The Salem Boys Basketball Tigers smothering defense against the Mountain Grove Panthers allowed the Tigers to win the McDonald’s 19th Annual Panther Classic Friday night in Mountain Grove by the score of 57-46. Salem allowed Mountain Grove only five 3-pointers in the game where they had been averaging 13 in the first two games of the tournament. Salem got five 3-pointers from Cody Whitaker to lead the Tigers with 15 points. Chad Elliott netted 13 points for Salem and Dustin Sercl scored 11 points as Salem improves to 8-11 on the year and the Tigers have won three games in a row for the first time this year. They will be on the road at Houston on Tuesday night in SCA play.
The Salem Lady Tigers will host the Willow Springs Bears in SCA play tonight starting with the JV game at 6:00 with the varsity game to follow at about 7:20. You can hear the varsity contest on KSMO Radio, online at ksmoradio.com or watch the game online with a subscription at fidelitylocal6.com. Salem enters the game with a 4-14 record and 1-2 in the SCA. Tonight is Breast Cancer Awareness night at the game where there will be special T-shirts available to raise funds to fight breast cancer. It will also be “Pink Out” night where fans are asked to wear pink.
Kim English led all scorers with 22 points as No. 2 Missouri remained undefeated at home with a 63-50 victory over Texas Tech on Saturday. Marcus Denmon added 19 points and six boards and Michael Dixon chipped in nine points as the Tigers (19-2, 6-2 Big 12) improved to 12-0 at home this year. Missouri has now won five of its last six after dropping its last contest at Oklahoma State. Missouri will play at Texas tonight at 7:30 and KSMO will join this game in progress following the Lady Tiger game.
The St. Louis Cardinals have avoided arbitration with Jason Motte, signing the reliever to a one-year contract.
Funeral Service for Calvin W. Conaway of Salem, age 70, will be held today at 1:00 at the Dent County Memorial Chapel in Salem. Visitation will be from 11:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Red Cross.
Funeral services for Bertha Ellen Woods of Steelville, age 79, will be held Tuesday morning at 11:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Visitation will be held today from 4:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Davisville Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Red Cross.
Funeral services for Betty Marie Fetters of Salem, age 78, will be held Wednesday at 1:00 at the Wilson Mortuary Chapel in Salem. Visitation will be held Wednesday morning from 11:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Funeral services for Mae Elizabeth Nelson of Salem, age 90, will be Thursday at 11:00 at the Dent County Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Funeral services for Marilyn Leora Barnes, age 75, will be held Thursday at 1:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 Wednesday. Interment will be in the Steelville Cemetery.
Funeral services for James Clevie Palmer of Salem, age 80, will be held Friday morning at 10:00 at the First Assembly of God Church in St. James. Visitation will be Thursday night from 5:00 to 7:00 at the James and Gahr Chapel in St. James. Interment will be in the Fort Leonard Wood Veterans Cemetery at 1:00 with full military honors. Memorials may be made to the First Assembly of God Church in St. James.
Memorial services for Harold R. “Fritz” Norfleet, Jr. of Salem, age 64, will be held Saturday at 1:00 at the Salem United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 11:00 until service time. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery with Full Military Honors. Memorials may be made to the Dent County Animal Shelter. All arrangements are under the direction of the Wilson Mortuary in Salem.