March 13, 2009
J.T. Tiller, center, is tied up by Oklahoma State's Keiton Page, left, in the first half of the semifinal of the Big 12 Conference tournament on Friday in Oklahoma City.
Missouri guard Zaire Taylor looks to drive to the basket against Oklahoma State in the semifinals of the Big 12 Conference tournament in Oklahoma City on Friday.
Debbie Blaisdell and her daughter Hazel play with an unnamed puppy at the Central Missouri Humane Society's Zootoo celebration on Friday afternoon. The Blaisdells adopted a cat from the shelter last summer, but they still come by to visit the animals frequently. "As long as we can come in here and give the dogs some love once in a while we feel like we're making a difference," Blaisdell said.
From left, Desi Bennett, 12, and Michelle Algya, 10, play with Polly, a pug-beagle mix known as a "puggle", under the supervision of volunteer Mary Devore at the Central Missouri Humane Society's Zootoo celebration on Friday. The Zootoo Shelter Makeover program provides money to renovate and improve animal shelters.
Thirteen-year-olds Libby Burks, left, and Amanda Huhman hold Human Society dogs Lola and Lilly at the Central Missouri Humane Society's Zootoo celebration on Friday. Libby and Amanda discovered the Zootoo Web site in January and entered to win a Shelter Makeover for the Humane Society. Starting from 859th place with 9 members and 50 points, they sent chain letters, posted media and promoted the cause at school to improve their standings. Today there are 9,000 members involved, and the girls have generated more than 1 million points, enough to advance the Central Missouri Humane Society to the next phase of the Shelter Makeover competition.
Chaminade's Brandon Hannah, left, trips Briton Rudd of Rock Bridge during the Class 5 state semifinal game at Mizzou Arena on Friday.
Rock Bridge sophomore Matt Kelly drives the ball past Chaminade senior Brandon Lockhart during the Class 5 semifinal game at Mizzou Arena on Friday.
Rock Bridge's C.J. Ross, left, and Logan Parks, right, watch the Bruins lead slips away in the late in their state semifinal game against Chaminade on Friday at Mizzou Arena. The Bruins lost 66-65.
Rock Bridge's Skylar Tolson drives against Chaminade's Bradley Beal, right, during the state semifinal game Friday at Mizzou Arena.
Ricky Krewlow, left, and Briton Rudd, right, of Rock Bridge walk off the court following their loss to Chaminade on Friday at Mizzou Arena in the state semifinal game. Despite an early 21 point lead, Chaminade mounted a fourth-quarter comeback to win with 1.4 seconds left.
Rock Bridge senior Jordan Dressler, center, fights through the Chaminade defensive pressure provided by senior Daniel Gross, left. The Bruins jumped out to an early lead in the game, but lost in the final minute after blowing an 18 point lead in the fourth quarter.
Rock Bridge senior Marlena Szweczyk is stunned following the Bruin's last minute 66-65 loss to Chaminade on Friday afternoon at the state semifinal game. Chaminade took the lead with 0.5 seconds left in the game on a free throw.
Missouri's Shakara Jones tries to drive to the basket against Texas' Ashley Lindsey.
Laura Clothier sits in the fashion studio at Stephens College while preparing her fashion line for the Model Citizen Fashion Show. The show is Saturday at the Holiday Inn Select Executive Center.
MU guard Zaire Taylor attempts a two-point shot in the second half of the game. MU won the game 81-60.
MU's Miguel Paul attempts to break past John Roberson during the second half of the game.
Texas Tech's Michael Prince battles for a rebound with MU's Keith Ramsey.
MU guard Zaire Taylor works the perimeter against Texas Tech's Nick Okorie. Taylor finished the game with a team-high seven assists.
MU guard J.T. Tiller defends Texas Tech's Rogdrick Craig. Tiller finished the game with 13 points and helped the Tigers to victory with a final score of 81-60.
After a fast break MU guard Matt Lawrence puts in an easy layup. Lawrence ended the game with 13 points in 16 minutes of play.