The Helias Crusaders clawed away at a Rolla lead after trailing 11 points in the first quarter but never led in the game as they ended the season with a 65-55 loss in the Class 4 District 10 championship.
The Tuscumbia Lady Lions hit three free throws in the final minute Saturday night to take a 61-60 victory against the Mercer Lady Cardinals in Class 1 quarterfinal action.
The Blair Oaks Falcons cut a 15-point deficit to two but ultimately ended their season with a 61-53 Class 3 quarterfinal loss to Strafford.
Northeast: Cairo scored 13 of the final 14 points of the game Saturday and defeated the Tipton Lady Cardinals 61-51 in Class 2 quarterfinal action.
Update: Falcons, Lady Cardinals fall; Lady Lions advance
UPDATES: In Class 3 boys basketball quarterfinal, Strafford beats Blair Oaks 61-53. In Class 2 girls basketball quarterfinal, Tipton falls to Cairo, 61-51.
The Helias Crusaders will look to claim a district basketball title tonight when they take on the Rolla Bulldogs at School of the Osage.
With win against Waynesville
CAMDENTON — Kamari Balton’s jumper with less than two seconds remaining in the game Thursday night lifted the Jefferson City Jays to a 39-37 win against the Waynesville Tigers in the Class 5 District 10 title game.
Excited to keep playing
ROLLA — It was the kind of line that even brought a laugh from his coach.
KAISER — The Helias Crusaders blew open a close game with a big third quarter and captured an 83-63 win against Marshfield in the semifinals of the Class 4 District 10 Tournament on Thursday night.
KAISER — The Eldon Lady Mustangs hit 14 free throws in the fourth quarter Thursday night to seal a 71-57 victory against the Helias Lady Crusaders in the semifinals of the Class 4 District 9 Tournament at School of the Osage.
The Linn Wildcats had a plan on what they wanted to do offensively Wednesday night.
“Atrocious.” That, along with “terrible,” was the way Tipton girls basketball coach Jason Culpepper described the Lady Cardinals’ first quarter Wednesday at Fleming Fieldhouse. But at the end of the night, only one word mattered for Tipton.
On Tuesday night
CAMDENTON — The Jefferson City Jays closed the first half with a 15-0 run Tuesday night and defeated the Lebanon Yellowjackets 68-37 in the semifinals of the Class 5 District 10 Tournament.
In Class 1 sectionals
STURGEON — Tuscumbia and Glasgow split a boys-girls Class 1 sectional doubleheader Tuesday night.
Out of the 28 games the Linn boys basketball team has played this season, half of them have been decided by single digits.