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Roundup: Lady Blackcats ride 20-1 quarter to victory

FREDERICKTOWN – Junior forward Callista Francis scored 16 points, and Fredericktown shut down the visiting Jefferson offense for a 63-27 victory in girls basketball action on Monday night.

The Lady Blackcats (7-8) used a 20-1 scoring advantage in the second quarter to lead 36-13 at halftime, and snapped a four-game slide.

Mattie Whitworth and Raylyn Dodd tallied 11 points each, and Grace Bradford added eight for Fredericktown.

Hannah Becherer led Jefferson (5-13) with eight points.

North County 46, De Soto 29

DE SOTO, Mo. – Freshman post player Kayleigh Winch powered in a season-high 31 points, and North County thrived defensively despite the unavailability of senior star Holly Forbes.

Winch converted 9-of-13 free throws, and the Lady Raiders were never threatened in a 46-29 victory over district rival De Soto.

North County (12-4) was comfortably ahead 22-4 by halftime as De Soto struggled from the outset. Michaela Mason had six points in the victory.

Forbes played less than two minutes with an ailing knee for a Lady Raiders squad already expecting to be short-handed Thursday at Ste. Genevieve.

Madalyn Bone paced the Dragons with 12 points.

Kingston 46, St. Paul 43

FARMINGTON – Senior guard Danielle Morrison finished 6-of-6 from the line, and scored 13 points as Kingston nabbed a 46-43 road win over St. Paul.

Taylor Farris totaled 12 points with nine rebounds before fouling out, and Sarah Portell notched eight points with 12 rebounds for the Lady Cougars (4-10).

Kingston gained separation on 3-point plays by Ferris and Cassie Lovett late in the third quarter, then restored 40-30 edge on a MaKenzey Boyer basket in the fourth.

St. Paul (4-13) rallied behind a pair of 3-pointers by Chloe Propst, the second of which trimmed the deficit to 44-43 in the closing seconds.

Morrison answered with a pair of clutch free throws, and Kingston stole a deflected inbounds pass to prevent a final shot from the Giants.

Senior forward Catherine Mell shined with game highs of 24 points and 16 rebounds, and scored inside to put St. Paul ahead 18-16 amid a series of seven lead changes.

An ensuing 3-pointer by Morrison spurred an 8-0 Kingston run to close the first half.

Propst scored her 11 points exclusive after halftime for the Giants.

Grandview 58, West County 45

LEADWOOD – Grandview used stifling man-to-man defense to hold West County to four points in the first quarter, and picked up a 58-45 road victory.

Kristin Sparks scored 16 points while Macy Ketcherside contributed 14 and Kaylyn Sparks added 12 for the Lady Eagles (14-2), which established a 30-17 halftime lead.

Sophomore forward Cheyenne Young netted a game-high 18 points for West County (12-7). Ivy Meinershagen chipped in seven points.

Central 58, Festus 52

PARK HILLS – Senior BreAnna Seaton scored 16 points and Central returned to the win column at home by outlasting Festus 58-52.

Caitlyn Holmes added 15 points for the Lady Rebels (14-3), whose sizable 39-26 halftime lead dwindled to 44-42 after three quarters.

Jordan Oetting had a game-high 17 points for Festus.

Notre Dame 60, Farmington 48

FARMINGTON – Notre Dame turned a flurry of Farmington turnovers into a key 13-2 surge during the second quarter, and prevailed 60-48.

The Bulldogs (10-5) were propelled by 15 points, nine rebounds and five steals from Lexi Welter, while Sam Brennan and Faith Essner backed the effort with 13 points each.

Farmington trimmed a 31-20 halftime deficit to 33-27 following a putback from Claire Busse and layup by Emma West off a steal. But Notre Dame extended a 42-35 margin in the fourth quarter.

Alyson Tucker accumulated a game-high 17 points, and gave the Knights (8-8) their final lead of 11-9 with a pair of free throws.

Busse had eight points, and Zoe Johns matched Macey Pauls with six apiece in defeat.

BOYS BASKETBALL

North County 82, Gateway Science 44

HERCULANEUM, Mo. – North County erupted for 38 points in the third quarter alone, and routed Gateway Science 82-44 to begin pool play at in the Bruce Thomas Tournament.

Hayden Sprenkel netted 16 of his game-high 28 points over the eight-minute span as the Raiders extended their 37-25 halftime lead to 75-41.

North County (11-5) notched its sixth consecutive win as 11 of 13 players on the roster scored. Tournament action continues against Dupo (Ill.) on Tuesday.

Brian Chandler finished with 14 points while Hunter Johnson added 10 and Brett Hubbard had eight in the victory.

Andrew Whittier paced Gateway Science with 14 points.

Bismarck 84, Kingston 48

CADET – Nine different players scored points for Bismarck – including a game-high 28 by junior Austin Jarvis – in an 84-48 road victory over conference rival Kingston.

Dawson Wiley contributed 12 points and Austin Droege had 11 for the Indians (13-4, 3-0), who return to action at Lesterville on Tuesday.

Bismarck established a 49-29 cushion by the intermission, and continued to pull away.

Shane Kehoe netted 22 points to lead Kingston (6-11, 0-3), which has lost five straight games.

St. Vincent 64, Ste. Genevieve 59

PERRYVILLE, Mo. – Luke Wibbenmeyer scored 15 points and Tyler Monier had 13 in a balanced attack as St. Vincent rallied past Ste. Genevieve 64-59.

Trevor Drury and Gabe Greminger each sank four 3-pointers for Ste. Genevieve, which surged ahead 51-46 following a productive 26-point third quarter.

Matt Rellergert had 12 points and Evan Clifton provided 11 as St. Vincent (12-4) completed its late comeback. The Indians made 16-of-30 free throws compared to just 1-of-2 by the Dragons.

Trevor Drury finished with a game-high 17 points, and Greminger had 16 to pace Ste. Genevieve (7-12). Brandon Drury supplied 10 points and Dalton Giesler added eight.

Fredericktown junior Callista Francis drives against Central senior BreAnna Seaton during a basketball game earlier this season. Both players scored 16 points on Monday to lead their respective teams to home victories.

Fredericktown junior Callista Francis drives against Central senior BreAnna Seaton during a basketball game earlier this season. Both players scored 16 points on Monday to lead their respective teams to home victories.

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