The Neosho eighth grade boys basketball team lost a pair of games to Ozark on Thursday in the season opener for the Wildcats.

The Neosho eighth grade boys basketball team lost a pair of games to Ozark on Thursday in the season opener for the Wildcats.

Neosho’s “A” team was edged 34-30. Bryce Murphy led the Wildcats offense in the contest with nine points.

The “B” team, meanwhile, fell to the Eagles, 40-25. Shelby Hughes and James Leonard both led the team with five points each.

Both Neosho teams are now 0-1 and will take on McDonald County at 5:30 p.m. Monday in Anderson.