The Salem Lady Basketball Tigers captured the Newburg Tournament Championship as they beat St. James, 42-36. Salem was led in scoring by Natalie Howard with 14 points and Kirsten Stephens added 11 more. This is the second straight title for Salem at Newburg. Salem had beaten Viburnum on Thursday night, 44-41 to get to the final. Named to the All-Tournament Team for Salem were Natalie Howard, Kirsten Stephens and Allison Jones. Salem is now 18-4 on the year and they will travel to Ava tonight to face the Lady Bears in SCA play. The JV will start things out at 6:00 followed by the varsity game. Salem is 5-0 in the SCA going into tonight’s game.
The Salem Boys Basketball Tigers responded to the challenge of key games in back to back nights as they trounced Mountain Grove Friday night in the front of a packed high school gymnasium, 61 to 36. Salem was led in scoring by Taylor Sirois with 14 points and 13 rebounds followed by Brad Lewis with 12 points and seven rebounds. Also in double figures for Salem was C.J. Smith with 11 points and Solomon McNeal with 10. Salem improved to 13-9 on the year and 5-0 in the SCA and they will be in Ava for another key SCA contest Tuesday night.
Julian Wright posted a career-high 33 points and 12 rebounds, as the ninth-ranked Kansas Jayhawks made the familiar trip to Columbia for a 92-74 victory over the Missouri Tigers in the Border Showdown from the Mizzou Center. Brandon Rush scored 21 points for the Jayhawks (21-4, 8-2 Big 12), who completed a week of rivalries after posting a 97-70 rout of Kansas State in Lawrence on Wednesday. Stefhon Hannah had 19 points and five assists for Missouri (14-9, 3-7), which has struggled in league play this season and has lost three of its last four. Kalen Grimes posted 16 points and nine rebounds, while Matt Lawrence scored 13 points. Keon Lawrence added 11. Missouri will face Baylor Wednesday night.
Simon Gagne scored late in the third period to tie the game and then tallied again 27 seconds into overtime to win it for Philadelphia as the Flyers ended a franchise-record 13-game home losing streak with a 4-3 victory over St. Louis. Keith Tkachuk posted a goal and an assist and Sanford ended with 22 saves for the Blues, who have lost five of their last seven contests. The Blues will host the San Jose Sharks Tuesday night.
for Josephine M. Gruber of St. James will be held today at noon at the Immaculate Conception Church in St. James. Visitation will be this morning from 9:30 to 11:30 at the James & Gahr Chapel in St. James. Interment will be in the Resurrection Cemetery in St. Louis.
Funeral services for Alvin Hagen of St. James, age 84, will be held Tuesday morning at 10:00 at the James and Gahr Chapel in St. James. Visitation will be held tonight from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Empire Cemetery in Dent County.
Funeral services for Carl L. Jack of Salem, age 99, will be held Tuesday at 1:00 at the Dent County Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be held from 11:00 until service time. Interment will be in the New Hope Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the New Hope Cemetery.
Funeral services for Erma Pewitt of Kalispell, Montana, formerly of Salem, age 77, will be held Tuesday, February 20th, at the Dent County Memorial Chapel in Salem. Interment will be in the Dry Fork Cemetery.
Graveside services for L. Maurice Pewitt of Mesa Arizona, formerly of Salem, age 74, will be held Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the Dry Fork Cemetery.