You know I thought that Risco had an opporunity to defeat SCC in sectionals, but after reading the article in the Standard-Democrat I have changed my mind. Riso is a good team don't get me wrong, but the last thing you want to do is put up poster material in the paper about your opponent. Now SCC is going to come in with a chip on their sholder, and have some extra motivation.
Risco could prove me wrong, but I doubt it.
I was thinking the exact same thing Kobeyashi.
Me too, better have a tall glass of water for that crow i hear its pretty dry.
Hopefully, Scott County Central beat them and show them they are not the "kingpins" they think they are.
I agree. Not smart especially from a group who should be used to winning that district by now and know better. However I know alot of similar comments were made about the Tri. Co. Conference Tournament final too and, we saw how that turned out.
I'm not trying to defend anyone, but I'm sure this is Risco's best shot at beating SCC since Otto and company are no longer there. With that being said, giving the other team motivation and/or bulletin board material is usually not a good thing. I will be in attendance on Tuesday night. I am looking forward to a hard fought contest. At this point, I'm not sure to whom I would give the edge.
I don't find the district Scott Central played in stronger than the district Risco is in. Believe it or not sometimes the Missouri Bootheel produces good teams. You don't have to live north of Highway 60 to have a good basketball team.
I agree Dustin! We do produce some good teams but until Risco beats SCC, SCC is still the king of Class 1. Tuesday night will be exciting, I may make a trip to Dexter and check that out.
What i dont understand is how anyone can blame Risco for this article when thats how they were interviewed by the reporter. He asked them about SCC. They did not even know SCC had won until he mentioned it. Their focus was on the game they were playing not if SCC had won or lost. And there was nothing in the article that any of the players from Risco said anything bad or disrespectful about SCC. They just stated that this year SCC was beatable and hoped they had a chance to play them again. SCC is a very good basketball team and hopefully we will be competitive. @kdjones nobody from Risco really cares what you think. We know that you will be for whoever Risco plays but that's okay because we have enough fans from Malden, Gideon, New Madrid and surrounding towns to help us. So, WIN OR LOSE we are VERY PROUD of OUR TEAM and the accomplishments they have achieved this year!!!
@cheese- Risco players, coaches and fans also think that SCC is still the king of class 1. Even in the article our coach said the state title still runs through SCC. We are just glad we have the opportunity to face them again. They are a very good ball team and hopefully we can be competitive.
Dustin hopefully your comments are not directed towards me.
I'm still a fan of scc but I gota go with them Risco boys on this one I think they want more and have more to prove! Yeah it's a very different scc and they wanna prove they are still number1 but for Risco to get so close and not win for the past couple years I dnt think they are gonna let the same thing happen this year as last year. I'll take Risco by 10!!! Yes a double digit win can't wait to hear how much some of you are gonna disagree lol
My comments are not directed toward anyone. I've followed basketball in southeast Missouri for close to 20 years. Most years teams in certain geographical areas are stronger. Based on my observations that's not the case this year. The Tri-County Conference has two very good teams in Risco and Holcomb. I also think the western Class 1 and Class 2 teams (Eminence and Thayer) are stronger this season. Most seasons the west and south district representatives will struggle to advance. We will see if that is the case this season.
I don't favor teams from any geographical area. I just think the western and southern teams can compete this season in Class 1 and Class 2.
I think both Scott Count Central and Risco have a legitimate shot to win the state title along with Eminence, which upset South Iron last night in its district final.
No one once has really said that Risco will lose because of their geographical area. What most people are saying is they thought Risco had a great chance at beating them, and they still do, but when you poke the bull beware.
So calm down, Dustin no one is bashing your teams. Everyone knows Risco and Holcumb are good teams and no one is disputing that. Just would like Risco's chances better if they wouldn't have said at the end of the article, ""I think we're going to beat them."
I would expect more level-headedness from a journalist.
I don't have any teams. A common theme on the forums this season is the Tri-County Conference and western schools are always weak. My observations are that is not the case this season.
Has anyone seen Eminence this season?
Again, I dont think anything that was said in the article was said to be disrespectful. Arrogant-maybe, but not stupid or disrespectful. They feel like they have something to prove and they want to win.
It will be interesting to see what Drexel does in Class 1, District 7. It could be a likely contender to meet Risco, Scott County Central or Eminence in the state championship because of its size.
Interesting note on Hurley, which Eminence will play in its sectional. According to MSHSAA records, no team in Hurley's district had a winning record including Hurley.
I don't think they was coming off as arrogant at all. They show confidence which is a good thing. I'd be worried if they said, I don't think we can win this game. Every team should go in the game with that kind of confidence.
Also, Dustin is as unbiased as they come as a sportswriter. He does a fantastic job! I understand what he is trying to say and I agree with him as well. Holcomb and Risco are two very good ball clubs compared to the other teams in their class. Risco still has the SCC chip to get off their shoulder and Holcomb already got past Bernie, so it will be interesting to see how it all unfolds.
Almost always in the past the small schools up north southeast missouri were much better than the southern small schools. Lookin back in the last 12-15 years I can only think of 1 year in that class 1 sectional game the southern team won that sectional game. In 2003 Clarkton upset Bell City at sikeston, Bell City was the better team they just gave the game away. SCC went down there in that district around mid 2000's and they had mediocre teams and won that district easily thrn would play BC in sectionals and get beat, the southern small
schools historically have not been very good in the last 10-15 years.
I won't disagree Perkinsballer. You reflection of what typically happens is very accurate.
Thayer has also lost to the Class 2, District 1, winner most seasons. But will that happen this season?
Risco in 2010 won the sectional game at Poplar Bluff but then was beaten badly by SCC at TRCC... Thats when they had Hatchett and Porter...
Dustin, have you seen Eminence?
I would have to think SCC would be favored over Risco. That being said, if SCC doesn't defend the three better than they did in their game with Kennett, Risco could cause some problems. They have several that can hit from long range, not just a single threat.
No Larry. I was surprised by the Eminence-South Iron result.
Have you seen Thayer Larry?
No, neither. I was just curious how you could mention Eminence along with Risco/SCC if you hadn't seen them play.
I think the Risco-SCC winner would be considered at least a slight favorite in the next game.
But I don't think it would be fair to not mention a team just because they live too far away for anyone to watch in the regular-season.
If you thought Risco was going to beat SCC but now no longer think so because a reporter asked the starting point guard from Risco if he thought his team could beat SCC and he said "I think we can beat them ." then that's just crazy . Last two years I'm sure every player for Risco could knew they stood little chance against SCC . This year I'm sure every player from Risco knows they have the ability to win this game . Just as I'm sure every player from SCC knows they have the ability to beat Risco. Risco players didnt say they were gonna win or predicted a win but just stated they believe they can . When SCC ran out on the court the last two years they had there opponents beat and you could tell by the look on the players faces they knew they had no chance . Personally I'm very happy that these players from Risco are not intimidated by SCC but at the same time they respect them and know they are a good team . This game will be a battle and whether Risco wins or loses I'm proud of them and know they will leave everything on the court . I can't wait to see this game !
Well said my man
I think the game would be close, but I still think SCC will win, just do not like Risco's arrogance, my opinion and my own mind, if anyone do not like the way I feel, so what!
Sounds like sour grapes
Boxout- my thoughts exactly!! Jpaawhite- i agree!!!!
I dont see the arrogance kdjones? BUT If you dont believe you can beat your opponent well you have already helped your opponent defeat you. I have seen SCC three times this season and all but 1 of Risco's games, I believe Risco has the better press, the better fast break, the better defense, I think SCC may have the edge on the boards but I believe Risco has more scoring threats and a deeper bench. To beat SCC you have to win the scrapping game, you have to do things at a high intensity level and be successful at it. SCC has their tough schedule and reputation on their side, shake it all up and roll it out on the floor and I think neither team has one advantage over the other, they are gonna have to lace em up and play this one. I can tell you this much , Risco will not be intimidated, they will not give up, the will not stop working and they will be ready, they are ready. And Risco is 24-3 they are use to winning, SCC this season has 10 losses and although they were to bigger Schools,they are still losses,and they have not played and they don't have a win over a school this season that plays like Risco. If the Tigers are ever going to get The SCC Monkey off their backs this is going to be the best year to try and do it
a 2BAT, I agree with you, this is the best year to beat SCC. Risco has a good team this year, but I just do not like how they treated some of their conference opponents, such as Southland, beating them 120 something to 40 something. Same thing happened to them in 2003 against Bell City and Risco justifiely complained. You reap what you sow, so Risco bettter prepare for whatever happens to them in the future. There is never a reason, but one, to show up your opponent, do to them as they did to others.
I meant @ 2BAT
It was 117-56 . Risco starters were out in the 3rd qtr . Risco lost to SCC 108-41 last year and similar score the year before . The year we lost to bell city so bad they had starters in and pressing late in 4th trying to get a players to set the school record for points in a game . But you are entitled to your opinion .
Regardless good luck to Risco anyway, I hope for a good game, I really like "00", Luke Bixler, clsassy kid that gives 100% every game and he always helps his opponent up every time when they are knocked down. He is a kind and caring kid, so I wish him an extra special good luck.
@kdjones if your going to put Risco stats on here at least get them right!
Thanks ! He is one of my cousins and he is a very good and polite kid.
Thanks kdjones Bixler is a good and hardworking kid!!!!
He is a "great kid" and what I see from his demeanor, he will go far in life.
In conference games we had a b team and they could only play two quarters of the a game. We only have seven players at that time what are they suppose to do stop playing? And yes risco has been in that situation before and probably will be again. And 2bat very well said i couldnt have said it any better!
Luke is a fine christian boy! He even goes on mission trips!
@kdjones Risco did not run the score up on anybody this season,there were times we only had 6 varsity players we never pressed in the second half when we had big leads and we used JV players to finish the game, but we did not tell them not to play, and what happend between BC and Risco 10 yrs ago Risco lost by 89 pts, they had two starters out (1 broke hand and 1 hurt back) and that was their 4th game in 5 days, BC was so-called trying to make a statement to Clarkton that season, their kids actually tore their Jerseys off and flexed their muscles at the Risco bench while the game was going on, Coach Blankenship pulled his team off the court to protect them because they were getting beat up so physically bad, and He was suspended 1 game for it. He has never forgot that feeling and what happened that nite and he will never run the score up on anybody, especialy not to that extent, we played at least 6 or 7 games maybe more this season with all our Varsity players sitting the bench in the 4th quarter which is not really fair to them, it cost them career points, rebounds, assists, steals. So until a Team coached by Coach Blankenship beats someone by 89 pts and his players run around the floor and act like idiots, rip their uniforms off and taunt the other teams bench you cannot say they are arrogant and I seem to recall a Clarkton/Risco jr high game this season that Clarkton ran the score up on Risco pressed them the whole game as did several other teams in the conference so myabe some varsity teams were reaping what their Jr. high sewed, IDK maybe he did unto other teams Varsity as they did on to his Jr. High .(Risco's JH did not win a game and they were blown out about every time but I did not hear a lot of complaining. So you are really making statements that you dont have access to all the facts about
lets make amends, I honestly, am cheering for Risco, because I like thier coach and most of their players, so lets go out and play hard and win one for the TCC! This is not sarcasim, but my true feelings, good luck and bring it home!
I mean sarcasm
I hear ya kdjones, I'm good, The Coaches and the kids from Risco are class acts, I wish them all the best, the rest of the way..........thanks for your support as well......
Nice to see TCC fans come together ! Was hoping Holcomb pulled out a win tonight but hopefully next year .
I know, the Reeves brothers mom and I graduated together and had to take chemistry together our junior year in Gideon. Back in those days, that class was so expensive that Clarkton and Gideon alternated years that the course was given at that particular school. Anglea was the only one that had a vehicle back in those days, she was sweet enough to give the rest of us Clarkton students a ride to class.
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-kdjones and jpaawhite coming together
and showing some love -PRICELESS
Lol . Us Tri County fans aka the butts of you guys jokes can get along after our seasons are over. Heck the year Clarkton beat Bell City I was there at Sikeston cheering for Clarkton as loud as any Clarkton fan was ! It's all good !
if people remember right last years scc beating of risco otto didnt play that much due to him having the flu,so no risco cant say otto beat them last year......it will be a great game tuesday night...i believe this should be the state title game besides sectional game imo...anyway im a scc fan but im not going to get on here and say one team will win or the other im going to let the game decide, and not the people on here just saying lol
Wasn't Otto alone for sure . But SCC lost mire than just Otto . No doubt they are still good and I agree I would love for this game to be taking place in Columbia for the state title ! I'm sure Eminence and some of the other class 1 teams wouldn't agree with that though . Should be a very exciting game to watch ! Even if I wasn't a fan of either team I would want to watch this game .
everyone wrote scc off this year due to losing otto and the other seniors, there hasnt been any love if you want to say to them all year,but guess what even though they have lost 10 games or so, this team has done pretty darn good,you could say they could be the underdog..listening to people say how bad they are.but they believe they are a contender and they will come ready to play as will risco...i hope risco doesnt think this game is over already cause that can come back and bite them in the a$$...records doesnt mean crap if scc played a normal 1a schedule they could have 1 or 2 loses or could be undefeated at this point,but thats not scc style they like playing the tough schedule it only makes them better in the long run,and at the end you could have 15 loses and as long as you win state thats all that matters............
Haven't seen scc play this year but I've watched risco play all three games against Holcomb and if risco is on their a game they are a tough out. That whole team is quicker 1-5 than Holcombs quickest player was. Not to mention if they are on they can really knock down some shots. I'm pulling for them the rest of the way now that Holcomb is out. They better play every game like it's there last, Holcomb didn't show up tonight and now theyre done
Jpaa I would agree with your statement, but your boys didn't say they could beat SCC they said Ithink we are going to beat them.
And if you read my original post you will see, all I am stating is Risco doesn't need to give teams like SCC any extra motivation. Not saying I am offended by it, or anything like that. I am just saying don't add fuel to the fire. That's all!!
@hornetsfan if that is the trueth then risco should of won by at least 60 since nobody from holcomb could keep up with them,because if all 5 players are quicker than holcombs quickest player risco should of never got stopped just saying
Maybe a slight exaggeration, however holcomb did set in a zone as well as beat riscos press by passing not dribbling but either way my point was risco has an incredibly athletic team and are extremely quick to boot
From the comments on this thread it doesn't appear everyone has wrote off Scott County Central.
Just an example of how comments made in the paper can motivate another team. In 2009 before SCC's championship game the other coach made a statement in the paper that said "Our guard are so good if they try to press us it will be layups on the other end" (not an exact quote). At the end of the first quarter one of their guards was in tears from not being able to break the press.
I'm not disagreeing about giving added motivation by trash talking in the newspaper . I wish they wouldn't even interview the players and if they are going to just ask them about the game they just played not the next game . Reporters have been asking these Risco kids about SCC all year long and I'm just saying that I'm happy to hear our boys are confident . SCC has EARNED a lot of respect from all these teams and its noticed when they step on the court . If you don't think you can win then by the end of the first against SCC pressure defense you are gonna find yourself down 20 . If I was Brandon I would have been nervous everytime I heard a reporter ask one of my players about playing SCC this year . Afyeralll they are only 16 , 17 and 18 year olds ! I would rather they ask Brandon all questions concerning SCC but they didn't and I think Risco players answered them just fine .
jpaawhite i am a scc fan and i didnt see anything rude on the article imo hope it is a good clean game and may the best team win
Me too Kmasters !!! Regardless the outcome I'm sure it will be a better game than the past two !! Good luck to both teams !!
igobybob. the quote youre referring to was made by a player. the coaches son actually. his name was cj cool. but it was kind of funny. the opponent was newtown-harris i believe.
good luck risco. i have stated mainy times that i have respect coach b and his kids. i will be pulling for you next tuesday.
COLUMBIA -- Tim Cool says bring the heat. His team can handle it.
The Newtown-Harris coach said that his team scoffs at half-court trapping defenses.
"We don't see much of that because we usually carve it up pretty good," Cool said. "To be really honest, our guard play is so good that teams don't usually try to do that for very long. We usually shoot layups."
why you put me on front street? haha
i could have swore that his son said something about that too. why would a coach be so bold to make such a statement against a team like scott central? wasnt the final something like 98-60?
98-63...I remember people talking about the quote at Columbia that morning of the game and just shaking their heads.
This has bulletin board material.
I don't really feel that the SD story does. Just my opinion.
What I find hilarious is the statements are not that bold. But I guess you use anything you can to try to win the biggest game of the season. Even if you have to turn something into nothing.
Note: I'm not referring to the story Larry posted.
If a team needs bulletin board material this time of year, then I don't like their chances! Just sayin..
It will be interesting to see if Risco can handle the Scott Count Central press and if Scott County Central can win the game if it cannot press Risco effectively. I think that ultimately will determine th winner.
Can Scott Count Central win the game if it cannot force over 25 turnovers?
How about that for debate instead of nonsense about things motivating players to win. Both teams will be motivated to play this game. Bottom line.
Can Scott County Central press Risco? Thoughts?
A good team doesn't "need" bulletin board material to get up for a game. However, a good coach knows how to effectively use quotes or actions to the benefit of the team. Look at Sikeston for example. If you read the story after they beat ND for districts, you could tell the players felt like they had a chip on their shoulder and something to prove. Their intensity that week was better than it had been all season. That was because Coach knew how to use actions and quotes to add motivation to a team. Also, Dustin, I believe you meant turning nothing into something.
I was just saying, teams like Sikeston and Charleston doesn't need any extra motivation. The players themselves are motivated enough and if they aren't, they have two hall of fame coaches to keep them motivated! Sure, Quotes from other teams and players help them a little more, but with quality teams like them, they don't need it lol
I'm headed to Farmington to watch the Class 4 basketball playoffs.
Risco has several good ballhandlers and tons of speed ! There will be no problem with their conditioning and any concern with them running out of gas by the 4th qtr . They will look to get the ball up the court and run on SCC as much as possible . The key I think for Risco is keeping SCC off the offensive boards and how week Risco shoots from outside . Risco and SCC both force teams into a lot of turnovers . Another key will be which team can get back on D after those turbovers and who will be be the fresher team come 4th qtr. Fouls could be an issue as well depending on how tight the refs call it . Risco needs Pavy out there as he is the primary ballhandler for them and pushes the ball as good as anyone and SCC certainly cannot afford for Porter to be in foul trouble .
Kmasters.....so all u gotta do to win a basketball game is be quicker??? Lol. The 6 foot 7 kid under the goal wouldn't have any impact on that game would he? Guess ya really do learn something new every day.
Not sure I quite understand the last comment
no sir i didnt say that,, read it....i said that risco fans have said that risco is quicker and likes to run and i said scc has been doing that for decades nothing different than the way they play and practise..i never said thats all you need to read so get it right before you post!!!!!!!!!!!
Dustin once again I didn't say these were outlandish statements just something that will make SCC pay a little more attention. As sideline said a great coach will use this, will it make the difference in the game? Probably not, but motivation like this can keep SCC from over looking an opponent they have blown out the last couple of years. You can tell kids all they want that anyone can beat them and blah blah blah but when you have beaten a team so easily the last couple years kids could take it as an easy game, but now you play the pride factor it could get some kids' attention.
So yes Dustin it is turning nothing into something possibly, but now Risco gave SCC some ammunition. I even said it wasn't a huge thing but he did say I think we will win. What will all the SCC kids hear? They think they are going to beat them.
I don't think the comments will determine which team wins the game.
Here are some things that might determine which team wins the game:
1. Which team has the fewest turnovers.
2. Which team executes its half-court offense the best in the second half.
3. Which team shoots the best from 3-point range.
I think No. 2 will be really big if the teams are as evenly matched as I think they are. But maybe one team is 20 or 30 points better. I just don't see it based on my observations, however.
Dustin do you read my statements, or not? I even said it won't just gives them something extra. But what can I expect from someone who predicts someone will win state and hasn't even seen them play. I am done with trying to defend myself to you.
You are saying something won't impact something, but it might?
I think plenty of people that didn't watch Scott County Central play could have predicted it could win the state title last season.
What is your prediction regarding the final score of the SCC-Risco game?
because if all 5 players are quicker than holcombs quickest player risco should of never got stopped just saying
-- Posted by kmasters on Fri, Mar 2, 2012, at 11:39 PM
That's what I was replying to.
It's funny this thread is arguing wether SCC's worst team in years can beat Risco's best team ever. I quess that shows how good SCC's basketball program is.
SCC has set the bar so high for themselfs, thier only measure of success is making it to the final 4. When you walk into SCC's gym the only banners on the walls is the 32 final four championship banners.
I quess that is their motivation in practice, if your team wants to put a banner on the wall they know what they have to do.
Good luck to both teams, I can't wait for Tuesdays game.
igobybob, you said it perfectly. i go to other gyms and i see banners all over the place. they say district champion, conference champion, etc... when you look at the banners at scc, it is all state championship banners. that is the bar they have set for themselves. they don't call a district title a success. if you don't come home with a state championship, you have failed. some say that is unrealistic, but at scc, we expect to be the best.
well said i agree
Really is amazing when you go in the gym and see nothing but Final Four banners. It seemed even more impressive back when they still played in the old gym.
I played in the old gym. Wish they would go back to it. Great atmosphere. I think kmasters would agree. If not, bruno would. Get it K?
What time the game start?
Almost time for Super Tuesday!!!
7:45 gym is really filling up now!!
Nah I wouldn't say that because they beat hayti and Oran and they are district winners so Risco is atleast better than those 2 teams
Well they aren't bad teams either hayti has wins over c-ville and kennent and scc got best by kennent by 15 I believe
Risco is EXTREMELY weak on the inside. It's what got them beat by Holcomb twice, and is killing them tonight. Also tonight they are trying to get in a track meet with the Braves which is the last thing any class 1 team needs to do.
Well if they dnt change their game plan Risco gonna get turbo clocked
scott has a inferiority complex! he comes on here makes ridiculous predictions and stupid statements and then when one comes true or someone agrees with him he wants a pat on the back or a atta-boy!
I'm not even a risco fan, but he has been on 3 different threads now making the same statement that "Risco is no good" "Game going pretty much as i predicted" and then now on this one saying "Risco is the worst district winner ever". That should tell you all you need to know about our high school boy scott who watches all games from the stands instead of actually playing!
I'll take you 2 steps further and say if you want to debate HS in any part of the state even your backyard of the STL, College, or NBA let me know!
scott with your vast knowledge you should understand that its class 1. i can promise you that there are some district winners from other parts of the state that risco would beat by 20.
Well I have aways heard if you live by the 3 you die by it too and a great coach once told me you gotta 2 them to death and run em down!!
I was at the game tonight and helped call it on yhctv. Risco is a very good team that ran into a better team tonight in SCC. They shot poorly from the perimeter which they normally don't do, but you have to credit SCC's outstanding perimeter defense. The Braves beat the Tigers in every phase of the game and just had no answer for Dom Porter or Stewart. Congrats to the Braves and hope you go all the way! Also congrats to Risco for a record-setting season!
Finally, good to meet Rachel Crader tonight at the game as well!
i wonder if they think scc has any quickness now........... because lamarcus carved them up way to go braves and congrats to risco for a good year
Where was the quick guards they been talking about, their shirts said 3-peat and they was right 3 years in a row SCC kick their butt. What's up Kmasters and Vanduser2000, #B4L
Congrats to the Braves !! They executed their gameplan and Risco had no answer . The press killed us and I was very impressed with Stewards ballhandling . He is a very good ballplayer . I wish the Bravest the best of luck and hope they don it all ! Also to Scott ......... grow up !! There is no way you are a grown man and if you are you should be ashamed if yourself !! You have zero class !!! Despite another whoopin from SCC Im still proud of our Tigers and looking forward to next season .
sup airmaxx ....do you think kfvs will be at state this year with scc on there suv hahahahahahahahahahaa
it is awful quite in these forums tonight...does anyone know anything about emminence?
Well said jpaa... I am VERY PROUD of our boys this year AND VERY PROUD TO BE A RISCO TIGER FAN!!!!!!
Congrats to the Braves on their win tonight!!!!
I heard SCC had the article from the paper posted in the locker room. A little extra motivation.
If I would have known it 3 peat t-shirt night all us SCC fan could have worn 3 peat state champ t-shirts.
I was at the game, but up in the press box. I didn't see anything out of bounds by any of the fans. I will say this about the Risco fans. After the game, about 30 of them stayed around to console their Tigers. They applauded them as they came out of the locker-room. I thought that was very classy!
risco is a class act team hats off to them,great season i believe the schedule scc plays comes into the equation(sp) the only way you get better is to play the tough teams and so what if you have 10 loses as long as you win during the playoffs thats all that matters,i know we (scc) have 3 more tough games and anyone can be beat on any givin night so stay focus braves and bring home number 16,good win tonight braves
Thanks preachermanfan!!!! We appreciate all the nice things you have said about our boys!!!!
vandusar2000 are you going to state if we win saturday?and if so you need to get bruno there we can have a couple of frosty beverages and talk about when we played lol
@igobybob you are 100% correct they had it hanging in their locker room for extra motivation i hope the other teams underestimate the braves and give them that little extra motivation cause it helped out lol
Risco fans are the biggest idiots I have ever seen. If the refs made every call in favor of Risco they would still find something to cry about. The Risco fans on Semoball wanted to brag about how quick and fast they are, said they have 3 players that SCC won't be able to keep up with, SCC made Risco look like mules in the Kentucky Derby. I thought it was amusing Risco tried to beat SCC at their own game. And if anyone wants to say Risco just didnt shoot like they normally do...well when you have a defensive player in your face at all times that will happen. Risco's defense and rebounding was nowhere to be found. I'm sure Risco looks pretty tough against Senath, Cooter, Ect but they got taken to the woodshed as I said they would.
Read Crader's game story from this matchup and tell me that the SCC guys didn't get added motivation and drive from those comments the Risco group made. Between Dustin Ward's "Game of the Decade" comment, his thought that the southern districts and western districts being right there with SCC, his comments about kids not getting extra motivation from comments like the ones in the paper, etc., I don't know if he needs to comment on Class 1 anymore. It's going to take a special team to pry that title from SCC's hands.
@kmasters, Clarkton played Emminence the first game of the year in Van Buren and they beat us by 4, that is with our senior point guard only haveing five points and fouling out early in the third quarter. They are not that big at all and do not rebound like the previous Emminence team. IMO Scott County Central will turbo clock them and could beat them by whatever the coach choose.
kdjones- although I agree with you that SCC will beat them by a wide margin; judging a team by the way the played at the beginning of the season, is not a very good measuring stick to how good they are now.
yes it was early in the season, but I was just givin an analysys to someone that had no idea about them
Also check out the player of the game video! Even the player said it was extra motivation.
Saw this coming from a Mile away.
Congrats SCC for a Solid game and congrats to Risco on a great Season.
Say what you want about our team and our fans, but our day is coming! SCC beat us goid this year. We probably payed the worst game we had all year! Not makung excuses but we had three foul out. Porter shot lots of free throws mire than our team. But thats not important it may take us another year or so but we ll be there! I think it took SCC five years to get past bell city didnt it? The they had to hire heeb! Risco fans are the greatest we just had a lot fair weather fans this year that is nt very knowledgable. We ll be back!!!
"We probably played the worst game we had all year".
Isn't it funny how Losing teams just happened to have the "Worst Game all Year" against good teams.
Seems that every Class 1 team "Just Happened to Have the Worst Day" against Scott County since, 2008.
Why not just say: "Scott County Central OUTPLAYED us today".
Scott County Scored 100 Points!
That's actually hard to do in High School.
Risco was down by 19 before anyone fouled out! SCC's quickness caused Risco to foul more than they normally do. So they whole we had guys foul out, they shot more FT's than us does not apply to this game. SCC proved they were the better team, plain and simple.
People like Proud pa pa never learn.
Did the Scoreboard even have room for that 3rd Digit?
Did the Score Keeper develop "Carpal Tunnel"?
Thank goodness he's not making excuses.
We did take a butt whooping !! Best team won !! Refs didn't lose it for us ! But I'm an optimist !!! That was the least amount of points we have given up to SCC in the last 3 years and scored almost 30 points more than we had in the last 3 years . And yes scoring 100 points is very difficult for high school team no matter who you are playing . We were able to do it several times this season .
"we were able to do it several times this season"...why even throw that in there? I'd love for you to list the schools you all scored 100 on. I'm sure it was against some solid teams.
Risco had a great year. You have nothing to be ashamed of.
Build on it!
Well according to some of yall Risco sucks so why are yall bragging about scoring 100 on such a horrible team !!! Some people just never can let it go ! I'm sorry I forgot no one except SCC can talk good about their teams accomplishments !!
UFO I wasn't referring to you in that last post ! That was for Perkinsballer ! Trust me the game is over and SCC was and is the better team ! I wish we could just move on already . Thanks UFO for the kind words of encouragement rather than just being negative like some of our fellow posters on here ! Including some Risco faithful !
100 points in one game is an accomplishment for any high school Team.
I agree and even against teams who are not very good considering you are only playing starters less than 3 quarters and there is turbo clock in the 4th .
Risco just did not have an answer for Dominique Porter. He got everything he wanted. The kid is a stud for his size. Lamarcus Steward really impressed me. He was breaking the press with ease and his shooting ability impressed me too. Risco just got outplayed. Goodluck to SCC the rest of the way. Bring another back for SEMO.
Jpaa all I am saying is, bragging about scoring 100 points against horrible teams is stupid.
I knew how good porter was and you are right ! That kids has great moves inside ! He is strong and is able to finish even when being fouled ! But if the other games I've seen of SCC the surprise for me was Steward !! He is a great ballhandler and has a great midrange jumper and gets to the basket anytime he wanted ! I can see where bigger teams would give them fits on the inside but you got to get it inside on them which is tough enough ! They definitely showed up ready to make a statement ! Is Steward or Porter either one got any college offers ?
Perkinsballer all I was doing was agreeing with UFO that scoring 100 points in a high school game is impressive despite who you are playing . Was not bragging about it . Just mentioned Risco has done it twice .
Teams in the bootheel need to move up futher and play tougher compition. Playing those small school gyms and then having to play in a place like Dexter with large floors sure doesn't help them either. SCC plays schools like Charleston ND Jackson Cape Central and many schools that are larger and there ready for a run to state
Why should these small schools have to play teams in Class 4 and 5 to be ready for a run at state? Those teams doesn't stand a chance against those bigger schools, big floor or not! As for SCC playing them, it's no surprise that SCC get's a lot of talent from around that Sikeston/Charleston area, so they have the ability to compete with the larger schools. I agree though, they need to schedule tougher opponents but no way should they have to play a Sikeston or Charleston, it would be a 40 point blowout and you learn NOTHING from them. Your talking about towns with the max population of 1-2k compared to Sikeston and Cape's 20-40k...
Proud Pa Pa's quote
(Say what you want about our team and our fans, but our day is coming!) Well your "day" is gonna have to wait aleast 4 more years cause SCC has another Porter in the making, he is Jeffery Porter(Otto's little brother) and he will be a Freshman next year!
He may get a better offer from sikeston! Never know! Lots of kids come from sikeston to SCC dont they? He will realky have to work to be as good as otto!! Seriously SCC is a great team year in and year out and there always gonna be! They work hard for it and they deserve to win! Theyve had that winning spirit forever something that cookson taught them. Our little school of fifty kids is just now getting that desire tbe last few years and i think it will continue and we will continue to work hard and improve!! Hope they win it all this year!!
Our Team, Scott City, is a small Class 3 School and it's a "Big Deal" anytime we beat Scott County.
This year, We had our best team in 12 years and Split with Scott County.
To me, Risco is now on the Map. Continue what your doing. You will not be taken lightly by any class 1, 2 or 3 school, that's for sure.
Dont get me wrong we were realky dusappointed but i came by gym last night at 9:00 and there was trucks there. And when your kids are in the gym there not running the streets.
We hated it for our seniors those kids if you know them then you know how hard they worked but yet when they git to the big game they were intimidated you could see it in all they did. I m not saying we could have beaten them but they could have played a lot better and thats what breaks their hearts! God bless all you guys that put up with my crap! I lije to fire people up sometimes and i usually can do it!! We have a great country we live in where we can enjoy sports and express our differences in a orderly fashion and i thank semoball for all they do! Well i got a grandson or two playing baseball in couple weeks so better get on with that! Good luck to hayti , oran , and SCC hope they all bring back tbe gold. We did beat two outta three if them!
"Risco fans are the greatest we just had a lot fair weather fans this year that is not very knowledgable." A quote from proud papa
Please not another person say this. Risco fans are the greatest???? At what?? Many, many of your fans just say stupid things continually through the game. I don't think there's anything wrong with getting on the official sometimes. I do it myself sometimes. That's part of it. But you guys always take it to another level and many times it's obvious calls. You guys are the WORST (not the greatest) I've ever seen besides Clarkton. The other night I expected at anytime someone to start shouting, "Jerry, Jerry, Jerry!"
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After the younger pavy leaves, Risco is going to struggle again. They better hope they get scc in the next two years
Yup ! We got two good years left !! Then down years here we come !!!
scc should be tough for the next 5 to 6 years they have some good talent coming up,but they wont be like they was the last 2 years for sure when you have a kid like bubba it makes it easy to win,but these young kids will be strong and ready to play.....and jpaawhite how do you get that scc gets kids from charleston and sikeston... them 2 towns have a good program and their kids stay put....we (scc) get our kids from haywood,morley, and vandusar so dont imply that scc gets kids from other areas period....just take the whooping this year like ya have the last 3......you just cant say now that otto beat you...now you say its scc ,,,,period
OK I JUST WATCHED THE GAME LIVE AND OMFG! Chris pavy had 15 turnovers . how can such an "AMAZING" POINT GUARD everyone raves about, and have that. oh and by the way I its only HALF TIME ..but his brother killed it.
paulm do not put Clarkton into your arguments with Risco. We have said nothing about SCC in this post. As soon as someone from Clarkton says something, people come out of the wood work to jump on them, so we are neutral in this argument, so please keep "Clarkton out of your mouth. By the way the two times Clarkton played SCC, SCC beat us by 1 and 3 points, so it was not like you guys were so dominant over us. You probably are not from SCC anyway, probably just jumping on the bandwagon.
Basketball is just a game, everyone has to remember that. From all three schools, I only see one player that has the ability to make a living at it. That is Otto Porter, Jr. and believe me all of the people from Clarkton cheer for him, because people from Clarkton know how to leave it on the court.
I wonder how the other 7 teams feel when they look at the bracket and see that score?
Oh no not again!!!
"Took Scott Central 5 years to get past Bell City"......What about 1985-1993? Or whatever years it was they won 7 in a row? More accurate quote would be "it will take every other school in the state of Missouri an eternity to get past Scott Central's track record"
Kmasters you should learn to read a little more carefully ! Tgatvwas someone else who made the comment about where SCC players come from . I could care less where they are from . It's 5 on 5 when their on the court so no matter where they are from the better 5 are gonna win .@Kdjones I agree with you about Paul . He gets in here ripping everyone's fans but we have no idea what school he is for . Every high school game I've been to there are always fans from every school that scream at refs regardless how well they are officiating ! SCC is the only school whose down years end in sectional play !! Every other class 1 school has down years where they are lucky to win half their games .
Mr. Jones...I had to have some team to compare Risco's terrible fans to. Clarkton is the only team in the area that they compare too. Don't get your panties in a wad, I'll stop mentioning Calrkton. I've made my point.
jpaawhite...maybe YOU should read a little more carefully. You said I rip everyone's fans. I have only ripped Risco's and Clarkton's fans. That's not everbody's, only 2 by my count. Hardly everyone. I've sat by or watched many teams and no town's fans do what you guys do. A whole new, wacko level. I'm not saying you're bad people, just out of control fans in a bad way. Some teams do not want to play you and officials do not even want to call your games. That's pretty bad.
I guess that explains our weak schedule ! Nobody wants to play Risco for fear that the refs may be yelled at ! It's all good though . Maybe you should stop attending Risco or Clarktons games since it bothers you so much !
It's actually pretty entertaining. It's the Jerry Springer show live. LOL.
I have yet to see anyone strip at a ballgame !! ........... oh wait Nevermind !! It is actually like the Jerry show !!
Hey, Risco had a great year and were one of the most fun teams to watch in the area. I love to see teams fly up and down the court. Your community should be proud of your team. Class 1 is just a terrible class to be in as far as trying to get to Columbia with the dominance of Scott Central.
I had not seen Risco play this year until they played SCC, so I watched the first ten minutes of the Risco Gideon game. I wasn't sure I was watching a basketball game or some kind of contest to see who could get up the court the fasest to shoot a 3 and miss it. i can't remember seeing a game with that many shots that quick. I was surprised one of the coaches did not call a timeout and say slow this down and run some offence.
Is that the way a Risco Gideon game always is? I might have to make the drive to watch that next year.
How did u rewatch it i Want to see it
I watched it on that yhtv I think it was
Is it on The web
Great season to all the kids that played, no matter what team you played for or what the team's final record was. We adults keep forgetting they are kids and they choose to play sports instead of running the streets, doing drugs or other ignorant things. Congratulations to all the teams that still are playing and to the ones that filled a team.
Well put kd!
Risco fans are definitely passionate...when I lived in this area during my younger years, I did a lot of umpiring for little league and babe Ruth baseball. The only two Risco games I called I had a coach chase me off the field at the end of the game.
First game was, because his player didn't tag up at 3rd and I called him out to end the game.
Second game I called, an assistant coach followed me out to my car threatening me. I believe Risco was 10 run ruled so it made even less sense.
Anyway, they're just passionate, I wouldn't be hesitant to call a Risco game if I ever got back into umpiring.
Small town pride and they're consistent.
Here is the link to watch the Risco Gideon game.
I am so proud of our team (Risco Tigers) they played their hearts out again this year. A team that always seem to play as a team. Their respect for one another really showed after maybe the biggest loss in school history, because many of us thought this was our best chance at a state title. Their hearts were broken. This team showed alot of love for one another after the game. A precious moment, and I am glad I got to see it.
Enjoyed every minute and proud of all the Risco boys.
Hats off to SCC players and Kenyon Wright ("by far best coach on the floor") as per quoted in the articles.
Wish them the best of luck on their journey to bring home another state championship. I'll be cheering them on all the way.
just some #'s from the game and then see what you think, 1st qtr to's Risco 10 SCC 7, to's for the game Risco 24 Scc 19, Rebounds Risco 26 Scc 33, Fg % Risco 30-61 49 % Scc 38-71 55 % Fouls Risco 23 scc 17 fouled out,Risco 3 scc 0 Ft's Risco 13-19 68 % scc 22-28 78 % 3 pt fg Risco 3-17 scc 1-?
Scc outscored Risco by 9 - 6 - 8 - 1. I dont have steals and assists, but I would probably bet if someone took the time to chart those stats of the game they would be close to the same, Risco would probably have the advantage on assists because most of scc pts were off of individual moves although I do remember some good pases on the inside, and I remember Risco having several assists, and a lot of the Risco to's were unforced, especially in the first half so the steals would probably be pretty even. (oh yeah Risco had 17 to's in the first half so they only hd 7 the rest of the game scc only had 7 to's first half so that means they had 12 the rest of the way, Risco seemed to settle down just a bit and the proof is in the #'s. Risco shaved 43 pts from last years defeat, SO was Risco that much better this year or is what some people on hear said true and scc was not the same team they were last year, watch the game on YHCTV take a pencil and count how many times Risco drove the length of the floor and scored without scc being able to stop them, (scc did it a lot but so did Risco) ("Kenyon Wright by far the best coach on the floor") IDK bout that Risco tried man to man, box in 1, triangle and two, zone, zone press , half court trap, ran numerous plays, (check out the side line play in the second half off the made FT) I never saw scc run anything like that) I never saw them run a set play except for out of bounds plays, Risco coach remembering his team struggling shooting last year took his team the day before to the old Cape Central gym to practice where the court was bigger and the goals were far away from the walls like Dexter and they shot extremely well in that practice, (sounds like a pretty good idea to me)pretty smart Coach,.As far as the schedule goes, Risco Played Meridan Ill Lost by 15, Gosnell Ark won by 30+, Hayti (2a district and sectional winner and beat them at Hayti only home loss for Hayti all year, Hayti beat Caruthersville, and Kennett and Kennett beat SCC) Oran (2a district and sectional winner and beat them by 40 at Oran, Holcomb 3 x's 2a district finalist beat them once, Gidoen 3x's( Gideon beat Hayti),and we played Clarkton 3 times and won all three (go play Clarkton three times and see how you like it) Bloomfield Class 3 and won, East Prairie class 3 and won, Leopold who Jackson just barely beat State ranked class 1 all year and Risco beat them handily,that is 13 of our 24 wins the rest are conference except for Zalma(who has been good in the past) and Marquand and Richland (who has been good in the past uh State Championship! you know), nothing wrong with that schedule. So Ronnie1 you are clueless if you think Risco is not a good team, how do you think they won all those games . SCC playing tough schedule they played this year, only beat a couple of quality teams most of the bigger Schools handled them pretty easy, they did hang in there with Charleston so to speak, and some others,but I am not sure that it really helped them win the game tuesday nite. If that Statement holds true wasn't SCC playing that kind of schedule 2004-2007 when they lost to Bell City 4 yrs in a row after winning districts,and Bell City was playing Risco, Advance Oran,Puxico, etc, etc, I think it had more to do with personel and match ups and the game itself each time, than it did strength of schedule and i think that is what it came down to Tuesday nite THE GAME and I dont care what you say Yes Risco played one of their worst games of the season and SCC played one of their best from what I was told by some scc fans, ( I saw them 4 times(Leopold,1st game at NMCC Riverbend, Kennett, and Risco) myself and that was definitley the best game I saw them play. SCC is good they are the defending state champions and have a long history and tradition of basketball dominance in SEMO, I hope they win another State Championship, but I still feel like Risco was right there, Risco hits those 3 three's in the first qtr, the score is tied after 1 (SCC Coach Kenyon Wright even said in the Daily Dunklin Democrat "Once we got settled in, we settled in but so did Risco their threes were just not going in like they normally do, they just didn't have a very good shooting night, its tough to shoot in this gym it's a lot different"). So there, the #'s don't lie and yes I know that the most important # is the score, but despite what you think considering Risco's foul trouble they had two bad qtrs first and third, and dont think for one minute those SCC Kids wanted that any More than Risco did or they would have never said they think they could play with them,if you don't believe in yourself you sure don't have a chance, I just think Risco failed to execute at times but it wasn't because they weren't prepaired or in shape,or giving the effort or their coach wasn't coaching his butt off. SCC was just the better team on Tuesday night an thats all that mattered
@2bat You can try to compare teams all you want but you really don't know until they play each other. They did and SCC was the way better team, Risco was turbo clocked until SCC put the subs in. If Risco can't shoot in Dexter's gym what in the world would they do playing in Missouri's arena? Air ball after air ball? Risco's problem was defence, you could not stop D Porter or L Stewart. What do you think Risco was going to do, beat SCC 110 to 100? Was that the game plan? Last year SCC was good enough to make it to the final four in class 4 or 5 and maybe win. This year they are just a real good class 1 team and that is all they need to be to win state.
Risco pretty much had the same team players this year as last. SCC had 1 starter and 1 2nd string player from last year. They lost 4 starters and 10 seniors from last years team and still have a chance to win state, how many teams can do that?
Good luck to SCC, let's put another banner up in the gym.
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2 bat. Your out of your mind. They didn't put up very many 3s at all. And they couldn't get the ball down the quart. ANd yes they did get out coached by a mile sorry but they did.
2BAT..Where did you possibly get the idea that I thought Risco was not a good team. I have never commented on Risco at all. I'm truthfully not that interested in Risco. I know they were a very good class 1 team. I never made any comment whatsoever about them. Get your crap straight before you accuse someone of something!
2bat, you need to let it go and just accept that Risco will never beat SCC...
sorry ronnie1 it was scott130 I was refering to not you looked at that one wrong.....reindeer123 we were 3-17 from the 3 pt line watch the game and count it, nobody is out of their mind. Igoby bob Risco was not turbo clocked till late in the game and lasted less than a minute or so scc did not put their subs in till the game was nearly over, it was a 13 pt game late in the 3rd qtr. Scc only had 5 players score none of the subs scored, and no I did not expect to win 110 to 100 but I also did not expect Luke Bixler to only have 8 pts and set the bench over half the game due to foul trouble I am pretty sure that is the only game Luke fouled out in all year and I did not expect that scc players would all have two fouls a peice and 1 with three in the first half(listen to the announcers at half, right before the second half begins) and then not get another foul called on them the whole second half until the game was almost over but they both happened, (again listen to the announcers they say SCC has only had 2 fouls called on them this whole half) in response to your remark about defense, when you are getting fouls called on you and are in foul trouble like we were then you tend not to play as good of defense. I think that is what happened to SCC in the second half either that or Risco was figuring out how to score on them because we scored more points evey qtr, 13 18 21 24,what was happening to scc's defense? Perfectionist I know your statement was a direct response to Coach Blankenship saying in the newspaper that Dom Porter was by far the best player on the floor and you probably have a brother or a son or a nephew on Risco. I know Brandon would much rather have said one of his player's was the best that night , but Dom scored 42 pts and had 15 rebounds, and in that game he was the best player and by far as he doubled our high scorers output. Sorry larry Doby didn't know we were being graded on our writing skills. Bigelw that is something I will never accept and shouldn't Risco is going to be pretty good again next year hopefully we get to do this again IF we improve 43 pts next year guess who wins. SCC WAS the best team that night, but I would like for the Tigers to get a chance to play them again and I sure hope we get that chance next year, Right now SCC is the best, and for Risco to be the best we are going to have to beat them, But if you don't think Risco had a very good basketball team this year, I have to wonder about where you are coming from and your basketball knowledge and credibility
In my opinion Lamarcus Steward was the best player on the court . He didnt score the most points or take the most shots but he easily could have . Oh well its over now ! Looking forward to next year . Both teams are losing a lot . Who knows !!! May be two totally different teams in Sectionals next year .
2bat, not grading. Just pointing out one simple way to make a long post easier to read. Congrats on a fine season. Good luck in the baseball.
Risco really needs to be careful before they even start talking about next year. As we saw in the biggest moments against quality teams (the two losses to Holcomb, including a blowout in the Tri. Co Finals, as well as getting run out of the gym against SCC), Risco obviously wasn't nearly as good as they thought this year, and they lose 3 of their top 4 players. Even in Tri. County play next year I see them as a 3 seed at best, and possibly a 4. Does anyone realize that in this run of district titles Risco has had, they still don't have a single Tri. County Conference Tourney Championship? That says alot for the weakness of District 1. With that said, I could see Risco maybe having a decent year in two years based on what other Tri. Co. teams will lose, but not next year. And this year confirms that they will never, ever beat Scott County Central.
Risco does lose a lot this year but they gain 4 solid sophomore from a JV team that tied for a reg season conference title with their best player playing full time varsity and second best player splitting time ! You say district 1 is weak yet the 4 out of the top 5 tri county teams are district 1 teams this year. Risco is losing more than Holcomb but gaining MUCH more from their JV than Holcomb or Gideon . So I don't think Risco will be 4th best in tri county next year . I think probably second best and another good shot at the district 1 title .
Man this game was decided Tuesday and we're still talking about it? I know I'm guilty of posting last night but dang, the Super Bowl didn't get broken down this much and it came down the the last possession... This game was over at 1/2..
Between SCC fans saying "I told you so" and Risco fans saying "What had happened was" I don't know if this one is ever gonna die.
If it weren't for Ctown, Oran, Hayti and SCC still in it I would only come back to read this thread..
oh wait... maybe that's why it's still going?
I said that about next year because I believe Clarkton had the best JV team, so they could very well jump Risco, who lost more than Holcomb and Gideon. So Clarkton adds alot, Risco adds some (their best sophomores already played up some), and Holcomb's JV was bad but they add a guard who probably led JV conference in scoring with at least 20ppg (Though I do understand part of that was because nobody else for Holcombs JV appeared to be able to score). Obviously though it's hard to tell how any of this from sophomores will translate to varsity.
No prob, 2Bat. Congrats on a great season btw.
Clarkton did have a good JV . There varsity was ok but they lose there two best varsity players . Gideon loses a lot to graduation and there JV was not good . They do return a couple good varsity players though . Holcomb returns the most and in my opinion will be the favorites in conference but next year they better make their run cause when Massey graduates they will see some down years for sure !!! Risco loses the most from varsity . Over 3,000 career points . They do return 2 Jr starters who will be starting for 3 straight season plus a group of 5 very talented sophomores .2 of which saw a lot of varsity time and contributed especially late in the season . Should be a fun year but those 4 teams should be the top .
I love how people are writing Risco off already. If you don't think they will be good again next year, your in for a big surprise.
They have the best sophomore class in tri county . Just got to win the games !!!
What about Delta C-7? I heard they had a good jv team this year. I'm from the Bootheel but don't live there anymore so I don't get to see the games as much as I'd like.
They did have a good JV team . Risco , clarkton and delta c-7 tied for reg season conference title and clatkton won JV tournament . Delta will be improved next year but they were really down in varsity this year .
No problem .
well said 2bat. i agree with all you said! risco is a great team they just had a bad game.
Proud Pa Pa, I see you don't take losing very well and I understand that,because we(SCC) don't take it very well either but we're not use to losing, but I figured you were cheering for Risco all these years
Delta did have a pretty solid jv team. However in fairness they did play a kid who is in his 3rd year of hs on jv some.
OK I going to say this i cant belive im going to ..lol Risco is ,was a hell of a good team. one . but yeah Jeremy , chris and Luke are done but Jordan is a great player . and i think Brandon will be good as well.
I think it will fungoing against each again. and all this Risco Bashing is just petty.we know they were good all year. way to go Risco Seniors dont let that last game get in your head.
I have to disagree about Risco having the best Sophomore class in the Tri-County. Clarkton has Jerry Kinnon, Reid Morgan, Tyler Jones, Marco And Daniel Alvarado, and Sergio. That group of boys also won the Conference JV title as Freshmen with Jordan Pavy playomg down on Risco's team.
no sir, How can you call C1D1 weak just because they lose to Scott County Central. According to your statement, that means the whole SEMO area has been weak. Scott County Central has beaten many higher class superpower schools in recent years and some high powered out of state schools. We are just unfortunate to be in the same quadron of the state as SCC. If the state would reseed after the districts and determine who you play according to your seedings, then there would have been numerous times that a team from C1D1 would have made it to Columbia with SCC. I do agree with you that this year, not only C1D1, but across SEMO the basketball talent was watered down and a lot weaker than year's past, including SCC.
emminence was a very strong team,if risco would of played them,,,imo emminence would of been going to state but the way it is SCC is going after number 16 good luck braves,charleston,and hayti....semo teams are representing in three of the 5 classes not bad and good luck boys bring it home
kmasters you are correct, emminence would have been a bad matchup for Risco because Risco had no inside game. Emminence would have outrebounded them badly.
Let's be honest. The Tri-County Conference isn't exactly a way to prep for a playoff run. I'd say it may be the fifth best conference in the area behind the SEMO, Scott-Miss, SCAA, and Big Springs conferences. Until Risco boosts that schedule as well as learns to play anywhere (Is there really an excuse that they couldn't shoot because they weren't used to the way the baskets were placed?), they will always be looking up at SCC. Same with Clarkton.
Take out Scott County Central from the Scott-Miss and Tri-County has been better than that conference over the last ten years. Tri-County also has been better than the Big Springs, they suppose to be worst than the SEMO, Bootheel and SCAA, considering the makeup of the class level of teams in those conferences, SCAA has a class 4 team and the rest with the exception of Bell City and Richland are class 2. Sideline starter, have you ever had anything besides negativity to say about the Tri-County conference?
Just saying 2bat sounded like a slap in the face for your own team. And if defense was pushed a little harder the kid may not have had 43 pts. Anyone can score easily without defense.
There's a difference between negativity and the truth. You can't take SCC out of Scott-Miss to make an argument because that is still part of the argument. This year, the Tri-Co conference was the fifth best in the area, plain and simple. It does not generally get the teams in it prepared for the playoffs. No team from the Tri-Co has been to the Final Four since the eighties. If someone from that conference really wants to make a run, they are either going to have to be thoroughly better than any of these teams were this year or boost that schedule up. Have you kdjones ever had the ability to even be slightly objective on Clarkton or the TCC? No one on this site has ever seen it.
Yes I have, I said Clarkton was not very good this year serveral times. You were right about Tri-County this year, it wasn't very good and I also said that in an earlier post. I told Risco posters that none of the teams were good, just that the teams were watered down, and especially the Clarkton team. When you evaluate a conference, you look from top to bottom, there was numerous years that the TCC was loaded from top to bottom, they may not have been as good as SCC, but they were better that the rest of the teams in the SMC. I am not talking about last year, "previous" years. The big springs conference usually has a strong Emminence team and no one else, so they would not even be a factor when determining conference strength. SEMO conference will always be the toughest conference, they have the biggest schools, therefore they should be. The bootheel conference will always be the 2nd toughest, they have mostly class 3 schools, so really we will always be competeing for 3rd and up.
I can't remember very many years when the Tri-County Conference was loaded from top to bottom. They have 9 teams in that conference, don't they? Tri-County has never been better then the bootheel or Stoddard county or even the OFC probably.
Everybody always wants to throw out the "Tri Co hasn't been to final four since the 80's line". Once again, look at what the road there has consisted of. For many years all tri co schools but campbell were class 1, which meant the road to columbia ran right through SCC. You want to tell me that teams from the OFC or even the Stoddard County would have done much better if this had been the case for them?
Yes bell city was the team to beat for a few years for scc and bell city would come out on top but that happens for all the small schools some just have better years that others.
Jones, you obviously haven't kept up with Scott City, Oran, or Kelly basketball in the past ten years and the talent that has came through each of those school along with SCC.
Scott / Miss. > Tri. Co.
Has Scott City , Oran or Kelly been to a final 4 in the last 10 years ? How bout 20 years ? Not arguing that they are not better but I'm just not that familiar with them !
In 2003, Tri County Conference was better than all of those conferences mentioned, Clarkton, Gideon and Campbell could beat any team in those conferences except Bell City, and Clarkton proved that they could beat them. Kelly has not been that good over the last ten years, I do not rember how Scott City was, and Oran was pretty good, but no more dominant than Clarkton, Risco, Gideon and Campbell and you could throw in Holcomb a year or two.
I am a Tri County fan obviously, but I totally agree with the fact that the Tri Co is NOT better than the MSC (It has been better than the OFC a few years IMO). My only point was that Clarkton, Gideon, North Pemiscot, and Risco have all had teams over the years who had excellent shots to go to Columbia had they not had to go through SCC. And it has always been agreed that SCC is the exception to EVERY rule for Class 1 teams on this board. So the 1980's talk is the only thing I find wrong.
I agree about having teams that may have been able to make it to final 4 in state had we been able to play SCC in Columbia rather than having to go through them to get to the final 4 . But whether we lost to them in Sectionals or in Columbia we still would have lost to them so I'm glad mshssa has saved me the gas and hotel money and have always just paired us up in Sectionals !! To be the best we have got to beat the best and it hasn't happened in a long time but I think it will soon .
Kinda hard to beat a team whose sending kids to Georgetown when your class 1 tho! haha smh.
I agree but he was a once in a lifetime player ! Don't think they are gonna be producing that caliber player anytime soon ! If they do Im checking their water !! Lol
It might have salt in it!! Hahaha jk jpaa. I promise. I got a laugh out of it honestly.
Oran beat Bell City in 2003 once or twice so saying that Clarkton, Gideon, and Campbell could all beat Oran is quite extreme IMO. Oran played a slower type game with more of an emphasis on an inside game which gives the teams you listed fits. A majority of their games were in the 40s of 50s. Scott City also defeated Oran once that year so IMO they can be in this picture also.
Kelly won the conference I'm pretty sure in '05-'06 when the Deason brother were there so implying that they have not been good in the past ten years is false.
They may not have been so much more "dominant" than your Tri Co. teams but could you make a case that they were better "overall" than a lot of your Tri. Co. teams and you didn't have a broad understanding on the SMC in the past ten years before posting? I think so.
UC 04, this site has had a lot of people making posts without a broad understanding of what they are talking about lately.
No sir that was low lol but funny !! Salt is good for you right ? Thanks for the info . I think over the past 10 years there would have been some good games between the two conferences with the exception of SCC the past 4 years !! Too bad they don't schedule each other a little more often !!
Location I think has a lot to do with it. Oran's been playing Risco since the '06-'07 season but other than that, I don't know of any match-ups between the two other than the playoffs. East Prarie I'm sure comes across a couple Tri. Co. teams through the season in tournaments and maybe even regular season games. I seem to forget a lot that they are in the SMC though.
Oran leads the series 4-2 so that's enough to say the SMC is better right?.... ;)
East Prairie has met Holcomb and Risco a few times at the Bernie tournament with mixed results if I'm not mistaken.
To get back to the whole "Road goes through SCC" thing for class 1 folks in SEMO... NMCC's road to the DISTRICT TITLE has gone through Charleston for as long as I can remember..
In the city areas, they have the "luxury" of common district/regional realignments. For example, there have been several instances, 2 I can think of sure sure where Vashon and DeSmet met in the championship game.
We don't have that "luxury" down here, we spend decades in the same classification/district/sectional with some of the power teams (SCC, Charleston and now Sikeston)..
I think we're at more of a disadvantage down here as I've seen some really good teams not make it out of districts due to "local powers" reloading rather than rebuilding.
sorry for the rant... hope I didn't get too off subject.
No need, secretagentman to apologize; I think folks have gotten more than enough mileage out of this blog topic!
Campbell had to sit and listen to Risco's admin talk about sportsmanship and how to act after warm-ups only to find out some Risco students put salt in Campbell's water...haha
agent you make some good points. There have been many years where 2 teams from the same district would have possible met up in columbia had they not been in the same district and taken different paths to the final four.
GSP, I can remember all the way back in the 70s when Lilbourn beat Kelly in a sectional, and many were upset, because "Kelly" would have had a real shot at winning state. Of course, Lilbourn went right ahead and won it themselves!
From what I have been told, Lilbourn had some teams that would have beaten 95 percent of high school teams to ever dribble a basketball in the state of Missouri haha.
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