Kirksville and Moberly Meet for Rubber Match, Hallsville Rematches Macon in District Semis

The Kirksville Lady Tigers and Moberly Lady Spartans meet for the third time this season, while the Hallsville Lady Indians and Macon Tigerettes rematch as part of the Class 4 district semifinals Tuesday.

Moberly enters the postseason with a record of 18-8 and earned the two seed in the district. The Lady Tigers and Lady Spartans were both part of a three-team tie with Mexico for the NCMC title and split their first two meetings of the season. Moberly head coach Tony Vestal expects another close matchup the third time around.

Kirksville is 20-4 on the season. Lady Tigers head coach Nick Totta says 3-point shooting and rebounding will be the keys to a win.

Moberly defeated Kirksville 54-50 the last time the two teams met February 8.

In the other semifinal matchup, fourth-seeded Macon meets top-seeded Hallsville in a rematch of a district title game last year. Macon defeated Centralia 33-31 in the quarterfinals. Tigerettes head coach Richard Driscoll says Macon gutted out the win.

The Tigerettes secured their third consecutive 20-win season with the quarterfinal victory. Hallsville is 19-7, the most wins in a season for the Lady Indians since 2012. Hallsville head coach Matt Heet says the Lady Indians are excited about the matchup with Macon.

The two squads met once back in December, with Macon winning 43-39 at the Centralia Invitational. Pregame coverage begins tomorrow at 5:45 on KTCM Glory 97.3. Brandon Monty has the calls.