Willard boys, girls basketball knock off Neosho squads

The Willard High School boys and girls basketball teams were in action
last week against Nixa and Neosho, with mixed results.
The Tigers ended the week by traveling to Neosho on Friday, Jan. 17, and came home with a 72-58 win. No statistics were made avail- able for this game.
Willard opened the week
by traveling to Nixa on Tuesday, Jan. 14, but came home with a 73-49 loss.
Willard and Nixa ended the first quarter tied at 15-15. The Eagles held Willard to just seven points in the second quarter while increasing their lead to 32-22 at the half. Willard responded with 18 points in the third quarter, while Nixa added 15 points to lead 47-40 at the end of the quarter. Nixa, went on a run in the fourth quarter and outscored Willard 26-9 to put the game away and
win 73-49. “I was really proud of our
effort in spurts,” said head coach Jeremy Draessler. “We are still needing a lot of our players to commit to making plays instead of counting on the next person, but I felt like we competed and got better.”
Willard is now 9-6 on the season and will travel to Pittsburgh, Kan., this week to take part in the Bill Hanson Memorial Tournament. Willard will open the tournament tomorrow night when they take on Owasso High School from Oklahoma. The tournament will conclude on Saturday.
In girls basketball, the Lady Tigers traveled to Neosho on Friday, Jan. 17 and to Nixa on Monday, Jan 13. Willard defeated Neosho 62- 35 but lost to Nixa, 58-44.
The Lady Tigers are now 9-5 on the season and will be in Rogersville all week as they compete in the Lady Wildcat Classic. The tourna- ment was scheduled to start on Monday and will conclude on Friday night.


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