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Helias downs skittish Kewps

JEFFERSON CITY — Poor shooting in the first quarter put Hickman behind early and the Kewpies could not recover.

The Helias Crusaders defeated Hickman 43-41 in the second round of the Class 5 District 10 tournament Wednesday night in Jefferson City, ending the Kewpies’ season.

Cougars split doubleheader with Truman

Neither Columbia College nor Truman State has been able to practice outside much.

The teams didn’t show it, though.

Tigers rally to defeat Huskers

After losing three close games at home, Missouri decided to make its move on the road.

After trailing most of the game, the Missouri women’s basketball team rallied in the second half to win 78-76 against Nebraska on Wednesday in Lincoln, Neb.

It’s how you finish

Aaron Edwards hasn’t started all season, but he certainly knows how to finish.

Columbia College has won two games at the buzzer this season, and Edwards made both winning shots.

2 Tigers 2 much in 2 OTs

Missouri has grown up. Earlier in the season when games tightened at the end, the Tigers struggled to produce victories. The late-game struggles forced the Tigers below the .500 mark.

Paulding, Johnson sparkle vs. Cowboys

If Missouri played Oklahoma State a day later, the results for senior stars Rickey Paulding and Arthur Johnson would have been spooky.

One day shy of the two-year anniversary of what Paulding called their “coming out game,” another marginal, must-have win against the Cowboys, the Detroit duo shattered all precedents, combining for 60 points in the Tigers’ 93-92 double-time victory Tuesday.

Taunts no problem as Cougars roll

Lisa Kowalewski’s smile is a welcome sight to Columbia College fans and a bad omen for her opponents.

Her deft shooting helped the Cougars beat William Woods 85-68 on Tuesday at The Arena of Southwell Complex and remain undefeated in the American Midwest Conference. The win was the Cougars’ 15th straight.

Seniors allow Bruins to survive

JEFFERSON CITY –- A pair of underclassmen led Rock Bridge for the first 31 minutes of its district tournament game against Smith-Cotton on Tuesday.

A pair of seniors though, wouldn’t let the Bruins’ season end. Ashley Guy and Melissa White each made a pair of free throws in the final 40 seconds to nudge Rock Bridge past Smith-Cotton 50-46 at Helias in the Class 5 District 10 Tournament.

Final shot one of few unlucky for Lucas

The way John Lucas had been shooting all night, there was little doubt his 3-pointer in the final seconds of double-overtime Tuesday night would fall through.

Unfortunately for Lucas, Oklahoma State’s star point guard, he had made two desperation shots against Missouri earlier in the game. His luck ran out in overtime when his 3-pointer from the right wing rattled out, securing a 93-92 Missouri win.

Seipp twins double trouble for opponents

In softball, a double is more productive than a single.

This holds especially true on the Columbia College softball field, where identical twins Amy and Anna Seipp have spent the past three seasons frustrating opposing pitchers.

Third time no charm

Three was not to be.

Rock Bridge failed in its attempt at a three-game sweep of Camdenton on Monday.

Cowboys could end Tigers’ run

Even though Eddie Sutton has won 315 games as coach of Oklahoma State, this year’s team might be his best.

Sutton has the No. 6 Cowboys at the top of the Big 12 Conference and in position to secure a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

Dressler enjoying her legacy

Ashley Dressler has big shoes to fill.

Size 13 to be exact.

Conley shows potential’s real

Coaches around the Big 12 Conference have noticed Jason Conley’s recent offensive excellence.

After Conley, a 6-foot-5 guard, scored 24 points in Missouri’s 70-66 win at Baylor on Saturday, some of the Big 12’s coaches discussed Conley’s impact in the weekly teleconference.

Effort unrewarded

Evan Unrau is not the best-known player in the Big 12 Conference, but she proved again Sunday why teams respect her.

Unrau’s career-high 40 points couldn’t save Missouri in a 93-90 double-overtime loss to No. 8 Kansas State on Sunday afternoon at Hearnes Center.

Burleson lifts Tigers

Missouri has counted on Kenny Burleson to get it through more than one tight spot this season.

In the No. 5 Tigers’ final regular season match against No. 7 Oklahoma on Sunday, Missouri coach Brian Smith put the outcome in Burleson’s hands. Burleson responded with a victory to earn the Tigers a 21-15 win against the Sooners at the Hearnes Center Fieldhouse.

Quicker lineup fits when MU in trouble

WACO, Texas – When the Missouri men’s basketball team plays its best, the ball often goes through one of its powerful interior players every offensive possession.

When fouls begin to pile up, though, it can take the Tigers away from their game plan, but that doesn’t always mean trouble.

Teams set to begin postseason

The Hickman and Rock Bridge boys basketball teams are not afraid of Jefferson City.

The Kewpies and the Bruins have a chance to meet the top-seeded Jays in the District 10 tournament that starts today in Jefferson City.

MU falls short

Although excruciating home losses are nothing new for the Missouri women’s basketball team, Sunday’s loss to Kansas State was the most heartbreaking of them all.

Despite one of the greatest individual performances in Missouri basketball history from Evan Unrau and an outstanding team effort against the No. 8 team in the country, Missouri came up short, losing to the Wildcats 93-90 in two overtimes before 3,442 at Hearnes Center.

Stars closer to joining NAIA

Stephens College is getting closer to switching affiliations from NCAA Division III to the NAIA, though a final decision might not be made until next month.

“We still have quite a lot of paperwork to file before the NAIA national convention in March,” Athletic Director Deb Duren said. “I will attend the national convention and answer any questions about Stephens they may have.”