They return to the state championships as the final qualifiers in their weight classes from their district tournament.
The Linn Wildcats won their 12th game in 14 attempts Wednesday with a 45-42 defeat of Tuscumbia.
The Fatima Lady Comets trailed after one quarter but more than made up for it in the next three, defeating Russellville 62-28 on Wednesday.
In 48-33 win against Father Tolton
For one half, it was the one of the best performances of the season for the Helias Lady Crusaders.
Defense name of the game
The Father Tolton boys basketball team picked a perfect time for its best defensive effort of the season. Playing in front of a sold-out-for days, standing-room-only crowd at Rackers Fieldhouse, the Trailblazers clamped down in the second half and surged past the Helias Crusaders by a 63-44 score.
When you’re trailing by 12 points with less than eight minutes to play, the best way to score is the way that doesn’t take time off the clock.
The Calvary Lutheran Lady Lions led 37-8 at the half on their way to a 55-14 win Tuesday night against the Missouri School for the Deaf.
On Tuesday night
ST. ELIZABETH — Lexi Dickerson totaled 21 points Tuesday night to lead the Eugene Lady Eagles to a 57-48 victory against the St. Elizabeth Lady Hornets.
At the free-throw line
CALIFORNIA — School of the Osage scored all 18 of its fourth-quarter points at the free-throw line Tuesday night in a 58-53 victory against the California Lady Pintos.
FULTON — The Calvary Lutheran Lions put three players in double figures Tuesday night in a 58-41 win against Missouri School for the Deaf.
On Tuesday night
ST. ELIZABETH — Nolan Huot and Jared Schulte combined for 37 points Tuesday to lead the Fatima Comets to a 70-54 win against the St. Elizabeth Hornets.
Some of the top basketball teams in Central Missouri will be in action tonight.
The Blair Oaks freshman boys basketball team notched a 62-54 win against Versailles on Friday.
The Blair Oaks JV team improved to 18-4 on the season with a 58-40 win against Versailles on Friday night.
The Jefferson City Jays claimed three individual titles Saturday on their way to capturing team honors in the Class 4 District 3 Tournament at Fleming Fieldhouse.