Donettes And Neelyville Reach Championship Game

Thursday, November 4, 2021
Doniphan's Delilah Watson drives for two points against Poplar Bluff during Tuesday's semifinal game in the Donettes Invitational Tournament. The Donettes won 45-15. Doniphan (12-0) will face Neelyville (12-1) in Friday's championship game.
Steve Inman

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.

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