Farmington 58, Rockwood Summit 41
FENTON, Mo. – Senior guard Alyson Tucker provided a game-high 23 points, and sank four 3-pointers to lift Farmington past the host squad Thursday at the Rockwood Summit Tournament.
Macey Pauls was a perfect 8-of-8 from the line, hitting six straight free throws in the fourth quarter, and the Knights reached the championship round with a 58-41 semifinal win.
A sluggish first quarter finished tied at 7-7, but fourth-seeded Farmington (7-4) found its offense first and surged into halftime with a 30-18 advantage.
Zoe Johns chipped in eight points for the Knights, who will face Liberty (Kansas City) for the title on Friday.
Jasmine Manuel paced Rockwood Summit with 17 points, and Julia Martens added nine.
West County 59, STL Patriettes 43
LEADWOOD – Senior guard Alyssa Roever sank three 3-pointers, and the West County girls went 17-of-25 from the line to secure a spot in the championship game of their home tournament.
The top-seeded Lady Bulldogs outscored the St. Louis Patriettes 18-6 during the second quarter, and pulled away for a 59-43 semifinal victory on Thursday.
Roever shared game-high honors with 15 points. Cheyenne Young netted 14 points and Allee Drennen supplied 13 for West County (9-3), which will match up with Perryville on Friday.
Jordan Stevens scored all seven of her points in the first quarter to help the Lady Bulldogs jump ahead 15-10. They pushed the margin to 33-16 by intermission.
Lizzy Pott tallied 15 points and Grace Turilli had 10 for the Patriettes.
Perryville 44, Valle Catholic 28
LEADWOOD – Perryville kept opponent Valle Catholic to single-digit scoring in each quarter, and moved into the West County Tournament final with a 44-28 triumph over Valle Catholic.
The Lady Pirates, who survived triple overtime one day earlier to win, enjoyed a 25-13 halftime lead and will meet West County for the title on Friday at 2 p.m.
Sydney Spears dropped in 16 points, and Kirstin Jannin added nine for Perryville.
Sydni Basler scored a game-high 21 points for Valle Catholic (5-6), including 11 of her team’s 13 during the first half. The Lady Warriors will face Hillsboro for third place.
Hillsboro 62, St. Paul 23
LEADWOOD – Carlie Sanders and Kelsey Boyd each knocked down four 3-pointers to help Hillsboro roll past St. Paul 62-23 in the West County Tournament.
The Lady Hawks posted leads of 14-3 through one quarter and 33-8 at halftime as three players finished in double figures.
Sanders tallied 19 points and Boyd had 18 more, while Hannah Vaughn contributed 12 to the win.
Paige Ames paced St. Paul (4-6) with nine points, and Sarah Lacy chipped in five.
Kingston 67, Crossroads 27
CADET – Makenzey Boyer seized control with a career-high 35 points, and powered the Kingston girls to their initial victory of the season.
Laney Credeur notched 17 points as the Lady Cougars routed Crossroads 67-27 in the consolation round of the Kingston Tournament.
Kingston (1-8) jumped to a 36-17 lead and never looked back while earned a berth in the fifth-place game on Friday against Crystal City.
Fredericktown 56, Perryville 50
PARK HILLS – Colton Rehkop drilled five 3-pointers, including three during the fourth quarter Thursday as 14th-seeded Fredericktown bounced Perryville from the Central Christmas Tournament.
Seth Miller equaled Rehkop with 18 points each, and the Blackcats responded from a lopsided loss to Farmington by advancing in the consolation bracket with a 56-50 triumph.
Logan Winkelman added 11 points, and Dylan St. Clair was a perfect 6-of-6 from the line during the final stanza while notching nine for Fredericktown.
The Blackcats (4-7) surged ahead to stay after the third quarter ended in a 35-35 tie, and draws Arcadia Valley in an elimination game on Friday.
Perryville entered the tournament carrying the No. 6 seed, but suffered an immediate departure after previously falling to South Iron on Wednesday.
Cole Gerstenberger netted a game-high 20 points, and Jeff Reisenbichler tallied 12 for the Pirates, who trailed 22-20 at halftime.
Arcadia Valley 82, Herculaneum 53
PARK HILLS – Freshman Carter Brogan had a dazzling performance with 30 points, totaling 19 before halftime, and Arcadia Valley routed Herculaneum 82-53 in a consolation game at Central.
Peyton Whited added 13 points for the Tigers (6-5), who advanced to play Fredericktown on Friday after sinking 13-of-15 free throws.
Arcadia Valley outscored the Blackcats 30-13 during the second quarter to comfortably lead 51-27 at the break. Brogan accounted for half of his team’s eight 3-point field goals.
Senior Mikey Sizemore provided eight points, and Jeremiah Moore had seven in the victory.
Sophomore Jordan Duncan finished with 20 points, and Matt Sales had 10 for Herculaneum.
Valle Catholic 57, Jefferson 50
STE. GENEVIEVE – Valle Catholic used an effective surge near the end of the third quarter to gain an upper hand against Jefferson on Thursday night.
The host club converted 21-of-28 free throws overall, and prevailed 57-50 to reach the championship game of the Warrior Winter Classic.
Aaron Doza and Carter Hoog each scored 13 points for Valle Catholic (5-4), which will challenge top seed and reigning tournament champion St. Vincent on Friday night.
The Warriors extended a 21-19 edge to 41-33 through three quarters, and Ryan Grein was a perfect 5-of-5 from the line in the final stanza to help seal the outcome.
Mason Skaggs contributed 12 points in a contest that Valle trailed 52-50 with two minutes remaining.
Cole Holdinghausen had 11 points and Jacob Bridges netted 10 for Jefferson.
Kingston 87, St. Paul 34
STE. GENEVIEVE – Kielan Reyes poured in 34 points to pace Kingston for the second straight game on Thursday at the Warrior Winter Classic.
The Cougars erupted for 30 points in the second quarter and 29 more in the third while taking down St. Paul 87-34 in the fifth-place bracket.
Cole Ragan finished with 13 points while Eli Hongsermeier-Baxter and Kyle Vandergriff added 11 each as all eight players on the roster dented the scoring column.
Kingston (5-8) established a 48-25 halftime advantage, and will battle Greenville on Friday. Reyes had 23 points one night earlier for Kingston in a 75-72 loss against Zalma.
Gabe Ayers scored 21 points to highlight St. Paul (1-11).
CREVE COEUR, Mo. – North County finished 10th and Valle Catholic was 14th in the team standings on Thursday at the DeSmet wrestling tournament.
Mike Allison highlighted the Raiders’ contingent by finishing second in the 220-pound bracket. He piled up six consecutive falls before dropping a 5-0 decision to Marco Perla of Marquette in the title bout.
Cole Cresswell (170) recorded four falls, and won his final three matches to place third after suffering an overtime loss in the quarterfinals.
Chris Singleton was fourth at 126 pounds for North County.
HILLSBORO, Mo. – Kalub Evans (220) and Ben Turnbough (195) finished the day unbeaten as Potosi went 2-3 overall in five duals at the Hillsboro Tournament.
The Trojans defeated St. Mary’s 48-24 and Bishop DuBourgh 48-0, but dropped encounters with Kirkwood 53-24, Pacific 63-18 and Cape Central 48-32.
Evans registered four first-period falls while picking up a forfeit. Turnbough also competed four times, earning three pins and a technical fall.