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WGEM Sports At Six: Monday (November 23) Hannibal Lady Pirates Ready To Open The 2020-21 Prep Basketball Season Tonight At Korf Gymnasium And The Palmyra Panthers Start To Prepare For Their Class 2 State Semifinal Showdown On Saturday

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It was a big night at Karp Gymnasium for the Hannibal Pirates basketball program with both the girls and boys teams slated to host Highland this evening in their season-opening games. For the Lady Pirates, head coach Evan Cerven offered a breakdown on this years squad before they hit the hardwood against the Lady Cougars. WGEM's Garrett Tiehes had a chance to go 1-On-1 with the coach at HHS.

For the first time since 2015, the undefeated Palmyra Panthers find themselves preparing this week for a State Semifinal showdown in the Class 2 ranks this weekend. We'll fill you in on what the (12-0) "Orange & Black" have on their schedule today as they start to prepare to face the (11-0) Warriors of St. Pius X in Kansas City On Saturday.

In the SEC, the coronavirus global pandemic continues to cause scheduling nightmares for Athletic Director's across the conference. COVID-19 health and safety concerns have caused the Arkansas vs. Missouri football fame in Columbia to be postponed, but the Tigers have been able to find a new conference opponent for Saturday. We'll have the latest from Columbia, Missouri.

Tony Cornish Jr.

Tony is the Sports Director for WGEM News.

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