Climax Springs outlasts Fair Play

When the clock hit zero Friday night in Fair Play, Climax Springs notched another win as the Cougars edged out the Hornets 41-38.

Autumn Wallace led Climax Springs with a double-double as she knocked down 17 points and secured 10 rebounds. Abi Wolfe also had a productive night for the Cougars with 13 points and six assists.

Climax Springs improves to 3-10 with the win. The Cougars were listed as a No. 6 seed in the Osceola Tournament and were scheduled to take on No. 3 Weaubleau on Tuesday night for a trip to the semifinals on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Should the Cougars have lost, they will play in the consolation semifinals on the same day at 4:30 p.m.

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Macks Creek takes down Tuscumbia

Macks Creek played host to Tuscumbia Thursday night and took down the Lions with a 68-58 win.

A total of eight different Pirates scored with both Shelby Willis and Jesse Willis leading the way with 14 points each. Kali Eidson scored nine, Lexi Mayer added eight and both Caytlin Eidson and Mackenzie Hicks contributed seven while Mylee Hicks put up six respectively. Macks Creek also finished 75 percent from the free throw line, nailing eight of their 12 attempts.

“After two games being cancelled, I think they were excited to get out and play,” Macks Creek coach Deidre Meade said.

Macks Creek (8-5) was named as a No. 2 seed in the Osceola Tournament and were scheduled to face No. 7 Appleton City on Tuesday. A win sends the Pirates to the semifinals on Thursday at 7:30 p.m., and a loss will put the Pirates in the consolation semifinals on the same day at 4:30 p.m.

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Osage comes up short at Blair Oaks

School of the Osage was in conference road action for a Tri-County clash in Blair Oaks Monday night and it was a tough trip for the Indians as they fell to the Falcons 53-44.

“This was a big game for both teams. With their win in the conference tourney, California is the front-runner, but I think Blair Oaks and Osage feel like they have a chance so getting a win would put us in a place of controlling our own destiny, conference race wise,” Osage coach Scott Rowland said.

In this pivotal matchup, Osage started off well with a 20-15 lead after the first quarter and maintained its lead through halftime. However, Blair Oaks quickly closed the gap and erased its deficit. Osage managed to tie the game up at 42 with less than four minutes remaining, but could not find a way to get back in it as missed shots eventually led the Falcons to the free throw line where they finished 19 of 21 on the evening.

“Offensively we coupled some turnovers with cold shooting. This was a very frustrating time for all of us as it just felt like we could do no right,” Rowland noted. “When we had a chance to be within one possession or take the lead, we would turn the ball over, miss a shot or take a tough shot.”

Carson Wood led the Indians with 22 points.

Osage (12-4, 1-1 Tri-County Conference) was scheduled to visit Richland on Tuesday before hosting Cuba on Thursday at 6 p.m.