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The McDonald County eighth-grade boys' basketball team won two and lost one last week to end the week with a 7-2 record.

McDonald County opened the week with a 43-37 win over Lamar on Jan. 22 at home. McDonald County built a 22-5 lead at halftime and led 29-17 after three quarters before holding off the Tigers in the fourth quarter.

Pierce Harmon scored 12 points and Bo Leach had 10 to lead the Mustangs. Rounding out the scoring for McDonald County were Garrett Gricks with nine points, Cole Martin six, Junior Eliam four and Matthew Mora and Kaden Keeling one each.

McDonald County added a 60-23 win in the B game. Dylan Igosomar scored 13 points to lead the Mustangs, followed by S.J. Joseph, Levi Helm and Levi Malone with eight each, Colton Ruddick six, Keeling and Jakobe Montes five each, McClain four and Devin Swanson three.


McDonald County jumped out to a 14-2 lead at the end of the first quarter and cruised to a 49-13 win at Monett on Jan. 25.

Eliam scored 10 points to lead McDonald County, followed by Mora, Harmon and McClain with eight each, Leach seven, Martin four and Ruddick and Gricks two each.

The McDonald County B team added a 39-15 win. McClain scored 11 points to lead McDonald County, followed by Keeling with eight, Montes six, Igosomar, Swanson and Malone four each and Joseph and Helm one each.


Joplin hit nine three-pointers on the way to a 50-39 win over McDonald County on Jan. 27 at MCHS, the Eagles' second win over the Mustangs in two tries.

The Eagles built a 36-21 lead at halftime and stretched the margin to 47-26 after three quarters before holding off a fourth-quarter Mustang rally.

Gricks and Leach scored 10 points each to lead McDonald County, followed by Mora with six points, Martin and Harmon five each, Keeling two and McClain one.

Joplin hit nine more treys in the B game to key a 42-26 win.

McClain scored seven points to lead McDonald County. Rounding out the scoring for the Mustangs were Swanson and Helm five each, Malone three and Keeling, Joseph and Igosomar two each.

Sports on 02/01/2018

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