By the Numbers – January 20, 2023


The career points milestone Kaemyn Bekemeier hit when she scored 20 in a loss to Park Hill South on January 19. Bekemeier entered the game with 1,989 career points. She scored her 11th point of the game with 58.3 seconds left in the third quarter when she drove the left side of the lane and put up a shot while getting fouled and the shot fell in. She now has 2,009.


The combined point average coming from Republic Basketball’s big men, Khamari Edwards and James Rexroat, over their last three games. Edwards and Rexroat combined for 21 against Sedalia Smith-Cotton, 17 against Joplin, and Edwards scored 14 himself against Carl Junction.


The number of Republic Lady Tiger wrestlers who took first at the Republic Invitational Tournament, the first Republic girls to win a championship in any tournament. Rebecca Griffin (115) and Kylie Vance (190) both won their weight class.


The number of Republic Tiger wrestlers who took first at the Republic Invitational Tournament. Republic earned 2nd of 15 teams in the tournament. Keaton Overcast (120), Manning Wilkins (157), Chase Hicks (165), and Maddox Wilkins (190) all won their weight class.


The number of combined pins by both the boys and girls wrestling teams in the Republic Invitational. Chase Hicks  (165) pinned each opponent he saw on his way to winning his weight class.

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