3Q 4:52 Sierra Canyon 41 Whitney Young 32
Hasn’t been the prettiest of quarters. It did get a dunk from Amari Bailey who jumps really, really high.
Halftime Sierra Canyon 34 Whitney Young 25
Dolphins turn the ball over 15 times in the first half while the Blazers take a 10-point lead into halftime.
Ramel Lloyd Jr. leads the game with nine points with two 3’s and four rebounds. Amari Bailey has seven points and six boards.
Dalen Davis has nine points and two boards for the Dolphins.
2Q 0:53 Sierra Canyon 30 Whitney Young 22
Blazers’ pressure is turning into a lot of Dolphin turnovers. Whitney Young has five turnovers in the last 2:13 and 15 in the game.
2Q 3:00 Sierra Canyon 26 Whitney Young 20
Shy Odom with an and-one. He also has a pair of rebounds.
2Q 3:49 Sierra Canyon 23 Whitney Young 18
Ramel Lloyd Jr. leads the game with eight points with a pair of 3’s.
2Q 4:59 Sierra Canyon 18 Whitney Young 17
5-0 run from the Dolphins with three different players contributing.
End 1Q Sierra Canyon 16 Whitney Young 10
Whitney Young playing five deep. Dalen Davis has five points for the Dolpins.
Amari Bailey has seven points and four rebounds for the Blazers.
1Q 2:18 Sierra Canyon 14 Whitney Young 7
7-0 run from the Blazers with five points coming from Amari Bailey.
1Q 4:25 Sierra Canyon 7 Whitney Young 7
A.J. Casey has three points and three boards already.
Amari Bailey with two points and two boards.
Final Nixa 56 Catholic 53
Zach Howell misses a 3 at the buzzer and the Eagles hold on for the win.
4Q 0:04.7 Nixa 56 Catholic 53
Nixa misses a pair of free throws. Lyon misses an open 3. Ball goes out of bounds off Nixa. Timeout.
4Q 0:23 Nixa 56 Catholic 53
Liam O’Reilly layup.
4Q 0:29 Nixa 56 Catholic 51
Colin Ruffin splits a pair of free throws.
4Q 0:37 Nixa 55 Catholic 51
Jordyn Turner layup out of the timeout. Eagles foul Zach Howell. He makes two free throws.
4Q :52 Nixa 53 Catholic 49
Catholic turnover. Nixa ball. Lots of timeouts.
4Q 1:38 Nixa 53 Catholic 49
4Q 2:51 Nixa 50 Catholic 49
Major Riley splits his free throws.
4Q 3:48 Nixa 50 Catholic 48
Strong rebound from Jaret Nelson turns into a Catholic foul. He splits his free throws.
4Q 4:49 Nixa 49 Catholic 48
Jackson Bell with an and-one to put the Eagles up by one. That’s a 6-0 run after a Jordyn Turner triple.
4Q 7:11 Catholic 44 Nixa 39
Pair of Liam O’Reilly free throws.
End 3Q Catholic 42 Nixa 39
Catholic’s Liam O’Reilly makes two of three free throws after a foul on a halfcourt shot at the buzzer. Another great finish coming.
3Q 3:37 Catholic 33 Nixa 32
Back-and-forth with Catholic on top. Howell has 11 points.
Halftime Nixa 26 Catholic 24
Quinn Roubal hits a 3 right before the buzzer to bring Catholic within a score. He has 10 points on 4-of-4 shooting.
2Q 1:31 Nixa 26 Catholic 19
You can tell Nixa wants this one after falling to the Irish at the Blue and Gold.
Irish have seven points from Jordyn Turner and six from Kael Combs.
2Q 5:13 Nixa 20 Catholic 17
7-0 run for Nixa is capped off by a steal and slam by Kael Combs.
End 1Q Catholic 12 Nixa 11
Kael Combs brings the game within one with a shot with 20 seconds left.
1Q 2:10 Catholic 12 Nixa 9
Back-and-forth early. Zach Howell up to five. Jaret Nelson with five for the Eagles.
F/OT Parkview 47 New Madrid County Central 44
Xvavia McArthur with a 3-pointer at the buzzer and Parkview wins it!
Elijah Whitley finished the game with 19 points for the Vikings. Jadis Jones scored 17 for the Eagles.
OT 0:42.4 Parkview 44 New Madrid 44
Parkview misses the front end of a one-and-one. Eagles tie it with a layup at the other end.
OT 1:11 Parkview 44 New Madrid 42
Marcus Price made a bucket and New Madrid wasted a bunch of time. Eagles drive to the basket and get called for a charge.
Overtime! New Madrid 42 Parkview 42
Elijah Whitley knocks down a 3-pointer at the buzzer to send it to overtime!
4Q 0:07.6 New Madrid 42 Parkview 39
Both free throws fall. Parkview timeout at its end of the court.
4Q 0:19.8 New Madrid 40 Parkview 39
Whitley’s floater doesn’t fall. Vikings foul.
4Q 0:39 New Madrid 40 Parkview 39
No make for Parkview. Fouled New Madrid. Missed front end of one-and-one. Timeout Vikings with possession.
4Q 1:45 New Madrid 40 Parkview 39
Elijah Whitley 3 brings it within one. New Madrid turned it over right after.
4Q 3:08 New Madrid 38 Parkview 36
Quick run has New Madrid back on top after a layup from Jadis Jones — who now has 15 points.
4Q 4:56 Parkview 36 New Madrid 33
Shane Glass picks up a loose ball, shows a nice euro step down the lane and slams it in to give Parkview its biggest lead of the game.
4Q 5:32 Parkview 34 New Madrid 33
T.J. Hill with a 3-pointer to take the lead.
End 3Q New Madrid County Central 31 Parkview 29
The first game of Day 2 is headed toward a fun finish. Neither team has led by more than five since the first quarter.
3Q 1:19 New Madrid 29 Parkview 27
Elijah Whitley’s 3-pointers have been killers for New Madrid runs. He’s up to 11 points with three 3’s.
3Q 4:24 New Madrid 25 Parkview 24
Both teams are pretty cold to start the second half. Each team has hit only one shot from the field.
Halftime New Madrid 23 Parkview 21
Jadis Jones hits a shot at the buzzer for his 11th point of the game. The bucket breaks the tie at the break.
Shane Glass leads Parkview with six points.
2Q 2:01 New Madrid 21 Parkview 19
Parkview will be fine if it can handle the press — which it’s struggled with. Starting to get second-chance points but turnovers have led to easy points for the Eagles.
2Q 6:20 Parkview 14 New Madrid 11
There’s the Parkview we’re used to. Vikings have their first lead after an Elijah Whitley triple.
End 1Q New Madrid 11 Parkview 7
A better end to the quarter and the Vikings are still in this game. Xzavia McArthur leads the Vikings with three. Jadis Jones has five for the Eagles.
1Q 1:28 New Madrid 10 Parkview 5
Vikings have their first make from the field tonight after a Shane Glass layup. The pressure has bothered the Vikings early on and they’re up to five turnovers.
1Q 2:34 New Madrid 10 Parkview 2
Parkview now 0-8 from the field.
1Q 5:20 New Madrid 6 Parkview 0
Vikings 0-4 from the field to start. Not as hot of a start as they had yesterday.
Jadis Jones with four early points. Easy plays at the basket.
It’s semifinal Friday at the 2022 Bass Pro Tournament of Champions. If Thursday’s games were any indication, we’re in for a great night.
Parkview and New Madrid County Central will start things off with the consolation semifinals. The Vikings gave Sierra Canyon everything it could handle in the opening round.
Nixa and Catholic will face off in a rematch from a great semifinal game at the 2021 Blue and Gold Tournament in which the Fightin’ Irish came out on top. Those two will play in the other consolation semifinal.
Sierra Canyon and Whitney Young will face off in the first winner’s bracket semifinal at 7:30 p.m. before Milton and Paul VI close out the night afterward.
Follow along for live updates throughout the night from courtside at JQH Arena.
Friday semifinal schedule
4:30 p.m. — Parkview vs. New Madrid County Central
6 p.m. — Nixa vs. Catholic
7:30 p.m. — Sierra Canyon vs. Whitney Young (winner’s bracket)
9:30 p.m. — Milton vs. Paul VI (winner’s braket)
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Wyatt D. Wheeler is a reporter and columnist with the Springfield News-Leader. You can contact him at 417-371-6987, by email at [email protected] or Twitter at @WyattWheeler_NL. He’s also the co-host of Sports Talk on Jock Radio weekdays from 4-6 p.m.
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