It’s a game better suited for a state championship. Instead, the top-ranked Eugene Eagles (26-1) and second-ranked Cardinal Ritter Lions (23-6) will do battle in a Class 3 state quarterfinal game at 7:45 p.m. today at Moberly Area Community College.
By now, the Fatima girls basketball team has realized the benefits of playing a tough regular season schedule.
The free-throw line has not been a friend of the Helias Lady Crusaders this season.
It was a familiar story for the Helias Crusaders.
It’s tough enough to beat a high-school basketball team that boasts two future NCAA Division I players. It’s even harder when those two are playing to the best of their abilities.
Rock Bridge doesn’t lose in the postseason.
Top-seeded Helias pulled away in the second half for a 67-47 victory against fifth-seeded Marshall in the Class 4 District 8 Tournament semifinals Thrusday night.
After bus troubles forced Helias to switch buses in Moberly, with the situation exacerbated by a halftime deficit, the top-seeded Lady Crusaders responded to defeat fifth-seeded Fulton 43-36 in a Class 4 District 8 Tournament semifinal Thursday night.
A big Linn crowd didn’t have a lot to cheer about in the first two quarters Wednesday night. The Wildcats got them on their feet in the final two periods. Down by 19 at the half to Father Tolton in a Class 2 sectional game at Fleming Fieldhouse, the Wildcats got things together in the final two quarters in a 69-49 loss to the Trailblazers.
New Bloomfield was knotted at 24 with No. 5 New Franklin, but faded in the final quarter as it fell to the Lady Bulldogs 46-39 in Class 2 sectional play Wednesday night at Fleming Fieldhouse.
When you spend most of the game wondering if you’ll end up with more turnovers than points, odds are the final result isn’t going to be in your favor.
It was a great night to be Cody Shaw. Barely. The Eugene senior scored 33 points, broke the school’s career scoring record and, more importantly, helped the Eagles withstand a furious late rally from Palmyra to hold on for a heart-pounding 73-69 overtime victory in a Class 3 sectional game Wednesday night.
Fatima girls basketball coach Dustin Hays has no doubt the Lady Comets are peaking at the right time.
The St. Elizabeth Lady Hornets entered intermission in Tuesday night’s Class 1 sectional game trailing 26-19 against the defending state champion Walnut Grove Lady Tigers. But the Lady Hornets turned the ball over on their first three possessions in the third quarter and the Lady Tigers converted the trio into points on their way to a 61-43 victory.
The odds appeared to be stacked against the Jefferson City boys basketball team.