2018 Southern Boone Classic - First Round
The Southern Boone Boys had a rematch with the Boonville Pirates in the first round of the Classic. The Eagles defeated Boonville 71-56 on January 22nd in Ashland led by Sam Stichnotes 26 points and 12 rebounds and Rece Gilmores 17 points and 9 rebounds.
This game was a little different. Southern Boone led at the end of an ugly first quarter 9-6. Boonville fought back, outscoring the Eagles 19-10 in the second quarter to take a 25-19 halftime lead. Boonville kept their 6 point lead after three quarters, 42-36. The Eagles outscored the Pirates 23-15 in the last quarter to pull out the 59-57 win.
Rece Gilmore led the Eagles with 18 points and 7 rebounds while going 8-12 from the Free Throw line. Sam Stichnote scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Eagles while Brady Trammell added 12 points.
The Eagles will play the Fulton Hornets on Thursday at 6 pm. Southern Boone defeated Fulton 66-47 in the Championship game of the California Tournament, Fulton's only loss of the season (15-1).
The Southern Boone Lady Eagles took on the Troy-Buchanan Lady Spartans in the first round of the Southern Boone Classic. Troy led early, leading 11-9 after the first quarter and 25-20 at the half. The Lady Eagles made a charge in the 3rd quarter but Troy maintained a 47-40 lead going into the fourth quarter. After a final push, Troy pulled out a 59-53 victory over the Lady Eagles.
Gabbie Bruce led Southern Boone with 17 points, Dani Post contributed 10 points and 4 rebounds. Kate Ponder scored 9 points and dished out 4 assists and Carrie Ponder had 9 points and 7 rebounds.
This was the first-ever meeting between Troy-Buchanan and Southern Boone. Troy is coached by Damond Lacy, Southern Boone Alum and an outstanding Eagle player in his day. Southern Boone will face Hallsville in the Consolation Semi-Finals on Wednesday night.