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The McDonald County seventh-grade boys' basketball team fell to 6-4 for the season by going 1-2 last week.

The Mustangs opened the week with a 31-28 loss on Jan. 22 at home. The Tigers jumped out to a 12-5 lead after the first quarter before McDonald County narrowed the deficit to 17-14 at halftime. Lamar stretched the margin to 27-20 at the end of three quarters.

Weston Gordon led McDonald County with 14 points, followed by Logan Solomon with five, Sterling Woods and Isaac Behm four each and Jack Parnell one.

Lamar claimed a 35-13 win in the B game.

McDonald County was led by Adrew Mortiz with four points, followed by Jaxson Harrell with three and Eli Jordan, Braxton Spears and Ivan Serna two each.


McDonald County rebounded with a 34-26 win on Jan. 25 at Monett. The Mustangs built a 23-12 lead at halftime and held on in the second half for the win.

Gordon scored 10 points, while Parnell, Woods and Behm added six points each to lead McDonald County. Rounding out the scoring for the Mustangs were Dalton McClain with four points and Serna two.

Monett claimed a 31-28 win in the B game.

Spears scored nine points and Tucker Dill had seven to lead McDonald County, followed by Harrell with six, Kason Hahn three, Moritz two and Serna one.


Joplin defeated McDonald county 54-16 on Jan. 27 at MCHS in the makeup of a game postponed due to weather earlier this season.

Joplin built a 23-7 lead at halftime and stretched the margin to 43-13 entering the fourth quarter.

Scoring totals for McDonald County were Woods and McClain four each, Parnell and Behm three each and Gordon two.

Joplin added a 41-21 win in the B game.

Harrell scored six points and Spears five to lead the Mustangs, followed by Dill with three points, Hahn, Solomon and Landon Gooder two each and Serna one.

Sports on 02/01/2018

Print Headline: Seventh Grade Falls to 6-4

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