STE. GENEVIEVE – Chad Donze provided nine of his team-high 15 points off the bench during the first quarter, and Ste. Genevieve ended a long drought against West County in boys basketball.
The Dragons trailed for about 15 seconds in the entire game, and seized control with a 16-3 outburst in the final period on Monday to beat the visiting Bulldogs 66-58 for the first time in 13 tries.
Gabe Greminger finished with 12 points, and Drew Toombs added 10 in the second half. Ste. Genevieve (3-5) built its largest lead of 34-21 when Christian Boyer scored a putback at the halftime buzzer.
West County (3-5) committed 17 turnovers prior to intermission, but made a concerted effort to attack the basket in the third quarter.
Nate Kinnard was perfect on six layup attempts during the stanza, including a second-chance shot as time expired to bring the Bulldogs within 45-43.
Hayden Roney put West County ahead for the first time at 49-48 on an inbounds play with 6:10 left, but Donze answered with a runner that sparked a 9-0 Ste. Genevieve spurt.
An ensuing steal created a transition basket by Toombs, and freshman Darien Brown padded the margin with a driving 3-point play.
Kinnard netted a game-high 23 points, and grabbed nine rebounds for the Bulldogs. Roney had 13 points and Noah Vinson chipped in eight.
North County 75, Seckman 42
BONNE TERRE – Isiah Poirrier scored 16 points, and North County used a balanced offensive attack to roll past Seckman 75-42.
Hayden Sprenkel finished with 13 points for the Raiders (5-2), who surged to a 39-24 advantage.
North County will travel to Valle Catholic on Friday.
Scott City 66, St. Paul 30
FARMINGTON – Camden Conner scored 20 points as visiting Scott City earned a dominant 66-30 victory at St. Paul Lutheran.
Four Rams finished in double figures as Ethan Pennington had 11 points and Spencer Stratman and Eli Berry picked up 10 each.
Gabe Ayers led the Giants (1-8) in defeat with 14 points, while Tyler Rector supplied eight. St. Paul trailed 45-18 at intermission.
Central 70, Festus 40
FESTUS, Mo. – Central played smothering defense while holding Festus to single-digit production in each of the first three quarters, and eased to a 70-40 road triumph.
Caitlyn Holmes tallied her 19 points before halftime, and Skyler Amonette had 14 more. The Lady Rebels (8-1) raced to a 44-15 advantage at the midway juncture.
Avery Norris also reached double figures with 11 points while Sophia Horton had nine. Central will host state-ranked South Iron on Thursday.
Jenna Oetting scored 13 points and Bria Garmon chipped in 11 for Festus.
Potosi 80, Bismarck 17
BISMARCK – Sophomore Olivia Coleman collected 19 points as every player on the Potosi varsity roster contributed to the scoring column in an 80-17 win at Bismarck.
Cameryn Yount added 12 points while Mackenzie Adams and Cassidy DeClue recorded 10 apiece for the Lady Trojans.
Potosi (4-3) outscored the Lady Indians 23-0 in the second quarter.
Ashley Turner totaled 10 points for Bismarck (0-6).
Herculaneum 84, West County 60
LEADWOOD – Ashley Lodike buried six 3-point field goals, and scored a game-high 28 as Herculaneum established a sizable lead early against West County.
The Lady Blackcats produced a 20-7 advantage through the opening quarter, and netted 27 points in the fourth quarter to prevail 84-60.
Emily Fischer tallied 15 points and RaeAnn Fuller added 13 in the road victory. Herculaneum was ahead 39-24 at halftime and 57-45 through three quarters.
Cheyenne Young paced West County (6-3) with 14 points. Makenzie Simily and Jordan Stevens scored nine each.
Meadow Heights 46, St. Paul 42
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – St. Paul Lutheran connected on five 3-point shots, but converted just 2-of-9 free throws in a 46-42 setback against Meadow Heights at the FSCB Holiday Classic.
Janie Cook had 14 points and Sarah Bristow netted 13 for the Panthers (2-8), who rallied in the fourth quarter after producing only two points in the previous period and trailing 34-30.
St. Paul (3-4) jumped ahead 16-10 through eight minutes of action before dropping into the seventh-place contest Tuesday against Fulton-St. Albans.
Chloe Propst guided the Giants with 13 points while Andi Stetina and Sarah Lacy had six apiece.
Seckman 48, Ste. Genevieve 43
IMPERIAL, Mo. – Ste. Genevieve made an impressive 22-of-29 free throws in a contest littered with repeated fouls, but fell to Seckman 48-43 on the road.
Sam Stuckmeyer tallied 16 points for the Jaguars, who put together a key 6-0 run after Ste. Genevieve (5-2) enjoyed its final lead of the night at 37-35 in the fourth quarter.
Sydney Bumgardaner compiled a game-high 19 points and nine rebounds while converting 8-of-10 from the line for the Dragons.
Avery Reed posted another double-double for Ste. Genevieve with 15 points and 12 rebounds.
Eminence 71, Valley 66
EMINENCE, Mo. – Lexie Black scored 27 points for Valley, but Eminence avenged a loss from last season by holding serve at home 71-66.
Madison Lucas provided 15 points for the Lady Vikings (7-4).
St. Vincent 53, Kingston 31
CADET – Lexie Anderson and Jackie Verseman each scored 13 points, and St. Vincent blanked Kingston in the first quarter of a 53-31 road victory.
Jenna Winkler had 10 points for the Indians (6-2), who pushed their initial 10-0 advantage to 25-13 at halftime.
MaKenzey Boyer notched a game-high 18 points for Kingston (0-7).