Republic fell just short of its second consecutive trip to the final four, losing to Columbia Rock Bridge in overtime 59-55.
It’s been quite a winter for Republic athletics, and one team is still alive. The Lady Tigers basketball team swept into the state quarterfinals, where they play this evening for a second consecutive berth in the final four. They have a rematch with Columbia Rock Bridge, the team they defeated
The Missouri State High School Activities Association will limit attendance at this weekend’s Class 4 and 5 state quarterfinal basketball games to 60 “essential personnel” for each participating school. The definition of “essential personnel” is left to each school. Republic Athletic Director Trevyor Fisher says the number includes players, coaches,
I sat down this afternoon with Republic coach Kris Flood for our ReeceNichols Repmo Lady Tiger show. We talked about basketball, but also about the fast-moving news around coronavirus as it pertains to the status of the state basketball tournament. This show is based on information at the time we
On a night of wild momentum swings, the momentum swung to Republic at the right time. The Lady Tigers scored eight consecutive points in the final 70 seconds of the game to pull away from Kickapoo for a 63-57 win in the sectional playoff round Wednesday, earning their second consecutive
The Lady Tigers overcame a five-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat Kickapoo 63-57 and advance to the state quarterfinals for the second year in a row. (Note that there are a couple of spots where equipment difficulties caused the video to cut out – and also made it
Republic’s defense wasn’t perfect in the district championship game against Willard. But for eight minutes it was pretty darn close. The Lady Tigers allowed just one field goal and two points in the first eight minutes of the game. They allowed just five baskets in the entire first half, and
Tim Brown got the shot he wanted from the player he wanted with the game on the line. Sometimes even a good shot doesn’t go through the hoop. Race Looney’s eight-foot baseline jumper with three seconds remaining went partway through the rim before bouncing out, helping top-seeded Joplin escape with
The Lady Tigers have lived and died by defense all year, and with a district championship up for grabs, they thrived on defense Thursday night. Republic swarmed and stymied Willard all night in a 48-31 win, capturing the program’s 10th district championship in the last 12 seasons. The win also
Republic split its two district championship games. The Lady Tigers topped Willard 48-31 to win another district championship, and the Tigers lost a heartbreaker to Joplin 45-44. Watch the full games here, starting with the girls’ game.