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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Frisco League Tournament

  • Licking Lady Wildcats, Iberia Rangers are top seeds this season.
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  • 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.

    Boys
    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.

    Girls
    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.
    Page 2 of 2 - 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.
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