Mekhi Garrard puts the game away with two free throws in the home game Tuesday.

Cardinals win back-to-back games against Joplin – to win Kaminsky Classic championship and open COC

Trenton Hayes

Trenton Hayes at the Kaminsky Classic Saturday and in the Cardinal Dome Tuesday.

In less than a week, the Webb City boys basketball team has defeated Joplin for the championship of the annual Joplin Kaminisky Classic and defeated the Eagles at home for their first conference win of the season.

In winning the tournament Saturday for the first time, the Cardinals came back from a 31-23 deficit to win 66-55. Nickhai Howard and Mekhi Garrard were selected for the all-tournament team.

Brennan Stebbins provides more complete coverage of the championship game on the Ozarks Sports Zone.

Prior to the championship game, the Cardinals had defeated Clever and Nevada.

Cohl Vaden (24) leads a break and celebrates with Mekhi Garrard after they scored the last 4 points of the home win.

Luke Brumit (31) and Nickhai Howard (21).

The Central Ozark Conference game in the Cardinal Dome was much tighter, with the Cardinals winding up on top 80-74.

Five Cardinals, Garrard, Howard, Luke Brumit, Cohl Vaden and Trenton Hayes, scored in double figures. Jason Peake provides complete coverage at SOMO Sports.

The 9-1 Cardinals won’t return to Cardinal Dome until February 2. In the meantime, they play at Ozark Friday, January 15, the Frontenac Tournament the weekend of January 21-23, and at Camdenton Jan. 30.

Final seconds of the Cardinals’ 56-29 home win Tuesday against Joplin.

The Cardinals girls team also defeated Joplin this week. They won 56-29 here Monday. Jason Peake details the game at SOMO Sports.
They will play Thursday, January 14, at Ozark and then the week of January 18 in the Logan-Rogersville Lady Wildcat Classic.

The next action at Cardinal Dome will be a double dual wrestling meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, January 18, against Seneca and McDonald County.

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