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Follow what people are saying about Canton Tigers & Marion County Lady Mustangs on social media

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COLUMBIA, Mo. - Two northeast Missouri high school basketball teams are making an appearance at the Missouri state tournament.

The Canton boys basketball team is the first in the history of the boys basketball program to reach the state tournament. The Tigers (27-1) will face Iberia (28-1) at 8:20 p.m. Thursday in the Class 2 state semifinals at the University of Missouri's Hearnes Center. The winner of that game will play for the state title on Saturday; the loser will play for third place on Friday.

The Marion County girls team is making its fifth appearance at a state tournament in six years. The Lady Mustangs (17-9) faces defending state champion Walnut Grove (26-4) at 1:40 p.m. Thursday in teh Class 1 state semifinals at Mizzou Arena. The winner of that game will play for the state title on Saturday; the loser will play for third place on Friday.

This Storify page follows what the Herald-Whig sports staff, students and fans are saying on social media leading up to and during the state tournament games. The easiest way to join the conversation is by using #cantonstate and #marioncostate on Twitter.
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