The six-game “supernight” of basketball was a super night for Republic. Republic’s varsity boys wrapped up a six-game sweep of Carl Junction with a 72-38 win.
The boys games had originally been scheduled for Friday night, but with bad weather in the forecast, the schools agreed to play boys and girls names on the same night, using both gyms in Republic, in what is known as a “supernight.” The Tigers and Lady Tigers won the varsity, JV, and freshman games for a six-game sweep.
The Tigers drained eight three-pointers in the first half, including five in the first quarter––three by Broc Smith and two by Trent Rackley. Republic led 26-7 after the first quarter and 49-21 at halftime.
For Carl Junction, 6’6″ senior Trent Smith shouldered most of the scoring load. He scored 13 of the Bulldogs’ 21 points in the first half, and he ended with 19.
Republic’s fast start offensively overshadowed a strong defensive effort. The Tigers allowed just seven points in the first quarter as they built their lead.
Four different players scored in double figures for the Tigers. Broc Smith led the way with 20. Drew McMillin and Rackley had 13 apiece. Race Looney added ten, all in the first half. Nine different players scored for Republic.
The Tigers improve to 11-3 overall, 2-0 in the Central Ozark Conference.
Broc Smith 20, Drew McMillin 13, Trent Rackley 13, Race Looney 10, Nate Woolford 4, Claye White 3, Joe Rexroat 3, Will Berry 3, Carson Neff 3