MISSOURIAN ROUNDUP: Scott City boys basketball advances in tourney on buzzer shot

The Scott City boys basketball team advanced to the semifinals of the Rolla "Duke" Herbert Tournament in dramatic fashion thanks to a buzzer-beater by Cayden Beussink to lift the third-seeded Rams over sixth-seeded Herculaneum 64-62 in overtime on Tuesday at Crystal City High School.

Beussink ended as the Rams' second-leading scorer with nine points but none were bigger than his final two. Camden Conner did most of the heavy lifting for Scott City as he finished with 34 points. The Rams fell behind early in the contest and went into the locker room trailing by 12 points at the break. Determined to avoid a season-opening upset, the Rams flipped the script in the second half and went on to outscore the Black Cats by 12 points to erase the deficit and force overtime.

Scott City resumes tournament action at 6:30 p.m. today against Jefferson (Festus). The second-seeded Blue Jays downed seventh-seeded St. Louis HomeSchool Patriots 75-48 in Tuesday's earlier quarterfinal.

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HERCULANEUM (62) -- Not Provided.

SCOTT CITY (64) -- Camden Conner 34, Cayden Beussink 9, Spencer Stratman 7, Kaiden Mouser 6, Ethan Pennington 4, Joe Panagos 3, Gage Underwood 1. FG 20, FT 9-19, F 16 (3-pointers: Conner 2, Mouser 2, Stratman. Fouled out: None.)

Notre Dame 64, Carnahan 31

Caleb LeGrand recorded a double-double with a game-high 19 points and 14 rebounds as the Bulldogs opened their season with a lopsided victory over the Cougars on the road in St. Louis.

Justice Thoma tallied 18 points and nine rebounds for Notre Dame (1-0), which maintained a 19-point advantage heading into the final frame. Jake Young compiled 10 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals as the Bulldogs held the Cougars to single digits in all but one quarter to come away with the solid win.

Christopher Rodgers finished with 12 points to pace Carnahan (1-4) in the defeat.

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NOTRE DAME (64) -- Nick Williams 2, Tyler Landewee 2, Hayden Jansen 5, Kam Dohogne 3, Drew Heisserer 3, Justice Thoma 18, Jake Young 10, Tyler Parker 2, Caleb LeGrand 19. FG 28, FT 4-10, F 16 (3-pointers: Dohogne, Heisserer, Jansen, Thoma. Fouled out: None.)

CARNAHAN SCHOOL OF THE FUTURE (31) -- Ezekiel Hennings 11, Christopher Rodgers 12, Jaidon Anthony-Head 6, Demetri Hughes 2. FG 6, FT 10-20, F 15 (3-pointers: Hennings 2, Head. Fouled out: None.)

Delta 97, Meadow Heights 67

Junior Evan Bartels had a dynamite performance with a game-high 32 points, including five 3-pointers, to lead the second-seeded Bobcats past the third-seeded Panthers in the slugfest semifinal of the Woodland Invitational Tournament.

Senior Isaiah Thomas also had a banner night with 25 points for Delta (3-1), which scored 55 points in the first half alone. Eric Berry bucketed 13 points for the Bobcats, who went on to outscore the Panthers by 26 points in the second half to book their spot in Thursday's championship game with top-seeded Oak Ridge at 8 p.m.

Wyatt Lincoln finished with 18 points, six rebounds and four assists to sustain Meadow Heights (1-1). Kolby Wilfong notched a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Panthers while Tristen Mayfield posted 10 points, five steals, four assists and four rebounds. Jacob Barks contributed 10 points, five rebounds and three steals. The Panthers will face fifth-seeded Leopold at 6:30 p.m. Thursday for third place.


MEADOW HEIGHTS (67) -- Trae Davis 3, Jacob Barks 10, Josh Acord 6, Kade Lindgren 3, Tristen Mayfield 10, Wyatt Lincoln 18, Jacob Elfrink 1, Kolby Wilfong 16. FG 19, FT 17-24, F 18 (3-pointers: Lincoln 4. Fouled out: None.)

DELTA (97) -- Jon Bond 7, Eric Berry 13, Evan Bartels 32, Colby Crader 8, Isaiah Thomas 25, Ryan Birkman 2, Dale Lincoln 4, Hunter Ourth 6. FG 25, FT 17-19, F 20 (3-pointers: Bartels 5, Thomas 3, Ourth 2. Fouled out: None.)

Chaffee 64, Scott County Central 45

Jagger Sadler drained 22 points as the sixth-seeded Red Devils rebounded after dropping their opening-round match a night earlier to pick up the win over the seventh-seeded Braves in the consolation semifinals of the 64th Annual Oran Invitational Tournament.

Drew Swinford shelled out 17 points for Chaffee (2-1), which maintained a 16-point advantage at the intermission. Alec Brown added 15 points as the Red Devils padded their cushion by three points in the second half to claim victory.

Bralyn Porter netted 14 points to pace Scott County Central (0-2).

Chaffee will meet the winner of Thursday's other consolation semifinal between fourth-seeded Richland (Essex) and eighth-seeded Bell City at 5 p.m. Friday for the consolation championship.


SCOTT COUNTY CENTRAL (45) -- Bralyn Porter 14, Colton Vance 5, Kobie Burton 8, Shemar Baker 9, Keron Banks 9. FG 16, FT 4-6, F 17 (3-pointers: Baker, Porter, Vance. Fouled out: Burton.)

CHAFFEE (64) -- Jagger Sadler 22, Brennan Fowler 2, Alec Brown 15, Peyton Atkins 6, Drew Swinford 17, Wyatt Parker 2. FG 19, FT 14-19, F 15 (3-pointers: Brown 3, Swinford. Fouled out: Atkins.)

Cooter 61, Eagle Ridge Christian School 19

The long bus ride south to the Bootheel added to the detriment of the Eagles in their lopsided loss to the Wildcats.

Logan Schwieger scored nine points for Eagle Ridge Christian School (1-5).

It was the the third-straight win against three private Christian schools for Cooter (3-0).

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EAGLE RIDGE (19) -- Logan Schweiger 9, Seth Perry 6, Evin Craft 4. FG 6, FT 1-3, F 9 (3-pointers: Perry 2. Fouled out: None.)

COOTER (61) -- Not Provided.


Notre Dame 47, Saxony Lutheran 30

Senior Riley Burger netted 13 points as a sluggish first half by both teams came out in the top seed's favor as the Bulldogs prevailed over the fourth-seeded Crusaders in the semifinals of the Fourth Annual SEMO Conference Tournament at Cape Girardeau Central High School.

Lexi Rubel contributed 11 points for Notre Dame (3-0), which outscored the Crusaders by 13 points in the second half to obtain the triumph.

Senior Emma Brune also finished with 13 points to sustain Saxony Lutheran (1-1).

Notre Dame will meet second-seeded Jackson at 8:30 p.m. Thursday for the tournament championship. The Indians nipped third-seeded Poplar Bluff 45-35 in Tuesday's other semifinal.

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SAXONY LUTHERAN (30) -- Olivia Spanley 6, Emma Voelker 6, Makayla Mueller 2, Alice Hogendobler 3, Emma Brune 13. FG 10, FT 7-15, F 20 (3-pointers: Hogendobler. Fouled out: Spanley.)

NOTRE DAME (47) -- Allie Burnett 5, Emily Kellum 5, Leah Jansen 6, Delaney Dohogne 1, Riley Burger 13, Lexi Rubel 11, Tori Rubel 6. FG 12, FT 11-23, F 16 (3-pointers: Jansen 2, Burnett, L. Rubel. Fouled out: None.)

Cape Central 64, Dexter 37

Sophomore Ella Vogel poured in a game-high 19 points as the sixth-seeded host Tigers handily prevailed over the seventh-seeded Bearcats in the consolation semifinals of the SEMO Conference Tournament.

Taylor Horton tossed in 14 points for Cape Girardeau Central (2-1), which led by 21 points at halftime.

Alexa Werneck scored eight points to pace Dexter (0-2) in the defeat.

Central will meet up with fifth-seeded Sikeston at 5:30 p.m. Thursday for the consolation championship. The Bulldogs disposed of eighth-seeded Kennett 50-26 in Tuesday's other consolation semifinal.


DEXTER (37) -- Rachel Cobb 4, Sydney Asberry 6, Alexa Werneck 8, Magi McBride 5, Karlee Keirsey 3, Dulcie Pullen 4, Mikayla Dodson 7. FG 10, FT 5-15, F 13 (3-pointers: Cobb, Dodson, McBride, Werneck. Fouled out: None.)

CAPE CENTRAL (64) -- Alivia Capshaw 10, Ki Bogan 4, Martasia Carter 3, Taylor Horton 14, Olivia Koch 3, Yeniah Jackson 6, Ella Vogel 19, Erica Goodin 4, Bryonna Thomas 1. FG 20, FT 15-18, F 17 (3-pointers: Capshaw 2, Horton. Fouled out: None.)

Scott City 66, Puxico 5

The post-Sophia Hancock years are not being kind to the Indians, who sustained their third-straight bruising in the road romp to the Rams.

Aleah Morrill recorded 19 points and Kacie Daigger chipped in 14 points to help propel Scott City (2-1) to victory.


PUXICO (5) -- Not Provided.

SCOTT CITY (66) -- Aleah Morrill 19, Kacie Daigger 14, Liza Dannenmueller 4, Emily Poole 4, McKenzie Sweet 2, Olivia Ponder 4, Jersey Black 9, Taylor Kluesner 2, Lily Calhoun 6, Allysa Pruitt 2. FG 27, FT 9-14, F 10 (3-pointers: Daigger. Fouled out: None.)

Delta 66, Hayti 57

Sophomore Ashley White busted 27 points, including four 3-pointers, as the Bobcats remained hot and notched their third win of the season in their victory at home over the Indians.

Coley Blattel pitched in 14 points for Delta (3-0), which took a five-point lead into the locker room. Kendall Holweg contributed 13 points as the Bobcats increased their advantage to 13 points heading into the final eight minutes.

Amiya Johnson sank a game-high 30 points to pace Hayti (1-2) while Stemaiya Robinson had 15 points.


HAYTI (57) -- Reggi Ford 4, Amiya Johnson 30, Akyra Humes 2, Selina Wooden 2, Reed 2, Stemaiya Robinson 15, Kiondra Downey 2. FG 24, FT 7-21, F X (3-pointers: Johnson, Robinson. Fouled out: N/A).

DELTA (66) -- Allie Hampton 5, Ashley White 27, Megan Miller 4, Sierra Berry 3, Coley Blattel 14, Kendall Holweg 13. FG 20, FT 19-31, F X (3-pointers: White 4, Holweg 2, Berry. Fouled out: N/A.)

JV -- Delta won 62-38


Poplar Bluff 138, Notre Dame 115, Saxony Lutheran 19

The Mules got the better of the Bulldogs and Crusaders in the three-team meet at the Black River Coliseum in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Savannah Spencer was a bright spot for Saxony Lutheran at the meet finishing first in two events, the 100 backstroke and the 200 invidual medley. Lexi Jansen secured Notre Dame's only triumph in individual events, winning the 200 freestyle. Jansen was also part of the Bulldogs' relay team that won the 400 freestyle.

Top two finishers

200 medley relay -- 1. Poplar Bluff (Audrey Cisne, Simone Anders, Paige Bradley, Olivia Kirkman) 2:06.12; 2. Poplar Bluff (Kasey Gregory, Addison Kirkman, Madison Moore, Audrey Rahlmann) 2:16.24

200 freestyle -- 1. Lexi Jansen (ND) 2:12.66; 2. Olivia Kirkman (PB) 2:22.93

200 individual medley -- 1. Savannah Spencer (SL) 2:35.86; 2. Jane West (ND) 2:45.37

50 freestyle -- 1. Paige Bradley (PB) 26.08; 2. Abby Jansen (ND) 28.04

100 butterfly -- 1. Paige Bradley (PB) 1:09.92; 2. Abby Jansen (ND) 1:13.77

100 freestyle -- 1. Gabrielle Fortner (PB) 1:06.71; 2. Jane West (ND) 1:10.03

500 freestyle -- 1. Julia Smothers (PB) 6:48.24; 2. Emily Bruns (ND) 6:56.63

200 freestyle relay -- 1. Poplar Bluff (Audrey Cisne, Olivia Kirkman, Gabrielle Fortner, Paige Bradley) 1:52.63; 2. Notre Dame (Lexi Jansen, Alessandra Rubi, Abby Jansen, Jane West) 1:57.61

100 backstroke -- 1. Savannah Spencer (SL) 1:09.24; 2. Audrey Cisne (PB) 1:10.72

100 breaststroke -- 1. Simone Anders (PB) 1:23.20; 2. Allie Buchheit (ND) 1:24.42

400 freestyle relay -- 1. Notre Dame (Lexi Jansen, Paige Barber, Emily Bruns, Jane West) 4:30.43; 2. Poplar Bluff (Bethany Leighty, Audrey Cisne, Gabrielle Fortner, Audrey Rahlmann) 4:46.88


Notre Dame loses both matches at tri-meet

The Bulldogs opened their season against New Madrid County Central and Kennett, falling to both. They lost 48-22 against the Eagles and 56-21 against the Indians. No further information was provided.

--From staff reports

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