With three days left in the high school basketball regular season, conference races are reaching their melting point.
A few of the races have already been decided. The Salisbury boys, with their win last night at Westran, claim the regular-season conference championship in the Lewis & Clark Conference with a 9-1 record. Had Westran won, it would have been a three-way tie for first place. Here’s how the boys’ standings are, as of today:
- Salisbury: 9-1
- Fayette: 8-2
- Westran: 7-3
- Paris: 3-6
- Marceline: 2-7
- Slater: 0-10
Paris and Marceline play each other Friday to finish the conference season.
Meanwhile, the Salisbury girls clinched at least a tie for first place when they beat Westran last night. The Lady Panthers’ loss to Paris on Friday evened both teams with two losses, but Paris has to win against Marceline to force a tie for first place. Here’s a look at the girls’ standings:
- Salisbury: 8-2
- Paris: 7-2
- Marceline: 6-3
- Slater: 6-4
- Westran: 2-8
- Fayette: 0-10
I’ve spent the past hour trying to sort out the Central Activities Conference standings, but since not every team uses MaxPreps or reports their scores to KRES every game, my standings are a little inconclusive.
What I can tell you is this: with a BIG win at Sturgeon last night, the Glasgow boys are alone in first place with a 9-1 record, with games remaining at home against Brunswick tonight and at Keytesville on Friday. Sturgeon falls to 9-2 and Cairo, I believe, is at 8-3, although the Bearcats are out of the running at this point.
Glasgow needs to win one of their final two games to at least clinch a tie for the regular-season conference championship, but wins in both games will give the title outright to the Yellowjackets.
The Sturgeon girls have already clinched the CAC championship and are currently 11-0 in the conference. Cairo comes in at second with a 9-2 record.
I was able to straighten out the standings for the Mid-Missouri Conference…I think. Both the Harrisburg boys and girls are in the running for title contention. Here’s the boys standings:
- Southern Boone: 6-2
- Harrisburg: 5-2
- South Callaway: 4-3
- Hallsville: 2-5
- North Callaway: 1-6
The Bulldogs won at Hallsville by one point last night, host Sturgeon in a boys-only matchup tonight and then play at North Callaway on Friday, while South Callaway still has to play Hallsville. Harrisburg can only take a share of the conference title with a win.
The girls’ side also appears to be headed toward a two-way tie for first at the finish. With Hallsville’s win against Harrisburg on Monday, both teams have one loss and it appears they’ll finish with 7-1 records.
- Hallsville: 6-1
- Harrisburg: 6-1
- North Callaway: 3-4
- Southern Boone: 2-5
- South Callaway: 1-7
I believe I have the correct standings for both the Lewis & Clark and Mid-Missouri conferences, but as I said, it looked like it would be a nightmare to compile the Central Activities Conference standings. Hopefully we’ll have all the conference races sorted out by the end of this week.