PERRYVILLE – The Fredericktown girls basketball team made 7-of-9 free throws in overtime and 19-of-25 overall Thursday night to claim a 49-43 victory over St. Vincent.
Maddie Burrows and Mallory Mathes each tallied 12 points, and Callista Francis provided 11 exclusively after halftime for the Lady Blackcats.
Fredericktown (2-3) trailed by a 21-14 margin at halftime, but found Francis often while outscoring the Indians 14-4 in the third quarter.
St. Vincent sank a putback shot with about two seconds remaining in regulation to forge a 40-40 tie, but managed just three points during the extra session.
Jackie Verseman scored 13 points and Jenna Winkler had 11 for St. Vincent (2-2).
Farmington 61, De Soto 38
DE SOTO, Mo. – Senior guard Emily Greif heated up with four baskets in the second quarter, and scored 15 points to lead Farmington past host De Soto 61-38.
Claire Busse grabbed 19 rebounds before fouling out, and opened the contest with a putback before Zoe Johns added consecutive field goals in the post as the Knights (3-3) never trailed.
An 11-0 run pushed the early margin to 20-6, and Farmington maintained a healthy separation of 36-18 at halftime. Greif pushed the lead to 47-24 by sinking her third 3-pointer.
Johns finished with 14 points while Busse added nine and Macey Pauls contributed six to the win.
Madalyn Bone netted a game-high 19 for De Soto.
Central 61, Valle Catholic 30
PARK HILLS – Caitlyn Holmes netted 17 of her 23 points during the first half, and the Central defense held Valle Catholic scoreless in the third quarter of a 61-30 victory.
Callie Thurston totaled 12 points and Sophia Horton had eight for the Lady Rebels (6-0), who built a 39-21 lead at intermission.
Rachel Loida paced Valle Catholic (2-3) with 10 points. Leading scorer Sydni Basler did not play.
Central will travel to Lutheran North for a battle of unbeaten teams on Monday.
Cape Central 57, Arcadia Valley 51
IRONTON – Yienvi Johnson and Zairee Luttrell-Johnson each scored 14 points to help Cape Central outlast Arcadia Valley 57-51 for a road win.
Corrie Reece added 13 points and Scarlet Young chipped in 12 to give Cape Central (3-2) four players in double digits.
Senior forward Makayla Moise posted a game-high 19 points as Arcadia Valley fell to 2-3.
Jaesa Brockes added 12 points and Josie Landrum finished with eight for AV, which trailed 23-9 through one quarter.
St. James 65, Ste. Genevieve 61
ST. JAMES, Mo. – Riley Whitener scored 16 points, Savanna Riccetti added 13 more, and St. James held off a valiant challenge from Ste. Genevieve to prevail 65-61 late Wednesday.
The Lady Tigers surged ahead 50-41 after three quarters and made the lead 57-42 before the visiting Dragons (4-1) closed the gap down the stretch.
Avery Reed compiled 24 points, 14 rebounds and six assists – all game highs – for Ste. Genevieve, which grabbed an early 12-9 lead in a contest that was tied 29-29 at the break.
Matti Helms set a new career high with 15 points while Jennifer Humbolt tallied 10 points with seven rebounds. Sydney Bumgardaner had nine points, seven rebounds and four steals.
Jefferson 65, Kingston 51
FESTUS, Mo. – Easton Null scored 22 points, and the Jefferson boys drained seven shot from 3-point range to defeat Kingston 65-51 following a strong start.
The Blue Jays ended the first quarter with a 21-9 lead following some key transition baskets, and protected a 38-21 halftime edge by answering a Kingston run early in the third.
Cole Ragan pumped in 21 points to pace Kingston (1-5), while Eli Hongsermeier-Baxter added 11.
FARMINGTON – Kyle Crawford (113) and Dylan Allen (170) notched two victories apiece on Thursday as the Farmington wrestling team split two duals at home.
Reigning Class 1 state champion Whitfield handled the Knights 57-21 by taking 10 matches. Farmington then rebounded with a 48-21 triumph over St. Charles West.
Judd Cunningham (195) pinned one opponent and also picked up a win by forfeit on the evening. Ian Asher (145) secured a fall as only two bouts went the distance against Whitfield.
Allen picked up an 8-2 decision over Zac Russell, and teammate Austin Wadlow was edged 1-0 by Logan Ferrero in the closing contest at 106 pounds.
Farmington collected falls from Chase Berg, Smokey Branch, Robbie Simmons, Crawford, Wadlow, Allen and Cunningham against St. Charles West.
Sam Nickelson and Andrew Lappe scored decisions.
Whitfield 57, Farmington 21
106 – Logan Ferrero (W) dec Austin Wadlow, 1-0
113 – Kyle Crawford (F) fall Kobe Raeman, 0:26
120 – Connor McAteer (W) fall Robbie Simmons, 0:48
126 – Wade Raeman (W) fall Andrew Lappe, 5:26
132 – Mike McAteer (W) fall Sam Nickelson, 0:40
138 – J.R. Ditter (W) fall Smokey Branch, 0:34
145 – Ian Asher (F) fall Legend Alicea, 2:38
152 – Matt Schueddig (W) fall Dakota Rulo, 3:43
160 – Ethan Hovis (W) fall Kael Krause, 3:22
170 – Dylan Allen (F) dec Zac Russell, 8-2
182 – Noah Elmore (W) fall Clayton Shelley, 0:12
195 – Judd Cunningham (F) win by forfeit
220 – William Boldt (W) fall Dalton Berg, 1:56
285 – Max Darrah (W) fall Chase Berg, 1:06
Farmington 48, St. Charles West 21
106 – Austin Wadlow (F) fall James Hilligardt, 0:58
113 – Kyle Crawford (F) fall Cole Gramling, 1:20
120 – Robbie Simmons (F) fall Billy Handshy, 0:45
126 – Andrew Lappe (F) dec Ronald Watson, 4-2
132 – Sam Nickelson (F) dec Trent Busby, 8-1
138 – Smokey Branch (F) fall Brenden Marshall, 1:04
145 – Xavian Jackson (SCW) dec Ian Asher, 15-14
152 – Brandon Carbray (SCW) fall Dakota Rulo, 0:56
160 – Trevor Hachtel (SCW) fall Kael Krause, 0:17
170 – Dylan Allen (F) fall Alex Meyer, 1:38
182 – Tristan Hachtel (SCW) win by forfeit
195 – Judd Cunningham (F) fall Adam Dooley, 3:48
220 – Dalton Berg (F) win by forfeit
285 – Chase Berg (F) fall Brendan Slover, 0:44
Ste. Genevieve 52, Cape Central 13
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Grant Staffen and Alex DeRousse put their respective opponents away with first-period falls as Ste. Genevieve defeated Cape Central 52-13.
Isaac Boyd, Nathan Geisner and David McNeal also recorded pins as the Dragons captured 11 of 13 contested bouts on the night.
Jacob Dickens and Jared Humbolt were dominant in technical falls.
106 – Jacob Dickens (SG) tech fall August Phegley, 19-3 (4:39)
113 – Nathan Geisner (SG) fall Ryan Criddle, 3:37
120 – Alex DeRousse (SG) fall Tyrus Janzow, 1:43
126 – David McNeal (SG) fall Brendan Wilkins, 3:10
132 – Nathan Selby (SG) dec Tyler Sikes, 4-3
138 – Grant Staffen (SG) fall Conner Moore, 1:50
145 – Dylan Jordan (CC) dec Kegan Schmelzle, 9-6
152 – Jared Humbolt (SG) tech fall Conrad Scheller, 18-1 (3:01)
160 – Noah Ogden (SG) dec Dean Scheller, 9-3
170 – Ty Brown (SG) dec Andy Liu, 10-9
182 – Courtney Arnold (CC) win by forfeit
195 – Reiss Groves (CC) maj dec Tyler Jenkins, 10-0
220 – Tyler Hale (SG) dec Josh Pullen, 8-2
285 – Isaac Boyd (SG) fall Michael Ward, 3:24