Smith-Cotton boys win at court warming, girls defeated


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Koby Wilkerson dives for a loose ball in the first half of a 61-48 loss to Smith-Cotton in Sedalia on Friday. Smith-Cotton, who took a 14-point lead into halftime, celebrated court warming Friday.


Alli Rhone drives by Kiara Williams during the first half of a 61-30 Warrensburg victory Friday in Sedalia. Rhone finished with 14 points for the visiting Lady Tigers.


Kiara Williams and coach Zach Vandevender idle on the sideline during free-throws in a 61-30 loss to Warrensburg on Friday.


Nia Hawkins stretches for a layup in the second half of a 61-30 loss to Warrensburg on Friday during court warming. Hawkins finished with 4 points for Smith-Cotton.


Maison DeVries, right, smiles after a Warrensburg turnover as Kendall Weymuth gestures to his teammates. Weymuth finished with nine points and eight rebounds in Friday’s 61-48 victory over Warrensburg.


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Koby Wilkerson dives for a loose ball in the first half of a 61-48 loss to Smith-Cotton in Sedalia on Friday. Smith-Cotton, who took a 14-point lead into halftime, celebrated court warming Friday.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_IMG_7834-2.jpgKoby Wilkerson dives for a loose ball in the first half of a 61-48 loss to Smith-Cotton in Sedalia on Friday. Smith-Cotton, who took a 14-point lead into halftime, celebrated court warming Friday.

Alli Rhone drives by Kiara Williams during the first half of a 61-30 Warrensburg victory Friday in Sedalia. Rhone finished with 14 points for the visiting Lady Tigers.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_IMG_7774-2.jpgAlli Rhone drives by Kiara Williams during the first half of a 61-30 Warrensburg victory Friday in Sedalia. Rhone finished with 14 points for the visiting Lady Tigers.

Kiara Williams and coach Zach Vandevender idle on the sideline during free-throws in a 61-30 loss to Warrensburg on Friday.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_IMG_7786-2.jpgKiara Williams and coach Zach Vandevender idle on the sideline during free-throws in a 61-30 loss to Warrensburg on Friday.

Nia Hawkins stretches for a layup in the second half of a 61-30 loss to Warrensburg on Friday during court warming. Hawkins finished with 4 points for Smith-Cotton.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_IMG_7801-2.jpgNia Hawkins stretches for a layup in the second half of a 61-30 loss to Warrensburg on Friday during court warming. Hawkins finished with 4 points for Smith-Cotton.

Maison DeVries, right, smiles after a Warrensburg turnover as Kendall Weymuth gestures to his teammates. Weymuth finished with nine points and eight rebounds in Friday’s 61-48 victory over Warrensburg.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_IMG_7835-2.jpgMaison DeVries, right, smiles after a Warrensburg turnover as Kendall Weymuth gestures to his teammates. Weymuth finished with nine points and eight rebounds in Friday’s 61-48 victory over Warrensburg.

Tigers from out of town soured court warming for the Smith-Cotton girls basketball team with a decisive 61-30 victory Friday in Sedalia.

Maxlin Wilbanks led Warrensburg with 19 points. Hally Piontek and Alli Rhone scored 14 points apiece.

Darby Christian led Smith-Cotton with 11 points. Kiara Williams had seven points and Monique Grant added six.

Warrensburg outscored the Lady Tigers 37-11 in the second and third quarters.

Smith-Cotton boys run past Warrensburg

It was a quiet night in for Dante Scroggins. The only discomfort he felt all night was fitting the court warming crown upon his tall hair.

“I might need to get a haircut after that,” Scroggins said about the crown’s unflattering effect.

Scroggins posted a double-double with 24 points and 14 rebounds to lead Smith-Cotton 61-48 over Warrensburg.

The 6-foot-7 senior was the final leg of several Smith-Cotton fast-breaks Friday night. Scroggins said there was a reason for that.

“My teammates, they know I like to run in transition,” Scroggins said. “And they like to see me dunk.”

Scroggins banked in a three to make the score 5-2.

With about 35 seconds left in the first quarter, Scroggins finished a Smith-Cotton fast-break with a dunk and made both free throws after a Warrensburg technical foul. The four-point swing gave the home Tigers a 16-11 lead.

A missed Tanner Powell free-throw was tipped in for points by Scroggins to give Smith-Cotton a 14-point lead. The home team entered halftime leading Warrensburg 30-16.

Smith-Cotton drew Warrensburg into several turnovers in the third quarter. Scroggins, a frequent benefactor of the Tigers’ fast break, scored X in the third.

Maison DeVries sank a 3-pointer for Warrensburg late in the third quarter. Smith-Cotton, however, had all but made the fourth quarter a formality with a 20-point lead.

The visiting Tigers crept within 10 in the fourth quarter when Zion Buckner passed across the court Bryson Couch to break the press. Couch converted on an easy layup to make the S-C lead 59-47 with a minute to play.

Couch finished with eight points and four rebounds. Kendall Weymuth added nine points and eight rebounds for Smith-Cotton.

Alex Agueros can be reached at 660-826-1000, ext. 1483 or on Twitter @abagueros2

Sedalia Democrat

Alex Agueros can be reached at 660-826-1000, ext. 1483 or on Twitter @abagueros2

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