Branson, MO – Familiar names highlighted the docket at this year’s annual Branson Invitational wrestling tournament on Saturday, with Neosho and Seneca finishing atop the team standings.
The Wildcats finished in first place with 378.5 points, well ahead of Seneca which placed second with 236.5. This mirrors last year’s results when Neosho and Seneca finished first and second, respectively, in 2016.
The Razorbacks (13-4, 2-3 SEC) led by as many as 23 points early in the second half behind one of their best shooting performances of the season (56 percent). Arkansas made 10 of 23 3-pointers, led by Macon's four.
Sierra Canyon was the junior-laden team trying to make an name for itself in the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions. The Trailblazers fell on a buzzer-beater and are back looking to get the title this year.
It was one for the ages. Three fourth-quarter lead changes. Six fourth-quarter ties. One buzzer-beating three that will go down in Bass Pro Tournament of Champions lore.
Memphis East’s Alex Lomax pushed the ball upcourt, seconds after Montverde sophomore R.J. Barrett tied Friday-night’s semifinal 56-56 with 13 seconds left in a game pitting two of the country’s top three programs.
Missouri State led by double digits for nearly 33 minutes of game time Friday evening on the way to picking up a second consecutive Missouri Valley Conference victory by a 77-41 final at the Ford Center.
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