The fifth-seeded Lady Hornets from Penney High School won a low-scoring contest with Richmond on Tuesday night, moving into the Lawson Tournament semifinals.
The final score, in favor of Hamilton, was 35-30. Morgan Prather provided the majority of the offensive punch for Hamilton, scoring 23 points. No Richmond players were in double figures. In the other girl's quarterfinal played on Tuesday night, the host Lawson Lady Cardinals hammered Carrollton, 61-28. MaKayla McNeely had 13 points, with Keely Simmons and Kerstin Huffman scoring 12 each for Lawson.
In the girl's consolation semifinals on Wednesday night, West Platte plays Gallatin at 4:30, with Carrollton and Richmond dueling at 7:30. In Thursday's championship semifinals, Lawson and Hamilton play at 4:30, with North Platte drawing Trenton at 7:30 (with coverage of the Lady Panthers/Lady Bulldogs contest on Hot Country Z 101.7).
In boy's quarterfinal play on Tuesday night, West Platte withstood a strong challenge from eighth-seeded Hamilton, with the Blue Jays advancing with a 70-51 win. Adam Roe led West Platte with 23 points. Jaran Richman had 16 points to pace Penney. The Blue Jays advance to play the Trenton Bulldogs on Thursday night at 6 o'clock (coverage on Hot Country Z 101.7). The Hornets will play Gallatin on Wednesday night at 9 o'clock.
The Lawson boys rolled past Carrollton, 65-19. Andy Schmitz and Spencer Wood led a balanced Cardinal attack with 10 points each. Lawson advances to play three-seed Richmond in a 9 o'clock semifinal on Thursday night. Carrollton's boys will play North Platte on Wednesday night at 6 o'clock.
Here is the TUESDAY night high school basketball scoreboard:
BULLDOG CLASSIC (Kearney, MO): Boys Quarterfinals
Lafayette 65, North Kansas City 32
Fort Osage 65, Benton 53
Kearney defeated Cameron (score unknown)
Savannah 59, Platte County 47
(Boys) SW Livingston 55, Orrick 44
(Girls) Orrick 76, Wentworth 21
(Girls) Braymer 60, Breckenridge 19
(Girls) Mound City 46, Stanberry 33
(Boys) Mound City 81, Worth County 47
(Girls) North Andrew 59, Worth County 20
(Boys) Stanberry 57, North Andrew 43
(Girls) South Holt 55, DeKalb JV 22
(Boys) Union Star 55, South Holt 31
(Girls) DeKalb 50, Union Star 21
(Boys) Osborn 57, DeKalb 36
BILL BURNS CLASSIC (Lathrop H.S.):
(Girls) Cameron 69, East Buchanan 26
(Boys) Holden 65, Maysville 35
(Girls) Polo 59, Maysville 38