The Missouri Boys High School Basketball Class 1 Championship went to the Scott County Central Braves for the third straight year on Saturday; led by top recruit Otto Porter, who scored 27 points and blocked four shots, they beat 30-2 Dadeville by a score of 69-54 Saturday to win Missouri's Class 1 title. Porter didn't quite match his 35-rebound performance from last season's championship game, but he has scholarship offers from Georgetown and Missouri to sift through in the offseason.
The Class 2 and Class 3 championships were also held Saturday at Columbia's Mizzou Arena. Crane's 77-63 victory over Bernie, paced by Levi Cook's 42 points and 15 rebounds, won them the Class 2 title, the school's first state championship. Bernie held a second-quarter lead, but was unable to respond to Crane's 14-6 run in the third quarter.
In Class 3 action, Hogan Prep of Kansas City won its first state basketball championship, beating Strafford 61-46 in a game that was never especially close. Broderick Newbill picked up 17 for Hogan Prep; Jared Yarberry and Anthony Peters each had 12 points for Strafford, while Connor Wilson added 10 points and seven rebounds.