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62nd Annual Gene Steighorst Tournament Opens Up Monday Night at Hillsboro High School

(HILLSBORO, Mo.) The 62nd annual Gene Steighorst Boys basketball tournament is set to begin Monday night at Hillsboro High School with two games in the first round of the bracket.

Night one will feature the fourth seeded Festus Tigers and the fifth seeded DeSoto Dragons, while the number one seeded Hillsboro Hawks will host the eighth seeded Seckman Jaguars. The tournament will get going with Festus and DeSoto beginning play.
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The two teams met three times last season with DeSoto winning two out of the three battles, including knocking them out of the district playoffs.
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DeSoto head coach Zeb Hammond said early in the year his team needs to be focused on what they do…
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Festus head coach Jason Therrell is excited to see DeSoto again…
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The second first round game of the night takes place directly following the Festus and DeSoto game and will see Hillsboro host Seckman. Hawks head coach Dan Johnson thinks his team has a lot of expectations after being named the number one seed.
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The 62nd annual Gene Steighorst tournament gets underway Monday night with the first two games of the first round and all the action can be heard on KJFF and mymoinfo.com. Pregame coverage will start at 5:45 with tip-off slated at six between Festus and DeSoto.
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Hillsboro and Seckman will directly follow the conclusion of Festus and DeSoto.

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