SEDALIA -- The last coach to guide the Marshall boys' basketball program to the playoffs won his first encounter since then against his former team Saturday.
Mike Baker took the Owls to the Class 4 sectional in 2006, but was released after the following season. He's bounced around a little since then, but is now at Sherwood -- which beat MHS in the round-robin finale of the Sacred Heart Tournament at Sedalia, 63-47.
The Owls were down by three points at halftime, but a pair of three-pointers from junior Zach Glassmaker and sophomore Logan Harris sent them into the fourth quarter tied at 43-all.
The Marksmen owned the final frame, limiting Marshall to one field goal and getting 13 points from senior Cody Wade -- who sank seven of nine free-throw attempts down the stretch.
Wade finished with 28 points for Sherwood (2-2), which had lost its two previous tourney contests.
Glassmaker had 15 points and Harris contributed eight points and eight rebounds for the Owls (2-2), who take on NCMC rival Mexico in their home opener Tuesday.
SWEET SPRINGS -- Junior Jacob Schowengerdt came up with another monster performance Friday for Sweet Springs, scoring 38 points during a 71-63 non-conference home win over Leeton.
Schowengerdt -- who also led the Greyhounds with six rebounds, four steals and three assists -- tallied 23 first-half points for an eight-point lead at the break. Although the Bulldogs whittled the margin to four points heading into the final stanza, Sweet Springs converted seven of nine free throws to preserve the win.
Sophomore Levi Manley had 21 points and 10 boards for Leeton (0-2).
The 'Hounds (2-0) also got 16 points from senior Matt Harris. They begin play as the third seed in the I-70 Tournament at Lone Jack on Tuesday against Crest Ridge.
HARDIN -- Malta Bend closed out the Hardin-Central Tournament with its first win of the season Friday, 41-21 over Breckenridge.
Senior Danny Kiehl and sophomore Tyler Jenkins combined for 13 first-quarter points as the Tigers roared out to a 17-3 lead. After an 11-4 surge in the fourth quarter, the margin was 20 points.
Freshmen Colby Reed and Tristian Carmack topped the Bulldogs (0-4) with seven points apiece.
Kiehl and Jenkins each scored 13 points for Malta Bend (1-2), which plays in the Northwest Tournament this week at Hughesville.
GLASGOW -- Double-doubles by juniors Mary Anne Boston and Mary Rose Gonzalez weren't enough to give Slater the consolation trophy of the 82nd Glasgow Tournament.
Cairo built an eight-point halftime lead and held off the Lady Wildcats at the end Friday for a 47-45 decision. The Lady Bearcats got a pair of bombs each during the fourth quarter from seniors Brooke Wilson and Alex Wehar to withstand the challenge.
Wilson wound up leading Cairo (3-1) with 14 points.
Slater controlled the glass, 45-23, but hurt itself with 28 turnovers. Boston had 20 points and 12 rebounds and Gonzalez provided 12 points and 20 boards.
The Lady 'Cats (1-3) are at Fayette for a Lewis and Clark Conference clash Tuesday.
SWEET SPRINGS -- Sweet Springs got off to a slow start Friday, but a 24-5 spree during the second period provided the impetus for a 61-16 non-conference rout of visiting Leeton.
Junior Katie Viets led the Lady Greyhounds' charge by scoring 14 of her game-high 16 points in the first half. She also had nine rebounds and four steals for the game.
Junior Courtney Fleming paced the Lady Bulldogs (0-2) with 11 points.
Sweet Springs got 15 points and nine boards from junior Christina Higgins, with sophomore Nicole Bright adding 10 points.
The Lady 'Hounds (2-0) take on Concordia today in the first round of the I-70 Tournament.
ALMA -- Santa Fe rolled out to a 14-1 lead at the end of the opening period Friday and disposed of visiting Kingsville for a 59-22 non-conference win.
Junior Brooke Barnett scored 10 of her game-high 16 points during the first half, pacing the Lady Chiefs to a 37-9 lead.
Sophomore Kelsey Herring had nine points for the Lady Tigers (0-3).
Santa Fe (2-1), which got 10 points off the bench from freshman Kylie Limback, opens play today in the I-70 Tournament against No. 1 seed Wellington-Napoleon.
HARDIN -- Junior Lauren Robinson's 19 points led Breckenridge to a 52-34 win over Malta Bend to close out the Hardin-Central Tournament.
The Lady Bulldogs (1-3) out-scored their opponent by five points in each of the first two periods and were able to maintain their advantage throughout.
Junior Danielle Kiser had 16 points for the Lady Tigers (0-3), who had scored only nine points in their previous two games combined.