The Neosho Wildcats, after trailing for most of the contest after Coleman Scott scored the first two points of the game on free throws, took a 41-35 lead on the Joplin Eagles early in the fourth quarter, also despite off nights by key seniors Bryce Murphy and Connor Johnson.
Johnson’s first field goal, a 3-point shot, gave Neosho that six-point lead and all signs pointed toward Neosho earning its 10th victory of the season, a number that would surpass the nine wins of each of the previous two seasons.
Read the complete story in the Jan. 18 print edition of the Neosho Daily News.