Two conference sweeps and one split were recorded in Thursday night’s area high school basketball action.
Southwest Livingston and Hardin-Central swept their Carroll-Livingston Activities Conference twinbills, while Braymer split with Maysville in its debut as a member of the Grand River Conference after a half-dozen years of independent status following the disintegration of the Central River Conference.
In conference tournament play, Jamesport: Tri-County’s boys took ninth place in the Harrison-Daviess Conference Tournament, 47-38 over Cainsville, while the TCHS Lady Mustangs lost to Ridgeway 46-22 for ninth place. No details on those games were reported in time for publication Friday.
In non-league play, Hale split with visiting Bevier, winning the girls’ game.
(G) Southwest Livingston 61, Breckenridge 20
(B) Southwest Livingston 2, Breckenridge 0 (forfeit)
BRECKENRIDGE — With no difficulty, the defending CLAA champion Lady Wildcats (5-1, 5-0) dominated behind 29 points by senior forward Sydnee Rounkles and 14 points and nine steals by sophomore guard Maritza Chavez.
Southwest Livingston stole the ball 21 times and had assists on 17 of its 29 baskets, coach Julie Bothwell reports.
Breckenridge’s scoring was led by Lauren Robinson’s six points.
The boys’ game was forfeited by the hosts, who were short of players. BHS only has five on its squad normally.
Southwest Livingston next will play Friday, Dec. 20, when it hosts Norborne in what could be the battle for the CLAA girls’ regular-season title. Breckenridge is due to host Bosworth tonight.
(G) Hale 38, Bevier 30
(B) Bevier 71, Hale 42
BEVIER — After a low-scoring first half saw the visiting Lady Cardinals in front 12-11, HHS’ Quincey Copple had half of the team’s tallies in a 16-points third stanza that opened up a 9-points spread and keyed the win.
Hale (5-2) was paced by Copple’s 16 points with Morgan Daniels adding 10 and Courtney Eddins eight. Bevier’s Beth Ashenfelter led all scorers with 19.
Bevier ripped Hale 26-10 in the first period of the boys’ game and coasted.
The Cardinals (3-4) got 13 points from Cord Summers and 12 by Haden Heussner. For Bevier, Brett and Colby Peukert each tallied 13 points with Aaron Peter hitting 10 off the bench.
Hale is to host Grundy County R-5 Monday night.
(G) Maysville 66, Braymer 36
(B) Braymer 61, Maysville 48
BRAYMER — The Braymer boys (6-1. 1-0) took command with an 18-7 second quarter, then pushed the lead from 13 to 21 in the third period before cruising to the finish line up 13.
Sophomore Juan Brandon and freshman Logan O’Dell evenly split 28 points between them to pace the Bobcats even as Maysville successfully controlled BHS standout Jesse Utt to the tune of only six points. Dillan Hall also helped pick up the slack with 10 points and two other Bobcats had six or seven.
Page 2 of 2 - The Wolverines were led by Dakota Peterson’s 17.
Braymer’s girls (3-4, 0-1) gave Maysville’s strong squad some trouble in the opening quarter, hanging within 18-14 entering the second stanza. However, the Lady Wolverines then smothered BHS’ attack, which remained without injured Sadie Watson, and moved to a 32-16 advantage at halftime.
Star Torri Blythe rang up a game-high 21 points for Maysville, which also got 13 from Danielle Boucher.
The Lady Bobcats were balanced, with Darcey Peters netting 10 points, Mallory Hughson and Madison Mallory eight each, and reserve Katie Owen seven.
Braymer isn’t slated to play again for two weeks when its girls meet Ridgeway at 9 a.m. and the boys face Novinger at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 27 in the North Central Missouri College Foundation’s “Holiday Hoops” event at Trenton.
(G) Hardin-Central 60, Mendon: Northwestern 32
(B) Hardin-Central 71, Mendon: Northwestern 33
HARDIN — The home teams dominated the CLAA action from the outset of both contests.
HCHS’ boys (5-3, 2-2) shot 46 percent from the field with 12 of its 15 players scoring as it more than doubled the Eagles. It was 23-3 after one period.
Only one Bulldog scored in twin digits. Freshman Zak Finley came off the bench to tally 14. Lane Coldiron had nine and three others eight each.
For Northwestern (1-5, 0-2), Luke Sanders had 25 of its 33 points, knocking down a half-dozen treys.
The Lady Bulldogs (5-3, 2-2) rode Alex Paul’s 18 points and Olivia Ellis’ 17 to their win, which wasn’t comfortable until a 17-2 final quarter. Ellis also pulled down 10 rebounds.
NHS’ Lady Eagles (2-4, 0-2) had 12 points by Sarah Jo Benedict and nine each by Mallory Gardner and Kynlee Marnin.
Northwestern is to host Tina-Avalon in CLAA action tonight. Next for Hardin-Central is Tuesday home action with Hale.