Class 4 District 8 Girls Higher-Seeds Advance to Semifinal
Kirksville used a hot start to take down Macon while Hallsville found its groove after the opening quarter against Mexico as both teams advanced to the Class 4 District 8 semifinal round.
Kirksville sophomore Elli Porter started the night with an offensive takeover for her team as the Lady Tigers defeated the Lady Tigerettes 47-31.
Steven Findley Jr with the calls on 99.9 KIRK and centralmoinfo.com. Porter scored all 12 of her team’s first quarter points and finished the game with 31 points including four makes from deep. Coach Nick Totta.
Paishynce Fouts helped the Kirksville effort with three triples of her own. The Lady Tigers held Macon to just 10 points in the first half. Coach Nick Totta said his team has to bring the effort against Centralia in the semifinal.
Macon senior Brooke Weimer closed out her Tigerettes career with an 18 point night. Macon finishes the season 9-18.
Hallsville shook off a slow start as they controlled the contest from the second quarter onward in a 56-41 victory over Mexico. The Lady Indians leaned on their seniors to create some distance in the game.
Kristen Jones scored 16 points while Haley Hagan had 13. The win snaps a nine-game skid for the Lady Indians. Coach Matt Heet.
Mexico was outscored 21-9 in the second quarter. Sophomore Claire Hudson contributed 14 points for the Lady Bulldogs. Mexico will graduate three seniors from the team. Coach Ed Costley.
The Lady Bulldogs finish the season with a 9-18 record. Hallsville picks up win number 15 and will take on Moberly in the semifinal.
Kirksville coach Nick Totta:
Hallsville coach Matt Heet:
Mexico coach Ed Costley: