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Lady Cougars win first game since reviving program

CADET – The Kingston Lady Cougars got their first win of the season after they failed to put together a team last year. Kingston trailed Meadow Heights throughout the first three quarters, but the Lady Cougars knocked down a few free throws when they needed it the most for a 30-27 win.

Meadow Heights led 23-16 at the end of the third quarter, but several missed field goals gave Kingston a shot at a comeback. Colleen Politte made three out of four free throws in the last frame to give the Lady Cougars the lead. With 10 seconds left in the game, Meadow Heights attempted three shots but missed all of their tries.

Freshman Brittany Turnbull led Kingston in scoring with nine with all of her points coming from three-point range. Alesia Hopson added seven points, and Politte and Danielle Mehrtens both finished with five.

The Lady Cougars will visit Grandview on Monday.

Meadow Heights – 9 5 9 4 – 27

Kingston – 5 4 7 14 – 30

SCORING:

Kingston – B Turnbull 9, A Hopson 7, D Mehrtens 5, C Politte 5, M Politte 2, B Brown 2.

3-Pointers – B Turnbull 3, D Mehrtens.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Festus 61, Ste. Genevieve 52

STE. GENEVIEVE – The second half of the Ste. Genevieve Dragons’ season has not been a kind one. Festus paid the Dragons a visit on Friday and although the game was tied at 44-44 after three quarters, Festus pulled away for a 61-52 win.

Ste. Genevieve had only three attempts from the charity stripe. Kory Faulkner led the Dragons in scoring with 18 points after making six three-pointers. Garrett Ditch added 13 points for Ste. Genevieve.

Festus’ Cody Stites finished with a game-high 21 points, and Brandon Winters and Jeff Foster contributed 14 and 11 points respectively.

The Dragons (14-11) will start district play on Monday at Sikeston. Ste. Genevieve will take on Perryville in the first round.

Festus – 14 17 13 17 – 61

Ste. Genevieve – 12 13 19 8 – 52

SCORING:

Festus – C Stites 21, B Winters 14, J Foster 11, M Becquette 8, C Culton 7.

Ste. Genevieve – Ko Faulkner 18, G Ditch 13, M Schlueter 8, J Donze 6, E Schrader 4, Ky Faulkner 3.

3-Pointers – Ko Faulkner 6, C Stites 3, C Culton 2.

Fredericktown 60, Valle 28

STE. GENEVIEVE – The Fredericktown Blackcats overpowered the Valle Warriors on Friday. Fredericktown took a 35-12 lead at half-time, and the Blackcats finished with a 60-28 win.

Fredericktown’s Dustin Bess led all scorers with 15 points, and Eli Skaggs contributed 11. Brad Sexauer, Adam Hermann, and Kyle Basler each had six points for the Warriors.

The Blackcats, now 16-10, will take on Dexter in district play at Sikeston on Monday. Valle (6-18) will travel to St. Vincent on Friday.

Fredericktown – 15 20 19 16 – 60

Valle – 8 4 10 6 – 28

SCORING:

Fredericktown – D Bess 15, E Skaggs 11, J Clauser 9, R Sawyer 8, J Williams 5, J Johnson 4, R Thompson 3, M Stapfer 3, M Francis 2.

Valle – B Sexauer 6, K Basler 6, A Hermann 6, G Meyer 3, N Grass 3, S Odneal 2, J Laird 2.

3-Pointers – D Bess 3, J Clauser 3, B Sexauer, J Williams.

Farmington 60, Hillsboro 48

FARMINGTON – The Farmington Knights were tied with Hillsboro after the first two quarters on Friday. The two teams were tied 29-29 at the half, but Farmington pulled away in the second half for a 60-48 win.

Dwayne Glaspy posted a team-high 16 points for the Knights, and Jake Baechle added 13 with two three-point shots, and Josh Taylor finished with 12 points with one shot from three-point range.

The Knights, now 17-9, are riding a six-game winning streak. Farmington will visit Cape Central in the district tournament on Tuesday. The Knights will take on the host school.

Hillsboro – 12 17 7 12 – 48

Farmington – 12 17 12 19 – 60

SCORING:

Farmington – Dw Glaspy 16, H Baechle 13, J Taylor 12, P Peterson 8, T Ribbing 4, C Berry 3, C Probst 2, M McDaniel 2.

3-Pointers – J Baechle 2, J Taylor.

Marquand 80, Kingston 57

MARQUAND – The Kingston Cougars quickly fell behind Marquand in the second quarter on Friday, as the Tigers made several three-point shots and pile up a 39-16 lead at halftime. Marquand eventually ended with a 80-57 victory, which extended Kingston’s losing streak to 66 games in the process.

Brandon Merseal led the Cougars in scoring with 24 points with five triples, and Larry Lemons finished the night with 13 with a pair of threes.

Kingston will play a make-up game at Crystal City on Monday.

Kingston – 10 6 19 21 – 57

Marquand – 16 23 18 23 – 80

SCORING:

Kingston – Bran Merseal 24, L Lemons 13, D Merseal 8, G Decker 5, D Hahn 4, K Cantrell 2, Brad Merseal 1.

3-Pointers – Bran Merseal 5, L Lemons 2, G Decker.

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