Wildcats fumble chance to dictate tournament fate
Women's College Basketball

Wildcats fumble chance to dictate tournament fate

CANTON, Mo. -- The Culver-Stockton College women's basketball team had the opportunity Wednesday night to clinch a first-round bye in the Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament and position itself for a shot at a top-four seed...

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Summers' late field goal sends Monroe City into title game
Prep Girls Basketball

Summers' late field goal sends Monroe City into title game

CENTRALIA, Mo. -- Cody Leonard's heart rate might need checked Thursday morning. "I'm probably still not all healthy," the Monroe City girls basketball coach said late Wednesday night. The Panthers made Leonard's heart race, forcing a steal...

Raiders fight but can't recover from huge early deficit
Prep Boys Basketball

Raiders fight but can't recover from huge early deficit

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Quincy Notre Dame boys basketball team hoped to prove to all of central Illinois that it could compete against good Class 3A teams before regional play starts next week. After falling behind by as many as 23 points in the first hal

Mistakes cost Wildcats chance to rise in conference standings
Men's College Basketball

Mistakes cost Wildcats chance to rise in conference standings

CANTON, Mo. -- The energy the Culver-Stockton College men's basketball team expended just to stay in the game Wednesday night could have come in handy when the Wildcats had the chance to go win the game. More accurate perimeter shooting and smarter...

Kurfman's rebound, free throw helps Payson escape
Prep Boys Basketball

Kurfman's rebound, free throw helps Payson escape

PAYSON, Ill. -- Tucker Kurfman's reaction to his made free throw showed he knew how big it was. The senior guard on the Payson Seymour boys basketball team sank the first shot and immediately turned to his left, letting out a roar at his teammates on the b

Prep Boys Basketball

Area roundup: Western advances to regional final

Preston Wellman scored 10 of his 12 points in the fourth quarter to help the Western boys basketball team to a 55-47 victory over Carrollton in the Class 1A Carrollton Regional semifinals Wednesday night. Third-seeded Carrollton advances to play second-se

Prep Girls Basketball

Prep girls roundup: Canton advances to district final

Laken Hugenberg scored 24 points as the Canton girls basketball team topped Madison 59-44 in the Class 1 District 10 semifinals Wednesday night. Canton led by just two points at halftime, but outscored Madison 27-14 in the second half. Lauren Frazier scor

Defense carries Devils to WB6 road victory
Prep Boys Basketball

Defense carries Devils to WB6 road victory

EAST MOLINE, Ill. -- It took 39 days and three postponements, but this much we know from the two matchups between the United Township and Quincy High School boys basketball teams in a five-day span -- the winner would be the survivor of a points shortage.

Palmyra, Monroe City reach district semifinals
Prep Boys Basketball

Palmyra, Monroe City reach district semifinals

The second-seeded Palmyra boys basketball team coasted past Macon 79-49 in the Missouri Class 3 District 13 quarterfinals on Tuesday night in Centralia, Mo. The Panthers (21-4) outscored Macon 20-8 in the second quarter and took a 32-19 lead into halftim

Girls roundup: South Shelby overcomes 21-point deficit
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Girls roundup: South Shelby overcomes 21-point deficit

The South Shelby girls basketball team rallied from a 21-point first-half deficit Tuesday and used a huge fourth quarter to knock off Milan 63-58 in a Missouri Class 2 District 6 quarterfinal in Queen City, Mo. South Shelby (13-11) trailed 37-21 at halfti