BY THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF
Katee Hinkle's 24-point effort propelled the Palmyra girls basketball team to a 67-44 victory over Clark County in the semifinals of the Missouri Class 3 District 7 tournament at Palmyra High School.
The second-seeded Panthers (22-5) will face top-seeded Bowling Green in the championship at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The Lady Bobcats advanced with a 41-36 victory over Macon. Palmyra has lost twice to Bowling Green this season.
Palmyra led 16-9 after the first quarter and 32-22 at halftime, then held Clark County to three points in the third quarter to pull away.
Lexie Losson and Alexis Van Nostrand added 11 and 10 points, respectively, for Palmyra. Brittani Miller had 15 points and Jenna Huston added 11 for Clark County (10-15).
Marceline 53, Scotland County 45: Fourth-seeded Scotland County trailed 36-35 after three quarters, but top-seeded Marceline made nine of 13 free throws in the final eight minutes to win in the semifinals of the Class 2 District 6 tournament at Queen City, Mo.
Randi Slaughter made three 3-pointers and finished with 15 points for the Tigers. Jessica Morrow and Bethany Rader each had 10 points.
Cairo 71, Knox County 46: The Eagles couldn't handle the two-man attack of Aaron Barratt and Brad Roberts and ended their season in the semifinals of the Class 2 District 6 tournament at Queen City, Mo. Royce Poore had 16 points and Andrew Hunolt added 10 for the Eagles (12-10).