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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Team Missouri takes Senior Olympic third place

  • Defending national champion settles for bronze.
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  • Defending national champion Team Missouri, led by Rolla's John Brown and Larry Sexton, finished in third place at the 2013 National Senior Olympics 3-on-3 basketball competition, which was held this week.
    Team Missouri defeated Pennsylvania 75-45 and Louisiana 63-45 in the first two games of pool play and then knocked off Georgia 57-23 to win its pool on Monday morning.
    On Monday afternoon Missouri started the double-elimination bracket play by knocking off Texas 51-48 in the first round and then whipping Ohio 53-33 in the quarterfinals.
    On Tuesday morning the two remaining unbeaten teams collided and Arkansas knocked off Missouri 54-40.
    And in the finals of the losers bracket Team Missouri dropped its rematch to Texas 50-36, giving the Missouri squad the bronze medal.
    In the championship game Arkansas defeated Texas.
    Team Missouri members were Brown, Sexton, Charles Pace, Randy Noll and Joe Brickner.
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