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Knightettes win at Rotary, Rebels take 6th at tourney

PARK HILLS — The Farmington Knightettes opened the day of six straight basketball games for the St. Francois Rotary Club Shoot-out held at Mineral Area College on Saturday. The Knightettes defense stymied the Cape Central Lady Tigers in the second quarter and they ran away with the game in the fourth for  68-37 win.

Holding only a four-point lead at the end of the first eight minutes of play, the Knightettes played at a 2-1 pace, outscoring their opponent 17-8 for a 34-21 lead at the half.

In the final frame, Farmington made their free throws in their largest scoring quarter of 20 points, while the Lady Tigers’ scoring fell to the bottom of the charts with only five points.

Molly Barnes was the go-to player for the Knightettes and she led all scorers with 22 points. A total of eight players put points on the scoreboard for Farmington. Ashley Jensen scored 10, Erin Littrell had nine, Morgan Ankrom had eight, Brittany Gladbach scored seven, Kaitlin Knox had six, Brittany Ernst four and Whitney Heuring two.

The Knightettes are now 4-1 and will play next in the opening round of the St. Francois Medical Center Tournament on Thursday against Woodland. The tournament will be held on Thursday, Monday and Tuesday.


Ritenour Tournament

ST. LOUIS — The Central wrestling team prevailed in three of its five duals on Saturday, and locked up a sixth-place overall finish in the Ritenour Tournament that contained mostly larger schools.

Central claimed victories over University City (42-33), Riverview Gardens (51-27) and MICDS (42-20), and were defeated by Pattonville (50-30) and SLUH (51-30).

Jarred Stewart had an outstanding day in the 140-pound division, scoring four falls while winning each of his five bouts. Tyler Friend (285) pinned two opponents and was 4-1 overall to match teammate Mike King (125).

Levi Fleig (130), Richard House (103) and Kye Jackson (112) each finished 3-2 overall in the tournament for the Rebels. Central will compete next at Hancock Holiday Duals on December 27.

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