Donettes And Neelyville Reach Championship Game
Doniphan and Neelyville will play Friday evening for the championship of the Doniphan Donettes Invitational Basketball Tournament.
The eighth-grade Donettes (12-0) advanced to the finals Tuesday with a 38-8 win over Poplar Bluff.
Neelyville (12-1) handed the Donettes seventh-graders their first loss 40-24 in the other semifinal game.
Doniphan’s seventh-graders (9-1) will play the Poplar Bluff eighth-grade for third place at 5 p.m. Friday. The championship game is set for 6:15 p.m.
Tonight (Thursday), Twin Rivers will play the Poplar Bluff seventh-graders at 5 p.m. for seventh-place. Naylor faces Dexter at 6:15 p.m. for fifth-place.
Opening round games on Monday saw the Doniphan eighth-grade defeat Twin Rivers 53-7, the Poplar Bluff eighth-graders defeated Naylor 29-21, Neelyville downed the Poplar Bluff seventh-graders 43-9 and the Doniphan seventh-graders defeated Dexter 37-22.
In a game played Oct. 28, the eighth-grade Donettes edged Neelyville 38-36.