Licking Lady Wildcats, Iberia Rangers are top seeds this season.
The Iberia High School boys' basketball team and the Licking High girls' basketball squad are the top-seeded teams for the 2013 Frisco League Tournament, to be held Nov. 30-Dec. 7.
Iberia is the host school of the tournament this year, although all games will be held at the Laquey High School gym.
In the boys' tournament Iberia is seeded No. 1 while Licking is seeded No. 2, Dixon No. 3, Newburg No. 4, Richland No. 5, Crocker No. 6, Plato No. 7, Stoutland No. 8 and Laquey No. 9.
In the play-in game on Saturday, Nov. 30 Stoutland plays Laquey at 5 p.m.
In a first-round game on Nov. 30 Newburg faces Richland at 6:30 p.m. In first-round games on Dec. 3 Iberia meets the Stoutland-Laquey winner at 5 p.m., Licking faces Plato at 6:30 p.m. and Dixon takes on Crocker at 8 p.m.
On Dec. 5 the Stoutland-Laquey loser plays the Licking-Plato loser in consolation play followed by semifinal action, featuring the Iberia-Stoutland or Laquey winner vs. the Newburg-Richland winner at 6:30 p.m. and the Licking-Plato winner vs. the Dixon-Crocker winner at 8 p.m.
In consolation play on Dec. 6 the Iberia-Stoutland or Laquey loser plays the Newburg-Richland loser at 7 p.m. while the Dixon-Crocker loser plays either Licking, Plato, Stoutland or Laquey at 8:30 p.m.
On Saturday, Dec. 7 the boys' consolation final is at 1:30 p.m., the third-place game at 4:30 p.m. and the championship game at 7:30 p.m.
Iberia finished 28-4 last season and was third in the Missouri Class 2 State Tournament while Dixon was 19-8 overall and won the Frisco League title at 8-0; Licking was 20-9 and was 7-1 in league play; Richland was 16-10; Newburg 15-13; Crocker 10-16; Plato 9-17, and Stoutland and Laquey were both 6-20.
Among the top players back for the Iberia Rangers are all-state 6-1 senior guard Darrien Dickey and 6-9 sophomore all-league post Dexter Frisbee.
Back to pace the Licking Wildcats are all-conference players Lane Duncan, a 6-2 junior guard, and 5-9 senior guard Jake Hood.
All-league, 5-8 junior guard Hayden Yoakum returns to pace the Dixon Bulldogs.
All-district and all-conference, 6-0 sophomore guard Ryan Ward returns to lead the Newburg Wolves, along with 6-3 senior forward Kaleb Robinson.
The Richland Bears are led by 6-3 junior forward Jake Horton.
Justin Sloan, a 6-1 junior, is back for the Crocker Lions.
Jalen Supancic, a 5-11 senior guard, and 6-2 junior forward Wyatt Penley return for the Plato Eagles.
Tony Sein, a 5-11 senior guard, and 6-1 sophomore forward Jesse Hubbs return to lead the Stoutland Tigers.
In the girls' bracket Licking is the top-seed followed by Plato No. 2, Dixon No. 3, Crocker No. 4, Laquey No. 5, Stoutland No. 6, Newburg No. 7, Iberia No. 8 and Richland No. 9.
In the play-in game on Nov. 30 Iberia plays Richland at 2 p.m.
In first round games Crocker faces Laquey at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30 and on Monday, Dec. 2 Licking meets the Iberia-Richland winner at 5 p.m., Plato faces off with Newburg at 6:30 p.m. and Dixon takes on Stoutland at 8 p.m.
On Wednesday, Dec. 4 the Iberia-Richland loser plays the Plato-Newburg loser at 5 p.m. in consolation. In semifinal games on Dec. 4 the Licking- Iberia or Richland winner plays the Crocker-Laquey winner at 6:30 p.m. while the Plato-Newburg winner takes on the Dixon-Stoutland winner at 8 p.m.
In consolation games on Dec. 6 the Licking- Iberia or Richland loser plays the Crocker-Laquey loser at 4 p.m. and the Plato-Newburg loser plays either Dixon, Stoutland, Iberia or Richland at 5:30 p.m.
On Saturday, Dec. 7 the girls' consolation final is set for noon, the third-place game for 3 p.m. and the championship game for 6 p.m.
Last season Licking finished 22-7 and lost to St. James in the Class 3 Sectionals while Plato was 15-10 and tied for third in the league standings at 5-3; Dixon was 24-4 and won the league title with an 8-0 record; Crocker was 27-3, second in the league standings at 7-1 and advanced to the Class 2 Quarterfinals before losing on a last-second shot; Laquey was 19-9 and tied for third in the league standings at 5-3; Stoutland was 10-16; Newburg was 6-20; Iberia was 12-15, and Richland was 4-21.
All-league players back to lead Licking are 5-9 junior forward Megan Smith and 6-0 junior forward Bailie Osbourne.
Returning for Plato are all-league players 5-9 junior Kaylea Kimrey, 5-9 junior Lexi McNiel, 5-5 junior Tia Fletcher and 6-0 senior Katie Roy.
All-conference players back for Dixon include 5-8 senior Mattie Whitaker, 5-7 senior Kristen McMillian and 5-6 junior Kelsey Ray.
Crocker is led by all-league players 5-8 sophomore all-state guard Lindsey Medley and 5-8 sophomore Kelsi York.
Back for Laquey are 5-5 senior all-stater Maura Skidmore and 5-11 senior Danielle Graves.
Returning for Stoutland are 6-1 sophomore Alexa Willard and 5-9 junior Alicia Willard.
Back for Newburg is 5-10 junior forward Kelsey Austin.