could play at Semo. His answer was he was too slow etc to play at Semo.
And the D2 coach wasn't from UMSL either.
Patterson isn't ready for SEMO right now. AFter 2 or 3(reshirt?) years at 3 rivers he could very well be ready for SEMO.
Good win for Gideon going into districts. Hard to believe Bloomfield lost that game.
If he went to 3 rivers that is.
South Iron leads Caruthersville 49-37 at the start of the fourth quarter.
55-49 South Iron. 4:38 remaining.
@ preach I agree I can't believe Gideon beat Bloomfield wonder what happened
South Iron defeats Caruthersville 71-57.
Semo has a player exactly like Patterson in Tolbert and Tolbert was better than him in high school.
I've seen Patterson play four games now, he is a good player, can handle the ball, shoots well, can go inside/out very well, but he is kind of slow. Also, he is very easily frustrated which was highly evident in last nights game with C'water. He was the same way last year too.
Tolbert was no better than Patterson in high school.
Gideon is a dangerous team come playoff time.
Jackson leads Poplar Bluff 35-31 at the half.
@ Dustin since when have they done anything in playoffs
papi, who is baker?
Jackson leads Poplar Bluff 51-48 at the end of the 3rd qtr.
Jackson defeated Poplar Bluff 71-58. The Mules seem to be a sinking ship here at the end of the season. Congrats to Jackson on another big win. They will almost certainly be the #1 seed in their district now.
Don't know if I would consider a slightly strained knee as being injury prone. As far as I know he hasn't been hurt before but I get what your saying. I hope all these guys we are talking about have the chance to play somewhere after high school
Mitchell from Kennett could play D-1 baseball. Plays third base, has some pop and a very nice arm.
Watched the games at TRCC gideon beating bloomfield was a shocker after bloomfield played right with oran!Was not surprised that south iron beat c-ville but was surprised with them beating them on fast breaks repeatedly.And this is got to be one of bess's worst teams!
I would say he was better he put up same type numbers but did it against better competion. My point is he's not going to do anything to help Semo.
Dustin was interested in your opinion on those games at trcc is gideon playing that well right now and what about the c-ville game!
Gideon has a shot. They host the district and have two good guards. Depth could be one of their biggests factors.
Thought on the South Iron-Caruthersville game is one has to wonder how many players on those two teams will be playing at TRCC next year.
And the answer may be none. Time will tell.
I also think Bloomfield has a shot at making a run in their home gym. I would not have wanted to play Bloomfield in the first round of Class 2, District 1.
Bloomfield has wins against Twin Rivers, Puxico and Malden this season. It also played Oran to four points and Bernie to six points.
Teams can be dangerous on their home floor come playoff time.
Herd that a baseball scout has already said Mitchell might get drafted out of high school. Person who told me that isn't from kennett but he knows the scout. That being said, just because one scout has that opinion doesn't mean it will happen. I would like to see him playing D-1 BB for four years out of high school but if his best chance is in baseball that will be cool also.
I think the reason they beat Cville on fast breaks is Cville had a very physical game the night before against Cairo, then had to play South Iron less than 24 hours later. I don't think it would have changed the outcome other than the score being a little closer though.
That makes a little sense cheesehead maybe their legs were a little tired because i was surprised that they were fast breaking them that is one thing i did not see coming i thought they would out shoot them having seen both teams a few times.
Thanks dustin i have not seen gideon in a while seen them early and they were really struggling!
I've seen Gideon they are absolutely horrible they don't stand a chance at doing anything
Mitchell should go to TRCC or Mineral Area college first. I still have doubts about his guard playing in college.
Mitchell is a junior and has another year of high school to develop guard skills. Reminds me a lot of Greg Tucker who getting good minutes as a Frosh at Northern Colorado. Needs to shoot a little better.
Certain fans north of kennett on I-55 and I-57 will always have doubts about a player if he's from south of their school and that's ok. He can lead the fast break, handle the ball and dish it to the open player. He also gets several steals and assists per game. 6'4 Jr that might not be finished growing, oh he also leads class 4-A in scoring at 25 ppg. What else does he need to do?
IMO, Mitchel is just as good or even better than Greg Tucker.I know I'll get blasted for saying that but IMO, that's how I see it. There is nothing that kid can't do on the court. You don't see many players that can go to D-1 schools in two sports, and Mitchell is one of them. I have a lot of respect for his game.
Best all-around player ive seen and i live 2 miles north of I-57!!
You shouldn't get blasted for saying that Cheese. I don't agree that he's as good right now, but Mitchell is just a junior. He might be this time next year comparable to where Tucker was toward the end of his senior year in high school. Once Mitchell learns to consistently keep his emotions in check he could be phenomenal.
Kid's got court awareness/presence. Can i define that? No. But he's got it!!
Cheese those are kind words for mitchell and as a kennett fan I respect those of you for recognizing him. Thats the same respect I have for Monroe and Jimmerson and others. When some kids come through that are special , its good for all of us to give them the praise they earn. One of the positives of the semoball community.
He is definitly the best junior i have seen this year i haven't seen them all but of the ones i have seen he is it!
Can you provide the link where Tucker led the nation in free throw attempts? Thanks.
Farmington defeated PHC 61-48 last night to win their 3rd straight MAAA Conference Tournament championship.
I got to see the Cairo game of Cville, but not the South Iron. Cvile played great against Cairo. What I could tell on the radio, just didnt have any fire against South Iron.
New Madrid will be tough! Nice win before District. maybe
Baker for Bernie did have 40 in the game against Malden. Turner had 22.
As far as state championships or final fours go, that takes a team more than one player most of the time. When we play the number one team in the state last year and this year just to get out of the district you can't judge him by that. Tucker was a great player for our area and I think Mitchell is also. Not saying one is better than the other ,both are good. I'm just glad we got another year to watch and see what Mitchell can do. Also hope Monroe gets back for next year. Next question, do you think Mitchell will get ALL STATE this year. I think it would be an easy choice but if kennett doesn't get out of the district, do the voters know enough about him.
Tucker is getting good min. but he's not exactly putting up good numbers 27% FG and 15% from 3 I know he's just a freshman but it just shows how hard it is to compete at the d-1 level. I don't really think no one in this area is d-1 material right now but Mitchell does have another year so if he works on his shooting and ball handling he could get there. Question is does he have time to put in the work necessary over the summer to get to that level with him also playing baseball.
Do you mean that no seniors in this area are D-1 material!?
Big Papi...Kevonte Mitchell have played 2yrs of AAU summer basketball with the Arkansas Wings Elite team from Little Rock so i'm pretty sure that won't stop him from playing baseball he's played both for 2yrs.
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