Keytesville will host Bevier in a basketball doubleheader Friday night. In the girls matchup, both teams are looking to get their seasons on track. Both the Lady Tigers and the Lady Wildcats have lacked points and wins in 2019. After graduating nearly 85 percent of their scoring last spring, Bevier has seen a maximum point total of 37 points. Despite the offensive issues, Bevier coach Kyle Dill has been pleased with his team’s defense.

Keytesville has been hampered by similar offensive struggles this season. The Lady Tigers feature just one senior, leading scorer Dixie Dowell. Keytesville coach Novy (No-vee) Foland says after winning just two games last season, the team has set modest goals for this season.

The boys game features two similarly matched teams. Both Keytesville and Bevier feature significant size inside which allows them to control the boards. Bevier coach A.J. Hoskam says there are several different keys to victory for the Wildcats in this contest.

With four seniors returning from last year’s 16-7 mark, the Keytesville Tigers came into this season with optimism. Keytesville coach Michael Draper says shutting down Bevier’s Kade Shaver will be crucial in team’s success tonight.

Keytesville won last year’s boys game against Bevier 75-37, while Bevier won the girls matchup 46-28. This year’s doubleheader will air on 99.9 KIRK and online at Colin Schowe will have the play-by-play.