Green City High School's "Gophers" are located in Green City, Missouri

Green City boys win rivalry game with Novinger, move to Novinger semifinals

Four more games were played in the quarterfinals of the Novinger Tournament, with the Green City Gophers and Novinger Wildcats playing in the marquee match-up of the night, the final game of the session between two long-time Highway 6 foes.

The Gophers got the better of the Wildcats on Tuesday night, winning 55-45, moving Green City to the boys semifinals, and a meeting with #1 seed Scotland County on Thursday night at 8 o’clock.

The Scotland County boys looked strong in their Novinger Tourney opener, rolling to a 64-18 win over Newtown-Harris.

The result for the Scotland County girls was similar, as the Lady Tigers, with a #1 seed as well, downed Newtown-Harris 52-20.  The Atlanta girls triumphed over LaPlata 43-34.

At the Novinger Tournament, two championship semifinals and two consolation semifinals will be played over the next two nights.  In the marquee game of Wednesday night, the Milan Wildcats, seeded #3, take on the traditional northeast Missouri powerhouse LaPlata Bulldogs.  Tip for that semifinal is slated for 5:20 this (Wednesday) afternoon.  That game is preceded, at 4 o’clock, by the Milan Lady Wildcats looking to beat Novinger for the second time in nine days, this time in a consolation semifinal.

Tonight’s girls semifinal will be played at 6:40, with the Green City Lady Gophers challenging Brashear, while the Brashear boys, in consolation round play, go up against Atlanta at 8 o’clock.