CALEDONIA – Valley senior guard Lexie Black returned from a sprained ankle on Monday, and rained in six of her eight attempts from beyond the arc to pace all players with 32 points against Clearwater.
Emma Rosener sank 13-of-15 free throws, and contributed 25 points as the Lady Vikings made 32-of-38 from the line in an 81-66 victory.
Emma Beers recorded 11 points for Valley (4-3), and Madison Lucas ended with nine in the recently scheduled game.
Farmington 60, Sikeston 49
SIKESTON, Mo. – The Farmington girls basketball team had three players score in double figures during a 60-49 win against Sikeston.
Claire Busse paced the Knights with 17 points, while Macey Pauls ended with 14 and Zoe Johns added 12.
Alyson Tucker posted nine points for Farmington (4-3), which extended a 29-28 halftime to 46-38 through three quarters.
Taydriana Barnett led Sikeston (1-4) with 17 points.
Ste. Genevieve 52, Arcadia Valley 49
STE. GENEVIEVE – Tremendous work on the boards by senior Avery Reed and Sydney Bumgardaner helped Ste. Genevieve escape while several of its players dealt with effects of the flu.
Julia Boyer converted 4-of-5 free throws in the closing moments, and the Dragons produced one last defensive stop to edge Arcadia Valley 52-49.
Reed compiled 19 points with 20 rebounds and five blocks, and Bumgardaner tallied 12 points with 16 rebounds to paced Ste. Genevieve (5-1).
The Dragons used a 17-5 run in the third quarter to create a 42-30 edge after the contest was tied at 25-25. Matti Helms capped the stanza with a transition layup at the buzzer.
Arcadia Valley (2-4) closed to within one possession at 46-44 after freshman Gracee Smith scored on a drive, but Bumgardaner stole a pass under the opposing basket and netted two crucial points.
The Lady Tigers inbounded from midcourt with four seconds remaining, but were unable to release a potential tying shot before time expired.
Jaesa Brockes knocked down three shots from beyond the arc, and scored a game-high 21 points for Arcadia Valley. Smith tossed in 11 points and Katie Whited made five steals.
Makayla Moise totaled another double-double in defeat with 10 points and 17 rebounds.
Boyer had a career-high 10 points, and Helms chipped in nine for the Dragons.
West County 53, Bourbon 10
LEADWOOD – The West County girls basketball team rendered Bourbon scoreless during the fourth quarter of a 53-10 triumph.
Allee Drennen notched a game-high 10 points for the Lady Bulldogs, and Cheyenne Young added nine to the win.
West County (5-2) gained a 26-8 edge at halftime after limiting Bourbon (1-4) to just one point during the second quarter.
Dori McRaven and Jordan Stevens each finished with eight points for the Lady Bulldogs.
Lutheran North 47, Central 45
ST. LOUIS – A perfect start to the Central girls basketball season was stopped by physical Lutheran North during a hectic finish on Monday.
The Lady Crusaders trailed 45-44 with about two minutes remaining, but generated three points on three turnovers through the next 45 seconds to recapture a two-point lead.
Lutheran North maintained that advantage to defeat Central 47-45 after falling 55-48 last season in Park Hills.
Callie Thurston pulled down the last of her game-high nine rebounds along the offensive board, and the Lady Rebels kept possession on a jump-ball call in a crowded lane with 0.4 seconds remaining.
Caitlyn Holmes released a contested shot from the free-throw line that missed left as time expired.
Adia Buford stole an inbounds pass near half court with less than two minutes to play, and split a pair of free throws after being fouled on a transition layup attempt to square the score 45-45 for Lutheran North (6-1).
Madison Buford quickly converted a fast-break jumper seconds later, after Central (5-1) committed a turnover on its next possession. She notched a team-high 20 points plus six rebounds in the win.
Holmes recorded a team-high 13 points for Central despite missing valuable minutes due to early foul trouble. Skyler Amonette added 10 points with two 3-pointers in the loss.
The Lady Rebels fell behind 11-2 early, but trimmed the deficit to five at the end of the first quarter after a completed 3-point play by Holmes.
Sophia Horton gave Central an 18-17 lead at the line, but Lutheran North answered with a 9-1 run to eventually lead 26-23 at the break.
Holmes sat for a majority of the third quarter after receiving her fourth foul, but Lutheran North starters did likewise.
Central trailed 34-33 heading into the fourth quarter.
Festus 65, Potosi 50
FESTUS, Mo. – Senior Mackenzie Adams recorded a game-high 22 points for Potosi in a 65-50 loss to Festus.
The Lady Trojans upset Festus last year during the Class 4, District 2 semifinals, but were hindered by turnovers against a tough defense on Monday.
The Lady Tigers jumped ahead 26-14 at the break, and Abby Rickermann paced Festus (3-6) with 19 points.
Olivia Coleman and Peyton Blair each added eight points for Potosi (3-3).
South Iron 48, Fredericktown 23
FREDERICKTOWN – South Iron held Fredericktown to only two points in both the second and fourth quarters, and secured a 48-23 victory on Monday.
Ashley Mickan scored a game-high 19 points for the Lady Panthers, and Michaela Ayers added eight in the win.
The Lady Blackcats started strong, but struggled to slow down an aggressive attack from South Iron (6-1).
Maddie Burrows paced Fredericktown (2-4) with 11 points, and Mallory Mathes contributed seven.
The Lady Panthers entered the break with a 27-9 edge after an 11-2 run during the second period.
Valley 54, St. Paul 48
FARMINGTON – Valley prevailed 54-48 at St. Paul in boys action for its second victory of the season.
Michael Presley notched 19 points to pace the Vikings (2-3).
Gabe Ayers finished with a game-high 23 points for St. Paul (4-2).