By THE HERALD-WHIG
The Culver-Stockton College men's basketball team parlayed a 7-0 run to open the second half into an eight-point lead en route to a 73-63 win over William Woods at the Cougars vs. Cancer Classic at Columbia (Mo.) College.
C-SC (12-2) led by one, 29-28, at halftime, and broke the game open early to start the second half.
Marshawn Norris and Austin Keaton led the Wildcats with 18 points apiece. Norris also gnabbed 11 assists.
CJ Adams chipped in 10 points for C-SC.
C-SC was outrebounded 47-34, with Alen Hadzimahovic grabbing seven.
Daniel Armah scored 20 points and Demarius Sumrell added 10 for William Woods (4-8).
The Wildcats continue play in the tournament against Columbia College, ranked No. 6 in NAIA Division I, at 8 p.m. Sunday.
Highland Tournament: Fifth-seeded Clark County put three players in double figures to post a 63-53 victory over No. 4 South Shelby in Ewing, Mo.
Luke Ross scored a team-high 16 points for the Cougars (5-4). Austin Egley and Kyle Kovar added 13 points apiece.
Hadley Roberts led South Shelby (7-3) with 18 points and Collin Roberts added 11.
Highland trailed after each of the first three quarters, but went on a 21-4 burst in the final quarter to come away with a 62-48 victory over Knox County.
The third-seeded Cougars trailed 29-27 at halftime but Brandon Davie opened the second half with eight points in the third quarter. Davie scored 11 points for Highland -- all in the second half -- with three 3-pointers.
Derick Smith scored a game-high 20 points for Highland and Austin Richmiller added 13.
Royce Poore scored 13 points to lead No. 6 Knox County while Lee Tague and Royce Poore added 10 apiece.
No. 7 Macon jumped to a 74-60 lead after the first quarter but No. 2 Palmyra stormed back to take a 32-30 halftime lead en route to a 74-60 victory.
The Panthers used a 24-point fourth quarter to further distance themselves. Trevor Meny scored 12 of his game-high 21 points in the final period and Bazil Keller scored 10 of his 20. Brock Butler added 17 points for Palmyra (6-4).
Beardstown Lady Tiger Classic: Illini West used an 8-0 run to open up a 24-15 halftime lead and West Hancock never challenged as the Chargers came away with a 55-35 victory in the fifth-place game in Beardstown, Ill.
Aubrie Carlisle and Michaela Gronewold each had two baskets during the run and the Chargers ended up scoring 20 points in the quarter to lead 44-19 heading into the final period. During the third quarter, Josie Finch and Gronewold also hit 3-pointers.
"We were able to put pressure on them at the start of the third quarter," Illini West coach Grant Surprenant said. "We got a couple of easy buckets and that opened up a couple of outside shots."
Illini West also took advantage of 15 West Hancock turnovers.
Carlisle and Gronewold led Illini West (8-9) with 14 points apiece.
Madison Harmon led the Titans (8-8) with nine points.
No. 12 Pittsfield held off a late rally by No. 3 Unity to pull off a 40-36 victory.
The Saukees led 28-22 after the third quarter and the Mustangs outscored them 14-12 in the final period.
Brittany Miller and Alyssa Heavner led Pittsfield (9-6) with nine points.
Breanne Begeman led Unity (13-4) with 13 points, including 8-of-8 shooting from the free throw line. Brooklyn Moore chipped in 10.
Brown County handled Beardstown for a 49-42 victory.
Emily Kitchell led the Hornets with 13 points and Vanessa Markert added 12.