#4 In Class Four Central Hosts #6 In Class Three West County On Thursday On KREI

(Park Hills) Tonight’s coverage of high school girls basketball on AM-800 KREI features a state-ranked matchup between the Central Rebels and West County Bulldogs. Central are 9-2 on the year and ranked 4th in Class 4. West County are 11-1 and ranked 6th in Class 3.

The Rebels took third place at their own Christmas tournament last week with a 32 point victory over Steelville, but they were stunned by Fredericktown in a two-point loss in the semifinals. Central coach Josh Mapes tells us what his biggest takeaway from the Christmas tournament was…

West County won their holiday tournament with an 11-point victory over Perryville in the championship game. Bulldogs coach Bobby Simily says it was a long week but he’s proud of his girls for persevering…

The Rebels have a deep roster and multiple girls who can lead the team in scoring on any given night. When asked how the bench players have progressed over the season, Mapes says he has full confidence in throwing any into the game…

West County doesn’t have as deep of a bench but the Bulldogs play a similar style as Central, with strong defense and a lot of running and ball movement. Simily says it should be an exciting game…

Pregame coverage from Park Hills between Central and West County begins around 6:45 Thursday evening on KREI and MyMoInfo.com.