STATESMAN ROUNDUP: Below honored for surpassing 1,000 career points; Advance wins 83-75

Advance senior Jack Below holds the commemorative ball he was presented prior to his team's game against Clearwater on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at Advance High School. Below was honored for surpassing the 1,000 career point mark.

The Advance Hornets honored senior Jack Below, and he helped the Hornets to an 83-75 win over Clearwater on Tuesday night at Advance High School.

Below was presented a basketball before the game for surpassing 1,000 career points. He scored his 1,000th point Dec. 9 against Puxico. After Tuesday’s game, Below had 1,177 points.

Below scored nine points in the fourth quarter where the Hornets held on for the win.

Advance led at the end of each quarter, but the Tigers stayed close throughout. Advance held quarter leads of 24-22, 40-38 and 66-57.

Landon Dailey and Jaren Schrader joined Below in double figures with 17 and 16 points, respectively.

Karson Fay paced Clearwater with 28 points.

Bernie 55, Neelyville 47

The Bernie Mules overcame a 10-0 run at the start of the game to beat the Neelyville boys basketball team 55-47 on Tuesday night at Neelyville.

The Mules used a 9-0 run in the fourth quarter to improve to 10-2.

Tyler Suiter led Bernie with 16 points, Landon Zoll had 14 and Johnny Vaughn got 13.

Puxico 70, Holcomb 58

Four Puxico players scored in double figures, and the Indians beat Holcomb 70-58 Tuesday night in a boys basketball game at Holcomb.

Lucas Plunkett paced Puxico with 20 points, Dalton Andrews had 18, Ethan Helm 11 and Nolan Foster 10.

Nate Rhew led Holcomb with 17 points.

Puxico led 14-13 after one quarter, 33-27 after two and 46-40 after three.

Chaffee 65, Bloomfield 57

Bloomfield and Chaffee combined for 17 3-pointers, but the Chaffee boys basketball team sank 11 to lead it to a 65-57 victory Tuesday night at Chaffee.

Bloomfield took a 16-8 lead after one quarter but the Red Devils fought back in the second to tie the score at 27 at halftime. They outscored Bloomfield 38-30 in the second half.

Gage McNeil paced Bloomfield with 15 points and Jeffrey Jarrell had 14. Both hit a pair of 3-pointers.

Alec Brown scored a game-high 21 points, including six 3-pointers, to lead the Red Devils.

Woodland 55, Richland 48

Two of Richland’s three injured starters returned to the court Tuesday night, but Tanner Freeman and Andrew Partenberry weren’t enough to lead the Rebels to victory.

Freeman scored a team-high 16 points and Partenberry had 14 in the Rebels’ 55-48 loss to the Woodland boys basketball team at Marble Hill. Both didn’t play in the Bloomfield Christmas Tournament.

Jackson Bell remains out with a knee injury.

Jamon Frymire paced Woodland with 15 points, Kyle Balsman had 12 and Jarid Frymire had 10.

Woodland held quarter leads of 15-12, 32-23 and 41-35.


Chaffee JV 40, Bloomfield 21

The Bloomfield girls basketball team generated no more than seven points in any quarter and lost 40-21 to the Chaffee junior varsity on Tuesday night at Chaffee.

Chaffee led 12-2 after one quarter, 21-8 after two and 33-14 after three.

Johnna Costigan led Bloomfield with seven points and Savanna Spicer had six.

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