SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Republic defense left its mark on the Wildcats in the semifinals of the Blue & Gold Tournament.
Republic only allowed 14 points in the second half to race past Logan-Rogersville 53-36.
The stretch included a third quarter in which the Wildcats didn’t make a single field goal.
The Tigers raced out to an 8-3 lead following an Ahlante Askew jumper.
They kept the foot on the pedal with an Oliver Welch and-one opportunity, which saw the Tigers increase their lead to seven before the end of the first quarter.
Rogersville found a bit of a groove in the second quarter, allowing only one Republic field goal to make it a 23-22 halftime game.
Republic will play for the gold division championship on Thursday against Greenwood, while Logan-Rogersville will face Ozark in the third place game.