by: Scott McCaulley
A busy Tuesday of area High Schools in Holiday Basketball Tournament action:
-Branson and Blue Eye both dropped games at the Pink and White Lady Classic at Kickapoo Tuesday. The Lady Pirates were eliminated in a consolation game by Buffalo 39-26 while the Lady Bulldogs in the winners bracket quarterfinals played a tough game against Nixa before the Lady Eagles pulled away to a 52-42 win. Blue Eye will play Carthage in a consolation game this afternoon at 4:00 at Glendale High School.
-Reeds Spring was eliminated from the Blue and Gold Tournament losing at Greenwood to Spokane 55-48. Meanwhile the Branson Pirates, after their consolation win on Monday over Purdy, are back in action this morning at 9:00 against Buffalo also at Greenwood. The game can be heard on 981 FM KCAX.
-At the Walnut Grove Tournament, Forsyth and Hollister both won their semi-final round games Tuesday night on the Boys Side with the Panthers beating Billings 64-55 while the Tigers downed Conway 68-39. The two schools will play for the tournament title on Thursday. this afternoon, Hollister will play Ash Grove in the Girls third place game at 4:00.