Larkin 72, Republic (Mo.) 64: Larkin never trailed in a 72-64 victory over Republic (Mo) at the Route 66 Shootout in Waynesville, Mo. Friday night. Larkin (9-2) won its fourth straight game by forcing 17 turnovers and shooting 50 percent from the field. The Royals built an 8-point halftime lead which they extended to 20 points late in the third quarter. Five Royals finished in double figures, led by junior guard Kendale McCullum, who finished with 15 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Senior guard Quentin Ruff scored 14 points, junior forwards Drew Jones and Brayden Royse notched 12 points apiece and junior guard Derrick Streety added 10 points. Jones scored all his points on four 3-pointers and pulled down 6 rebounds. Larkin concludes its two-day trip to Missouri with a matchup against Hazelwood Central (Mo) today at noon.
Luther North 41, Westminster Christian 35: Sam Carani and Robert Kleczynski each had 10 points for the Warriors (3-6, 0-3) in this Northeast Athletic Conference loss.