Holiday Tournament Recaps

by: Scott McCaulley

Here are some of the highlights and scores of the Holiday Basketball Tournaments going on in the region. There is a story  on the Pink and White Lady Classic separately on Home Town Daily

Forsyth Advances
The Forsyth Panthers advance to the championship game of the Walnut Grove Tournament as they turn back Vernoa 63-50. The Panthers will play in the finals tonight against the host Tigers, who beat Pierce City in the other semi-final contest.

Blue and Gold Finals
A first time winner as well as a school returning to the winners circle highlights the final night of action at Missouri State University. In the Blue Division, Mountain Grove takes their first ever Blue and Gold Title as they outlast Nixa 68-65 while on the Gold Side, it’s Springfield Catholic that wins for the first time since 1958 as they get by Republic 46-42.

Lendel Thomas Classic
The Harrison Goblins advance to the finals with a 57-42 win over Forest City. The Goblins will play Bentonville in the finals tonight. Bentonville took the other semi-final with a 70-58 win over Springfield Parkview. The Lady Goblins were not so fortunate on their side of the bracket as they lost to Gravette in the semi-finals 69-58 while Earle rolled by Huntsville in the other semi-final 59-29. Consolation games on the Girls Side went to Bentonville West over Wynne 60-14 and Obion County Central of Tennessee who knocked off Ashdown 57-48.  Boys Consolation Scores were Earle 52 Wynne 47 and White Hall 43 Ashdown 40.


Today’s Schedule
7th place Game
Wynne vs Ashdown

5th Place Game
Obion County Central TN vs Bentonville West

3rd Place Game
Huntsville vs Harrison

Championship Game
Earle vs Gravette

7th Place Game
Wynne vs Ashdown

5th Place Game
White Hall vs Earle

3rd Place Game
Springfield Parkview vs Forrest City

Championship Game
Harrison vs Bentonville