by: Scott McCaulley
Some of the results from action on Monday:
C of O Wins Two
The College of the Ozarks Basketball teams each pulled off come from behind wins on the road at John Brown University. The NAIA Division Two Sixth Ranked Lady Bobcats trailed the Division One 12th Ranked Lady Eagles by as many as 17 points in the first half before a third quarter surge helped propel C of O to an 86-82 win. The Lady Bobcats finally grabbed the lead at the end of the third quarter and then after a lead change and three ties in the fourth quarter, grabbed the lead for good with 3:22 remaining but never led by more than four the rest of the way. Cassidy Johnson scored 27 while Shelby Roberts added 20 points to lead the Lady Bobcats who remain unbeaten for the season.
Meanwhile the C of O Men had a comeback win as well over John Brown winning 88-84. Although the Bobcats never trailed by more than 10 points, they never led until the final eight seconds of the contest. Three of Demon Hyler’s team high 19 points came on a shot and a free throw that gave C of O the lead for good in the final seconds. Hyler was one of six Bobcats that scored in double figures as C of O extended their winning streak to eight games.
Forsyth Tournament Opening Night
The 57th Annual Forsyth Boys Basketball Tournament opened up with Reeds Spring getting a hard fought 53-38 win over School of the Ozarks. The Wolves jumped out to a nine point lead but could never completely put away the Patriots until the games final moments. Lane Carroll provided the bulk of the offense scoring 27 points. The other first round game saw Strafford jump out to huge lead over Berryville then hold off a late Bobcat rally to take the win 75-65. Tonight’s final two first round games, Blue Eye vs. Hollister at 6:00 and Forsyth vs. Marshfield at 7:30 can be heard on 106.3 KRZK.
Other High School Basketball Scores
Blue Eye Girls Tournament
Blue Eye 70 Cassville JV 8
Reeds Spring 54 Hollister 53
Omaha Boarder Tournament
Green Forest 61 Lead Hill Girls 54
Berryville 76 Kingston Girls 46