Nevada Daily Mail
The Nevada Tigers basketball team rolled to a 75-22 victory over El Dorado Springs Tuesday night in the first round of the 88th annual Clinton basketball tournament.
The Tigers, with the second seed behind Knob Noster, led the Bulldogs, 24-7, at the end of the first quarter on the way to their ninth victory in 15 games this season. All nine Nevada players in uniform scored, led by senior Silas Smith with 33 points, though he played only the first three quarters.
Senior Nathan Colopy added 12 for Nevada. Colton Hedrick led El Dorado Springs with six points as the Bulldogs' record slipped to 3-13.
The Tigers are scheduled to return to Clinton tonight to play third-seeded Sherwood, at 9 p.m., in the semi-finals. The Marksmen defeated Clinton, 78-62, in the opening round.
In other first-round games Tuesday, Knob Noster defeated the Warrensburg junior varsity, 61-38, and Independence-Van Horn upset Holden, 52-44. Knob Noster and Van Horn will meet in tonight's other semifinal game, at 7:30 p.m.