MaxPreps.com Staff Report
MaxPreps National Team of the Week - Kickapoo, Mo.
Kickapoo (15-1) firmly established itself as the best team in Southwest Missouri over the weekend, winning three games at the Nixa Tournament by an average of 23 points per contest.
The Springfield school opened the tournament with a 57-40 over Savannah, and advanced to the final by beating Hillcrest, 64-42.
Kickapoo dominated a highly-anticipated showdown with unbeaten Mount Vernon in the championship, racing to a 17-4 lead and cruising to a 75-44 win. Junior guards Dustin Downs and Kyle Vaughan combined for 35 points.
The Chiefs have won 15-straight games since dropping their season-opener against Willard.