2018 Southern Boone Classic - Second Round
The Southern Boone Lady Eagles played the Hallsville Lady Indians in the Consolation Semi-Finals. Hallsville broke out to a 17-6 lead in the 1st quarter but the Lady Eagles ended the quarter on an 11-0 run to tie it. Hallsville came right back and outscored Southern Boone 11-3 in the 2nd quarter to take a 28-20 lead at the half.
In the second half, the Lady Eagles came out strong and outscored Hallsville 16-8 in the 3rd quarter. Nobody could put the other away in the 4th quarter and the game went into overtime after a last-second shot by Carrie Ponder didn't find its mark. The Lady Eagles took an early lead in overtime and Gabby Bruce hit some late free throws to secure a 58-55 win.
Gabby led the Lady Eagles with 17 points and added 4 steals. Kate Ponder added 14 points, Dani Post scored 10 points and dished out 5 assists while Carrie Ponder also scored 10 points with 4 steals. Southern Boone will play Harrisburg in the Consolation Finals in a re-match of the first game of the year which the Lady Bulldogs won 52-49.
The Southern Boone Eagles took on the 15-1 Fulton Hornets in a re-match of the California Tournament Championship. Fulton came out strong and took an early 13-8 lead in the 1st quarter. Southern Boone climbed a little closer and made it 25-20 Fulton at the half.
The Eagles came out on fire in the 3rd quarter and outscored Fulton 21-6 to take a 41-31 lead after three quarters. Southern Boone kept rolling and put the Hornets away in the 4th quarter by outscoring them 28-17 to win 69-46 and secure a spot in the Championship. Sam led the Eagles with 19 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists. Rece Gilmore added 14 points and 8 rebouds while Ryan Andrews and Brady Trammell chipped in 10 points apiece.
This is the 3rd straight year the Southern Boone Boys have made the Classic Championship game. They lost to Father Tolton 32-67 in 2016 and defeated Fulton 49-47 last year. The Southern Boone Boys have never won back to back Southern Boone Classic titles.