Nixa moves to T of C semifinal with victory against Kentucky team

Nixa moves to T of C semifinal with victory against Kentucky team

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Nixa moves to T of C semifinal with victory against Kentucky team

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The Nixa Eagles are on to the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions semifinal for the second straight appearance.

Nixa topped Mount Washington (Ky.) Bullitt East 62-53 tonight at JQH Arena to get two wins away from the second local T of C title in the event’s 29 years.

Kickapoo in 2005, and Glendale in 1994 also pulled the trick.

It wasn’t all good news for Nixa, though, as senior standout Jalen Norman went down with a right-knee injury in the third quarter. Norman did not return to the game, and returned to the court in crutches with an ice pack attached to his wrapped knee.

The Eagles will play in Friday’s late semifinal game, which will be a 9 p.m. start. Nixa will play the winner of the Little Rock (Ark.) Hall game against Montverde (Fla.), which is under way. Montverde is ranked No. 1 in the nation by ESPN and No. 2 in the USA TODAY Super 25.

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