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Missouri (MSHSAA) basketball state championships live updates: Day 1 scores, news, stories (3/13/2024)

Information from the Missouri Class 4-6 boys and girls basketball championships

COLUMBIA, MISSOURI – We are back at Mizzou Arena this week for four days of the Missouri Class 4-6 boys and girls basketball championships. 

How to watch Missouri high school basketball championships

You can watch the action from the Missouri high school basketball championships live (for a fee) on the MSHSAA TV Network: WATCH LIVE ON MSHSAA TV NETWORK

Missouri basketball championships schedule

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Class 5 girls semifinal: John Burroughs 44, Marshfield 30

Class 5 girls semifinal: Lutheran St. Charles 64, Smithville 49

Class 5 boys semifinal: Jefferson City 63, Vianney 59 

Class 5 boys semifinal: De Smet 65, Winnetonka 41

Class 4 girls semifinal: Park Hills Central 44, Owensville 30

Class 4 girls semifinal: Lift for Life 85, Chillicothe 77 OT


Class 5 girls semifinal: John Burroughs 44, Marshfield 30

Burroughs senior point guard Allie Turner, a Gonzaga signee, led the Bombers (27-3) with 18 points as they clinched a spot in Thursday's championship game. 

Senior guard Monet Witherspoon added 10 points and six rebounds. Sophomore forward Moriyah Douglass added eight points. Senior forward Alice Crowley had seven rebounds. 

Senior guard Abby McBride led Marshfield (26-5) with 12 points, while freshman forward Peyton Ward scored 11 and grabbed seven rebounds.

Turner led Burroughs with seven points in the first half. Ward led Marshfield with seven points in the first half.

Burroughs led 29-20 through three quarters. Turner scored 10.  

Class 5 girls semifinal Lutheran St. Charles 64, Smithville 49

Lutheran St. Charles (26-4), the reigning Missouri Class 5 champion, is headed back to the title game.

Junior standout Jordan Speiser scored a game-high 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Cougars. Kennedy Stowers added 13 points and 10 rebounds, while Allyson Auringer added 13 points.

Junior forward Peyton Wohlford led Smithville (25-5) with 15 points, while sophomore forward Reese Foster added 13 points and seven rebounds.

Lutheran opened up a 20-point lead at halftime behind 14 points from Speiser and 11 from senior guard Allyson Auringer. 

Senior guard Rylee Thompson and Foster each scored six points in the first half for Smithville, which trailed 40-20 at halftime.

Class 5 boys semifinal: Jefferson City 63, Vianney 59

Vianney (24-7) jumped out to a 7-0 lead to start the game before Jefferson City (11-20) got going offensively. The Griffins led 15-14 after one quarter.

Sophomore center Symon Ghai and sophomore guard Eddie Smajic scored five points apiece for Vianney in the opening quarter, while junior guard Jordan Martin led Jeff City with six. 

Junior guard Luke Walsh led Vianney with 10 points in the first half. Martin, an Arkansas baseball commit, led the Jays with 12 points and six rebounds.

Class 5 boys semifinal: De Smet 65, Winnetonka 41

Junior forward Dillon Duff keyed a hot start for the Spartans (26-5) and finished with a team-high 18 points, including three 3-pointers, six rebounds and four steals. Sophomore forward Jordan Boyd added 13 and six boards. 

Duff scored 12 of the first 15 points for De Smet, which scored the first 17 points of the game before Winnetonka (25-6) sank a free throw.

Senior guard Dekyreone Coleman led Winnetonka with 23 points, including four 3-pointers, and six rebounds. Junior guard Jaylen Craig added 12 points. 


Class 4 girls semifinal: Park Hills Central 44, Owensville 30 

Park Hills Central bounced back from its semifinal loss a year ago to beat Owensville and clinch a spot in the Class 4 championship game on Thursday night. 

Junior guard Allyssa O'Connor, senior guard Khloe Dischbein and junior guard Taylor O'Connor each scored 10 points for Central (27-4). Allyssa O'Connor, who scored her 1,000th career point in the fourth quarter, grabbed 18 rebounds and dished out seven assists. 

Owensville (22-8) led 13-12 after one quarter and then 16-15 at halftime after both teams scored three points in the second quarter. Camryn Caldwell scored six points in the first half for Owensville, while Alison Daniels added five.

Allyssa O'Connor led Central with four points and seven rebounds in the first half.

Park Hills Central exploded for 16 points in the third quarter after scoring just 15 in the first half. 

Owensville, which was led by 11 points from junior guard Alison Daniels, went cold after scoring 13 points in the opening quarter. The Dutchgirls made just two of 21 field goal attempts combined in the third and fourth quarters. 

Class 4 girls semifinal: Lift for Life 85, Chillicothe 77 (OVERTIME)

Sophomore guard Zha'Viarra Harris scored a career-high 32 points to lead Lift for Life (27-3) to a thrilling overtime victory against Chillicothe and earn a spot in Thursday's championship game.

Sophomore guard Diamond Polk scored 19 points for Lift for Life and freshman guard Amaya Manuel added 16 points and seven rebounds.

Senior guard Jolie Bonderer, who is headed to William Jewell next year, led Chillicothe (27-2) with a career-high 36 points and added nine rebounds and nine assists. 

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Missouri basketball championship schedule

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Class 5 girls championship game, 4 PM

Class 5 boys championship game, 6 PM

Class 4 girls championship game, 8 PM

Friday, March 15, 2024

Class 4 boys semifinal (John Burroughs 26-4 vs. Logan-Rogersville 27-3), 10 AM

Class 4 boys semifinal (Vashon 24-6 vs. KC central 23-6), NOON

Class 6 girls semifinal (Kickapoo 29-1 vs. Cor Jesu 20-8), 2 PM

Class 6 girls semifinal (Incarnate Word 29-0 vs. Rock Bridge 25-5), 4 PM

Class 6 boys semifinal (Cardinal Ritter 19-11 vs. Springfield Central 24-6), 6 PM

Class 6 boys semifinal (Chaminade 21-9 vs. Oak Park 27-3), 8 PM

Saturday, March 16, 2024

Class 4 boys championship game, 4 PM

Class 6 girls championship game, 6 PM

Class 6 boys championship game, 8 PM

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