by: Scott McCaulley
For the Lakes Area Teams overall, a tough opening day in Holiday Basketball Tournaments as most went down to defeat.
The one exception to that was Forsyth, as the Panthers won their second round game at the Walnut Grove Tournament holding off Miller 58-54. Next up for the Panthers will be Verona on Friday.
In a Consolation Game in that Tournament, Hurley loses to Lighthouse Christian 72-64.
In Springfield, losses for Blue Eye and Branson in the Pink and White Lady Classic at Drury University and for Branson, Crane, Hollister, and Reeds Spring at the Blue and Gold Tournament at Missouri State.
Parkview 68 Branson 55 (P & W)
Kickapoo 58 Blue Eye 45 (P & W)
Fair Grove 59 Hollister 47 (B & G)
Mansfield 80 Reeds Spring 50 (B & G)
Nixa 84 Branson 41 (B & G)
East Newton 53 Reeds Spring 44 (Southwest Girls)
Exeter 40 Galena 33 (Southwest Girls)
Lighthouse Christian 72 Hurley 64 (WG)
Forsyth 58 Miller 54 (WG)
Coverage today of teams in Holiday Tournaments will feature the Branson vs. Lebanon and Blue Eye vs. Jonesboro Games from the Pink and White Lady Classic at Drury Univeristy at 12:30 and 2:00 on 106.3 KRZK. Also coverage of tonight’s Reeds Spring-Skyline Consolation Game at the Blue and Gold can be heard on Perryphillipssports.com.