HILLSBORO, Mo. – Sophomore Brent Wagner scored 16 points, and the Central boys basketball team dominated its opening-round game at the Gene Steighorst Tournament on Tuesday night.
Wade Scherffius and Will Hopkins each netted 14 points, and the third-seeded Rebels rolled past Windsor 62-28 for their first victory of the season.
Jake Casey finished with 10 points, and Central (1-1) advanced to face Francis Howell Central in a rematch of last year’s semifinal round on Friday.
The Rebels enjoyed a modest 24-17 halftime lead before seizing total command.
Michael Schmidt scored 11 points to lead Windsor (1-3).
Perryville 56, Valle Catholic 50
STE. GENEVEIVE – Jeff Reisenhichler sank five clutch free throws in a row, and netted 22 points overall to help Perryville withstand a Valle Catholic comeback bid.
Cole Gerstenberger finished with 17 points, and the Pirates prevailed 56-50 after having their 13-point lead in the fourth quarter briefly trimmed to one.
Valle Catholic brought ample energy into its season opener, and built an early 10-5 edge when Mason Skaggs sank a 3-pointer and Carter Roth attacked for a layup moments later.
The difference increased to six at 19-13 early in the second quarter, but Perryville (3-1) closed the half on a 10-0 run that Gerstenberger capped with a layup for a 28-21 lead.
Reisenbichler pushed the Pirates to a 37-28 lead by hitting from long range, and scored inside to restore a 45-32 separation with less than seven minutes remaining in the game.
Valle Catholic (0-1) stormed back with effective pressure that created turnovers, and closed to within 47-46 on a runner in the lane by Roth.
Chase Brown answered with two free throws for Perryville, and the Warriors missed three separate shots that could have evened the score on the ensuing possession.
Back-to-back turnovers then sealed the fate of Valle Catholic, which converted only 10-of-25 free throws on the night.
Chase Dunlap equaled Roth with a team-high 13 points, while Ryan Grein tallied 11 and Skaggs added nine for the Warriors.
Saxony Lutheran 77, Ste. Genevieve 51
STE. GENEVIEVE – Jalen Williams scored 22 points, and Paiton Miller dropped in 19 and Saxony Lutheran pulled away for a 77-51 victory at Ste. Genevieve.
Austin Jarvis had 14 points for the Crusaders, who stretched a 33-27 halftime lead to 59-42 when the third quarter concluded.
Ste. Genevieve (1-3) used a solid start to forge a 16-16 tie through eight minutes, but was hampered by a dismal 5-of-22 showing from the free-throw line.
Senior guard Gabe Greminger, who surpassed 1,000 career points in his previous outing, shared game-high honors with 22 after connecting five times from 3-point range.
Brandon Drury chipped in nine points for the Dragons, who will host Valle Catholic on Friday.
West County 76, Potosi 63
LEADWOOD – West County responded from a home loss to Valle Catholic one night earlier by blitzing visiting Potosi with 56 first-half points on Tuesday.
Cheyenne Young scored 14 points, and Alyssa Roever connected twice from long range while adding 12 to lead four Lady Bulldogs in double figures during a 76-63 triumph.
Dori McRaven had 11 points and Ivy Meinershagen finished with 10 more as West County (3-2) knocked down 22-of-32 free throws in the game.
Potosi (3-2) suffered a rough first half after winning its previous two contests, and faced a massive 56-22 deficit at intermission before chipping most of it away.
Mackenzie Adams netted a game-high 19 points, and Olivia Coleman poured in 15 as the Lady Trojans likewise had four players contribute double digits.
Cameryn Yount continued her solid production to begin the season with 11 points, and Jayleen Like scored 10.
West County achieved deeper balance, however, as Chloe Young, Jordan Stevens, Allee Drennen and Madalyn Herrera added six points each.
FARMINGTON – Nine wrestlers were victorious on two occasions Tuesday evening as the Farmington wrestling team topped Washington 55-21 and Hillsboro 52-21 in a tri-match.
Smokey Branch (138), Dylan Allen (170), Judd Cunningham (195) and Dalton Berg (220) recorded both of their respective fall during the first period for the Knights.
Austin Wadlow (106), Sam Nickelson (132) and Dakota Rulo (152) also collected a pair of pins, while Kyle Crawford (120) and Ian Asher (145) added two wins apiece.
Farmington will host another tri-match on Thursday against Whitfield and St. Charles West.
Farmington 56, Hillsboro 21
106 – Austin Wadlow (F) fall Aiden Haggard, 1:10
113 – Benjamin DeWaal (F) win by forfeit
120 – Kyle Crawford (F) dec James Short, 7-4
126 – Nick Short (H) fall Robbie Simmons, 0:47
132 – Sam Nickelson (F) fall Benny Alley, 2:33
138 – Smokey Branch (F) fall Anakin Schneider, 0:24
145 – Ian Asher (F) tech fall Logan Hendrix, 18-3 (2:47)
152 – Dakota Rulo (F) fall JC Griffin, 4:47
160 – Joe Garner (H) fall Kael Krause, 0:36
170 – Dylan Allen (F) fall John Moseley, 1:22
182 – Zach Bodway (H) fall Clayton Shelley, 1:05
195 – Judd Cunningham (F) fall Vincent Hill, 1:11
220 – Dalton Berg (F) fall Jordan Wisdom, 1:53
285 – Joe Becker (H) dec Chase Berg, 4-1
Farmington 55, Washington 21
106 – Austin Wadlow (F) fall Tate Hendricks, 5:27
113 – Mia Reed (W) won by forfeit
120 – Kyle Crawford (F) maj dec Ben Griffen, 11-2
126 – Even Hey (W) fall Robbie Simmons, 3:06
132 – Sam Nickelson (F) fall Timmy Boehlein, 0:47
138 – Smokey Branch (F) fall Louis Obermark, 1:20
145 – Ian Asher (F) fall Dana Cates, 1:45
152 – Dakota Rulo (F) fall Tyler Ramsey, 3:06
160 – Chris Griesenauer (W) dec Kael Krause, 8-2
170 – Dylan Allen (F) fall Jack Carico, 1:18
182 – Collin Muller (W) fall Clayton Shelley, 1:46
195 – Judd Cunningham (F) fall Cory Hardesty, 1:04
220 – Dalton Berg (F) fall Michael Boehlein, 1:31
285 – Chase Berg (F) dec Andrew Inman, 5-4
De Soto 60, Central 23
PARK HILLS – De Soto recorded seven falls and picked up three more matches where Central was open to claim a 60-23 road victory.
Garrett Smith (106) notched a first-period pin, and Kade Willis (132) posted a 15-0 shutout in a technical fall for the Rebels.
Central’s Gavin Ward and Clayton McDonald won by forfeit.
106 – Garrett Smith (C) fall Scotty Grebe, 1:24
113 – Grant Hearst (D) win by forfeit
120 – Gavin Ward (C) win by forfeit
126 – Zachary Stevens (D) fall Joshua Countryman, 4:52
132 – Kade Willis (C) tech fall Luke Bradley, 15-0 (4:58)
138 – Connor Zimmermann (D) fall Levi O’Dell (1:08)
145 – Blake Hearst (D) fall Blake Bolin, 1:40
152 – Clayton McDonald (C) win by forfeit
160 – Dominic DeMarco (D) win by forfeit
170 – Logan Zimmermann (D) win by forfeit
182 – Lucas Watson (D) fall Joshua Whaley, 2:39
195 – Logan Smith (D) fall Aaron Dooley, 1:45
220 – Hunter Lebel (D) fall Kwinton Burnett, 3:40
285 – Landon Porter (D) fall Ryann Propst, 1:13