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61st Annual St. Francois County Rotary Club Shootout in the Books with Potosi, Fox, South Iron Boys, Central Girls Earning Wins

(Park Hills, Mo.) A full slate of games is in the books from the 61st Annual St. Francois County Rotary Club Shootout at the Bob Sechrest Fieldhouse on the campus of Mineral Area College.

Four high school basketball games took place on the MyMoInfo SportsStream with Potosi, Fox and South Iron coming out with wins on the boys side and Central winning the lone girls game.

In the first game of the afternoon, the Potosi Trojans were able to get their first win of the season by defeating the West County Bulldogs by a final score of 60-32.

Landon Bone shot the lights out for the Trojans to keep the lead at a safe distance throughout the game.

Potosi head coach Jackson Conaway says it was great to get a win.

With the win Potosi improves to 1-5 while West County falls to 1-4.

The Fox Warriors scored their second win of the season in the second game of the afternoon by knocking off the Saxony Lutheran Crusaders 66-54.

Fox built as large as a 16-point lead in the first half behind great shooting from the Applebee’s Player of the Game.

Moss finished with 14 points as the Warriors hit 9 total three-pointers.

Head coach Mike Wilken said he’ll always take hot shooting nights like this one.

While Fox improves to 2-5, Saxony Lutheran drops to 2-3.

In the lone girls game of the afternoon, it was the Central Rebels remaining unbeaten by defeating the Ellington Whippets by a final score of 57-49.

It was a back-and-forth game throughout but ultimately the Rebels pulled away late thanks to a great finish by Sophia Horton.

Central head coach Josh Mapes says they did what it took to come out on top.

With the win Central improves to 6-0 while Ellington falls to 4-2.

The final high school game of the Rotary Shootout saw the South Iron Panthers cruise past the Oak Ridge Bluejays 78-33. In a clash of state-ranked Class 1 teams, the third-ranked Panthers were a class above from the start.

Brock Wakefield poured in a game-high 21 points, but the Applebee’s Player of the Game emerged from an surprise spot.

DJ Prater finished with 14 points. Panthers head coach Dusty Dinkins said Prater and Champ McMurry stepped up with starting forward Marco Burse injured.

South Iron stays perfect at 5-0 while Oak Ridge falls to 2-3. The Panthers hit the court again Tuesday night when they host Arcadia Valley.

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