by: Scott McCaulley

The Branson Lady Pirates hosts Lebanon in a what turns out to be a defensive match-up Thursday night, with the home team outlasting the visitors 39-30.

While both teams missed some easy shots during the night, the Branson defense especially had a big night with several block shots and steals. After Lebanon had the lead in the firs few minutes of the game, Branson surged ahead and then won a back and forth struggle which saw them lead by 10, the had the lead cut to 2, then used a 14-4 run to put the game away.

Priscilla Williams scored 22 points to lead the Lady Pirates, who go to 3-3 for the season.

Thursday Scores
Girls
Branson 39 Lebanon 30
Blue Eye 64 Forsyth 53
Hollister 59 Fair Grove 54
Clever 87 Crane 53
Billings 46 Marionville 43
Greenwood 66 S of O 47
Sarcoxie 58 Cassville 48
Rogersville 51 Aurora 37
Lamar 63 Monett 49
Sparta 88 Bradleyville 63

Boys
Morrisville 58 S of O 55
Crane 77 Miller 50
East Newton 70 Aurora 41
Sparta 55 Bradleyville 51