Morning Sports Report - March 14, 2014

By Megan Rice |

Published 03/14 2014 05:32AM

Updated 03/14 2014 05:34AM

Missouri's smaller high schools were battling in the state semifinals yesterday in Columbia.
Two Ozark area girls teams Walnut Grove and Crane are looking for back to back state championships.
KOLR10's Megan Rice reports they both cruised into the finals.

Semifinal action between Walnut Grove and Marion County, a steal here by Heather Harman puts the Tigers within one point, they're down 4-3.
But then it would be all Walnut Grove, Harman at it again, she puts the Tigers up 5-4.
Lexi Harman doing her thing with the three from the outside, that makes it 13-4 Walnut Grove.
Then the Mustangs Destiny Johnson hits the nice jumper 26-6, Walnut Grove on top.
And then the Tigers kick it back outside to the perimeter, and Madisyn Freeze drains the three.
Walnut Grove cruises 86-25.
Rory Henry/Walnut Grove coach:"We played extremely well today," said Rory Henry, coach of Walnut Grove.  "We came out with a lot of confidence.  Six seniors who have been here.  They know what they were doing and were excited to come out.  Just very confident.  When we came out today the kids stepped on the floor ready to play, prepared and motivated."

Class 2 Girls pits 21-1 Crane and New Franklin.
The Bulldogs Ally Hunley gets the and one, 43-20 Crane on top.
The Lady Pirates would keep a commanding lead throughout, Addison Reel makes it 45-22.
Then Crane goes onto win this easily 57-27 they will play Skyline in the final.
Jeremy Mullins/Crane coach:"It never gets old I'll tell you that," admits Crane coach Jeremy Mullins.  "This is our third trip here back to back.  It helps us because we've been here and done this, we have some experience at it." 

In other girls semifinal action, North Aandrew beats Chadwick.
Skyline beats New Haven 37-32.
El Dorado Springs beats Saxony Lutheran 59-38 and will play Ash Grove for the class three title.  The the Lady Pirates beat Hermann.

On the boys side, Cardinal Ritter beat Strafford 62-39.
Sacred Heart beats Thayer 62-39.
And Meadville beats Mack's Creek 50-41.

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