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Kirksville Girls and Mexico Boys Claim Macon Tournament Championships

The Kirksville girls and Mexico boys captured Macon Tournament titles Saturday. The Centralia girls and Harrisburg boys sealed third place.

Kirksville defeated host Macon 57-44 in the girls championship. The Tigerettes held an 8-6 advantage after the first quarter before the Kirksville offense found its rhythm in the second. Three triples from Channing Totta provided a spark for the Lady Tigers.

Brandon Monty with the calls on 99.9 The Captain and centralmoinfo.com. Kirksville outscored the Tigerettes 19-6 in the second quarter to take a 25-14 lead into the half. The win gives Kirksville it’s 10th consecutive victory and first Macon Tournament championship since 2012. Lady Tigers head coach Nick Totta discussed the significance of the win.

Three different scorers were in double figures for the Lady Tigers, with Totta leading the way with 16 points. The loss ends a two-year streak of Macon Tournament championships for the Tigerettes. Head coach Richard Driscoll says turnovers and allowing too many 3-pointers were the deciding factors in the loss.

Lexi Miller led the Tigerettes with 26 points. Kirksville is now 14-2 and takes on Hannibal Tuesday. Macon falls to 12-3 with the loss and hosts South Shelby on Tuesday.

The Mexico boys topped Kirksville 64-54. Mexico trailed 35-20, then outscored Kirksville 18-6 in the third quarter.

Eric Duick with the calls. Bulldogs head coach Darren Pappas recapped the halftime speech and second-half execution.

Junior guard Jordan Shelton handed 14-0 Mexico a permanent lead with a pair of free throws early in the fourth. Shelton scored a team-high 19, and three Bulldog teammates added 12-plus points apiece. Kirksville head coach Tyler Martin explained what changed in the second half.

Tiger freshman Cole Kelly landed a game-high 21 points. Isaac Danielson delivered 19. 14-2 Kirksville meets Mexico again Friday.

In the boys third place game, Harrisburg pulled away from host Macon in a 85-69 victory. Tanner Lanes finished with a game high 25 points while Jace Carr added 19. Lanes, Carr, Brayden Ott and Anthony Alicea all scored in double figures. Bulldogs head coach Kyle Fisher commented on his team’s offensive efficiency.

Macon head coach Dale Devenport said the Tigers have a long way to go.

MyKel Linear led the Tigers with 17 points while Hayden Lovinger posted 16 points. Macon is now 10-6 and hosts South Shelby Tuesday while Harrisburg improves to 12-3.

The Centralia girls outlasted Mexico 53-43 in the first contest. The Lady Panthers led after each quarter, including 22-21 at half. Centralia head coach Becca Schemmer reacted to the victory.

Seven Lady Panthers scored four-plus points on a balanced afternoon. Jozelynn Bostick netted a team-high 10 for 9-7 Centralia. Mexico’s Alexis Miller managed a game-high 12 points. The Lady Bulldogs dropped to 10-4 after consecutive losses to district opponents. Hear full postgame interviews with all eight head coaches at centralmoinfo.com.

Mexico boys coach Darren Pappas:

Kirksville boys coach Tyler Martin:

Centralia girls coach Becca Schemmer:

Mexico girls coach Ed Costley:

Macon girls coach Richard Driscoll:

Kirksville girls coach Nick Totta:

Harrisburg boys coach Kyle Fisher:

Macon boys coach Dale Devenport



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