Top-seeded Iberia wins boys' bracket championship.
The long-delayed Frisco League Tournament got closer to conclusion Thursday night, as top-seeded Iberia High School knocked off second-seeded Licking 72-57 in the championship game of the boys' bracket at Laquey High School.
Also on Thursday seventh-seeded Plato beat third-seeded Dixon 58-54 in boys' consolation action.
The tournament, postponed several times due to the weather, is to finally finish on Saturday, with Crocker meeting Newburg at 10 a.m. in the girls' consolation finals followed by Richland playing Plato in the boys' consolation finals at 11:30 a.m., Newburg meeting Crocker at 1 p.m. in the boys' third-place game and top-seeded Licking taking on second-seeded Plato at 2:30 p.m. in the girls' championship game.
Iberia 72, Licking 57: The Iberia Rangers, ranked No. 2 in the Missouri Class 2 state poll, broke open a close game by outscoring the Licking Wildcats 48-33 in the second half.
Licking took a 17-13 lead after one period and the game was tied at 24 heading into intermission. Iberia took a 49-39 lead into the fourth quarter.
Darrien Dickey, a 6-2 senior guard, had 31 points and 6-3 junior Dustin Bloodgood added 14 to pace the Rangers, now 8-1.
Lane Duncan, a 6-1 junior, netted 28 points and 5-10 junior Aaron Wilson 13 for Licking.
Iberia (72): Roark 3, Dickey 31, Slawson 3, Bloodgood 14, Jones 6, Halley 6, Frisbie 9.
Licking (57): Hood 8, Duncan 28, Wilson 13, Melton 5, Heithold 3.
Plato 58, Dixon 54: the Plato Eagles outscored the Dixon Bulldogs 15-7 in the third period and held on for the victory.
Dixon, now 2-3, led 15-14 after one period and took a 31-27 advantage into halftime.
However, Plato rallied to take a 42-38 edge after three periods.
James Sponsell, a 5-10 sophomore, led Plato, now 6-2, with 19 points while 6-4 junior Wyatt Penley added 17 points and 6-1 senor Julen Supancic 12.
Korey Burrow, a 6-1 junior, led Dixon with 22 points with 6-0 junior Hayden Yoakum adding 15.
On Friday Plato was scheduled to play at Seymour while Dixon was scheduled to play at Bourbon.
Plato (58): Sponsell 19, Penley 17, Supancic 12.
Dixon (54): Burrow 22, Yoakum 15, Meier 9, Parker 8.