STE. GENEVIEVE – Junior forward Briar Johnson compiled 13 points, 11 rebounds and five steals as the Arcadia Valley girls basketball avenged a first-round loss from the Central Christmas Tournament.
The Lady Tigers shot 48 percent from the field and made 9-of-12 free throws Thursday night while riding a dominant third quarter past Ste. Genevieve in a 61-45 road victory.
Megan Williams shared team-high scoring honors with 13 points. Jerrika Brockes tallied 12 points and matched teammate Rebecca Buffington with four steals for Arcadia Valley (7-6).
Ste. Genevieve (9-3) trailed 33-28 at halftime, and was outscored 15-3 over the next eight minutes.
Madison Reynolds had 11 points, seven assists and four steals to pace the Dragons. Emma Meyer scored 10 points and Avery Reed grabbed 10 rebounds.
Notre Dame 42, Fredericktown 37
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – A valiant comeback attempt fell just short for Fredericktown on a night that saw senior guard Paige Godsey notch varsity point No. 1,000.
Notre Dame knocked down four clinching free throws to secure a 42-37 victory after nearly dropping an entire 12-point halftime lead.
Godsey sank a 3-pointer with 35 seconds remaining to cross the 1,000 mark and bring the Lady Blackcats to within 38-37. She finished with 15 points overall, and Annabeth Phillips added eight.
Fredericktown (8-3) lost junior forward Raylyn Dodd to an injury in the second quarter, and trailed 23-11 at intermission before chipping away.
Godsey became the first Fredericktown player to cross the 1,000 mark since current Culver-Stockton College guard Terra Helm in the 2013 season.
The Lady Blackcats converted just 8-of-20 free throws.
West County 56, Crystal City 43
CRYSTAL CITY – The West County Lady Bulldogs only held a four-point advantage after the first quarter of play, but they continued to build the lead each frame until defeating the host team Crystal City Lady Hornets 56-43 on Thursday.
Courtney Callahan continued to lead the Lady Bulldogs in scoring with 14 points, followed by Cheyenne Young with 13. Alyssa Roever scored nine and freshman Jordan Stevens had eight.
West County (11-2) will play next on Tuesday in Farmington against St. Paul Lutheran.
Potosi 51, Northwest 31
CEDAR HILL, Mo. – The Potosi Lady Trojans had little problems handing Northwest a 51-31 loss in front of the Lions’ home crowd. The Lady Trojans dominated the first half for a 25-9 lead at the break.
Allie Golden scored 16 to lead the scoring. Macie Knott was next with eight and Mackenzie Adams and Jenna Haynes had six each.
Potosi (10-4) will travel to North County on Thursday for their conference opener.
Greenville 49, Bismarck 20
GREENVILLE – The Bismarck Lady Indians were unable to get their game into gear after making the road trip to play the Greenville Lady Bears as the host team was able to run away with the game for a 49-20 win. Greenville led at the half 27-9.
Bismarck was led in scoring by Brilee Henson with seven points and Alyssa Sago had five.
The Lady Indians (2-9) will play Clearwater on Saturday in a triple header at home with the boys’ varsity and JV teams also playing.
Valley 79, St. Paul 31
CALEDONIA – Paced by pair of sophomores, Valley continued its stellar start to the season with a 79-31 victory over visiting St. Paul.
Emma Rosener scored a career-high 33 points and Lexie Black netted 23 as the Lady Vikings improved to 9-1 overall.
Rosener was 14-of-21 from the field for Valley, which surged ahead 52-19 at intermission. Black also chipped in six steals.
Madison Lucas scored nine points and Lacey Yount secured nine rebounds in the victory.
Central 67, Pacific 46
PARK HILLS – Senior standout Megan Skaggs contributed 23 points, and top-ranked Class 3 powerhouse Central defeated Pacific 67-46 at home.
The Lady Rebels (13-0) rolled to a 38-13 halftime lead, and have won 40 consecutive games overall. Next week begins a stretch of three straight road games at Fredericktown, Notre Dame and Dexter.
North County 68, Valle Catholic 61
STE. GENEVIEVE – Adam McGraw pumped in 26 points and fellow senior Brett Spradling added 16 to help the North County boys outlast Valle Catholic for a 68-61 road triumph,
Hunter Johnson chipped in 11 points and Hayden Sprenkel had nine for the Raiders (9-4), who built a 36-22 halftime lead.
Valle Catholic (8-5) entered the contest on a 6-game win streak, and cut its deficit to four down the stretch before missing a subsequent chance to draw closer.
Connor Basler netted 19 points and Nick Oberle dropped in 17 for the Warriors. Colin Okenfuss pulled down 12 rebounds, and Cole Wood had 10 points.
Valle Catholic connected 11 times from 3-point range in defeat.