Four athletes from the Tipton Community played in the Kaysinger All-Star games as part of the North team on Saturday, June 24, in Green Ridge. The girls team lost, 18-16. No scores were given for the boys game. Participating in the games are, from left: Gracie Wierman, Kylie Stockwill, Tyler Baer and Ryker Edwards.
Brooklynn Pace dribble the ball in full force during the Lady Cardinals game at Eldon for the Paradise Summer League. Scores were not available for this game.
(Photo courtesy of The Eldon Advertiser)
Lady Cardinals work on skill in summer basketball games
by Tara Alumbaugh
The Tipton Lady Cardinals don’t know the word rest when it comes to basketball. The Ladies have been playing since the moment school got out in May with either practices or summer league games. They started with a tournament in Branson and them went on to play in a summer league at Tipton on Tuesday nights along with some traveling games around Central Missouri.
Jackson Bailey earned a spot at the Junior NBA championship on Wednesday, June 21, in New York, placing second in his age group, just five points shy of first. Bailey placed top five out of all 20 competitors, earning points for different drill times and shots. Bailey and his family also got to attend the NBA draft as part of winning the competition in Illinois at the end of May.