SULLIVAN, Mo. – Sophomore Tyler Stewart scored 22 points and the Central boys basketball team sank nine 3-pointers in the first half to dominate Missouri Military 88-28 at the Sullivan Tournament on Tuesday.
Jake Bridges added 17 points and Drew Harlow pulled down double-digit rebounds for the Rebels (1-0), who rolled to a 51-18 halftime lead.
Brandon Wagner and Conner Proffer each scored 13 points, giving Central four players in double figures.
Central will attempt complete pool play Wednesday against St. James. A victory would clinch a berth in Friday’s championship game.
North County defeated Potosi 57-47 in the opposite pool. Wednesday’s action includes Central vs. St. James at 6 p.m. and North County vs. Sullivan at 7:30 p.m.
Fredericktown 57, Potosi 46
FREDERICKTOWN – Paige Godsey scored 19 points and Raylyn Dodd netted 16 as Fredericktown clinched a spot in the title game of its home tournament with a 57-46 victory over Potosi.
Fredericktown (2-0) used a 26-point fourth quarter to seize control. Godsey and senior Annabeth Phillips buried consecutive 3-pointers to quickly extend a narrow 39-38 lead.
Allie Golden finished with 14 points and nine rebounds, and Macie Knott scored 11 in defeat for Potosi (0-1), which completely erased an early 12-point deficit.
Fredericktown rode an excellent start to an eventual 20-8 lead, but saw it dwindle after both Godsey and Phillips were forced to the bench with three personal fouls.
The Lady Trojans only trailed 24-20 at halftime, and momentarily moved in front at 30-29 on a basket by center Jenna Haynes.
Dodd answered with a field goal for Fredericktown inside as the lead changed hands several times in the ensuing minutes.
Sophomore Callista Francis chipped in eight points and found a cutting Mattie Whitworth for a layup that helped seal the outcome in the final minutes.
Fredericktown improved at the line from its opening game on Monday, going 14-of-20. Potosi converted 13-of-20 free throws, and will continue pool play against Cape Central on Thursday.
Arcadia Valley 59, Perryville 47
FREDERICKTOWN – Senior Megan Williams totaled 17 points with eight rebounds, and the Arcadia Valley girls basketball team topped Perryville 59-47 to split two pool games at the Fredericktown Tournament.
Briar Johnson provided 10 points, nine rebounds and four steals for the Lady Tigers (1-1), who forced nine turnovers during a third quarter that saw the beginning of a 13-0 run.
Ahnie Hoff paced Perryville (1-1) with 20 points and 11 rebounds, and scored off a loose-ball scramble to keep the Lady Pirates within 35-31.
Williams answered a consecutive jumpers, the first on a baseline leaner, and Johnson assisted Kinsey Phelps on a transition layup to restore a double-digit margin.
Arcadia Valley enjoyed a 52-35 cushion after Johnson scored a putback and banked in a 3-pointer early in the fourth quarter.
Johnson, Williams and Rebecca Buffington drilled 3-pointers to spark an opening 13-4 spurt by the Lady Tigers. Perryville rallied to grab a 21-10 lead on Hoff’s putback in the second quarter.
Savannah Price had eight points and Jerrika Brockes added seven as Arcadia Valley led 33-29 at halftime.
Kylie Bilek had 15 points and Emma Nelson secured 10 rebounds for Perryville, which continued pool play against Central on Thursday.