Republic fell just short of its second consecutive trip to the final four, losing to Columbia Rock Bridge in overtime 59-55.
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 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.
The Tigers caught fire in the fourth quarter to knock off Carthage in the semifinals of the district tournament. They’ll play for a championship Thursday night against Joplin.