Highland Tournament Round 2 Results

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The second round of action really picked up the pace of the tournament. We watched Highland Lady Cougars take on Palmyra. The Canton lady Tigers faced off against the Keokuk lady Chiefs. To end the Night the Macon Tigers took on the Clark County lady Indians in the consolation bracket.

While on the boys brackets the Canton Tigers take on the Kirksville Tigers. The Palmyra Panthers battle with the Keokuk Chiefs. To end the 2nd round Macon and Highland face off to see who faces Clark County in the Consolation.

Girls Bracket

Wednesday saw the girls bracket semi finals starting with Palmyra Panthers and the Highland lady Cougars. The Cougars started the game strong as they lead the first quarter 9-8. Highland went into the second quarter looking to extend the lead. Highland would do just that as they left the court 21-13.

Coming into the second half Palmyra out the gate showed the adjustments they made. While Highland was turning the ball over too much, and passes getting read. However they were able to minimize the mistakes with strong defensive presence. Palmyra ended the 3rd 28-26.

The 4th was do or die as neither team wanted to give it up. However late fouls would cost the cougars as Palmyra wins 44-41. With that win, Palmyra will go to the championship game. While Highland will look to win third. Highland led in a majority of stats however turnovers were 24 to 18, and fouls were 17 to 14. These were the most costly for the Cougars, so it’ll be interesting to see how they adjust to avoid this in the future.

The second game would see the Canton Tigers take on the Keokuk Lady Chiefs. Canton stayed aggressive from the start however with that aggressiveness they missed more shots than they needed to, and allows for fouls as the fouls at the end of the 1st were 5-1 with Keokuk leading 7-6. The second quarter would see some change however as the Tigers battled on and would take the lead 20-11 to end the half.

The third would be heavy scoring however Cantons lead started to slip as they hold a 32-29 lead to end the 3rd. The fourth quarter was all Keokuk as they took the lead from the Tiger however #24 Macie Fisher would drain one in buzzer beater fusion to send the game into OT 43-43. Canton would battle on however Keokuk was not stopping anytime soon as they would put away the Tigers in OT 57-50.

This game send Keokuk to the championship game while the Tigers will move to try and win 3rd place.

Clark County and Macon would face off in a consolation match to determine who will face Kirksville. I was unable to see much of this game however Macon would take it to the Indians and win 58-34.

Boys Bracket

The start of the boys was interesting. Technical difficulties caused a delay as the national anthem couldn’t be played. Kirksville Brothers Cole and Carson Kelly stepped up to sing the national anthem so that the night could get underway.

Kelly brothers sing the National Anthem

Kirksville took it early to the Tigers of Canton as they took the 1st quarter 13-8. However Canton just stayed behind not letting Kirksville get too far ahead. However Kirksville would end that in the second quarter as they close the half 29-16.

Coming into the 3rd Canton definitely made the adjustments. But Kirksville kept killing the momentum not letting them get to hot. However they were unable to find the net as much just barley holding on to their lead of 32-29. The fourth quarter showed very excellent time management as the Canton Tigers were able to just beat the Kirksville Tigers 47-46

Palmyra Panthers and Keokuk Chiefs met up as they both were odds on favorites of winning this tournament, however one has to go. The game was physical as 24 Jaxon Clark would shut the paint down and gather rebounds. Meanwhile Palmyra would keep Clark grounded. At the end of the 1st Keokuk leads 7-6. The second quarter would remain the same however late steals would seal the half as Palmyra would take the lead 17-14. Both teams would head to the locker rooms to make their adjustments.

The 3rd would tell the tale of the night as coach Zach Summers would get a technical foul and Palmyra taking advantage. However Keokuk wouldn’t go quietly as they take the 3rd 30-29. The Final quarter was high emotions as Palmyra kept Keokuk away from the net and seal their ticket with a 47-36 win.

Finally. Highland looked to stay alive as they took on the Macon Tigers in the consolation tournament. Highland battled very hard however in the first they fell to 27-18. Macon was able to read some passes and convert mistakes. However the biggest key in their play was the lockdown of the paint. The second quarter remained the same as the Cougars found scoring opportunities in fouls and what they could get in the paint. However at the half they trailed still 37-30.

The Cougars tried to rally and worked hard however in the end of it all. Macon would take the game as they locked up Highlands scoring opportunities in the paint. Highland falls 51-48 as Macon will look to win the Consolation game against Clark County.


With that the Finals are set. Friday will see 4 games as Kirksville lady Tigers take on Macon lady Tigers at 4:30 PM for consolation. Clark County Indians and Macon Tigers will face off at 6:00 for the boys consolation. Hannibal lady Cougars will face rivals Canton lady Tigers for 3rd place at 7:30. Finally Kirksville Tigers will take on the Keokuk Chiefs for 3rd at 9:00.

Saturday will see the championship games as Palmyra lady Panthers will take on the Keokuk lady Chiefs at 4:00 PM . Meanwhile the Canton Tigers will look to redeem their loss on December 1st as they face off with the Palmyra Panthers at 6:00 PM

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