The Republic Tigers broke a conference losing streak and ended their regular season on a winning note at Webb City, beating the Cardinals 64-49. The Tigers got 26 points from Kevin Stander–16 in the 2nd half–to end their four-game losing streak in the Central Ozark Conference.
The Tigers fell behind by seven points in the 1st quarter, but closed the gap to trail 14-12 after one period. They outscored the Cardinals 13-9 in the 2nd quarter, and led 25-23 at halftime.
In the 3rd quarter, the Tigers outscored Webb City 19-11 to grab a 44-34 lead heading into the final period. Republic pulled away down the stretch, outscoring Webb City 20-15 in the 4th quarter, to secure the 15-point victory.
Besides Stander’s 26, the Tigers had two other players in double figures. Josh Morrow and Jonathan Combs each scored 12.
Breckin Williams scored 15 to lead Webb City.
The Tigers end their regular season with a 16-8 record. They’ll host the district tournament next week. Webb City falls to 10-14.
The JV team lost to Webb City 46-41.