SLATER -- Junior Jacob Schowengerdt scored 10 of his career-high 39 points in overtime Tuesday as the Sweet Springs boys' basketball team pulled out a 71-65 non-conference thriller at Slater.
Schowengerdt accounted for all of the Greyhounds' points during the extra frame, hitting a pair of buckets and sinking six of eight free throws. Schowengerdt was 15 of 17 from the stripe for the game, part of a 23 of 28 performance for Sweet Springs as four of the Wildcats' starters fouled out.
Slater got off to a strong start against the 'Hounds, playing their fourth game in six days. Sophomore Cole Skinner and juniors Caleb Pemberton, Drew Weiker, Nik Ferri each struck from three-point range during the first period for a 22-7 lead.
Sweet Springs rallied with a 43-24 spree over the next two frames to head into the fourth quarter with a four-point lead. Skinner hit another bomb while Pemberton and junior Tanner Fuemmeler each hit three shots to bring the 'Cats back and extend the contest.
Pemberton finished with 21 points and Weiker and junior Mat Curren each scored 12 points for Slater (4-16), which hosts Lewis and Clark Conference rival Marceline on Friday.
Junior Jeffery Hall contributed 13 points and 11 rebounds to the 'Hounds' sixth straight win. Sweet Springs (15-6) is at home Friday for an I-70 Conference clash with Concordia.
MOBERLY -- Moberly used an 18-10 fourth quarter Tuesday to come from behind for a 55-50 NCMC victory over visiting Marshall.
The game was tied 25-all at halftime and the Owls took a one-point lead into the final frame. The Spartans scored the first four points of the fourth period, going ahead on senior Daniel Collier's free throw with 6:45 remaining.
Sophomore J'Von Spiller came up with one of his four steals and fed junior Justin Connaway for a fast-break bucket and Moberly was able to make seven of its 13 free throws down the stretch to maintain its slim lead.
Sophomore Tanner Wetrich scored 13 points to pace the Spartans (14-4, 5-1 NCMC).
Senior Ben Valencia knocked down four three-pointers on his way to a game-high 17 points and senior Zach Bishop added 15 for the Owls (8-10, 2-4), who travel to sixth-ranked Mexico on Friday.
ALMA -- Santa Fe forged a comfortable 18-point halftime lead Tuesday and cruised to 63-43 I-70 Conference home win over Lone Jack.
Senior Chad Tieman hit seven shots from the field and three more from the line during the first half for the Chiefs, who extended the margin with a 14-8 third period.
The Mules (2-15, 0-4 I-70) got 17 points from sophomore Nick Kirk.
Tieman and senior Andrew Curry each finished with 21 points for Santa Fe (11-8, 2-1), which hosts Crest Ridge on Friday.
SLATER -- The Sweet Springs girls jumped out to a 15-1 lead to begin the game, but were hanging on for dear life at the end of their 50-46 non-conference decision at Slater.
Junior Christina Higgins scored 11 first-half points as the Lady Greyhounds took a 15-point cushion into the break. The Lady Wildcats took three points off the deficit during the third period, then scored 24 fourth-quarter points -- 10 by junior Mary Rose Gonzalez.
Higgins tallied seven of her game-high 18 points down the stretch to help Sweet Springs hold on to a two-possession advantage.
Junior Kati Viets scored seven points and dished out eight assists as the Lady 'Hounds (14-7) won their season-high fifth game in a row.
Gonzalez wound up with 17 points and senior Sylvia Knox added 11 points, nine steals and five assists for Slater (9-12).
MOBERLY -- Moberly added to a five-point lead with a 19-3 second-quarter blitz Tuesday for a 56-34 NCMC home win over Marshall.
The Lady Spartans knocked down five of their eight three-pointers during the second period, two by senior Ronni Graves, to take a 21-point lead into halftime.
Senior Taylor Fusselman led all scorers with 12 points and freshman Lexy Ganaway added 11 off the bench for Moberly (10-8, 4-2 NCMC).
The Lady Owls (12-6, 3-3) got eight points from senior Stephanie Markes. They're on the road against Friday at Mexico.
ALMA -- Santa Fe won for the third time in the last four games Tuesday with a 40-33 home victory over I-70 Conference foe Lone Jack.
The Lady Chiefs took a 10-point lead into the fourth quarter, when sophomore Lexi Smith hit three shots. That was enough for them to hold on, despite missing all six attempts from the charity stripe.
Sophomore Reese Radmacher topped the Lady Mules (11-7, 2-2 I-70) with 10 points.
Santa Fe (11-8, 1-2) was led by 11 points by junior Brooke Barnett and 10 from Smith.