The semifinals are set at the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions in Springfield, Mo.
Sophomore forward Jalen Norman
scored 21 points and grabbed eight boards as Nixa (Mo.)
was the only Show-Me State team to advance with a 60-59 win over La Verne Lutheran (La Verne, Calif.)
. The Eagles will face Douglass (Oklahoma City, Okla.)
, a 60-48 winner over Greater Atlanta Christian (Norcross, Ga.)
On the other side of the bracket, De La Salle (Chicago, Ill.)
faces Oak Ridge Military Academy (Oak Ridge, N.C.)
for a trip to the championship game. De La Salle got past Parkview (Springfield, Mo.)
, 62-60, while Oak Ridge recorded the day's most lopsided win with a 13-point victory over Branson (Mo.)
- Matt Schoch of the News-Leader runs down Thursday's action
- Michael Stacy, News-Leader on Nixa's win over La Verne Lutheran
- Streaming coverage of the TOCOther news in the form of questions
- Why is it so hard for high schools to secure visiting team's lockerrooms
? The last thing players should have to worry about during a game is whether their "stuff" is getting picked through, like what happened in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday night.
- Is Gahanna-Lincoln (Gahanna, Ohio)
the most underappreciated team in America
? The Golden Lions ended Jared Sullinger's high school career last season after Northland rolled into the regional finals with a 23-0 record. Stevie Taylor
, the team's only returning starter, has Gahanna out to a 10-0 start to this season. The Columbus-area school is doing it in impressive fashion, too, beating every opponent by 20 points or more.
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