Trenton Hayes (15) and Nickhai Howard (21) Saturday at the Frontenac tournament.
Cardinals go 1-1 in back-to-back games against district opponents
Webb City loses 1-point heartbreaker to Nevada,
wins by 13 at Harrisonville
The Webb City boys basketball team looked poised bring home the first-place trophy from the annual tournament at Frontenac, Kan., Saturday, until Nevada came back to tie the game in the fourth quarter.
Nickhai Howard put the Cardinals ahead 50-48 with a jump shot, but with 1.2 seconds left, Nevada sank a long-range 3-pointer to win 51-50.
Howard had a double double, with 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Mekhi Garrard scored 13 and pulled down seven rebounds.
Jason Peake gives a more detailed account at SOMO Sports.
The games against Nevada and Harrisonville could be a preview of the district tournament in February, which will be at Nevada. The four-team bracket also includes Webb City, Harrisonville and Carl Junction.
Starting Thursday, the boys team is competing in the Nixa tournament.
Girls control second half to beat Parkview 60-49
Tied at the half 38-38, Webb City girls basketball outscored Parkview 28-18 during the second half in the Cardinal Dome Monday night to win 60-49.
It was senior night, and two seniors, Jaydee Duda and Sierra Kimbrough, led the team in scoring with 23 and 13 points, respectively. Tro other seniors on the team are Kenzie Robbins and Raven Vaughn.
Jason Peake has the complete story at SOMO Sports.
The Cardinals will compete Saturday in the Camdenton Shootout.
Both the boys and girls teams will be at home twice next week – Tuesday against Willard and Friday against Branson.
The Tuesday schedule is: 4:30 p.m. boys and girls JV; 6 p.m. girls varsity and boys 9th grade; 7:30 p.m. boys varsity and girls 9th grade.
5 Cards in double Webb City was trailing 39-36 at Harrisonville Tuesday night before coming back strong in the third quarter, scoring 19 points and holding Wildcats to 5. The Cardinals went on to win 70-57. Cohl Vaden led the team with 17 points, including three 3-pointers. But it was a balanced offensive effort, with Trenton Hayes scoring 13, Alex Martin 11, Mekhi Garrard 10, Nickhai Howard 10, and Luke Brumit 9.
figures at Harrisonville
Devrin Weathers changes course as he sees a better path to the end zone.