Joplin knocks off #2 Pittsburg in interstate showdown

Guillory and Westmoreland combined for 47 points
Joplin knocks off #2 Pittsburg in interstate showdown

The Joplin Eagles picked up a big win on Tuesday night, knocking off the Pittsburg Purple Dragons 76-73 in an interstate showdown.

Evan Guillory led the way for Joplin with 26 points. Zach Westmoreland added 21, while James Moman pitched in 11.

Gavyn Elkamil scored 26 points for the Purple Dragons. Javon Grant (18 pts) and Trenton Austin (14 pts) were also in double figures.

The Dragons are currently the #2 team in the Kansas class 5A rankings. With the loss they fall to 9-2 overall. It’s their second straight loss after falling to 6A #1 Blue Valley Northwest last Saturday.

Joplin is now 8-9 overall this season.

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