CLASS 2 MACON SECTIONAL PREVIEW

Class 2, District 5 champion Monroe City continues its surprise season against a loaded Scotland County girls team in a sectional game on Superstation KRES Wednesday. Monroe City is fresh off an upset of a reigning Final Four team in top-seeded Cairo. Up next is 27-1 Scotland County who is in the midst of a 21-game winning streak. The Lady Tigers present a few new challenges for head coach Cody Leonard and the Lady Panthers.

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Opposite Monroe City is Scotland County’s standout 5-foot-11 forward Chelsea Wood. The junior center averages a double-double and shoots almost 60 percent from the field. Monroe City lacks Wood’s size inside, but the Lady Panthers still feature a pair of All-Conference and All-District forwards in Jada Summers and Asjia Troy. Summers dominated the glass in the district final with 21 rebounds, including 14 on the offensive end. Coverage from Macon begins at 5:45 Wednesday as Monroe City and Scotland County tip at 6:00.

The Monroe City and Scotland County girls sectional is followed by a Class 2 boys sectional between Canton and Knox County on KRES. Both teams enter 19-9, but Knox County is the only Class 2 Missouri team to defeat Canton this season. The Tigers lost to the Eagles 77-70 in the season-opener, but Canton later avenged the loss with a 65-64 overtime win at the Highland Tournament in early January. Canton head coach Andy Anderson describes why the Tigers and Eagles are a great matchup.



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Anderson’s Tigers were without senior point guard Logan Brown when the teams met in the first game of the season. Brown averaged 20 points per game in the Class 2, District 5 Tournament as Canton won its fourth consecutive title. Given Knox County’s desire to play full court defense, head coach Zach Summers says the Tigers pressure against Logan Brown may be the battle that determines the outcome.



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Summers led Knox County to its first district title since 2009 with a 55-45 victory over Marceline. Coverage of Canton and Knox County starts after the girls sectional on KRES. Regional Radio’s Eric Duick is on the call.

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