November 29, 2015

Interesting match ups and rematches for the 2015 Show Me Bowl this weekend in St. Louis

This weekend’s seven games feature some interesting matchups with long time rivalries hooking up again, some newcomers, a few familiar faces back on the sidelines in St. Louis and one team hoping to get over the hump.  The journey that started with practices over a mild summer in August has made its way to the dome for the high school football championships for the 14 remaining teams in Missouri.

Valle Catholic in Class 1 and Webb City in Class 4 are vying for their 14th state championships.  Each have won the last five years and are facing opponents who beat them in the finals in 2009.  Valley Catholic will face Penney and Webb City will take on Kearney.

John Burroughs has been to the finals in every year except one since 2010 and they have been unable to get over the hump.  Will this year be the Bombers’ season to come out on top?

In Class 2, Lamar is going for their fifth straight championship, but will face a tough newcomer in Malden.

When it comes to 8-man football, there are two teams that have built a dynasty.  Kicking off the Show Me Bowl on Friday morning at 9:30 will be longtime rivals Stanberry and North Andrew.  This is their fifth straight championship showdown.

Jason West joins me to preview and offer fans tips for this weekend’s Show Me Bowl.

Third period goals by Brouwer and Fabbri push Blues past Sabres

Blues rookie Robbi Fabbri takes a shot against Buffalo. (photo/NHL)

Blues rookie Robby Fabbri takes a shot against Buffalo. (photo/NHL)

Robby Fabbri scored his third goal of the season with 6:34 left in the third period to break a tie and give the Blues a 2-1 win against the Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara Center on Monday.

Fabbri put a rebound of a Jay Bouwmeester shot off a Sabres defenseman that got past goalie Linus Ullmark.

David Legwand gave the Sabres a 1-0 lead with 3:15 left in the second period with his first goal of the season after a loose put from behind the net came to Legwand who stuffed it past Jake Allen, who made 24 saves for the win.

Troy Brouwer made it 1-1 at 5:07 with his fifth goal of the season. He tipped a shot from the point by Kevin Shattenkirk and backhanded the rebound past Ullmark.

Mizzou outplayed by K-State. Puryear, “We just didn’t come out ready”

Kevin Puryear guards a K-State player Carlbe Ervin II (photo/Mizzou Athletics)

Kevin Puryear guards a K-State player Carlbe Ervin II (photo/Mizzou Athletics)

Kansas State freshman Dean Wade put together a double-double of 14 points and 13 rebounds and Justin Edwards added 13 points and the Mizzou Tigers were pounded by the Wildcats 66-42 in the semifinals of the CBE Classic in Kansas City on Monday night.

The Tigers, now 3-2, will face Northwestern Tuesday night after they lost to number one North Carolina in the second game.

Coach Kim Anderson was O.K. with the fact his team was getting open looks, but the shots weren’t falling, much like the Xavier game. Missouri was just 5 of 27 from the field at halftime.

The Tigers got away from driving and getting the ball inside and then Anderson said the team quit guarding as things got away in the first half.

Credit Bruce Weber’s game plan.  He knew the Tigers would try to come inside and packed down in a zone defense, forcing Missouri to try jump shots.  The looks were there, but this team has shown the inability to hit those shots.  Until that changes, these Tigers will continue to struggle.

Freshman forward Kevin Puryear (Blue Springs, Mo.) led the Tigers in scoring for the second time this season, scoring nine points while grabbing three rebounds in 31 minutes, but he wasn’t happy with the effort.

“We just didn’t come out ready,” said Puryear. “They played harder than us in all aspects of the game.”

Record setting night for Mizzou freshman as Tigers improve to 4-0

Sophie Cunningham leads the SEC in scoring (photo/Mizzou Athletics)

Sophie Cunningham leads the SEC in scoring (photo/Mizzou Athletics)

Freshman guard Sophie Cunningham set a single-game Mizzou record with 42 points in the Tigers (4-0) 94-81 victory over Wake Forest (3-1) at Mizzou Arena on Sunday evening. Cunningham went 13-for-18 from the field and 6-for-8 from 3-point range in 33 minutes. She added eight rebounds, four assists and three steals in her fourth career game.


Cunningham scored 25 points in the first half, going 9-for-10 from the field and 4-for-5 from long range during the first 20 minutes. In the second quarter alone, she scored 14 points. She broke the previous scoring record of 41 points by Renee Kelly set on Jan. 25, 1986 at Oklahoma.

The 42 points by Cunningham are the most in the SEC this season. She leads the conference in scoring with 21.5 points per game.

Junior guard Sierra Michaelis (Mercer, Mo.) added a season-high 18 points on 7-for-12 shooting and a 4-for-8 mark from 3-point range.

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