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The McDonald County seventh- and eighth-grade boys basketball teams closed out their regular season last week with wins over Aurora and Cassville.

The eighth grade defeated Aurora 42-28 on Feb. 3 in Aurora.

Destyn Dowd led the Mustangs with 18 points. Rounding out the scoring for McDonald County were Josh Pacheco and Luke Jones with six points each, Toby Moore with five, Sam Barton four and Tucker Walters three.

McDonald County added a 31-26 win in the B game.

Luke Jones scored 12 points to lead McDonald County, followed by Devin Stone with six points, Jorden Scholz with four, Huston Porter three and Jayce Hitt, Cory Tuttle and Cooper Sprenkle two each.

On Feb. 4, McDonald County defeated Cassville 49-26 at home.

Dowd scored 14 points to lead the Mustangs, while Moore and Barton added seven points each. Rounding out the scoring for the Mustangs were Pacheco with six points, Rylan Armstrong and Sprenkle with four, Walters three and Alex Jones and Luke Jones two each.

The Mustangs added a 31-26 win in the B game.

Luke Jones led McDonald County with 12 points, followed by Stone with six points, Scholz with four, Porter three and Tuttle, Hitt and Sprenkle two each.

The eighth grade improved to 7-3 heading into this week's Big 8 Conference Junior High Boys Basketball Tournament where the Mustangs earned the number two seed.

Seventh Grade

The seventh grade improved to 8-2 for the season with a pair of wins.

Against Aurora, Holten Keith scored 38 points to lead McDonald County to a 63-33 win. D.J. Jack added nine points, followed by Johnny Miller with five points, Angel Moreno with four, Trey Hardin three and Adrian Silvester and Randall Bice two each.

McDonald County edged the Houn' Dawgs 28-26 in the B game. Hayden Lett led the Mustangs with seven points, followed by Tim Pagel with six, Logan Myrick and Braden Thomas with four each, Anthony D'Amico two and Kylian Gottfried one.

Keith scored 20 points to lead McDonald County to a 47-18 win over Cassville. Miller added nine points, followed by Bice with six points and Hardin, Jack, Moreno and Jarrett McCool with three each.

In the B game, Cassville edged McDonald County, 20-19.

Lett and Silvester scored six points and Myrick five to lead the Mustangs. Peyton O'Neill had the only other two McDonald County points.

The seventh grade is also the number two seed for the conference tournament.

Sports on 02/13/2020

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