Joplin pulls away from Jeff City in Kaminsky Classic opener

Zach Westmoreland finished with 22 points Thursday night.

WATCH: Joplin beats Jefferson City 75-60 in the first round of the Kaminsky Classic Thursday night. Zach Westmoreland led the way with 22 points for the Eagles.

Joplin now moves on to face Francis Howell in the semifinals Friday night.

“We’ve had some third place finishes, we’ve had some second place finishes,” says Joplin head coach Jeff Hafer, “We would definitely love to find a way to win this one on our home floor, against great, high level competition.”