When it was winning time, the Macks Creek Pirates stepped up and did just that.
After win Thursday
The Tuscumbia Lions will be playing for a district championship.
To district title game
Will Robertson led four Fatima players in double figures Thursday night as the Comets rolled to a 79-38 victory against the School of the Osage Indians in the Class 3 District 9 Tournament semifinals.
The Helias Lady Crusaders wrapped up the regular season Thursday night with a 46-39 loss to the Owensville Dutchgirls.
In Class 2 district tournament
Jesse Wiggins finished with a double-double Thursday night to lead the Linn Wildcats to a 70-43 victory against the Belle Tigers in the semifinals of the Class 2 District 8 Tournament.
In boys basketball
The Eugene Eagles aren’t used to playing low-scoring games. A high-powered offense that averages nearly 77 points per game has been the driving force behind their 24-1 record and No. 3 ranking in Class 3.
There’s an old coaching adage that says the most important part of a basketball game is the first five minutes of the second half. But on Thursday night, the most important thing for the Blair Oaks Falcons was the first two minutes of each half.
The Fatima Lady Comets jumped out to a 30-11 lead at the half Wednesday night in a 53-39 victory against the School of the Osage Lady Indians in the semifinals of the Class 3 District 9 Tournament.
In district semifinal loss
GLASGOW — A season of firsts came to an end Wednesday night for the Calvary Lutheran Lions when they dropped a 54-28 decision to Glasgow in the semifinals Wednesday night of the Class 1 District 9 Tournament.
The postseason experience factor may have played a big role Wednesday night for the Chamois Lady Pirates.
The St. Elizabeth Lady Hornets and Tuscumbia Lady Lions will square off Friday night for the Class 1 District 6 Tournament title after semifinal victories Wednesday night.
A great mid-Missouri rivalry lost some of its luster due to the California Lady Pintos being forced to play without three injured starters. The Blair Oaks Lady Falcons were able to take full advantage. Third-seeded Blair Oaks rolled to a 48-21 victory against second-seeded California in a Class 3 District 8 Tournament semifinal Wednesday night.
The Russellville Lady Indians didn’t put much stock into being the No. 4 seed. To them, it was merely a reflection of the caliber of teams they’ve played this season. And now, that tough regular-season schedule is paying off.
The Blair Oaks Falcons used a balanced effort to win their first-round game in the Class 3 District 8 Tournament.
The Jefferson City Jays came away with a win. And that’s all that matters to them.