The Purdy Eagles picked up a win on Friday night, defeating McAuley Catholic of Joplin 71-61 in overtime.
The Eagles started strong and put up a 28-17 half-time lead. By the end of the third quarter, Purdy led 45-35. Despite the 15-point cushion the Warriors waged a fierce comeback in the final stanza, scoring 25 points to tie the game at 55-55.
The Eagles took back control of the game in overtime and outscored McAuley 16 to 6 to win 71-61.
Five Purdy players scored in double digits. Drew Williams and Landon Terry paced the Eagles with 15 points each while Devin Bennett, Cody Hall and TJ Farris scored 12, 11 and 10 points respectively. Riley Veith contributed 6 and Keith Miller added 2 to the point total for Purdy.
McAuley's Garrett Wagner led his team with 19 points.
Purdy's next game won't be until Friday when the Eagles welcome Exeter for an Ozark 8 match up.
PC falls to Jasper 67-54
A 17-17 tie at the end of the first quarter was as close as the Pierce City Eagles would get to Jasper on Friday night. The Eagles ultimately lost the contest 67-54, which dropped their conference record to 3-2.
Derek Turner had a team-high 15 points for Pierce City followed by Robert Baldwin with 11. Other Eagle scorers were: Chance Chapman 8; Cody Cox 7; Wayne Joe Sooter 6; Zach Crouch 5; and Cedric O'Hara 2.
In the jayvee contest, the Eagles lost by a score of 38-16. Pierce City scorers were: Ian Brottlund 7; Garron Cantrell 4; Tim Walters 3; and Zach Crouch 2.
Pierce City will play next on Tuesday when they travel to Golden City. The junior varsity game will begin at 5:30 p.m.
The Tigers of Exeter celebrated their Homecoming with a 61-38 trouncing of Verona. The Wildcats trailed 19-7 after the first half and 40-26 after the third before Exeter poured in 21 points in the final frame to put the game out of reach for visiting Verona.
Scoring for Verona were: Wesley Kissinger 15; Seth Losack 8; Larry Patterson 6; Ascension Estrada 4; Cody Ernsberger 3; and Clifford Williams, 2.
The Wildcats won't be in action until Friday when they host Southwest.