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Roundup: Forbes reaches 1,500 as NC teams triumph

North County 58, St. Clair 43

ST. CLAIR, Mo. – Senior standout Holly Forbes moved past 1,500 varsity points, and the North County girls basketball team dominated St. Clair 58-43 on Tuesday night.

The Lady Raiders (8-3) built a 30-point advantage before resting their starters, and limited any second chances for St. Clair along the boards. Forbes poured in a team-high 20 points.

Kaley Newland and Kayleigh Winch each scored 14 in the victory. North County will travel to Potosi for a conference game on Thursday.

West County 57, St. Paul 32

LEADWOOD – West County utilized a balanced offensive effort, especially from its rotation of forwards, to land a 57-32 triumph over St. Paul.

Cheyenne Young finished with 13 points while Allee Drennen, Carson McKee and junior guard Alyssa Roever notched 12 apiece for the Lady Bulldogs (10-5).

West County built a 30-9 halftime edge after guarding the post to outscore the Giants 20-2 during the second quarter.

Catherine Mell had a game-high 15 points for St. Paul.

BOYS BASKETBALL

North County 70, Valle Catholic 43

BONNE TERRE – Hayden Sprenkel warmed up for 16 of his 24 points in the third quarter, and the North County boys bounced back with a 70-43 win over Valle Catholic.

Brett Hubbard added 14 points for the Raiders (6-5), who increased a 30-17 halftime lead to 55-28 over the next eight minutes.

Coleman Keeley netted 23 points and Cole Wood had 14 as just three players scored for Valle Catholic (4-8).

Ste. Genevieve 71, Arcadia Valley 52

STE. GENEVIEVE – Trevor Drury and Brandon Drury each scored 23 points, and Ste. Genevieve seized control in the second half to down Arcadia Valley 71-52.

The Dragons began to pull away when consecutive 3-pointers by Trevor Drury extended a narrow 32-30 lead in the third quarter. He connected five times overall from long range.

Ste. Genevieve (6-9) increased a 48-38 on a basket plus contact from Brandon Drury to start the fourth, and snapped an overall three-game slide.

Isaiah Gibbs scored 16 of his 18 points for Arcadia Valley (5-8) after the intermission. Jake Pryor ended with 16 points and Peyton Whited chipped in nine.

The visiting Tigers grabbed a 15-10 lead through one quarter. Pryor scored off a turnover, then nailed a triple at the halftime buzzer to bring his club within 26-25 after Ste. Genevieve had surged ahead.

South Iron 66, Bismarck 62

BISMARCK – A historically elusive victory over Class 1 power South Iron was within reach for Bismarck during the final minute of action.

But the visiting Panthers coaxed a missed shot and sank two clinching free throws to secure a 66-62 win as four players scored in double figures.

Jake Mayes scored 11 of his 19 points during the fourth quarter for South Iron, which trailed 47-45 entering that stanza.

LaRon Cornell totaled 18 points while Garrett Hovis had 16 and Tim Mayes contributed 11 for the Panthers.

Hunter Drake dropped in a game-high 26 points for the Indians, and supplied six of their 11 3-pointers in the contest.

Austin Jarvis added 17 points and Logan tallied 10. Bismarck (10-3) carried a 33-29 advantage into halftime, and converted 11-of-16 free throws.

North County senior Holly Forbes, pictured during a game against Oakville in December, surpassed 1,500 career points in a 58-43 victory Tuesday night at St. Clair.

North County senior Holly Forbes, pictured during a game against Oakville in December, surpassed 1,500 career points in a 58-43 victory Tuesday night at St. Clair.

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