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Two teams that suffered losses in the quarterfinals would square off in our final game of the day.  Unity and West Central would match up very well with each other.  The big difference in this contest would be an experienced roster versus a young roster.  These two teams would be tied at 22 at the half with the momentum favoring Unity.  The Lady Mustangs would come out in the 3rd quarter and jump out to a small lead but West Central was up to the task and would only be down by 2 heading into the 4th quarter.  This bucket-for-bucket pace would continue all throughout the 4th quarter and neither team could pull ahead so we would go to OT.  In the overtime period West Central had a 1 point lead when Brooklyn Moore would be fouled and get the chance to shoot two free throws with 1.8 seconds on the clock.  Moore made both free throws and secured the 48-47 victory for the Lady Mustangs.  West Central was led in scoring by Andrea Lietz with 16, while Brooklyn Moore added 14 for Unity.

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Our next elimination game featured Liberty and Farmington.  This was a match up of two teams who could play a similar style of ball but one team has more depth than the other.  This depth would prove to be a factor in the contest because Farmington would push the tempo to a pace that proved hard for Liberty to keep up with.  The Lady Eagles would pull the game back to within in 3 right before the half and looked to be pulling the momentum in their favor.  But the Lady Farmers really powered out hard after the break with a 15-3 run in the 3rd quarter.  Farmington picks up a nice 44-28 victory over Liberty-Payson.  Kristen Loos led the Lady Eagles with 9 points while Jenna Putrich led Farmington with 13 points.

With both teams still looking for their first tournament victory, Griggsville-Perry and North Greene both came out with a ton of motivation.  The main question would be just who could channel that into a victory.  North Greene played a trap defense in this game and it would be very valuable to them as the Lady Tornadoes just could not find a way to beat it.  Though Griggsville-Perry would come out of the half time break trying to pick up the intensity and pull themselves back into this game, it would not be enough.  The turnover bug bit the Lady Tornadoes for the second straight day and they would fall to North Greene by a score of 49-24.  Marlee Jo Bradshaw finished with 11 points for Griggsvile-Perry while Emily Elliott would lead the Lady Spartans scoring column with 12.

Our second game of the day would end up being the most exciting game of the entire tournament thus far.  Brown County had the lead through most of this game but Liberty was able to come back and tie it up heading into the 4th quarter.  Then the Lady Eagles did a nice job of pushing through and pulled out to the lead.  With time winding down, the Lady Hornets had around 7 seconds to get a 3 point shot off to tie it up.  The play was drawn up perfectly but the shot was missed with a long rebound into the right corner.  Cheyenne Grainger ran over and threw up a desperation 3 point shot as the buzzer sounded and made it to send us to OT.  Brown County would carry that momentum with them into the OT period and held on for the 40-39 victory.  Kristen Loos led the Lady Eagles with 13 points while Aimee Kerley led Brown County with 15.  The Lady Hornets advance on to take on Canton while Liberty-Payson will take on Farmington.

The first game of day #2 saw the hosts, Beardstown, take on Griggsville-Perry.  The Lady Tornadoes jumped out to an early lead but then by halftime that lead was erased as we were tied up at 27.  Beardstown came out of the halftime break playing a much more aggressive style of ball.  Their defense forced multiple turnovers by G-P; and the Lady Tigers capitalized on those turnovers by turning them into points.  In the end Beardstown comes away with the 48-42 victory.  If G-P would have been able to limit their turnovers, they would have probably had a better outcome.Marlee Jo Bradshaw led the Lady Tornadoes with 19 points while Jill Harris led the Lady Tigers with 12 points.  Beardstown advances on to play Rushville-Industry while Griggsville-Perry falls to take on North Greene.